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Complutense University of Madrid

Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), a renowned institution with a legacy dating back to 1499, stands as a beacon of academic excellence in the heart of Spain’s vibrant capital.

According to the Ranking of El Mundo about universities in 2023, the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) ranked 1st among all the Spanish universities and 3rd among southern Europe. For the 2024 cycle on QS, the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) ranked 171st.

Offering a diverse range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research programs across various fields, UCM nurture intellectual curiosity and provide a world-class education.

Complutense University of Madrid faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and commitment to innovation empower students to excel both academically and personally. With a rich history, a commitment to internationalization, and a thriving campus culture,

UCM welcomes students from around the world to embark on a transformative educational journey in the heart of Madrid.

Bachelor’s Degree (on average)

6,950€ in total

Master’s Degree (on average)

9,500€ in total


Complutense University of Madrid

Academic Programs

Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) provides a wide array of Bachelor’s Degrees available in both English and Spanish. Here are some of the majors offered by the university:

• Arts and Humanities
• Engineering
• Health Sciences
• Science
• Social Sciences and Law

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University features

Complutense University of Madrid , public university in Spain

International Foundation Program

The International Foundation Program allows students to enhance their Spanish language and academic skills.

Successful completion guarantees admission to Complutense University’s undergraduate programs in the same year.

The progam runs from January to July and is led by Complutense University professors, providing a strong university-preparatory foundation.

Participants also benefit from scholarships, significantly reducing undergraduate tuition fees to about one-third of the original cost.

Diverse Academic Offerings and Research Opportunities

With nearly 300 official academic programs the university provides a wide range of educational opportunities for students in various fields of study. UCM boasts cutting-edge research facilities and collaborate with renowned professors, fostering innovation and intellectual growth.

Strong International Focus

Committed to internationalization, the university maintains over 900 bilateral agreements with institutions in 77 countries, making it a hub for global collaboration and exchange. It is also a prominent participant in the Erasmus+ program, facilitating student mobility across Europe.

Rich Historical Legacy

Founded in 1499, the Complutense University of Madrid is one of the oldest universities in the world, with a rich history of academic excellence that spans over five centuries.

Complutense University of Madrid

Campuses & Location


In 1927, the Ciudad Universitaria was conceived as an integrated campus, where education, science, and culture would seamlessly converge. The Campus Moncloa initiative aims to lead in addressing 21st-century challenges, particularly those related to knowledge and sustainable development.

The Campus comprises various faculties, including Fine Art, Computer Science and Engineering, Dentistry, Law, Medicine and many others.

Ciudad Universitaria – Subway (5 mins)

Line 6


The Somosaguas Campus is situated in the tranquil residential neighborhood of Somosaguas, on the western periphery of Madrid. Here, educational and administrative structures are harmoniously set amidst expansive green landscapes.

The Campus encompasses the some of the followin faculties, Economics and Business Administration, Political & Social Science, Psychology among many others.

Est.Campus De Somosaguas – Bus (5 mins)

Lines 561A, 563, 658A

Complutense University of Madrid

University degree programs

International Foundation Program at the UCM​

The International Foundation Program boosts students’ Spanish and academic skills, ensuring direct entry to Complutense University’s undergraduate programs in the same year.

Led by Complutense University professors, the program runs from January to July and offers scholarships, reducing tuition fees to one-third of the original cost.

Taught only in Spanish:

Complutense University’s International Foundation Program comprises two mandatory modules:

Module I: Spanish Language Courses (575 hours of face-to-face courses)

Module II: Introduction to the University Diploma Program (100 hours of face-to-face courses)

Course length

7 months with 90 credits and 675 hours of course time in total

Available starts



• Must have finished secondary education equivalent to the Spanish baccalaureate level.


International Foundation Program: 6,950€ in total

Note: The total price doesn’t include the enrollment fee (2,000€).

The enrolment fee includes the following services: airport pick-up for first arrival, accommodation management, application for student residence card, application for undergraduate studies, application for postgraduates studies, local mobile phone card, bank card, medical appointment and necessary companion, 24-hour emergency service).

Disclaimer: Prices in currencies other than euro are estimated based on the latest exchange rates.

Master's Degrees at the UCM​

Taught only in English:

• Master’s Degree in Business Talent and Human Resources Management
• Master’s Degree in International Trade
• Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management
• Master’s Degree in Marketing Management: Global and Digital Strategic
• MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Course length

1 year

Available starts



Master’s Degree (annual average): 9,500€ in total


Please note that every degree may have different prices.

The academic fees shown above correspond to one academic.

Contact us here in order to get the exact cost of the Degree you are interested in.

Disclaimer: Prices in currencies other than euro are estimated based on the latest exchange rates.

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Frequently asked questions

The academic year at UCM typically consists of two semesters: the fall semester (starting in September) and the spring semester (starting in February). There may be variations in specific programs, so it’s advisable to check the academic calendar for your chosen course.

Yes, UCM provides on-campus housing options for international students. However, the availability of housing may be limited, and it’s recommended to apply early to secure a spot in university residences or dormitories.

The Complutense University of Madrid offers various support services for international students, including orientation programs, language courses, academic advising, and cultural integration activities. There are also student organizations and clubs to help you connect with peers.

International students in Spain are typically allowed to work part-time during their studies, although there are restrictions. UCM’s international office can provide guidance on employment regulations and opportunities.

International students planning to study at UCM typically need to apply for a student visa. The process and requirements can vary depending on your country of origin, so it’s crucial to consult with Go! Go! España for proper guidance.

Absolutely! The Complutense University of Madrid has a vibrant campus life with numerous student organizations, clubs, and cultural events. International students are encouraged to participate in these activities to enrich their university experience.

UCM collaborates with various industries and organizations to provide internship and career development opportunities for students. The university’s career services office can assist in finding internships and job placements.

UCM is known for its diverse and international student population. You’ll have the chance to meet and interact with students from all over the world, contributing to a culturally enriching experience.

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