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CIS - The College For International Studies

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Uni facts

Madrid, Spain
  • Type
    Private
  • Rank
    -
  • International students
    180
  • Nationalities
    23
  • Total programs
    22
  • Acceptance rate
    80%

Study abroad at The College for International Studies

The College for International Studies (CIS University) is an American University based in Madrid, Spain’s vibrant capital city. Alongside its campus in Madrid, CIS University has a partner site in the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.

The University provides a unique American-European learning experience. It follows the American higher education system - all classes are taught in English and students can achieve accredited American bachelor's degrees.

Fantastic courses are available for international students to study at CIS University. There are bachelor’s and associate degree programs in popular subjects like business, marketing communication, and international studies.

Overseas students enrolled at CIS University have access to a number of excellent on-campus facilities including a spacious library, public and private study spaces, numerous social areas, and a whole host of student support services.

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Why study at CIS?

  • Work experience

    CIS offers internships at national and international companies

  • International experience

    Benefit from CIS University’s American and Spanish connections

  • Career prospects

    95% of students find employment soon after graduation

  • Awesome location

    Madrid is a gorgeous city with lots to experience

Life as an international student

CIS University’s popularity is on the rise, especially among international students. Overseas students from around the world choose to study at CIS University every year - it’s a wonderfully diverse place to be.

There’s a number of accommodation options available in Madrid including student residence halls, homestay initiatives, and apartments. The University can provide useful guidance to help you find the right place to live.

Students have plenty of opportunities to immerse themselves in university life. In addition to student clubs, there are numerous events and activities throughout the academic year - you’ll make lifelong friends in no time.

What CIS - The College For International Studies says

  • Damaris Gonzalo

    Damaris Gonzalo

    CIS University International Recruitment Director US & Latam
    Damaris Gonzalo says

    We offer to our students a truly European-American university experience. They can join us for the 4-year program in Madrid or follow the 2 + 2 program, where they can finish their degree in our campus in Boston (Endicott College) or any other American university in the world. We also offer unique sports programs for those who want to combine a degree with their passion!

    At CIS University, international students get advice on admission and visa processes, accommodation, and orientation (university and city) during the first week of classes. There is a wide range of University clubs including business, magazine, art, and communication as well as student services like sports, theater, music, and solidarity activities.

    At CIS University we have a 95% employability rate. Almost all of our students graduate with a job or with close prospects of getting the job of their dreams.

    Most of our students start their professional careers in the best national or international companies.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars
    • Cafe’s
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Center

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Fees and funding

Fee information

  • Undergraduate tuition: from €20,000 per year

Funding

Undergraduate scholarships

Presidential Scholarship

  • Amount - €9,000 per year
  • Requirement - Scholarship Application Form. Essay explaining the reasons for applying to this scholarship. Personal merits will be valued in these areas e.g. social, human rights, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Academic Scholarship

  • Amount - €6,000 per year
  • Requirement

    New Students (letter of admission). CIS Students (tuition payments). Minimum GPA 2.8 or equivalent. Have completed the Scholarships Request process. Be a full-time student (Fall and Spring). Scholarship Application Form. Essay explaining the reasons behind their applying to this scholarship.

Elite Talent Scholarship

  • Amount - €11,300 per year
  • Requirement - New Students (letter of admission). CIS Students (tuition payments). Minimum GPA 3.5 or equivalent. Have completed the Scholarships Request process. Be a full-time student (Fall and Spring). Scholarship Application Form. Essay explaining the reasons behind their applying to this scholarship. High-Performance Sports Program certificate (except Elite Soccer University Program students).

Work Scholarship

  • Amount - €2,400 per year
  • Requirement - New Students (letter of admission). CIS Students (tuition payments). Minimum GPA 2.4 or equivalent. Have completed the Scholarships Request process. Be a full-time student (Fall and Spring). Scholarship Application Form. Essay explaining the reasons behind their applying to this scholarship

Location

CIS - The College For International Studies

C. de Velázquez, 140, 28006 Madrid, Spain

Madrid is bursting with culture and there’s plenty for international students to explore and discover. The city is packed with great restaurants, shops, social establishments, and tourist attractions.

Visa requirements for CIS - The College for International Students

Many international students will require a visa to study in Spain, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Spain student visa requirements