Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Madrid
Spain

Language of instruction

Spanish
English

   Generally available as a second or third preference.

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 SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Semester 2 (Spring)January–May
Semester 2Semester 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Full-time study load

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

Host university requirements

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

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

Study Options

You must choose one admission faculty from the list of faculties below and take all of your courses within the chosen faculty. Further details are outlined in the Additional Academic Information section below. 

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice. 

Find courses

Search the Comillas course catalogue

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Business administration
Economics
Electrical engineering
Human resources
Law
Leadership and Management
Marketing
Spanish
Postgraduate
Business administration
Electrical engineering
Leadership and Management
Spanish

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

Comillas does not have its own student housing, however, several organisations collaborate 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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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 the Global Experiences team 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 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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)