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Comillas Pontifical University

4.4 out of 5 (30 ratings / 25 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. 

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (1)



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.


Our aim is that every person to form part of our University receives a comprehensive education: focusing not only on academic training but also on their own free will, their human, ethical and aesthetic awareness, capacity for personal reflection and sense of responsibility. In short, COMILLAS aims to contribute to the full personal development of all its students.



  • 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.

Medical services

Our aim is to provide assistance to any member of the University Community going through a difficult situation. Through interviews and individual working sessions we offer psychological and educational advice related to both academic and personal problems.We often possess the personal tools needed to overcome difficulties, but when this is not the case an external resource can be of great help. 

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
  • Ei Comillas
  • (Glasnost Magazine)
  • Network for Social Entrepreneurs
  • EU4 (Association for Students in European Business Sciences EU4)
  • Alumnos para la Experiencia Social – APES
  • AEPSI-CO - Asociación de estudiantes de Psicología Comillas
  • ICADE-ICAI Finance & Investment Society
  • AIE - Asociación ICAI Empresa
  • ICAI Speed Club

Student Reviews

They display great professionalism
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I have not started yet, I will start in Sept 2020 but the admissions process is amazing. You can actually speak to someone by phone or email and they answer you questions quickly and with professionalism. I was accepted in April and since coronavirus pandemic the university allowed me to submit everything via email. I can't wait to start.

Excellence in the heart of Madrid
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

This university impresses with its great location in the centre of Madrid as well as very good extra-curricular offers. The contact to the professors is very familiar, which makes the start much easier, especially as an international student. The quality of the individual lectures varies a lot - so you can have good or bad luck with the professors. Both the mathematical...

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am very happy with my university and my degree as it offers a very good range of courses.

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