Comillas Pontifical University

4.5 out of 5 (76 ratings / 35 reviews) Madrid, Spain
After a century of university experience, at COMILLAS we are keenly aware that a great many things have changed since the university was founded. Spanish universities have moved on from the education of a select social minority toward a more universal social mission. 

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In response to the projects proposed by Antonio López y López and his son Claudio López Brú, the first and second Marquis of Comillas, Pope Leo XIII founded a Seminary in the town of Comillas (Cantabria). Established under the papal brief "Sempiternam Dominici Gregis", dated December 16, 1890, this Seminary offered training for candidates to the priesthood.


The effect of these profound changes on COMILLAS can be seen in the University's move from Comillas to Madrid, in the broad expansion of its educational offer (Humanities and Technical Sciences as well as Ecclesiastic Sciences) and in its ongoing commitment to evolution and modernization based on solid and permanent foundations. Our university mission is firmly rooted within the framework of this evolutionary process, of the growing plurality of Spanish universities and new social and ecclesiastic needs and challenges.



  • Institute for Research in Technology (I.I.T.)
  • University Institute of Spirituality
  • Institute of Education Sciences (ICE)
  • University Institute of Studies on Migration
  • Institute of Modern Languages
  • University Institute of Family Studies


The Office of Internships and Employment (OPE) is the service of the university dedicated to helping its students and alumni in the incorporation to the labor market through the realization of internships and employment, as well as in their professional development. 

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Student services

The Information and Student Reception Office (OIA) will give you information about the student life at Comillas Pontifical University.

Housing services

The Universidad Pontificia Comillas does not have its own accommodation but you can obtain information about the Major Colleges and University Residences of Madrid on the official website of the university.

Library services

The Library Service is an operational which acquires, organizes, processes, and cares for all of the University's bibliographic and documentary collection and makes it available to users, regardless of their format, where they are stored, and which budget item they were charged to when acquired, except for documents belonging to the University's General Archive.

Student Life

Campus life

The Main Campus Alberto Aguilera has access ramp to the building, suitable bathrooms on the first floor and access by means of a special lift to the cafeteria, gym, physiotherapiest.

Sports facilities

Sports Unit of the University, depends on the Vice President for University Services and Student Community. Our goal is to promote the sport, conviviality, camaraderie and the spirit of solidarity among the university community. Values closely linked to the educational project of the university.

Student clubs

  • LINUXEC (Association of student interested in free circulation of Software and Hardware, discussing technological concerns)
  • AUDEMAC (Association of Students from the Senior Citizens University)
  • Comillas Athletics Association
  • ELSA Madrid ICADE
  • Comillas Entrepreneurs Association
  • ICADE International Students Association

Student Reviews

Universidad Comillas Criminology and Social Work
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Is a very prestigious university in which there’s so many good professionals, is very practical because you have internship during three years of your degree. What I would say that didn’t work out that well would be the part of criminology because they give more importance to social work.

Studying at Universidad Comillas, Madrid!
Sanyukta Singh rated 4 out of 5 stars

Being an exchange student at Comillas from India, I was super excited about the program. However, the pandemic did not allow me to attend the first semester in person. I had to, therefore, attend the entire first semester online. Comillas has a strong technical team that made studying online easy. The classes were smooth and interesting. I got an opportunity to study in...

ICADE review
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It is a very good and exigent university. Due to the fact that it is private it could feel like a continuation of high school in terms of freemdom in the election or classes and schedules (you can not decide anything really).

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