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Fast Track for Beginners

A set of four courses is specially designed to bring students with beginning Spanish language skills to proficiency level in just one semester/

Spring at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

Students with advanced Spanish language skills may enroll in up to two courses at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Graduate Academic Year Program

NYU offers an M.A. through NYU Madrid with two areas of concentration - Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures and Spanish language translation.

Since it’s founding in 1958, NYU Madrid has focused its curriculum on language acquisition and cultural immersion. Students of all language abilities will find classes suited to their needs.

Students at NYU Madrid register for courses according to their language level, demonstrated either through previous coursework or placement tests administered in New York or upon arrival in Madrid. A language coordinator at the site assists students with language placement during orientation. All students are required to enroll in a language course based on their individual background as well as a two credit workshop, see below:

Students with no previous knowledge of Spanish, elementary language classes are offered along with a curriculum taught in English. 

Choose from two options:

  • The Fast-track Spanish for Beginners Program enables students with a beginner background in the language to complete three additional semesters worth of language training in one semester thus gaining fluency. This is the ideal program for students who are interested in acquiring Spanish as a second language and perfect preparation for completing a minor or major in Spanish. (Please mark appropriate box on the online application to show interest in this program when you apply.) 
  • The traditional NYU Madrid curriculum which requires the appropriate level of intensive language study while taking two to three content courses conducted in English focusing on Spanish culture, history, and politics. 

Students at the intermediate level enroll in Intensive Intermediate Spanish (V95.9020) as well as two complementary content courses, Spain Today and Hispanic Culture in the U.S., specially-tailored to the language abilities of those at the intermediate level. 

Students at the advanced Spanish level (V95.0100 - Advanced Grammar and Composition & above) choose from the program’s wide selection of courses in advanced Spanish literature, business, translation, cinema and politics conducted in Spanish at the NYU Center and/or the affiliated Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. (In order to achieve language immersion, students should plan to enroll only in courses conducted in Spanish. Should a content course conducted in English be required for the major or MAP requirement an exception will be made.) 

 Academic Calendar

  • Full year
  • Fall
  • Spring 
  • Summer

Areas of Study

  • Anthropology
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Cinema Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Dramatic Literature
  • Economics
  • History
  • Latin American Studies
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Politics
  • Spanish Language
  • Spanish Literature
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Upcoming Application Deadlines

Spring Semester


Priority: September 15

Regular: October 15

Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.

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