Comillas Pontifical University – Madrid, Spain

More than 100 years old, Comillas Pontifical University is a private Catholic University located in Madrid, Spain. It belongs to a network of more than 200 Jesuit universities in the world. The university combines a long history of experience in education, characterized by academic excellence and a humanistic tradition in teaching, with a constant desire for modernization, stimulated by constant social change.

Comillas is a well-known university in Spain, ranked among the best higher education institutions in the country for most of the programmes it offers. The university has a student population of approximately 15,000, including around 2,000 international students from 80 countries.

ICADE, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (where Law is taught) is situated in the central campus of Comillas and so has good transport links to the rest of the city. This allows students to study at the political, financial and cultural heart of the Spain.  

Programmes of study

DMU’s exchange agreement with CEU San Pablo allows students enrolled on the following programmes to study abroad: 

  • Business and Law – LLB Law, Business Law

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Students can also choose to study the Diploma in Legal Studies, covering courses within the field of International Legal Studies as well as a course about cultural aspects of Spain and a Spanish language course.

Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at Comillas Pontifical University.

view diploma in legal studies

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to CEU San Pablo is Madrid Barajas International Airport. You can take a taxi or public transportation such as a bus or metro to your accommodation.
  • Accommodation – As the university does not have its own student residences, it collaborates with local companies to provide housing services. More information about this can be found on the accommodation section here.

Visas & insurance

  • Visas – To take part in this exchange you are responsible for ensuring that you meet Spanish immigration requirements.
  • Insurance – All students are recommended to purchase travel insurance for the duration of their time in Europe to cover personal possessions and healthcare. UK and EU nationals can apply for a UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is time-limited to the length of the exchange period.


Living costs in Spain tend to be lower than those in the UK. We recommend that you do further independent research to gain a better understanding of the cost of your year abroad. To help you, we have created a simple cost comparison between the UK and Spain: