Learning Abroad Center
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CSE: Engineering Exchange in Madrid


Study at the engineering school of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, a small hands-on campus in the heart of Madrid, through the College of Science & Engineering.

Program Details

Madrid, Spain
Spring Semester
Summer Session
Credit Type
Transfer Credit
College of Science & Engineering

Program Eligibility

Student Type
UofM Students
Student Year
Language Prerequisite
No Language Prerequisite


College of Science & Engineering exchange programs offers students the opportunity to take engineering and science courses taught in English at science and engineering universities abroad.

This program is coordinated by the College of Science & Engineering. You must apply for the program through the College of Science & Engineering.

You receive transfer credit for the courses you take. Your grades do not factor into your University of Minnesota GPA. Consult the Learning Abroad Center's Academic Policies for more information.

Application Deadline

Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a 2.8 GPA. Application deadline mid-September for spring semester, mid-March for summer. You must apply through the College of Science & Engineering.


Study at the engineering school of the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, a small hands-on campus in the heart of Madrid. Comillas offers commonly needed second year science and engineering coursework in English. The program is also open to students beyond their second year, if they can benefit from the classes being offered.  Visiting students can also study Spanish and other topics.  Interested students should review the available curriculum with the College of Science and Engineering

After you've chosen a program and identified the courses you want to take, departmental and college advisers can evaluate whether or not the course work can be used toward your major or to meet other requirements.

More Information

For more information on this program, contact the College of Science and Engineering: [email protected]. Drop-in CSE study abroad advising is available in Lind Hall 115, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:00-4:00 PM.

Program Fee

Program fees include tuition and international health insurance. Housing and meals are paid in Spain. Airfare and personal expenses are additional.



Complete pre-application advising.

Be aware: All programs require a $50 application fee. This fee will be charged to your student account upon submission of an online application.

It is your responsibility to apply directly to the College of Science & Engineering and your host institution. Be sure to work with CSE to give yourself enough time to prepare the required documents. Once you have been accepted by CSE and your host institution, you may proceed with the LAC online application process. Please contact CSE International Programs with questions about applying for this CSE exchange.

To complete the online application for this program, you will need to select or provide the following information on the online application:


Once CSE has nominated you for the program, you will receive a link to the Learning Abroad Center's application system by email. You must complete this application to enter yourself in the Learning Abroad Center's system. This ensures that you retain your UofM student status while abroad, as well as access to financial aid, international insurance, etc.


Once you submit your application, you will receive an email notification confirming that your application was received and that you are now in the Learning Abroad Center's system. Once you are accepted to your host university, you will be assigned a confirmation checklist, which will include the following items:

  • First Step
  • Confirmation and Payment Agreement
  • Health Information Form
  • University of Minnesota Release and Waiver

Detailed descriptions and instructions for submitting each checklist item are included on the confirmation checklist assigned to you. You should also continue working with CSE and your host institution for pre-departure considerations.