Centro Universitario Villanueva

Villanueva is a private College affiliated by charter to the Complutense University of Madrid since 1997. It aims to be an innovative University, capable of leaving its mark on society as university institutions advance into the third millennium.

Villanueva provides excellent theoretical base, clear aptitudes and skills for management, essential for working in international environments.

Centrally located, it occupies a newly refurbished building in the Barrio de Salamanca, 5 minutes walk away from the Retiro Park (underground station: Retiro).

Campus facilities


Computer pools:

  • 75+ Computers

  • Windows XP, Office 2003, ...

  • Internet access

  • open 24/7

Info terminals with Internet access:

  • 6 terminals on the Schloss campus

  • 3 terminals on the Burg campus

  • 6 terminals on the Atrium campus


  • all building are equipped throughout with WLAN

Student Intranet:

  • events, discussion forums on studies and other topics, photo galleries, etc. at myebs.de


  • semester timetables, examination results, important dates, etc. always up to date online

EBS email address:

  • access worldwide via Webmailer


The EBS Business SchoolLibrary offers extensive reference collections and access to several databases containing leading scientific journals in management, economics, law and related disciplines.

Currently the EBS Business School Library offers users:

  • 95 print subscriptions of the most important German and international journals,

  • over 58.125 German and English journals via databases (among other things EBSCO, Elsevier Science Direct Business School Edition, Emerald Management Xtra, EJL),

  • access to leading databases like e. g. LexisNexis (business information), GBI-WISO-Net (economical fulltext source for German journals), Reuters Business Inside (financial services), Beck online (legal database) and Hoppenstedt (company information database).

  • access to DFG National Licences

Over 35.000 media items (monographs, doctoral dissertations, manuals, textbooks, working papers etc.) are offered by EBS Library and chairs.

Business School Library Opening hours -

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 10:45 pm


11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: September to end of December

Spring Semester: January to end of April

Academic life

At EBS Madrid the general study is as follows:

  • Each semester has twelve weeks

  • Total hours: 220 contact hours

  • Weekly hours: 18 contact hours

  • Business Communication Groups: 10-15 students per level

  • Management subjects groups: approx. 35 students

  • Business Project groups: 5 students

  • One day of contact hours is enabled for diffrent activties and personal paperwork


EBSL students - Spanish SPA:

You are required to take a minimum of 20 ECTS per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

EBSL students - English SPA:

You must enrol in 30 ECTS. The courses you choose must be approved by your Programme Director.

Please note the following when selecting your modules: 

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at EBS London, Regent's University London
  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester (AS =autumn semester = 1st semester SS= spring semester = 2nd semester)
  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take yearlong courses
  • You must take a minimum of 20 ECTS credits, this can includes one language course
  • All courses must be taught and examined in the target SPA language
  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution


Passing requirements

EBSL students - Spanish SPA:

Students must pass a minimum of 15 ECTS per semester during their Study Period Abroad.

EBSL students - English SPA:

In order to pass your SPA semester you must pass 30 ECTS.

Students must sit all the exams for the courses they have registered for. Students are permitted to take resit exams on SPA at the host institution.

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing SPA credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.


Disability provisions

Villanueva has a dedicated office which supports students with disabilities. Support services include:

  • wheelchair accessible classroom (There is a mechanical platform in the main entrance, two lifts for accessing classrooms and library and toilets for disabled) 

  • special examination arrangements (extra time if needed as well as using computer

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at Villanueva.


Madrid is a vast city, with a population of approximately five million inhabitants, which is continuously increasing. It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula on a plateau at an altitude of 650 meters. (www.Madrid.org)
Madrid is a modern capital and business centre housing the most important multi-national companies.

Madrid is a cosmopolitan city with an intense life, where one can enjoy a great variety of artistic and cultural activities. There is a variety of art, especially related to paintings. Madrid boasts three magnificent portrait museums, the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofa Centre of Modern Art, all located in the same zone otherwise known as The Art Triangle.You can enjoy going to the opera at the Teatro Real and a whole assortment of theatres, ranging from huge to small putting on all kinds of performances. The city offers many other leisure opportunities.

Madrid also has many parks, such as the well-known Retiro Park.

There are many traditional cafes, cafes which serve chocolate, sidewalk cafes, bars which specialize in beers and bars which serve typical appetizers or cocktails. There are also many installations for practicing a variety of sports, including golf and skiing. The ski station of Navacerrada is located only 50 km from the centre of Madrid.

The region of Madrid features the rare Continental Mediterranean climate with cool winters due to altitude, including sporadic snowfalls and minimum temperatures often below 0°C (32°F). Summer tends to be hot with temperatures that consistently surpass 30°C (86°F) in July and that can rarely reach 40°C (104°F). Due to Madrid's altitude and dry climate, nightly temperatures tend to be cooler, leading to a lower average in the summer months. Precipitation levels are low, but they can be observed throughout the year. Summer and winter are the driest seasons, with most rainfall occurring in the autumn and spring.

Madrid is connected with other Spanish cities and other countries by air, road and sea. Madrid is served by Barajas Airport. Madrid has one of the most extensive and fastest-growing metro networks in the world. It runs until 1am, after which the night buses start to run.

Ticket types & Prices

There are five different types of tickets and all are relatively inexpensive:

·         Metro Combinado Cost €2

·         MetroMadrid Cost €1.00

·         MetroSur Cost €1.00

·         TFM Cost €1.00

·         Abono Touristico €5.20 per day

The province of Madrid is also served by an extensive commuter rail network of 370 kilometres (230 miles) called Cercanias. The National Rail, the Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Espanoles (RENFE) operates the vast majority of Spains railways. In Madrid, the main rail terminals are Atocha in the south and Chamartin in the north.

EBS Madrid focuses especially on the integration of international students. For that purpose, the following are organised:

  • International gastronomical gathering

  • "Face to Face" conversation exchange

  • Professional seminars with Spanish students

  • Visits to the Stock Exchange and the High Court with Spanish students

  • Sport Activities

For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad pages on Blackboard.  Click here to log into Blackboard.


There is a wide range of accommodation on offer and published on Villanueva´s website, from dormitories with full board to student flats to share in central Madrid and tailored housing services for all those international students who request it.

Villanueva offers an on-line accommodation service to all its international alumni, with extensive housing information, from dormitories with full board to student flats to share and apartments in rent in central Madrid. Students can thus look for accommodation to suit their tastes and personal circumstances through our website.

Cost of living

Villanueva detailed below some products which reflect the cost of living in Madrid for a student. The prices are approximate and subject to change over the year beyond Villanueva´s responsibility.

Average Rent for  2 bedroom Apartment

800€- 1000€

Rent for 1 room

400 €

Monthly expenses in food and domestic products per person at a shared student flat


Taxi fare for a journey from the airport to the city center (20mins)


Single metro, bus, or urban train ticket

1 €

10 trips combined metro-bus ticket


Monthly transport card (covers metro, bus and trains travelling inside the central area)


Monthly transport card  for people under 21 (covers metro, bus and trains travelling inside the central area)


Coffee in a bar


Lunch menu or lunch at an average priced restaurant


Sandwich at a cafeteria

2,20 - 4,90€

Soft drink at vending machines on the street


Beer in a bar


Tapa or snack in a bar

1,90 - 3€


Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.


Students who have been nominated to study at Villanueva will be sent an application pack via email the semester before they are due to start their SPA.

Health Insurance  
You must provide evidence of having an appropriate health insurance. This is usually required at the time of submitting your application.

If you come from an EU country, remember to apply for a European health insurance card (EHIC) before leaving.

Visa requirements

For visa requirements, please contact the Consulado General de Espana:

20 Draycott Place, London SW3 2RZ, Tel: 020 7589 8989

E-mail: visas@conspalon.org 

W: http://www.conspalon.org/

You have a maximum of 30 days after entering the European Union to begin the process of applying for a Student Residence Card. For this, you will need to present your flight ticket (boarding ticket) or the stamp on your passport showing the date on which you entered the European Union. The Student Residence Card (Autorizaci n de Estancia is a temporary residence permit valid while you are studying in Spain. This permit is valid for maximum of one academic year and can be renewed every year until you finish your studies. Your academic performance will be taken into account when renewing your permit. This document gives you the right to remain legally in the country while you study.


Centro Universitario Villanueva
C/ Claudio Coello 11

Contact: Ana Cuquerella
Phone: 0034 91 577 56 66
Fax: 0034 91 435 56 60
Email: acuquerella@VILLANUEVA.EDU

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.




Country: Spain
Language of tuition: Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad: