Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX) was the first private Spanish university authorised by the country’s parliament in 1993. Located in north-east Madrid, in Villanueva de la Cañada around 30 kilometres from the centre of the capital, its campus includes green space, modern facilities, sports facilities, university halls of residence, specialised laboratories in the different disciplines and multimedia classrooms.
At the UAX you will find a renowned private university with studies adapted to European standards, where ongoing assessments and practical aspects are given great importance.
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio is closely linked to the business world. At the UAX 7,000 collaboration agreements with public agencies, foundations, professional bureaus, health centres, schools and private corporations enable students in the last years to do internships before they join the labour market.
The UAX offers European students a wide range of courses in the following fields of study:
- Health and Sports Sciences
- School of Engineering and Architecture
- Social and Legal Studies
- Applied Languages
The University also has a wide range of postgraduate courses (master and doctorate) taught at the Villanueva de la Cañada campus and at the UAX Postgraduate Institute (Madrid, Chamartín).
Alfonso X el Sabio University was founded with a strongly European outlook. As a result, we have developed our institution to ensure all of our qualifications are fully adapted to the European Higher Education Area and the professional skills we impart are recognised in all EU member states.
Currently, more than 15% of all UAX students are international.
Furthermore, the UAX offers its students the option of carrying out a university exchange in one of more than 150 universities around the globe and the chance to do on-the-job training either in Spain or abroad.
Practical experience is a differential factor featuring the very best universities. Therefore, the UAX provides you with 25,000 m2 of the best laboratory infrastructures for all its degree courses, enabling the development of curricular plans with solid training reinforcing your theoretical studies.
The UAX has designed a linguistic immersion programme for foreign students studying a course at the University. The immersion programme’s aim is for students to be competent in Spanish language and to be able to complete their UAX studies successfully.
Our students use Spanish in their academic tasks, employing the different linguistic skills in texts and topics pertinent to the subjects they are studying.