Foundation Undergraduate Programme

2021 - 2022

Foundation undergraduate scholarship programme at the Complutense University of Madrid, with 120 places in the first round of Complutense University undergraduate admissions, reserved for students who have been approved to enter the program.

Foundation Master Programme

2021 - 2022

Foundation master scholarship programme at the Complutense University of Madrid, every year, only outstanding international students are offered a reserved place in a Master's degree programme and a high level of scholarship.

Foundation Undergraduate Programme

Students entering the programme are required to attend a Foundation Stage to strengthen their Spanish language and academic skills before starting their undergraduate studies. Entrance to the programme is subject to a competitive interview, written examination and material review, and once entered into the Foundation Stage, you are eligible for both an undergraduate place reservation and a scholarship!

Foundation Courses

2021 - 2022

The International Foundation Programme at the Complutense University consists of two obligatory modules, a total of 90 course credits and 675 hours of course time.

Module I: Spanish Language Courses

This course is based on the syllabus developed by the Instituto Cervantes and aims to develop and improve students’ language skills in written comprehension and expression, reading comprehension, listening comprehension and oral expression and interaction in Spanish.

Course duration: 575 hours face-to-face (25 hours per week)


Module II: Introduction to the University Diploma Programme

This module provides students with professionally oriented courses, divided between the social sciences and humanities. Students will take three compulsory major-oriented courses as well as Complutense University’s Introduction to Ethics and Pedagogy.

Course duration: 100 hours face-to-face (25 hours per week)

Some optional second module courses:

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to the Business World
  • Introduction to International Trade
  • Introduction to Tourism
  • Geography and History of Spain and Latin America
  • Introduction to International Relations