Master in Social Sciences at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

For academic year 2025-2026

​One award is available to pursue a two-year full-time Master's degree in Social Sciences at the Juan March-Carlos III Institute, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  
The MA in Social Sciences program is designed with four unique features that distinguish it from similar programs:
  1. Excellent placements. Many of our previous graduate students have been admitted to prestigious university PhD programs such as those at Oxford, Yale, the European University Institute or New York University, as well as in professional programs in European institutions. Some testimonials from our alumni can be found here.

  2. Interdisciplinary approach and specialized pathways. It provides advanced and interdisciplinary training in Political Science, Sociology and Economic History, with a strong focus on methodological aspects and quantitative techniques. During the second year students can choose between three specialization pathways (Political Science, Sociology, Economic History).

  3. Outstanding teaching. Courses are taught by the Institute’s outstanding senior and junior researchers, who have obtained their PhD from some of the most prestigious universities around the world (Oxford University, New York University, European University Institute, among others).

  4. A thriving academic community. The MA in Social Sciences is hosted at the Carlos III-Juan March Institute (IC3JM), which for almost 30 years has funded postgraduate training and social science research. The Institute is currently recognized as one of the most important European social-science research hubs. Its Scientific Committee is formed by outstanding professors from top universities around the world (such as Oxford, Yale, Duke, or Stanford Universities). Students will have the opportunity to participate in the intellectual life of the IC3JM, including weekly seminars, international academic meetings, and specialized methodological courses.
​​One award is available to pursue a two-year full-time Master's degree in Social Sciences at the Juan March-Carlos III Institute, at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.  
Deadline for submission
of applications
From Apr 2, 2024 to Oct 8, 2024
​The Master’s applicant profile consists of students with a university degree (BA or BS). Applicants with a master’s degree will also be considered. This degree is for students who are passionate about developing their research skills on key topics in the Social Sciences. The Master in Social Sciences gives students the necessary skills to develop an original research design, formulate hypotheses, and analyze data using quantitative techniques.

Candidates may not reside in Spain at the time of application or during the academic year prior to the grant. Study abroad in Spain as part of undergraduate studies is not considered residency in Spain. However, other full-time studies at an institution based in Spain or participation in an auxiliar de conversación program are considered residency in Spain.
Please refer to the Institute of International Education (IIE) website and the IC3JM website (below) for detailed information on application requirements.

To be considered for this Award, two separate applications are required:
  1. Applicants must apply for the Fulbright Award through the Fulbright online application system
  2. Applicants must also apply for admission to the Master’s program directly at the IC3JM. More information on the admissions process can be found at:

    Applicants are not required to have a letter of acceptance (sometimes referred to as a letter of admission) at the time of the Fulbright application, but awards are made conditional upon acceptance to IC3JM no later than February 15, 2025. Applicants are encouraged to apply to the Master's degree in Social Sciences at the IC3JM  as soon as possible.
    The IC3JM will notify Fulbright directly of all semi finalists who have been accepted to the Master’s in Social Sciences program by the February 15th deadline.
Grant Duration
​9 months
Grant Period
​Grants will begin at the end of August 2025 and end at the end of May 2026.

Attendance at the in-country orientation during the second week of September 2025 is mandatory.
The second year of the grant and master’s program will begin in mid-September 2026 and end in mid-July 2027 for a total of 10 months.
Grant Benefits
These amounts are for reference only and might be adjusted:
  • Tuition Fees,
  • 1100 € round-trip travel expenses,
  • 1378 € monthly maintenance,
  • 200 € relocation allowance,
  • Up to 500 € project-related expenses,
  • Health benefit plan of up to $100,000 per accident or sickness
​​In the U.S.
Additional Information
​​The official award announcement, eligibility information, and application are available on the IIE website:

The main contact during the application process is IIE: