F.A.Q.

Where Is The Campus Located ?

Swiss School of Management Madrid Campus is located at Calle de Juan Bravo, 69, 28006 Madrid.

The campus is just outside the metro station Diego de Leon (line 5) via
Alcantara exit located within the district of Salamanca. This neighbourhood is considered as one of the poshiest area of the city. The campus is also just a 20 min train ride to the city center and close to some Madrid landmarks like Plaza de Toros en Ventas, Wizink Center, Parque Retiro, Puerta de Alcala just to name a few.

How Many Times Do We Have Classes?

Classes are usually held 2 to 3 times a week with 3 hours per session.

How Big Are The Classes And What Teaching Methodology Is Used?

Classes are designed to provide the best learning experiences for our students and the limited number of students usually 10-15 allows for this to be enjoyed. Our professors, who are experts in their fields, use a practical approach in the lassroom to encourage more participation and engagement from our students, thus achieving outstanding learning outcomes.

Does Swiss School of Manabement Offer Student Housing/Accomodation?

Currently, housing/accommodation is not provided by the institution but looking for one should not be a cause for worry since Madrid being the capital city is home to many Universities and institutions.

Our Administration staff can provide a list of legal and authorized housing in Madrid which students can contact or inquire before coming to Madrid.

What Is The Required Level Of English To Be Qualified To Apply?

All our programs are delivered in English so a sound level in each skills is highly recommended. B1 to B2 level (Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate) for BBA students and B2- C1 level (Intermediate to Advanced) is usually required for MBA students. Advanced level for DBA students is a must.

Does SSM Offer Career Counseling? What Are Job Prospects Like In Madrid?

As part of the benefits of being a student of the Swiss School of Management, you are eligible to a Swiss Life Coaching 1 hour a month of the life coach of your choice from our coaches.

Career path or counseling is definitely a topic you can discuss with your coach. Madrid is a home for many international companies and international organizations (such as FAO, WFP, IFAD, etc). We strongly encourage our students to apply at these organizations during their time at SSM.

I Have Family Members I Would Like To Take With Me While I Study At SSM. Can They Come?

The following family members may obtain a visa to accompany the student:

  • Spouse or civil partner
  • Children who are minors or have a disability.

Please note that visas for students and family members do not constitute a work permit.
Check information regarding this in the official website of the Spanish Consulate or Embassy in your country.

I Want To Join SSM, But It Is In The Middle Of School Year. Can I Still Join?

At SSM, we offer open enrollment all throughout the year. For those of you who may feel that it is too late to join; it is not! For more information, please look under either Undergraduate or Postgraduate programs to find out more about our intake periods.

Most
of our programs are built on a modular way. This allows students to apply and enrol in the month most convenient for them within the school year.

Can I Work While I Am Studying At SSM?

If you are a holder of a Schengen visa, you are not allowed to work while in Spain.
However, you are eligible to work part-time with a student visa. Bear in mind that you cannot work more than 30 hours per week and the job should not interfere with your studies. Additionally, your employment contract cannot exceed the duration of the study visa. For internships, a work permit is not necessary if is part of the study program. However, traineeships that are not related to your study require an Internship Visa

What Do I Have To Do Once I Arrive In Madrid?

For students who plan to live in Spain for longer than three months with a short or long-stay visa must fulfill certain requirements after arriving in the country.
Within 30 days of arrival in Spain, students must apply for a residence card/permit (Tarjeta de Residencia or TIE) at the Immigration Office (Oficina de extranjeros) or police station in the province where you are living. You have to present and submit a valid passport/travel ID, color passport photos, and a completed application form. You should also bring proof of your address (Certificado de Empadronamiento), bank statements, medical insurance, and evidence of university or study program enrollment.

What Is The Cost Of Living For An International Student in Spain?

Spain is one of the European countries where the cost of living is 20% less compared to other EU countries. Of course, your personal expenses will depend on your lifestyle and location of your flat or accommodation. The closer to the city center or business hubs, the more expensive the prices would be. An average student would cost between €900 to €1000 per month to live in Spain including rent, utilities, food and leisure activities.

Sample Price Guide

The following prices can vary between 20 – 40% due to the location where the service or good has been bought. The closer to the centre of the city, the higher the prices.

  • Bottle of beer from city centre pub €3.00
  • Bottle of beer from supermarket €1.00
  • Metro ticket € 1.50Adult football ticket €30.00
  • Double room in a three-star hotel €150.00
  • Breakfast cappuccino and croissant €1.50
  • Takeaway pizza slice €1.50
  • Small bottle of water €1.00
  • City centre taxi ride €5.00-15.00
  • Parking on street for one hour €1.00

Transportation

Madrid’s transport system is one of the most efficient transport systems in Europe. It connects to almost all the access points in the city with cheap rates and fares especially for students who are also given discounts making it a convenient choice of mobility around the city. Usually, a monthly rate for the Abono (monthly ticket) ranges from 20-50 euros. A single ticket costs €1,50 . Since December 2022, with Royal Decree-Law 20/2022 of 27 December, from 1 February to 30 June 2023, inclusive, a reduction of 50% is applied to 10-
trip tickets and and 60% for the 30-day Transport Season Ticket.

Consult here: https://www.metromadrid.es/en

Food

Even if Madrid is the capital city of Spain, it is still considered as one of the cheapest cities to live in Europe. For a student, a 200 euro budget for food will already include eating out on the weekends. Almost all restaurants or bars offer lunchtime menu during the weekdays which is already a complete set of meal with the first course, main course, a beverage, and dessert or coffee. In most places, the cost of the menu ranges from €13 to €20.
You can also enjoy a glass of local beer with free tapas (a little snack that can be
anything from a small dish of olives to a couple of fried squid rings) for €2,00. Going to the grocery can also help spend within your budget as prices are not overly costly and still of good quality. Because of the warm climate of Spain, many basic food items such as fruits and vegetables are relatively cheap especially if bought in street markets. A price of 5 kilos of oranges only ranges from 2,99 to 3,50 euros.

Housing/Accomodation

Madrid has flexible apartment options in terms of price, size, and location. You can rent an entire flat or just rent a room in a shared apartment which can be as low as 250 euros and up to 700 euros, mostly depending on what you are looking for. The cheapest apartments are found in the outer neighbourhoods from the centre but, those who want to indulge into the centre’s liveliness can still find affordable options.

Health-Insurance

Private insurance costs on average between €50-200 a month, depending on the coverage plan. If you need specialized care or regular treatment, your premium can go up.
Some insurance providers do not work with monthly fees, but allow you to only pay for the treatment you need. In choosing for the best health insurance provider, check on one that will cater specifically to your circumstances. It is also important to thoroughly research your medical insurance options and seek as much advice as possible before committing to a specific plan. You should check if their package provides the same protection in Spain as it does back home.

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