Universidad Pontificia Comillas is a private Catholic University with around 11,000 students that was founded in 1904 by the Society of Jesus. Comillas has a rich humanist tradition and their degree programs are based on academic rigor individual student support.
The university's location allows students to explore the vibrant city of Madrid and its parks, plazas, museums and theatres.
ACU Semester 1: early January to late June
ACU Semester 2: late August to late Dec
ACU Exchange students can take subjects from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science (available in English and Spanish) and need to enrol in 25-30ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) to meet the equivalent full-time ACU semester load (40cps). This can mean taking 5-8 subjects.
Past students have taken the following units:
Universidad Pontifica Comillas units
Equivalent units at ACU
Current International Issues from a Spanish Perspective
These units are usually matched up to
Arts elective units (10cps each):
ASOA010, ASOA011, ASOA012, ASOA013 or ASOB010, ASOB011, ASOB012, ASOB013
Or are used to meet Global Studies
requirements for GLST300 (40cps)
International Political Economy
Political System and Politics in Spain
Regional Studies (Politics and Society in the Middle East)
Spanish for Foreign Exchange Students
Classical Spanish Art
Comparative Cultural Studies
Problem of God
Modern Spanish Art
* Students who take 20ECTS or more will be eligible to apply to Comillas for a “Diploma in International Relations from a Spanish Perspective”
* Please note that this list is to be used as a guide only.It is not exhaustive and some units will not be offered in every semester. The list of credit equivalencies does not guarantee approval for similar units in future intakes. Study plans will be formally assessed and approved by your Course Coordinator during the application process.