OnCampus: This insurance is advisable for all mobility students, especially for those doing a traineeship or Final Thesis, or even if you have to apply for a VISA. It is valid throughout your whole stay for up to one year and covers medical treatment in Spain. It also counts with accident insurance and further benefits. Please read the General terms and conditions.
- Subscribe to insurance using the following link.
Print both certificates (send as .pdf with the confirmatory e-mail) and proof of the transaction from your bank account. In the case of the emergency, you will have to present both documents.
Help with VISA procedures
- Where to live:
All neighborhoods in the center or around are good to live, although there are differences:
- Malasaña and Chueca are the hippest areas in the center with heaps of small shops, bars, and cafés. The latter is also known as the “gay hood.” It`s always very busy there.
- Arguëlles and especially Moncloa also belong to the center and have a fame for being the typical student area. They are closer to the university.
- La Latina is packed with bars and clubs and hosts a vibrant street scene.
- Salamanca is where many people with higher incomes live; it has expansive shops and is a relatively quiet neighborhood in the north of Retiro Park.
- Retiro to the west and even more Arganzuela to the south are areas that have experienced great development in the last years (e.g., the Madrid Río area and park, the “Matadero” - installation of a cultural center in the old slaughterhouse). They are a good mixture of typical Spanish places with an international flair.
As a matter of fact, Madrid is full of young people from all over the world who normally live in shared living apartments.
There are tons of websites which try to match offer and demand, some of the most known are: easypiso; pisocompartido; madrideasy; idealista; and many more. Unfortunately, there are fake offers, and some people try to rent messy flats at a high cost; check the place before you sign a contract/hand over money.
Madrid can get cold in winter, and many flats are poorly isolated and don’t have radiators. Make sure you have at least electric heating!.
- Public transport system.
Please check to obtain the latest information.