Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city with more thanfour million inhabitants. It is the site of Spanish government and is the most important financial and cultural centre in the country. The cultural, leisure and sports offering is rich and varied. It has countless theatres and museums, such as the “El Prado” National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museun and the Queen Sofía Centre for the Arts. monuments, exhibits, and concert halls dot the city. Moreover, in Madrid over 43 parks and emblematic green areas such as the Retiro Park, the "Casa de Campo" Recreational Park or the Sabatini Gardents can be enjoyed.
Founded in 1890, the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICAI-ICADE) is administered by the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits, a religious order that manages some 200 universities around the world. The university combines a long history of experience in education, which gives it a rich humanistic and pedagogical tradition, with a constant eye on mondernism, as a result of constant social change.
Open to new social and cultural challenges, Comillas provides an educational offering which is characterized by academic rigor, individualized attention for all students, and a high degree of social awareness.
The Alberto Aguilera campus is located in the center of the city, in several buildings which are very close to each other. Such is the case of ICADE-ICAI, located at calle Alberto Aguilera 25 and 25, and the ICADE Business School, located at calle Rey Francisco 4.
Course Syllabi for Foreign Students:
ICAI School of Engineering
SAPIENS Program - Study Abroad Program for International Engineering Students (Spring and Summer Terms)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration - ICADE
Faculty of Law - ICADE
The courses have a duration of 90 hours: 80 class hours + 10 hours of technical and cultural visits and are taught in Spanish. Students who are not native Spanish-speakers should certify that they have an intermediate level of Spanish. The theoretical classes are complemented by technical visits to companies, public and private institutions and entities, and with cultural visits to the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. These course will be taught at the university's main campus, Alberto Aguilera
, in Central Madrid.
Students can also participate in the supplementary activities organized at the University.
This summer the Universidad Pontificia Comillas will be offering the following courses:
Comillas helps students in their search for lodging through the information and Accommodation Office, as the University does not have its own housing. International students should being their search early with regard to where they are going to live during their stay. On the "Request for Information on Accommodation" a list of internet addresses is included. Since the search for a flat or apartment is the sole responsibility of the exchange student, and requires time and the signing of a contract, those interested in this possibility should arrive in Madrid at least one week before the start of classes.
For more information on accommodation, please contact: Elena Cabadas: firstname.lastname@example.org
Besides the International Relations Service, the University offers students coming to Comillas the following services:
Information and Lodging office
Information and Communications Sydetems and Technologies, "STIC"
Bookshop, Printing and Photocopying Facilities
Solidarity and Development Cooperation
Office of Internships and Employment
How to Apply
Applying abroad is a two-step process. Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace. Click here to review the Pace University Step-by-Step guide to study abroad.
Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
- Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session
- Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application. Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
- Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
- Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
- Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form by the Pace application deadline.
After the initial application has been processed by the Pace Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
Application Procedures for Universidad Pontificia Comillas:
You should provide the following documents:
When sending documents:
- Application Form
- A letter of recommendation from one of the lecturers at your host university
- A photocopy of your passport
- A photocopy of the compulsory medical insurance
- A copy of the confirmation of the bank transfer for payment of the course
- A document which certifies the applicant´s level of Spanish (for students from non-Spanish-speaking countries)
- All documents must be scanned and sent by email to Milagros Galindo: email@example.com
- Once the application form and required documentation have been received, the information necessary to make the payment by bank transfer will be sent.
**Be sure to review your application with your Education Abroad advisor prior to sending your application to the Universidad Pontificia Comillas.**
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: March 15
Universidad Pontificia Comillas Application Deadlines:
Fall or Academic Year: May 1
Spring: October 1
Summer: April 11
Fall/Spring Program Cost
The following policies are effective with AY 2016-17. Students are responsible for:
Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal, state and institutional (Pace scholarships/grants) financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Pace tuition remission applies.
Remember to check your eligibility for International Scholarships!
Summer Program Costs
The price of the courses (without accommodation) is €1,313 including, classes, a student card, access to all of the University's services, cultural visits to the Prado Museum and El Escorial monastery, technical visits to companies, public and private institutions and entities, a diploma, and your transcript with final grades.
Payments to the Universidad Pontificia Comillas can be made once the application and required documentation have been received
**All tuition and fees are paid directly to Universidad Pontificia Comillas**
All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA. There is no additional charge.
A Spain Visa Workshop will be held at our office (163 William St, 16th Floor Conference Room) on April 12th, 2017. This is a step-by-step guide on how to get your student visa.
Citizens of any country in the European Union do not need either a residency permit or a visa. Foreign students who are from a country outside the European union must have a valid passport before arriving in Spain. Those students who do not have a Spanish nationality should request the "visado especial de estudiante" (special student visa) at hte Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin.
Click here if you are a US citizen for student visa requirements.