In this section you will find some useful information regarding your stay our School in Madrid. Should you have any question about any of the points below, please contact our International Office.

Madrid is a modern cosmopolitan city and the economical and industrial centre of Spain with its population of nearly 3,5 million people. It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula, and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air.

The weather in Madrid varies a lot depending on the season, from hot and dry in the summer, with temperature of approx. 30C-¦ / 85F-¦, to cold (4C-¦ / 39F-¦) and with some rain in the winter.

Housing

In Madrid most of students live shared student flats or and in individual studio apartments. Música Creativa International office supports incoming students in their accommodation search by providing them with general tips and sources where to find affordable options where short-term contracts are allowed. In addition, our staff will support students with any difficulty they may find both in the accommodation search process as well as with the relation with the landlord/owner.

Like in any other big city, the price for renting a flat can vary greatly depending on how and where you want to live. For example, 1-bedroom apartment/studio in the city centre can cost around 700 € – €1,350, while a room in a shared-flat could range between 300€ and 600€. Also if you choose a room or a whole flat in a neighbourhood outside the centre, prices may decrease considerably.

City Transport

Like many European cities, Madrid’s public transport system is well connected and easily accessible. The transport system counts 14 metro lines, over 170 buses and 3 tram lines. The most common method of transport is the Metro de Madrid:

Metro/Bus tickets:

* Single ticket: 1.50 € – 3 € (depending on the city area)

* 10 tickets card: 12.50 €

* Monthly pass: 55 €

* Monthly pass for Youth (26 and Under): 20 €

Public electric bike rental (BiciMAD): annual plan costs 25 €

Leiure

As any cosmopolitan capital, Madrid has a dynamic cultural agenda that keeps the spirit of the city alive day and night. Incoming students may enjoy many of the activities available in different languages. Here below you can find some examples of common students activities prices:

* Cinema ticket: 8.50 € (Wednesdays: 4.50 €)

* Concert ticket: 10 € – 30 € average

* Theatre play: 10 € – 20 € average

* Gym Monthly Pass: 20 €

Health Insurance

European Incoming students need to come with the European Health Insurance Card, which is issued free of charge in their home countries. This card allows anyone who is insured by or covered by a statutory social security scheme of the EEA countries and Switzerland to receive medical treatment in Spain free or at a reduced cost, if that treatment becomes necessary during their visit (for example, due to illness or an accident), or if they have a chronic pre-existing condition which requires care. The term of validity of the card varies according to the issuing country.

Otherwise, incoming students are expected to arrange their own health insurance covering common illness and accidents while living in Spain.

We strongly recommend our international students to make sure they are well informed about the details of their insurance coverage before travelling.