You can apply here. The application form is available for international students in Spanish, English and French.
Normally, first-year students who have never studied at a university before have to submit their last three years of secondary school and the final diploma.
If you have already gone up to University in your country of origin, we will ask you to provide additional documentation on the courses you have taken.
In addition, the process includes an interview and assessment of your prior knowledge and linguistic competences.
We do not require a minimum mark or grade, since these are considered alongside your academic and personal curriculum. For this reason, we recommend that all additional documentation required in the admission process (assessment of prior knowledge) be prepared very carefully.
In qualifications where the demand is very high, such as Medicine, Dentistry and International Programmes, special selection processes are in place and your marks are taken into account for selection.
The credential is a document required by foreigners wishing to study at a Spanish University. Our International Student Support Services include assistance to help students obtain this accreditation. By submitting your academic documentation to the CEU USP you will be able to obtain this document enabling you to study at a Spanish University.
If you have already studied at a foreign institution in Europe, the accreditation is obtained through the Spanish Distance Learning University (www.uned.es), but if your foreign studies were not in Europe, the accreditation or credential is managed through the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (www.mecd.es)
*Service included in International Support Services.
Yes. In order to access the university through prior university-level studies, we need to recognize that you have obtained at least 30 ECTS credits. In addition, you will be able to request further credit recognition or transfer if you have studied for a degree similar to what you are going to study at the CEU USP.
If you are in the last year of your secondary education during the 2016-2017 academic year, you may be given conditional acceptance to the CEU USP without submitting the documentation required for access to Spanish Universities. Your definitive acceptance will be given once you have submitted all of the documentation required. If you completed secondary education the last academic year, you should also submit this accreditation document (Credential).
At the CEU USP we cannot store the originals of your documents as you must retain these in your possession, so we ask for certified copies. These are copies stamped by a notary public or by the Spanish consulate or embassy in your country.
All academic documentation from non-European students must be authenticated by means of diplomatic legalization or else through a Sole Legalization under the Hague Convention. Diplomatic legalization requires a series of stamps from the following bodies (in the order indicated):
If you have studied in one of the countries contemplated in the Hague Convention, this authentication process can be done more simply through the Sole Legalization or Apostille of the Hague.
The academic documentation of non-European students must be translated into Spanish as well as legalized.
This certified translation can be done:
The interview will take place in the language of the degree course you are planning to study.
Yes, we organize Open Days at which you can come and meet other candidates, visit the University facilities, get to know our International and Admissions Team, and meet some of the lecturers in the Schools you are planning to study at.
At the University you will have several departments looking out for your arrival and your integration into University life. You will mainly be helped by the International Students Admissions and Support Services.
Normally, yes. In all of our first-degree courses we accept foreign students who study alongside Spanish students. In the case of international degree programmes (i.e. in languages other than Spanish), there are sometimes also Spanish students enrolled, as in the case of Dentistry, Architecture or Physiotherapy.
Classes normally begin in the first week of September. During the first few days of term, we organize welcome sessions to help you settle into the University and the city of Madrid better.
Yes. We have our own Language Center offering courses to learn Spanish, French, English, German and Chinese. As an international student, the Support Services include a course in Spanish of 20 hours.
*Service included in International Support Services.
Yes. The CEU USP is a “DELE” examination center approved by the Cervantes Institute (DELE = Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language).
You will be able to obtain the DELE Diploma corresponding to the level attained.
You can view the syllabus on the website. The courses are organized into the following subject types: Basic Training, Compulsory Subjects, Optional Subjects, Practical Sessions and Degree Project.
When you arrive at the CEU USP, you will receive full details of your qualification and you will also be able to call on your academic tutor. Your academic tutor will help you understand the syllabus, timetables, etc. In addition, each School provides guidance through the Degree Office.
On our International website you will find maps of the Moncloa Campus and the Montepríncipe Campus.
The CEU USP has a professional Psychology Office. This service is provided by a team of professional psychologists and advisers who can help you if you run into difficulties while studying. In addition, this service also organizes workshops and seminars to help you improve your academic results.
Yes. All of the degree courses include practical subjects. In addition, the Professional Careers Center will help you find practical internships with companies.
You can do your internships anywhere in the world. If you decide to do them in Europe, you will be able to participate in the Erasmus programme. If you want to go outside Europe, there are other programmes that help you complete internships.
You are free to look for something on your own and we at the University will help you handle the bureaucracy that is needed to formalize your internship and ensure it is recognized.
Yes. The CEU USP has collaboration agreements in place with other universities.
Each degree has its own cost. In general, the total cost can be broken down into:
The prices are subject to approval from year to year. This means we cannot know at the moment how much you will pay in the 2017-2018 academic year. However, the variations in the fees are almost negligible, so they will not represent an obstacle for you to continue studying.
The support services available to international students are a number of Services offered by the University to help students from abroad with academic and legal steps that need to be taken.
The international student support services have a cost of € 350.
It is not compulsory to pay for these services, but we can assure you that the services provided are very useful for your first few weeks among us.
The pre-inscription fee is normally paid when the candidate has completed the admission process and has been given provisional acceptance, and then the enrollment fees when the student has been definitively accepted. Tuition fees are paid monthly, from October to June.
You can choose to pay the total in fewer months, but not in more. The last payment must be made in June at the latest.
Yes, we have a health-care service at both the Moncloa Campus and the Montepríncipe Campus.
They are available from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Calle Julián Romea 18
Tel.: 915 140 400
Ms. María Jesús NAVAS BATISSE
28925 Alcorcón (Madrid)
Tel.: 917 151 569
Fax: 91-351 04 75
Dña. Mª Luisa Barber Baldó
Yes. The sports service provides students with sports activities.
Yes. We have cafeterias on both campuses.
A full lunch menu (two main courses, beverage and dessert) costs around € 6.
The CEU USP is a privately-owned university that issues Official Degrees. This means that your qualification is valid throughout the European Higher Education Area and will be recognized anywhere in the world. In the case of qualifications for certain professions, such as physicians or dentists, you will have to enquire, in each country where you wish to practice, whether you need anything else apart from the degree diploma to exercise the profession.
Yes. The CEU USP has an extensive range of Master ’s Degrees that will supplement your training and turn you into a specialist.
That depends on the profession you choose. There are some professions that require a postgraduate qualification, such as, for example, the practice of law. In most cases, however, a first degree is generally sufficient