CEU San Pablo University – Madrid, Spain

CEU San Pablo University is a private Catholic university based in Madrid. With a diverse and international student body from over 50 different countries, it aims to train students to be excellent professionals and well-rounded individuals through its high quality teaching and research.

The university has two large campuses located in exciting areas of Madrid (Moncloa and Montepríncipe), offering the chance to study in a trend-setting and international environment, with advanced facilities and services.

Programmes of study

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

  • Business and Law – all Business Studies programmes
  • Computing, Engineering and Media – Journalism & Media Production

Modules will be available in English and further information about the study options can be found here. Exchange students will be required to follow a full programme of study for the academic year based at CEU San Pablo.

Travel & accommodation

  • Travel – The nearest major airport to CEU San Pablo is Madrid Barajas International Airport. You can take a taxi or public transportation to your accommodation, but one of the easiest and cheapest ways is to take a metro to Plaza de Castilla and make use of the Free University Bus – Autobus Ceu.
  • Accommodation – You will receive information about and will be able to apply for your accommodation after you are formally accepted by CEU San Pablo. You can view information about accommodation 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: