Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Universidad Complutense de Madrid is a universitywide partner in Madrid, Spain.
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Semester I: 1st week of September - 3rd week of January
Orientation generally commences at the start of each semester.
Exams take place mid December until late January for Semester I and in May for Semester II.
GPA (Average Grade)
There is no GPA requirement for this destination.
It is essential that your Spanish language skills are good enough for you to follow an academic course.
Important!: You must meet the required Spanish language level at the time of nomination (2023-2024 - Semester 1: before 15 April 2023, Semester 2: before 15 August 2023)
Undergraduate: Following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), a B1 level of Spanish is required for undergraduate students (regardless of the language of instruction).
Master: A level of C1 or higher in Spanish is recommended for students enrolling in Master's courses.
UCM offers a free Spanish Language Course for levels below C1 to students who ask for it when applying, but it will not provide you with an official Language Certificate.
|Areas of study open to UU students|
|Courses at Master’s level|
|Language of instruction|
Mostly Spanish and some courses in English.
Housing through the university is available. The university offers information to incoming students in finding accommodation.
|Estimated living costs per month|
Although the average monthly expenses of a student are about €900-1,300, prices (especially housing) vary quite a lot depending on the place you choose (and if you choose a shared flat, a hall of residence, etc.).
Normal study load per semester in credits: 30 or in courses: 5 or 6.
|Number of places available|
20 places per year. Places are allocated to subject areas and faculties (see below). Business & Economics and Social Sciences fill up quickly as they have courses taught in English.
For Social Sciences, selection was necessary in the past few years.
If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:
Asia & Latin America
Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen
North America & UK
Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden
Australia, New Zealand, South Afrika & Spain*
Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen
* only Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Europe & Middle East
Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten
Erasmus+ grant questions
The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.
For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to email@example.com
For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.
Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30
Make an appointment via Teams
We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.
If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.