Foundation
Master
Program

Details of the Program

Foundation master scholarship program at the Complutense University of Madrid, every year, only outstanding international students are offered a reserved place in a Master’s degree program and a high level of scholarship. Students entering the program are required to attend a Foundation Stage to strengthen their Spanish language and academic skills before starting their master studies. Entrance to the program is subject to a competitive interview, written examination and material review, and once entered into the Foundation Stage, you are eligible for both a master place reservation and a scholarship!

Complutense International Foundation Diploma

Total hours: 675 hours (575 hours intensive language + 100 hours specialized courses)

Total credits: 90 credits

Foundation Master Program Advantages

The Complutense Universitys Faculty of Literature and Faculty of Bellas Arts offers a unique application pathway for students attending the Foundation Master Program to recruit outstanding international students.

Students who are approved to enter the program will be offered an official Master's vacancy at the Complutense University of Madrid in advance.
The Foundation Stage starts on 10 January each year. It finishes on 22 July of that year, with direct entry to the Master’s study in the same year, allowing for a seamless transition of courses.
All students participating in the program will receive a scholarship for their Master’s studies; tuition fees are around 54% of the original tuition price.

Professionals in the Faculty of Fine Arts

Admission requirements

  • A2 level of Spanish is required (the matriculation phase will start with B1 studies)
  • A full-time undergraduate degree and a notarized certificate
  • A high degree of relevance to the undergraduate program
  • The program is also open to recent graduates in their fourth year of study

Artistic and Creative Studies

Cultural Heritage Conservation

Arts Education for Social and Cultural Institutions

Artistic and Creative Studies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.

  • Undergraduates in architecture, visual communication, art history, aesthetics/philosophy and other arts and humanities disciplines: a portfolio and CV are required.

Additional requirements: portfolio, CV

Cultural Heritage Conservation

  • Undergraduate students in cultural heritage conservation and restoration.

  • Undergraduate students in Fine Arts (with an orientation related to restoration) undergraduate students in Art History, Archaeology, Humanities, Experimental Sciences (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, etc.), Architecture or Engineering.

  • Undergraduate students in the remaining conservation and restoration-related disciplines.

Arts Education for Social and Cultural Institutions

  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students in Fine Art, Art History, Art Education, Art Restoration and other related disciplines. Other majors with relevant experience will also be considered.

Professionals in the Faculty of Literature

Admission requirements

  • A B1 level of Spanish is required (the matriculation phase will start with B2 studies)
  • A full-time undergraduate degree and a notarised certificate of accreditation
  • A high degree of relevance to the undergraduate program
  • The program is also open to recent graduates in their fourth year of study

Teaching Spanish as a Second Language

Spanish Studies

Spanish Literature

Latin American Literature

Program application process

1
Application and registration
2
Start of Foundation Program
3
End of Foundation Program

Guaranteed admission to the Masters programme after successful completion of the programme.

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