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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up, Full Year, Full Year Back-Up, Split Year Spring, SpltYr Spring BackUp, Spring, Spring Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
Fields of Study: Anthropology, Arabic, Art/Art History, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle
Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

Bird's-eye view of Madrid at sundownGeorgetown in Madrid:
Universidad Complutense

Madrid, Spain



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Completion of Advanced Spanish II
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

The Georgetown in Madrid program is based at two of Madrid’s most prominent universities: the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Comillas). Each cohort of GU in Madrid students is led by Ani Flys, who has served as the Resident Director of these programs for over 25 years.

GU in Madrid is a high-support program, meaning there are a number of program features designed to enhance your learning, both in and outside of the classroom. From cultural activities and overnight excursions, to language and academic support services, you will have a wealth of resources at your disposal.


Universidad Complutense de Madrid's main campus is located in the capital city’s Ciudad Universitaria. You may also take classes at UCM’s Somosaguas campus which houses the Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology departments. In addition to taking regular university courses, GU in Madrid students studying at UCM will take at least one course through the Universidades Norteamericanas Reunidas (Reunidas) consortium. Reunidas courses are taught by UCM faculty at the main campus, but they are offered exclusively to students from the consortium’s member institutions.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to mid-June
  • Fall: late August to late December
  • Spring: late January to mid-June

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Anthropology, Arabic, Art/Art History, Biology, Computer Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Film, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish

Due to academic calendar limitations at the local universities, see courseload guidelines below.


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 25-30 ECTS credits

You must take one Reunidas course each semester; College and MSB students may take up to two Reunidas courses.

FALL-ONLY students may take courses in the following departments ONLY: FULL YEAR and SPRING semester students may take courses in the following departments: Select Plan de Estudios on the department’s website to see the course lists for each degree.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: 5 out of 10 on the Spanish grading scale

You are required to live in program housing.

You have two housing options:
  • Homestay: You will have your own room and receive two meals a day
  • Student Residence: rooms and meal plans vary

Program Budget

Georgetown in Madrid, Spain - Universidad Complutense Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

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Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Open Application Deadlines & Dates
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 10/12/2019 TBA TBA