About the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
The Universidad Pontificia Comillas is made up of the School of Engineering, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Theology, the Faculty of Canon Law and the San Juan de Dios School of Nursing and Physiotherapy.
Courses and areas of study
Please access the course list here.
Students are placed at the main campus only. Predominantly suitable for Engineering, Law and Humanities subjects. (NOT economics)
This partner is NOT suitable for business/commerce studies (the busines school campus is in another town and it is NOT possible to combine studying at both the main campus and the business school campus. As an example Comillas is NOT suitable for PPE students, as it is not possible to take economics courses). Students selected for exchange for Comillas are placed at the main campus for their exchange only.
For this reason, students who wish to study 'economics' specifically for their exchange, are advised NOT to select Comillas. Please choose other universities for your exchange.
Students who wish to take up academic courses taught in Spanish, must complete a Language Approval Form.
Predominantly for Engineering, Law and Humanities subjects. NOT suitable for business/commerce studies (the busines school campus is not in the same town).
There are some courses taught in English but please note it is very limited.
30 ECTS = 24 ANU units
Comillas does not have its own lodging but the Information and Student Reception Office at our University can help you in your search.
The costs of studying overseas vary greatly depending on your lifestyle and where you go. Major costs are your return airfare, accommodation and living expenses, which vary from country to country. Living and travel costs range from as little as $2000 in total for short-term international study programs, up to $2000 per month (more in some high-cost countries) for full semester or year programs. Some partner universities also require you to pay for health insurance, orientation or extra-curricular activities, so be aware that extra costs like these might pop up.
Indicative travel and living costs can be found on websites such as:
For all ANU endorsed programs you continue to pay your fees to ANU, but you are exempt from paying tuition fees to the institution overseas. Often long-term overseas study will not cost much more than studying in Australia and it will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Halls of Residence usually cost between 850-1110 euros per month.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
You may also be able to source some funding through our partner universities - they provide scholarships and grants to encourage you to choose them as your destination.
OS - Help
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Language of instruction
Spanish with limited courses in English.
Restrictions and considerations
Students wishing to study at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas will require approval from the Spanish language department at ANU.
Students who wish to take up academic courses taught in Spanish, must complete a Language Approval Form, to ensure you have the ability to study the courses taught in Spanish at that level.
Students who wish to take up Spanish language courses, should seek approval from the academic college, if you wish to have the Spanish language courses approved towards your ANU minor/major. Pleaes follow the instructions provided by the CASS Student Office on how to obtain approval for taking language courses.
History, Geography, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics, and Environment and Sustainability Studies have limited course offerings, please consult with departmental coordinators from Comillas before applying.
Law, Philosophy, and Psychology and mostly taught in Spanish.
There are limited courses also offered in English for Business, Engineering and Law. Students who wish to study courses in English should ensure they are able to find sufficient courses to take to meet the full semester load equivalent.