Thank you for being interested in studying at the Drama School of Castilla-La Mancha within the ERASMUS+ programme. On this page you will find relevant information about our school and the necessary documentation for the application.

ESAD CLM currently offers a degree in text acting, but from the 2025/2026 academic year it will also include a degree in musical interpretation. The implementation of a degree in direction and dramaturgy has also been accepted for the coming years.



Institution details:

Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Castilla-La Mancha

Address: Avenida de la resinera S/N 16003, Cuenca.
Phone number: +34 969 25 10 25
Website: https://www.esadclm.com
Email: internacional@esadclm.com



How to apply

Every year the ESAD CLM will open a period to receive and study the applications from the students. The documentation you will need to apply is as follows: 

  • Student Application Form
  • Transcript of records
  • CV & personal photo
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of knowledge of Spanish: language certificate or official statement verifying that you have enough knowledge of the language (B1)
    Información adicional (optional): personal website, link to performances, pictures, research…



Application deadlines

Erasmus applications for the entire academic year and for the autumn term will close on May 20.

The applications for the second semester (spring term)can be submitted until November 15.

The application documents must be sent by email to the department of international relations: internacional@esadclm.com

Required documents in the mobility

  • Identity card or Passport
  • Copy of the document that proves you are an Erasmus student.
  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)


Academic calendar

Autum-Winter semester: Begins around the 2nd week of September and ends in January.
Spring-Summer semester: begins in February and ends in June.



Our city

Cuenca is a city of Arab origin considered "world heritage" that offers great cultural, natural, and scenic opportunities such as the museum of abstract art, the museum-foundation Antonio Perez of contemporary art, the museum of palaeontology, the museum of science, and many others. Almost all of them located in the old town with its medieval streets and famous "casas colgadas" (hanging houses). There are also numerous cultural organizations that host artistic and cultural events.

The city also boasts a significant university environment and excellent connectivity via high-speed train to Madrid and its airports, as well as to coastal areas like Valencia, Alicante, and Murcia, along with their respective airports.

The province is of extraordinary beauty, offering opportunities to visit notable sites such as the castle of Belmonte (year 1400), birthplace of the poet Fray Luis de León, the castle of Alarcón, the castle of Puerta de la Serranía in Priego, the castle of Garci Muñoz (where Jorge Manrique, the soldier and outstanding poet died), the kinetic and natural park of the mountain range of Cuenca, home of the renowned "enchanted city", with its peculiar torcas and lagoons...



Arrival and accommodation

How to get to Cuenca? : although there is no airport in cuenca, our city is directly connected by train and bus with many of the most main cities in Spain where there is an airport (Madrid, Valencia, Alicante, Murcia, Málaga, Bilbao or Barcelona).

Accomodation : the International Relations Department does not offer housing to students, but we can provide you with information about the type of accommodation that is of your preference, either student residences or rented apartments.



Other services:

Spanish Language Courses: from ESAD CLM we will put you in contact with the University of Castilla-La Mancha or with other institutions so that you can take Spanish courses to make the most of your experience in our country.

Public transport: the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Castilla-La Mancha (ESAD CLM) is located in Cuenca. It is only a few minutes from the city center and you can reach it by bus, bicycle or on foot. Cuenca has an extensive bus and train network. There are several intercity bus lines.

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