Politécnica de Madrid

ATHENS Programme

ATHENS Progamme

The ATHENS network is made up of a total of 15 European Higher Education Institutions (one per country), the UPM being the Spanish university in the network. Within the framework of the ATHENS program the participating universities organise week-long courses (twice a year: March and November) in which students from all universities in the network participate.

The ATHENS courses consist of 30 hours (classes, laboratory, technical visits practice, etc.) distributed in a week of classes. The subject of the course is chosen by the teacher, as is the degree of difficulty (general or specialized), the language in which the course is given (preferably English), the timetable and the prerequisites which must be fulfilled by the participating students.
The teaching of the course can be carried out by one or several teachers.

For more information about the ATHENS Network click here.


November 2017 Session
Updated information for incoming students

(updated March 3rd, 2017)

Arrival: Friday afternoon November 10th.

Departure: Saturday November 18th.

Housing: Reservations have been arranged for all those students who asked for housing in the ATHENS application.

Students participating in courses UPM101, UPM102, UPM115, UPM118, UPM119 and UPM121 will be hosted in :International Youth Hostel Posada de Huertas


Students participating in courses UPM117 and UPM120 will be hosted in Cat's Hostel Madrid.


The price per night in both Hostels is 18,50 Euros (including breakfast). Students will have to pay the whole stay upon arrival. An additional fee of 10 Euros will be charged and it will be reimbursed on departure.

Programme and practical information: 

Here you can download the full program and the survival guide. (updated Nov. 3rd)


A MUST-READ for ATHENS applicants:

For ATHENS Students: Things to know
ATHENS Programme: Student Commitment


Local ATHENS Contact: