2017 SUMMER SCHOOL
The Complutense Summer School is an educational project offering specialized higher education courses from the Complutense University of Madrid. It is managed by the Fundación General of the Complutense University of Madrid. This July 2017 marks the 16th year of the program, which is backed by the academic success and participation achieved in prior years.
In the Complutense Summer School, university and postgraduate students have the opportunity to add to their curriculum a higher education degree from one of Europe’s most renowned universities. Furthermore, Complutense University students can request 7.5 elective credits and 3 degree credits per course that can be added to their academic transcript.
The 2017 edition of the Complutense Summer School is offering a total of 127 courses in four thematic areas organized by specialization, which are also called Schools. Thus, students can enroll in specific courses on Health Sciences, Experimental Sciences, Social Sciences, and Humanities.
All of the 75-hour courses, which will accept 20 to 40 students each, are offered to university and graduate students from all over Spain and the rest of the world. The Complutense Summer School is designed to be an educational point of contact between Spain, Europe, and Latin America, where students from different countries can share their knowledge and be enriched by the exchange of experiences unique to each culture.
The tuition fee is 780 euros for each course, although economic assistance is available to help students pay for tuition, housing and living expenses. This assistance is mainly sponsored by Banco Santander and other companies and institutions that partner with the Fundación General of the UCM to organize the courses. For the 2016 edition, over 1,000 scholarships were awarded.
This educational model was launched in 2002 with the objective of offering the same format over an extended period of time so that students can choose from among a set of courses with the same name and philosophy in successive years. Innovative issues and materials are added to the courses when appropriate.
This 2017 edition of the Complutense Summer School can be said to be the most comprehensive Spanish-language summer educational program in the world, thanks to its ambition, academic quality, and the international nature of its design.
Its 127 courses organized in four thematic areas; over 2,500 places available for students from all over the world; around 1,200 highly-qualified professors; the variety of program content from the most important university disciplines; and the possibility of financial aid make this an academic proposal whose quality is hard to match compared to the educational offerings of other universities both in Spain and abroad.