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1.What is the length of the Master in Informatics Engineering?
The Master in Informatics Engineering is three semesters long and starts in September every year.

2.What is the tuition language of the Master in Informatics Engineering?
Spanish is the language used to deliver the Master in Informatics Engineeering.

3.How much does it cost to complete the full Master in Informatics Engineering programme?

You can check public prices for 2012-2013 academic year here.

4.What kind of grants are available to Master in Informatics Engineering students?
Check out the wide range of grants on offer to fund your Master's degree studies.

5.When can I apply for admission to the Master in Informatics Engineering?
The Master in Informatics Engineering application period starts in December and ends in April. There will be a second application period starting in April but only for programs with disponibility, and only for students in the EHEA or who have a valid visa.

6.Is it possible to join the degree programme in February?
Admission to the master's degree is valid for one full academic year. Students are advised to start the course in September. Even so, students that have a justified ground for not doing so would be allowed to start the master's degree in the second semester of the academic year for which they have been admitted.

7.What degrees must I hold to qualify for admission to the Master in Informatics Engineering?
The Master in Informatics Engineering is designed to round out Bachelor in Informatics Engineering instruction. All the same, students holding other degrees related to informatics engineering may be eligible for admission to the master's degree.

8.What criteria are used to select and admit students to the Master in Informatics Engineering?
The degree programme selection and admission requirements subject to assessment by the Master's Academic Committee are:

1.Student academic education and academic record rated from 0 to 50%.
2.Student professional experience, particularly activities related to areas  akin to the admissions profile, rated from 0 to 20%.
3.A statement of purpose that candidates are required to submit, expressing their  interest in studying the master and reasoning the specific subject on which they would like to work if admitted, rated from 0 to 10%.
4.Recommendation letters submitted by accredited professionals in scientific and professional fields related to the master's programme, rated from 0 to 10%.
5.Interview, if any, held with a member of the Master's Programme Academic Committee, rated from 0 to 10%.

9. What are bridge courses?
Bridge courses are Bachelor in Informatics Engineering subjects that a student admitted to the Master in Informatics Engineering should take to acquire the contents and skills set as Master in Informatics Engineering entry requirements.

10.Am I considered to be a Master in Informatics Engineering degree student if I enrol for bridge courses?
Yes, since these bridge courses are recognized as master's degree subjects.

11.Am I allowed to attend Master in Informatics Engineering modules while I am taking the bridge courses?
The Programme Academic Committee will send students an admission letter telling them which bridge courses they have to take before they enrol for master's degree subjects.

12.How many credits do I have to enrol for every semester?
A full-time student must enrol 30 ECTS credits per semester. Students that choose the part-time option, should enrol for at least 18 ECTS credits per semester.

13.Is there a limited number of places for new admissions?
The number of places for new students for the 2012/13 academic year will be 50.

14.How is the supervisor for the Master’s Final Project (MFP) appointed?

Each semester, the Master's Academic Committee will ask students that are enrolled in the PA for their choice of MFP (advisor, topic and place where the project is to be developed). If students fail to provide any of the requested information, the Master's Academic Committee will make the respective assignment.

15.Can I complete my MFP in industry?
Students may choose to complete their MFP at the Facultad de Informática, at an external academic or research centre,or at any company with which the Faculty has an educational agreement.

16.What is the MFP?
The Master's Final Project involves the completion, submission and defence of an original piece of research by students individually before a higher education board once they hace earned all the curriculum credits.
17.Is it possible to have more than one MFP supervisor?
MFP co-supervision will be allowed, provided an application and justification is submitted to the Master's Academic Committee. At least one of the co-supervisors must be a Facultad de Informática faculty member.

18.When can I enrol for the MFP?

As for any other subject, students shall enrol for the Master in Informatics Engineering MFP in the regular enrolment periods before the start of each semester.

19.When is the MFP defended?
On the dates listed in the Master in Informatics Engineering teaching  schedule, approved by the School Board, in advance of the enrolment periods. These dates will be published in the Master in Informatics Engineering examination timetable.There are three annual examination sessions for MFP defence,two ordinary (February and June) and one deferred (July) sessions.

20.What does the defence of the Master’s Final Project involve?
The MFP defence is an approximately 20-minute oral presentation of the work  completed, followed by a 10-minute question time led by members of the examination board.

21.Who should I contact if I need for a pre-admission letter to apply for a  Master in Informatics Engineering grant?
To request a Master in Informatics Engineering pre-admission letter ,students  should contact the Master in Informatics Engineering administrative officer (Ms.Coro Pérez García). After checking that students meet the entry requirements and that the documents attached to the application are correct and complete, the requested letter will be sent to students via regular and electronic mail.

This letter does not guarantee that students will be admitted. Students have to pass a selection process if demand is greater than the number of fresher places offered in the respective academic year.

22.What should I do if I need to make any change to my enrolment?
To make any change to enrolment, students have to fill out an application form at the Postgraduate Office located at the Facultad de Informática Registry (Building 1, Ground Floor).

23.What is the cost of living in Madrid?
Generally speaking, students will be able to find shared rooms in flats from around 150 euros per month. The cost of renting a one-bedroom flat starts at around 400 euros per month. These prices do, of course, depend on the area, and do not include utility costs (water, electricity, telephone, communal charges, etc.). Note to foreign students: the Spanish Government will not issue a student's visa required for residence in Spain unless students have a means of guaranteeing thair livelihood. An amount of money held in a bank account or a grant award is acceptable proof for this purpose. We suggest that you contact your nearest embassy or consulate in due time.

24.Where can I find accommodation in Madrid?
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid offers a free Student Support Service to help students find accommodation. This service only provides information about available accommodation, it does not manage student accommodation. The university accepts no liability for the accuracy of the information supplied.
Vicerrectorado de Alumnos Servicio de Atención al Alumno y Extensión Universitaria Pº Juan XXIII, 11 - 28040 Madrid Phone: 913366254  This service provides information about the following types of accommodation:  VIVE Y CONVIVE (Inter-Generational Programme): This programme is an inter-generational programme of  accommodation shared by elderly people and higher education students. The programme aims to both combat the loneliness of elderly people who live alone and solve the accommodation problems of young non-resident students. Beyond material considerations, the programme sets out to foster a charitable exchange of experiences, mutual assistance and companionship between young students and elderly people. One-bedroom flats or single rooms to let: the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid receives offers of full one-bedroom flats or single rooms to let which it passes on to applicant students. Information is also available about the following types of accommodation: University Halls of Residence: accommodation for students, including room and full board, cleaning and laundry services, and offer cultural activities and sports facilities. Students should reserve a room in a hall of residence in April or May, well in advance of the start of the academic year, though some residences are able to offer rooms during the year.

*"Gómez Pardo" Residence. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

*Hostels: Very cheap accommodation with two, four and six bedrooms and shared kitchen. These are usually temporary or tourist lodgings. There are two hostels in Madrid. Students intending to stay in this type of accommodation  will require a hostel card, which they can apply for at the hostel.
*Information about the housing market from Madrid Regional Government. This service run by Madrid's Regional Government and called the Housing Pool, provides general and specialized legal information about housing and, especially, a pool of flats to let to young people.
*This service is available to young people aged between 18 and 35 years. Information: C/ Braganza, s/n. Madrid. Tel: 91 580 47 56.
*Through the Directorate General of Higher Education and Research Institution, Madrid's Regional Government also provides the Higher Education Virtual Housing Service (“Vivienda Virtual Universitaria”), offering all kinds of accommodation (shared rooms, lodging with families, flats to let, etc.) in the Madrid region for higher education students.
*There is a website, maintained by a group of students of E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación students, which hosts an electronic bulletin board about accommodation. This can be very useful for searching for accommodation in advance.
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25.How can I get to the Facultad de Informática?
The Facultad de Informática is located on the outskirts of the city, at the Montegancedo Campus in the municipality of Boadilla del Monte. The campus can be reached by car, tram and bus. The location map and information about public transport links serving the Facultad de Informática are available on the website.