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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:
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): Spanish Type of Program: Business, Direct Matriculation
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February, October
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Georgetown in Madrid:
Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Madrid, Spain



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: 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 lead by Ana Flys, who has served as the Resident Director of the GU in Madrid program 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 have a wealth of resources at your disposal.


Comillas’ main campus is located in Moncloa, a neighborhood just outside of Madrid’s city center. The Moncloa campus is home to Comillas’ Economics, Business, and Engineering departments. The Cantoblanco campus, located in a northern suburb 45 minutes outside of the city center, offers courses in the humanities and social sciences. GU in Madrid students may take classes at both campuses.

Academic Calendar

  • Full year: late August to late May
  • Fall: late August to late May
  • Spring: early January to late May

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Business, Economics, Government/Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology

This list is not exhaustive. Please make an appointment to speak with the OGE Regional Advisor to further discuss available coursework on this program.


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

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 Pontificia Comillas Program Budget 2018-2019


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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Dates & Deadlines:
Dates & Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA
Split Year Spring 2020 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA
Full Year 2019 02/14/2019 03/02/2019 TBA TBA