A series of actions have been developed aiming to offer students pre-enrolment support, guidance and information in accordance with the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Informáticos Internal Quality Assurance System "Welcoming Actions" Procedure.
The goal of the welcome day is to give an overview of the activities and services regularly provided by the UPM, as a means of improving student adaptation to and integration into their new surroundings. This will also include an official introduction to faculty, timetable and programme.
Special-purpose measures for international students and students with special educational needs
The welcome and guidance programme makes provision for special-purpose measures for international students, including: an information and guidance system on visa formalities, documents etc.; information on customs, tourism, transport, accommodation, etc.; information on Spanish courses; or information on grants for international students.
The welcome and guidance programme also covers special-purpose measures for students with special educational needs, including: information specifying accessible entrances for people with disabilities, human support systems for travel and special-purpose measures for students with special educational needs. Additionally, the UPM also has a Disability Support Unit, whose goal is to promote barrier-free higher education, and guarantee equal opportunities and prevent discrimination.
The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid offers a Student Support service for any prospective or current students that have need of information on accommodation, visas, insurance, handbooks, etc.