Universidad Pontificia Comillas

Universidad Pontificia Comillas (UPCO) hosts a Georgetown University program. This private, Jesuit university has about 7,000 students enrolled and participates in numerous international programs. Jesuit ethical standards form part of the university’s philosophy.

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It is especially known for its Business and Law school (ICADE) and the engineering school (ICAI) which are located in the Argüelles campus in Madrid.  The Cantoblanco campus (17 km from Madrid and accessible by commuter train and bus) offers studies in Theology, Humanities, Education and Psychology.  Students take courses primarily in the Business school or in the different schools on the Humanities campus since there are greater restrictions in Engineering, Nursing and Translation.  

The Aula de Cultura offers non- credit bearing classes in a variety of areas such as debate, photography and music. Comillas also offers sports opportunities and religious activities. There are a number of student associations and community service opportunities. A psychological counselling service is open to our students as well.


Students enrolled in the Universidad Pontificia Comillas through the GU program, are required to take 5 courses and between 25 and 30 ECTS credits per semester. Of these,only one or two classes can be special classes offered to foreign students.  Students may enroll for the full academic year, fall, spring semesters or split year (if calendar and visa requirements permit).

When signing up for the program, and based on student's study proposal, a school of affiliation is selected. If the student primary take Business classes, they should select UPCO's Business school. If they plan on taking mostly Humanities, then that given school. This does not restrict students from taking classes in other schools, but the registration process will be through special petition. Students pre-register before arriving to Madrid and have a two week add-drop period to make any necessary changes.

The Georgetown program has an office in the ICADE building.