The Program

The CEU-UCLA Extension Program (University of California, Los Angeles) offers students in the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences of the CEU San Pablo University the opportunity to receive a solid education in the field of communication and digital media given by the UCLA Extension professors. The student will acquire an international profile and the ability to perform in one of the most demanding academic environments in the world. This program is aimed at students who meet the academic and linguistic requirements (see the Admission section) and who are studying one of the degrees or double degrees mentioned below in English at the CEU San Pablo University.

  • Degree in Journalism (English)
  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication (English)
  • Degree in Digital Communication (English)
  • Degree in Journalism and Degree in Advertising and Public Rrelations (bilingual)
  • Degree in Journalism and Degree in Audiovisual Communication (bilingual)
  • Degree in Audiovisual Communication and Degree in Advertising and Public Relations (bilingual)
  • Degree in Digital Communication and Degree in Journalism (bilingual)
  • Degree in Digital Communication and Degree in Advertising and Public Relations (bilingual)
  • Degree in Digital Communication and Degree in Audiovisual Communication (bilingual)
  • Degree in Advertising and Public Relations and Degree in Marketing and Business Management (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Humanities + Degree in Audiovisual Communication (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Humanities + Degree in Digital Communication (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Humanities + Degree in Journalism (bilingual)
  • Double Degree in Humanities + Degree in Advertising and Public Relations (bilingual)

The University of California

Founded in 1919, the University of California, characterized by its focus on optimism, has been reaping success in the world of science, sports and economics. This optimism allows it to move forward and redefine the limits of what is possible and permeates its focus on education, research and public service, opening up a very wide horizon for each and every one of its students, thus contributing to improving society on a global scale.

With nearly 45,500 students, UCLA offers 3,800 courses in its 109 departments and schools, over 125 undergraduate degrees, 150 master's degrees, 50 PhD programs, vocational training programs and sports programs whose athletes won 261 Olympic medals and 113 championships. In addition, it has 14 Nobel laureates, 12 MacArthur Foundation fellows and contributes around $12.7 billion annually to the economic activity of the state of California.

UCLA is synonymous with innovation. Members of its university community helped create the Internet and pioneered advances in the application of reverse osmosis. More than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA, which has a portfolio of 3000 inventions and over 900 patents.

UCLA ranks very well among the best universities in the world according to the following rankings:

  • No. 13 according to U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018).
  • No. 15 according to Times Higher Education (2017-18).
  • No. 12 according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Los Angeles Extension

UCLA Extension has one of the 10 largest campuses in the University of California, Los Angeles system and it is located in Westwood Village, one of the most attractive and safe neighborhoods in Los Angeles, a short bus ride away from Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The neighborhood is known for its theaters, stores, markets, museums and a wide variety of restaurants.



During their undergraduate studies in Madrid, students on the program take 3 intensive preparatory modules in Madrid and then take the final modules at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, where they are admitted as fully-fledged students.

Subjects taught in Madrid

  • Academic writing and presentation skills. An introduction (taught by USPCEU professors)
  • Oral storytelling – rhetorical strategies for the digital world (taught by UCLA professors)
  • Visual storytelling – supporting your speech with visual presentations in transmedia environments (taught by UCLA professors)

Subjects taught in Los Angeles (choose from the following)

  • Digital Analytics
  • Best Practices in Social Media for the Communications Professional
  • Advertising in the Digital Age
  • Digital Communications Strategies
  • Reporting for a Digital World
  • Web Mastery for Journalists
  • TV Reporting and Production
  • Social Media and Community Engagement
  • Building and Online Audience
  • Master Class in Narrative Journalism: Turning Facts into Stories
  • Developing Your Reel
  • Crisis Management and Communications: Safeguarding Image and Viability

Students will be able to complete their studies at UCLA with internships at companies in Los Angeles


Students on the program benefit from two different and complementary educational methods which, combined, provide them with a global perspective and ability to adapt that will be highly valued when entering the labor market.


The program modules are taught in English and the assignments related to the program are also to be submitted in English. Although the program enables students to improve their level of English, it is aimed at candidates with an upper-intermediate level of English.


“Digital Media and Strategic Communications certificate” (*) granted by UCLA.

(*) Studies that do not lead to an officially recognized qualification



In addition to the Official Degree of the corresponding Degree, granted by the CEU San Pablo University, the student who passes this program will obtain the following certificates:

  • Diploma "Digital Media & Strategic Communications Official Records of Participation"* granted by the University of California, UCLA Extension
  • Diploma "Bilingual Program CEU San Pablo University”
  • "Marketing Certificate" granted by the University of California, UCLA Extension

(*) Studies that do not lead to an officially recognized qualification



In addition to the regular fees of the CEU San Pablo University, the program has specific fees that can be consulted at the International Relations office (C/Julián Romea, 20, Madrid.)

These fees cover the following:

  • Education associated with the program, given by the UCLA Extension professors
  • Complementary activities organized specifically for students in the program
  • Assistance from the program coordinators in Madrid and Los Angeles
  • Right to a TOEFL test and a preparation course
  • Academic fees and a Compulsory Health Insurance in Los Angeles
  • Access to UCLA Extension facilities, services and activities on an equal basis with regular students
  • Issuance of specific diplomas associated with the program

For more information, please contact the Vice-rectorate for Internationalization:

Academic Year 2020-2021
1er año 2.275 €
2º año 2.275 €
3º año 2.275 €
4º año 9.140 €
Total 15.965 €

Program scholarships

Regardless of the public or private grants and subsidies that the students wish to apply for their own, the program will provide students with mobility grants. These grants will be awarded at the end of the semester prior to the mobility based on the student's academic record and the results of the program modules. The amount granted will be deducted from the total amount of the mobility to Los Angeles.


Conditions for Admission

To access the CEU-UCLA Extension program, the candidate must:

  • pass the university entrance exams,/li>
  • have an interview in English,
  • take a test of competences,
  • take an official TOEFL ITP test at the USPCEU

To apply, visit our Admission service page

Conditions of Permanence in the Program

To remain in the program, the student will have to:

  • pass, at least, 60% of the ECTS of the first year
  • pass each module with a grade higher than a C

Specific Conditions for the mobility to UCLA Extension

To be able to participate in a mobility to UCLA Extension, the student will have to

  • score a level of 87 points on the TOEFL IBT (6.5 IELTS) in the months prior to the mobility
  • pass at least 90% of the credits of the pre-mobility courses
  • meet all administrative and legal requirements for admission as a university student in the State of California
  • know and respect the rules that UCLA Extension applies to its students (



  1. Who should participate in the program?

    This program is aimed at bilingual undergraduate students of the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences of the CEU San Pablo University with extensive knowledge of English who want to add an international seal of distinction to their curriculum.

  2. What level of English is required?

    The student must obtain a level of the language that allows him/her to participate in the classes taught in English. As the student studies the subjects of the official degree and the modules of the program, he/she will acquire the linguistic capacities and abilities to study during a semester at UCLA Extension. Before moving to UCLA Extension, students must score 87 points in the TOEFL IBT or 6.5 in the IELTS exam. 

  3. Do students in the program have access to another mobility program?

    Yes, the mobility to UCLA Extension is compatible with other bilateral international mobility or Erasmus. Students who wish to carry out another mobility must comply with the requirements established by the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences and previously ensure that this mobility is compatible with the dates of the program modules.

  4. What requirements must the student meet to do the mobility to Los Angeles?

    The student must fulfill three basic requirements:

    • score 87 points on the IBT TOEFL
    • pass at least 90% of the credits before mobility
    • successfully pass all three modules in Madrid
  5. My visa has not arrived, can the CEU speed up the process with UCLA Extension?

    No. The I-20s issuing departments are sealed units within the universities that work in direct relation with the US security departments (NSA, Homeland Security, etc), and do not admit any type of interference or pressure. Any violation of this rule can be sanctioned. The visa application is a personal procedure and in no case can the CEU or UCLA Extension guarantee or be held responsible before anyone for the issuance or non-issuance of a visa and the consequences that this fact entails.

  1. What happens if I do not meet the requirements for mobility?

    In the case of not complying with the requirements, the student must drop out from the program.

  2. If I drop out from the program, will I get my money back?

    If a student must drop out from the program or wants to cancel his/her participation in the program, the monthly payments accrued until the date of cancellation will not be refunded.

  3. How can I get a visa in the United States?

    The first thing the student needs to travel to the United States is the government I-20 form that will be provided by the destination university (UCLA Extension) duly completed. After obtaining this document, the student must make an appointment on the embassy's website and pay for the visa. The student will receive all the detailed information at the time of the mobility.

  4. Will I be able to travel outside the United States during my study period there?

    Yes, the foreign student can enter the United States several times if he/she has a valid F-1 student visa, but he/she will have to inform the International Office of the American university (UCLA) of his/her travel dates in advance.

  5. Does the University manage the search for accommodation?

    No. The student will have to manage the accommodation search on his/her own. However, useful information will be provided in the months prior to the mobility.