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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Exchange
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religion, Sociology
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Credits: 15 +
Language Prerequisite: 102 - Two semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Homestay, Shared Apartment
Internship Available: Yes COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
Program Description:

Universidad Pontificia Comillas


Universidad Pontificia Comillas is located in Madrid, the capital of Spain. Madrid is known for its rich and varied offerings in sports, leisure, and culture. Students will have plenty of time to explore all of the theaters and museums, such as the Prado National Art Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and the Queen Sofía Center for the Arts, as well as the local monuments, exhibits, concert halls, and parks.

This is an inviting study abroad destination for students comfortable with Spanish, although courses are available in English. Catholic University students in the School of Engineering, particularly electrical engineering and civil engineering majors, will want to research Comillas as a potential study abroad choice.

Academics & Curriculum

Courses at Universidad Pontificia Comillas are offered in ECTS. American students will typically enroll in 30 ECTS worth of courses to earn 15 U.S. credits. Students will need at least 6 ECTS in any given subject to fulfill a required course at Catholic University. Courses can be English-taught or Spanish-taught, though students need at least two semesters of Spanish to enroll in a Spanish-taught course. Course offerings and syllabi may be found here:
  Schools at Universidad Comillas are located across multiple campuses. To avoid excessive daily transport, students are strongly encouraged to take all of their courses in either the School of Humanities and Social Sciences or the School of Engineering.

Accommodation & Meals

Housing for this program is provided by Lodgerin. Students may choose to live in a homestay, which includes a partial meal plan, or in a furnished apartment with other Catholic University or international students. All housing provided to students will be within a 45 minute commute to Universidad Pontificia Comillas.

Included with the furnished apartments is a bed, a wardrobe, a desk and chair, as well as utilities (electricity, water, internet, etc.). Lodgerin also provides a regular cleaning service just for the common/shared areas of the apartment. Not included in the basic price are towels, linens, or laundry service.

SGR has also recently established a "co-living space". Most of the rooms are rented individually, although some doubles are available for friends wanting to room together. Every room has a private bathroom, study area, and storage space.


Exchange Scholars

Exchange Scholar programs at The Catholic University of America provide an immersive international experience for a limited number of highly qualified students.  This exclusive opportunity enables students to study at a select group of prestigious universities worldwide.  Exchange partner schools are selected on the basis of mission, academic excellence, dedication to internationalization, and a commitment to research.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2022-2023 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2023 10/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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