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Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Comillas Pontifical University), in Madrid, Spain, is a private, Jesuit institution located in Madrid, Spain. This program is suitable for majors in both the Boler School of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Business Majors: Classes are offered in Business, as well as Spanish language and culture.

Arts and sciences majors: English-Language options are limited in Arts and Sciences. Spanish majors and minors are the best fit. Consult Global Ed for more information. 


Program Costs 

  • Tuition: JCU Tuition including Federal, State, and JCU aid
  • Administrative Fee: 1,000

Estimated costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books & Supplies: 200

  • Personal Expenses: 6,000
  • Transportation: 1,700
  • Residence Hall or Private Apartment: 2,500 – 4,000
  • Board : 2,500
  • Homestay with Meals: 3,120 – 6,064
  • Visa & Residence Permit: 200
  • Insurance: 250
  • Estimated total Indirect Costs: $ 13,350 – 14,414

Students are billed directly by John Carroll for tuition at the standard JCU rate, and the administrative fee. All other costs are the responsibility of the student directly.

All JCU financial aid can be applied to the tuition costs. It is necessary to consult with the Office of Financial Aid at John Carroll to learn how your financial aid will apply to this program.

Additional scholarships may be available from outside sources. Please see the Scholarships and Funding Page for additional information.


Comillas does not have on-campus housing, but the University’s Information and Student Reception Office can help students to make living arrangements.The three most common options are:

  1. Living with a family (home-stay): Half board costs 780 € per month. Full board costs 930 €.
  2. Living in a private hall of residence. Students may request a list of private halls of residence from the Information and Student Reception Office. The majority include meals. Halls of Residence usually cost between 850-1110 euros per month.
  3. Living in a flat or apartment. Comillas has a list of flats and apartments for rent, which is updated on a daily basis, and is available from the Information and Student Reception Office.

Please keep in mind the following John Carroll University regulations:

  • JCU requires you to take 25-30 ECTS at Comillas: (5 ECTS = 3.33 JCU credit hours – for Comillas ONLY, not for other schools using ECTS credits.)
  • Grades you earn at Comillas will count toward your GPA.

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is September 1.

For further information on Madrid and Spain please consult the following links:

  • CIA Fact book: Spain
  • Information on living in Madrid
  • Centers for Disease Control: Spain

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.