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Universidad Complutense de Madrid

About the Institution

The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) was founded in 1499. Its history can be traced back to May 20th 1293, the date on which Sancho IV of Castile created the Estudio de Escuelas Generales de Alcalá which two centuries later became Cisneros’ Complutense University. During the Civil War the Ciudad Universitaria was turned into a battle front, with the destruction of Faculty buildings and institutions on the campus and part of its rich scientific, artistic and bibliographical heritage as well as the loss of many prestigious members of the teaching staff. In 1970 the Government embarked on a reform of higher education and the Central University was renamed the Complutense University, in reference to its origins. Today, the university is located on a sprawling campus that occupies the entirety of the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid, with annexes in the district of Somosaguas.

Estimated living costs

Estimated living costs have been suggested by the university,but actual expenses may vary depending on student lifestyle. The cost of travel to and from the country is not included in these estimates.

Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The Universidad Complutense de Madrid was founded in 1499 and today is located on a campus that occupies the entire Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid