Welcome Services

The University CEU San Pablo offers international students a package of services so that their arrival in Spain and incorporation into the University is as comfortable and simple as possible.

The Admission Service and New International Student will support you at all times, helping you with the procedures in your country, contracting services in Madrid (Bank, healthcare, etc.) and solving any doubts or actions that may arise during the course.


ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Before coming to Madrid)


The team will help you during the Admission Process so that differences in education systems do not cause problems and you can process the homologation of your studies to the Spanish system. We will take care of:

  • -Providing you with the list of documentation you must deliver (adapted to each case and specific nationality)
  • -Check the documentation sent
  • -Deliver documentation to the corresponding official offices *
  • -Supervision and follow-up of procedures (payment of fees, deadlines, etc.)
  • -Collecting final approval document.

*The University does not guarantee that the candidate obtains the homologation to the title of Spanish Bachelor or the Credential of the UNED, since the final decision depends on the Ministry of Education and Culture of Spain and the National University of Distance Education.


If you are not an EU citizen, in order to study in Madrid and therefore to reside in Spain for more than 6 months, you must apply for your Foreign Identity Number and the physical card (TIE).

If you are an EU citizen you can apply for Registration as a foreigner and obtain a Foreign Identity Number. It is not mandatory but it will allow you to carry out procedures in Spain like signing a work contract.

The Service of Admission and New International Student will take care of:

  • -Providing you with the list of documentation you must deliver (adapted to the case and specific nationality)
  • -Receiving your documentation and deliver it to the Immigration Police for processing*
  • -Paying the administrative fees

*The University will act on behalf of the student in the first step of the process (application). The following steps (only for students who are not EU citizens) must be done by the student, since nobody can act on his behalf (the second step of the TIE is to contribute to the fingerprint).


Each country has different legislation and the procedures for studying in a foreign country are often complex. In particular, applying for a visa is one of the most complicated steps, since, in most cases, it involves having a letter of invitation or contract (study / work).

For this reason, if you need to ask for a student visa to be able to study in Madrid, we will send you your letter of acceptance by registered mail.


The University CEU San Pablo de Madrid has an agreement with the prestigious Santander Bank for international students. The Admission and New International Student Service offers to manage the opening of a bank account and will make an appointment with the Santander Bank so that, upon your arrival in Madrid, you can collect the documentation for your bank account and meet the staff of the bank.



CEU San Pablo University offers a 20-hour Spanish course to all international students. The course will begin in September and will be taught the basics of the language to move freely in Madrid.


Just because you are an international student of CEU San Pablo University you will receive an identification card: International Student Card. With this card you can enjoy discounts on major brands, leisure, culture, accommodation, transport, restaurants, mobile phone offers and courses. More than 6 million students around the world are already enjoying their benefits. ¡No te quedes sin la tuya!

Service offered by ISIC.


You will receive a city travel card that will allow you to discover every corner of Madrid. Upon your arrival, select your monthly plan and start using the wide public transport network of the Community of Madrid (metro, bus, light rail, suburban train, etc.)

Service offered by Citylife Madrid*


We are going to give you a Spanish sim card together with €15 in calls and internet. You will only have to pick it up at the Citylife offices on your arrival.

Service offered by Citylife Madrid*