Universidad San Pablo CEU

Universidad San Pablo CEU was founded over 70 years ago, and its graduates include include business people, journalists, architects, lawyers, judges and officials of the Spanish government and state.

CEU is a private, catholic university and offers a wide variety of courses among others in Business, Marketing,Tourism, Management, Audiovisual media, Journalism, Producing.

EBSL students will study at the School of Economics and Business Studies.

RSDFM students will study at the the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences. Students will go into the depths of various areas in the audiovisual media such as script writing, sound, editing, producing, oral skills, technical skills for the media or audiovisual companies management.

School of Humanities and Communication Sciences at Universidad San Pablo CEU, one of the institutions with longer tradition in Communication Sciences rooted at the first School of Journalism in Spain.

Both schools are located on Moncloa campus.

Campus facilities

Similar to EBSL in size and services offered. Opening hours from 11am-7pm.

Printing facilities: there is a daily limit of 15 pages.

Good value for money, you will find several canteens in the various 'facultades'. Average meal price is 6 euros, including a drink.

Bank Services
There is an office of the Banco de Santander at the University San Pablo-CEU on the Moncloa Campus (20 Julían Romea, Ground Floor). It offers students, who wish, all types of banking services.

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

The Sport Centre offers various sporting activities and CEU is involved in many tournaments. Student Services offer many cultural activities ranging from day-trips and short breaks, to music, theatre and photography. EBS London students can also take advantage of the Careers and Placements office at CEU.

How to get there to Moncloa Campus:

Metro Stations: Metropolitano (line 6), Guzmán el Bueno (lines 6 and 7)

Buses: 2, 44, 45 or Circular (C1/C2)


Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: September - January (exams included)

Spring Semester: January - June (exams included)

Academic life

Students may consult the course structure of the various degree programmes offered at the University by visiting the section dedicated to international students on the webpage: www.rrii.uspceu.es

The evaluation methods vary according to the course and the criteria of the Faculty board of each course, although they are all based on continuous evaluation. The main methods applied are:

  • Written and Oral Exams

  • Individual or group writing assignments

  • Individual/group oral presentations


0 – 4.9            Suspenso                                                      Fail

5 – 6.9            Aprobado (minimum grade to pass is 5)           Satisfactory

7 – 8.9            Notable                                                         Good

9 – 10             Sobresaliente                                                 Very good

10                   Matricula de Honor                                         Honorable Mention / Excellent



Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details

Passing requirements

Please contact your Head of Programme or Academic Advisor for more details

Disability provisions

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


Living in Madrid

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. (http://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.

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


CEU can help you finding accommodation. See their website or contact:(housing@ceu.es )

CEU San Pablo University collaborates with the following companies that offer student accommodation: www.aluni.net, www.salyven.net. International students may book their rooms in advance through the aforementioned web pages, or may wait until they meet other students on arrival,and start looking for a shared flat.

Please note that CEU do not offer accommodation, but collaborate with the above housing companies. Please check out the recommended housing websites. Rooms can be booked prior to arrival, and it´s the easiest way to find accommodation near your campus for a reasonable price.

Please check these websites for accommodation purposes:

- www.aluni.net


Cost of living

  • Monthly expenses in food and domestic products per person 150€

  • Monthly transport card for under 21(covers metro, bus and trains travelling inside the central area) 30.70€  

  • Monthly transport card (covers metro, bus and trains travelling inside the central area) 47.20€ 

  • Coffee in a bar is 1.50€

  • Beer in a bar is 1.50€; drinks in bars, pubs or clubs at night 8€

  • A tapa is 1.90-3€;  lunch at an average priced restaurant 10€; dinner at an average priced restaurant 9-30€

  • A gym is approx. 30€- 50€/month

  • A cinema ticket is around 8€

The prices are approximate and subject to change over the year.

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€




Students who have been nominated to study at CEU 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 España, 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 Cardis 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.

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.



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: English,Spanish
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Erasmus+ exchange

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