Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Madrid
Spain

Language of instruction

Spanish
English

Studies at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas are characterised by a practical and vocational approach, combining real work experience with excellent academic training. The University is administered by the Society of Jesus, a private institution which possesses the largest network of universities in the world.

Madrid is a cosmopolitan city with more than 4 million inhabitants. Located in the political, financial and cultural heart of Spain’s capital, Comillas offers students a marvellous opportunity for personal, professional and social development.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) Late August–December

View the Comillas academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Comillas has online resources to help get more from your exchange:

Campuses

Comillas has various facilities and campus locations around Madrid:

  • Alberto Aguilera, 23 (Main Campus)
  • Alberto Aguilera, 25
  • Campus Comillas Cantoblanco
  • Campus Rey Francisco
  • 'San Juan de Dios' University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy
  • Santa Cruz de Marcenado, 26
  • Francisco de Ricci, 3

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

30 ECTS credits per semester at Comillas is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.5 to study at Comillas.

For students wishing to take courses in Spanish, they need to prove a minimum level of B2 CEFR.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search the Comillas course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Advertising
Economics
Finance
Human resources
International business
Marketing
Electrical engineering
International relations
Political science
French
German
Spanish
Postgraduate

Course restrictions

Students can only choose subjects offered by the faculty in which they have been accepted.

It is not possible for UQ exchange students to do a full semester of courses (30 ECTS) of Spanish as a foreign language. Students would have to take the one Spanish language class and then linguistics/literature, etc courses in Spanish to make up the full-time load of Spanish study.

One free Spanish language class is offered during the semester.

For students wishing to take courses in Spanish, they need to prove a minimum level of B2 CEFR.

Additional academic information

Comillas has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Intensive Spanish course available to students with intermediate Spanish prior to semester.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

Comillas does not have its own student housing, however, Student Global Relocation collaborates with the University to provide all student services associated with accommodation.

Cost of living

Study in Spain provides a guide to the cost of living while studying in major Spanish cities.

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

It is vital that international students who are not covered by the Spanish Social Security National Health Care System bring an insurance policy from their home country which covers illness, hospitalization, accidents, civil liability, and repatriation. Students cannot register for classes without appropriate insurance. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As UQ Abroad is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Spanish Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow UQ Abroad students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, UQ Abroad programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.