Foundation
Master
Programme

Details of the Programme

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. Students entering the programme are required to attend a Foundation Stage to strengthen their Spanish language and academic skills before starting their master 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 a master place reservation and a scholarship!

Complutense International Foundation Diploma(CIFD)

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

Total credits: 90 credits

Foundation Master
Programme advantages

Students who are approved to enter the programme will be offered an official master place at the Complutense University of Madrid in advance.
The Foundation Stage starts on 10 January each year and finishes on 22 July of that year, with direct entry to the Master Stage in the same year, allowing for a seamless transition of courses.
All students participating in the programme will receive a scholarship for their master studies, tuition fees are around 50% of the original price of tuition.

Two modes of participate are available for students to choose depending on their needs.

Mode 1

Purely online mode of participation in the Foundation Programme, without going abroad during the Foundation Phase.

Mode 2

Participation in the Foundation Programme at the Complutense Campus in Madrid for better learning outcomes.

The Complutense University’s Faculty of Literature and Faculty of Bellas Arts, offers a special application pathway for students attending the Foundation Master Programme to recruit outstanding international students.

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 notarised certificate
  • A high degree of relevance to the undergraduate programme
  • The programme is also open to recent graduates in their fourth year of study

Design

Artistic and Creative Studies

Cultural Heritage Conservation

Arts Education for Social and Cultural Institutions

DESIGN

  • Bachelor’s degree in design, fine art or a creative related discipline.
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, audiovisual communication, advertising or a field related to design and creativity.


Additional requirements: a portfolio will be a plus (10 pages of A4 to present the work)

Artistic and Creative Studies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art.

  • Undergraduates in architecture, design, 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, Design, 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 programme
  • The programme 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 Programme
3
End of Foundation Programme

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

Are you interested?