Welcome to the Camilo José Cela University!

We are open to all those who are not content to make do with conventional teaching and courses, but demand an academic training and personal development that will guarantee their future as citizens with the duties and responsibilities of leadership, who contribute to the creation of a better society.

Contact with us:

Exchange Students Office
UCJC Campus Villafranca

Responsible for exchange programs and coordinates national and international mobility programs such as Erasmus, Sicue, and bilateral exchanges for students, lecturers and administrative staff. Manages agreements with universities within and outside Europe. Provides administrative support to international students.

Official procedures

  • Visa requirements

Visas ARE NOT required for nationals of any member state of the European Union (EU) nor for nationals of those countries outside the EU that are signatories of the Free Movement of Persons Agreement (i.e. Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland).

Visas ARE required for students from countries outside the EU who are going to be living in Spain for a period longer than three months. They should apply either for a student visa at the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their countries of origin or for a residence permit to enter and remain in Spain legally.

The University’s International Relations Office will send to your university the acceptance letter you will need to apply for a student visa before coming to Spain.

When you receive the acceptance letter you should take it, and any other legal document required under Spanish law, to the Spanish Embassy or Consultate in your country of origin or residence to start the visa application process. Consult the Embassy or Consulate to find out which documents you will need to submit.

  • Medical insurance

Students from EU countries and Switzerland

If you are a student from an EU member state, or a resident in the EU, Switzerland or the European Economic Space, you should apply for a European Health Insurance Card in your country of origin. This will give you access to state-provided healthcare during your stay in Spain. The card is issued by the healthcare offices in your country of origin.

We also recommend that you have a private healthcare policy similar to the International Healthcare Insurance (ask for details at your Social Security office) or any other policy that includes a repatriation clause.

Students of countries not belonging to the EU
If you are a student from another country other than the above cases you must take out private insurance to cover medical expenses from your home country for the entire period of your stay in Madrid.

What to take into account before arriving in Spain?

  1. Proposal from your university of origin.
  2. Submitting the ‘Registration Form’ (deadline: 1st semester and academic year: 30 June; 2nd semester: 15 December)
  3. Send the “Learning Agreement” form (to choose course, please check the faculty study plan)
  4. Make the arrangements for obtaining a study visa.

What to do on arrival?

As soon as you arrive in Madrid, please go to the Camilo José Cela University International Students Office to register.

What to do on returning to my country of origin?

Before returning to your country of origin, don’t forget to request a marks certificate at the UCJC International Students’ Office.

Contact the Admissions Department:  +34 918 15 31 31