Established in 1293, the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid) is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large metropolis of Madrid (population range of over 5,000,000 inhabitants), Community of Madrid. This institution also has a branch campus in Pozuelo de Alarcón. Officially recognized by the Ministerio de Universidades, España (Ministry of Universities of Spain), Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is a very large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: over-50,000 students) coeducational Spanish higher education institution. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 730-year-old Spanish higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations. The acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this Spanish higher education organization a moderately selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UCM also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.
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The following Universidad Complutense de Madrid's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Universidad Complutense de Madrid's academic range and degree level offering.
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This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has Universidad Complutense de Madrid a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid's acceptance rate range is 70-79% making this institution a moderately selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid international students information:
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uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid has an enrollment range of over-50,000 students making it a very large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 4,500-4,999 academic employees (Faculty).
Universidad Complutense de Madrid is a public higher education institution.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid does not have any religious affiliation.
uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Complutense de Madrid's main facilities:
The Complutense Library at Universidad Complutense de Madrid offers nearly 10,000 reading positions spread across 27 libraries, including the Historical Library.
For more detailed information about the UCM Library, please visit
Statistical data for the UCM Library:
This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid provides various types of in-campus and off-campus student accommodations, including college residences. There are a total of five college residences affiliated with UCM. Among these, four are situated inside the campus, while one is located outside.
This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid Sports Activities and Facilities:
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid offers a range of sports activities and facilities to promote physical fitness and well-being.
UCM students can participate in various team sports, including:
Each faculty typically has its own Sports Club responsible for player and team registrations.
For comprehensive information about UCM's sports facilities and activities, please visit https://www.ucm.es/deportesucm/complejos-deportivos.
This institution has an institutional hospital that is owned and operated by the university. Institutional hospitals are typically affiliated with medical schools and provide a range of medical services to patients, while also serving as a teaching hospital for medical students and residents.
uniRank provides below an overview of Universidad Complutense de Madrid's main services:
This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid provides a range of financial aid options to support its students. These opportunities can be explored in detail on the university's https://www.ucm.es/becas-ayudas.
This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) facilitates international opportunities for students through various programs. As of the 2021-22 academic year, UCM boasts an extensive network of 2,936 international agreements spanning 785 institutions worldwide. A comprehensive list of partner universities and countries can be explored through the search engine provided on the official website: https://ucm.adv-pub.moveon4.de/home-page-1700/
Typically, students participating in these programs embark on stays lasting either 6 months or 1 year, depending on the specific program.
For detailed information on international opportunities and programs, visitors can refer to the official website: https://www.ucm.es/internacional. Updates and additional insights can also be found on Twitter: @OficinaRI_UCM.
For comprehensive mobility data and statistics, UCM recommends two specific resources:
For in-depth information regarding visiting students, including statistics and programs, please visit: https://www.ucm.es/estudiantes-visitantes. Currently, UCM hosts 472 foreign students from 120 different countries. Noteworthy exchange programs and agreements have been established with countries such as Germany, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, China, Colombia, South Korea, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, the United States of America, France, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, among others.
UCM also offers compelling exchange programs for teaching academic staff. Detailed information regarding these programs can be found at: https://www.ucm.es/convocatoria-profesores. The duration of these stays varies, ranging from one week to 1 year or more, depending on individual preferences and arrangements.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, as the largest face-to-face university in Spain and the third largest in Europe, primarily focuses on traditional in-person education. While it offers certain online degree programs that include components of distance learning, it does not have a comprehensive distance education system.
This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.
This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.
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Universidad Complutense de Madrid is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministerio de Universidades, España
Year of first Recognition or Accreditation
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uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Universidad Complutense de Madrid's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.
Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education and free online courses. View a list of Open Education Global members by country.
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