The IPBS Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Programme teaches innovative thinking and presents and encourages, an entrepreneurial mindset aimed at undergraduate students from across the network of institutions of the International Partnership of Business Schools (IPBS).

The location for the IPBS Summer School will be ICADE Business School, the Business School of the Comillas Pontifical University central campus situated in Madrid, a bustling, vibrant cosmopolitan city with an expanding entrepreneurial eco-system and an abundance of dynamic private equity and venture capital firms. Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE) was founded in 1890, and is a prestigious institution.

Fields of study

  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship

More information regarding the course and syllabus can be found on the host university website.

Credit equivalent 

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 2 UQ Units if 6 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

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.

Please contact the relevant embassy for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the IPBS entry requirements

If you intend to undertake your experience for-credit, it is strongly recommended that you submit your application to IGET at least 4 weeks before applying to the host to allow sufficient time for faculty to complete the credit assessment. Please note however that it is your responsibility to meet the host application deadline.  

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The participation mode of this experience is Study Abroad, meaning you pay tuition directly to the host. Tuition for the program will cost approximately $2,300 AUD. Early bird discounts apply.

Detailed information regarding fees, inclusions and discounts can be found on the host university website.


This program does not provide accommodation. For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website.


Internships and Global Experiences Grants

When you submit your application for an experience, you are automatically considered for funding that is relevant to your nominated experience. Please refer to the Short-Term Experiences Funding  page for details. 


You may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student.


Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 14 April 2024
Host: 30 May 2024

Program Dates

Start: 17 June 2024
End: 28 June 2024

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study Abroad​
Location: Madrid, Spain (In-person)
Credit: For-credit or Not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduate students may only participate as not-for-credit 


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth-supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

OS-HELP Loan application deadlines close before the Summer and Winter Short-Term Study application deadlines. Please visit the OS-HELP Loan website for deadline dates as late applications will not be accepted.

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.