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  • Locations: Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Graduate Law Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), Apartment (Single), Other Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:


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The City
Madrid, Spain is a cosmopolitan city with more than four million inhabitants. It is the site of Spanish government and the most important financial and cultural center in the country. Cultural, leisure, and sports offerings are rich and varied. Madrid has countless theaters and museums, such as the “El Prado” National Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museun and the Queen Sofía Center for the Arts. The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport is located some 12 kms away. There is access to the city by bus, metro or taxi. The "Metro" is the quickest way to reach any part of the city.

The University
Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid is the sister Jesuit law school of The Creighton University School of Law Student Exchange Program. The Universidad Pontifica Comillas de Madrid gives Creighton students the opportunity to live and learn in Madrid—and to learn alongside Comillas students in their Creighton law classrooms.

Program Duration
The Fall Term is from 1 September 2016 - 22 December 2016. The Spring Term runs through 16 January 2017 - 19 May 2017. Engineering classes for the Spring Term will run from 10 January 2017 - 19 May 2017. The Academic Calendar can be found here.



Financial Information
  Pay to Creighton Pay to Host University Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room     X  
Board     X  
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Appx. $100  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable.  Tuition remission and FACHEX may be portable, however there must be at least $3,000 paid by federal aid or out of pocket.  Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries. 


Students are expected to seek and lease their own housing for the semester.  Resources for this are available through Dean Kelly, as well as through past student participants.  Creighton University is not responsible for the housing accommodations and contracts that students may make.

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Students may choose from a variety courses (subject to approval).  Contact the Creighton University School of Law for further details.

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

Student Experience
A student exchange provides the opportunity to engage in serious study of law in one of Europe’s most exciting and historic cities. You’ll expand your opportunities for training in international and comparative law, particularly the laws of Spain and the European Union. While in Madrid, you’ll learn more about the Spanish people and their cultural and artistic heritage. Because Madrid is centrally located, you can also visit other historic areas of Spain. Since Universidad de Comillas hosts nearly 500 exchange students from 40 different countries each year, you’ll be exposed to a variety of different people and cultures.

Creighton law students participating in the Student Exchange Program will have the opportunity to:
-  Supplement their international and comparative and business law classes with classes not offered at Creighton
-  Interact with law students from another legal tradition
-  Understand the civil law system in comparison to the common law system
-  Test American legal theories in a foreign legal culture
-  Learn from European law professors who emphasis different theoretical legal concepts than American law professors

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On-Site Assistance
The International Relations Office in the Faculty of Law will provide onsite assistance. Students are able to take "Spanish for Exchange Students" at no additional cost.



Only second- or third-year Creighton law students in good standing may participate in the Spain Student Exchange Program. The program is available to both English and Spanish speakers. Although many courses are taught in Spanish, several courses are offered in English.  Students must meet all Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures. 

How to Apply
If you’re interested in the program, please email Professor Michael Kelly (, Associate Dean for International Programs. Once you’re selected for participation, you’ll be assigned a faculty advisor who must approve your academic program and course selection. You’ll work with your faculty advisor to develop a written plan to define the educational objectives you want to achieve while studying at Comillas. Your advisor will monitor your coursework. Students must also complete the Creighton Study Abroad application through this website (above).


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For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.

To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.