Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) student apartments
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Enjoy the comfort and convenience of private accommodation with delicious tapas, activities, and nightlife at your doorstep.
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Where is Complutense University of Madrid located?
The Complutense University of Madrid has two campuses in Madrid, Moncloa and Somosaguas, along with additional facilities around the city.
The university’s main location is a sprawling campus that occupies the entirety of the Ciudad Universitaria district of Madrid.
A magnet for young people, students can be found everywhere, in the streets, on their way to class, or at the bars. The student capital of Madrid, which is located near Malasaña, a maze of cool bars, is all about energy and youth, with an incredible arts scene and nightlife. For those who love to stay up past bedtime, Bajos de Moncloa is a popular small-party neighbourhood.
Students can also enjoy the area’s excellent public transport system. Based in the heart of the Spanish capital, the location provides great convenience with easy connections to the university from Madrid and surrounding areas.
The Somosaguas Campus is located on the western outskirts of Madrid surrounded by green open spaces. The residential area is home to the faculties of Economics and Business Administration, Psychology, Political & Social Science, and Social Work.
Studying at UCM Madrid
One of the oldest operating universities in the world, tracing its origins back to 1293, the Complutense University of Madrid has grown to become the biggest university in Spain.
With over 85,000 students enrolled, it’s the third largest non-distance European university by enrolment. One of the main international centres of learning, UCM is also one of the most prestigious Spanish universities. It consistently ranks among the top universities in the country, placing 226th globally in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, being the fourth-best in Spain.
It offers 90 degrees, over 170 masters, and more than 170 postgraduate programs. Courses are divided into several science faculties, including media and communication, teaching and learning, and computer science. The university also comprises a Faculty of Art, programmes in veterinary medicine and geography, as well as specialist schools that focus on medicine and legal studies.
UCM’s array of facilities includes more than 30 libraries that are equipped with over 2 million works in print, a rich archive of over 90,000 historical documents, and one of the most extensive film collections in Europe.
The university has attracted numerous scholars and intellectuals from all over Spain and the world. Its alumni include several famous historians, philosophers, poets, and politicians at either Congressional or Ministerial level.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid student life
With a wide range of student activities to partake in, access to outstanding sports facilities, and help with student related matters, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) offers a multi-faceted student life that goes beyond academics.
The university support services include a virtual campus, an office for disability, a career team, and help with school insurance.
UCM offers every student multiple opportunities to pursue a variety of hobbies and interests and get involved in student activities.
The university offers over 100 political, social, and sports-related groups including theatre groups, student associations, cultural events, and competitions.
Arts and museums
The students who love art can enjoy some at the Complutense Museum Art Centre (c arte c), which provides a space for emerging artists, hosting interesting national and international exhibitions.
With a network of museums and scientific collections, the exploration of science and art history is actively promoted within the UCM community as well.
For those interested in literary arts, The Complutense Literary Week stages a multitude of activities, meetings, and workshops. Also, Spanish-speaking students are allowed to submit applications for the Annual Literary Awards Competition.
Theatregoers can become a member and get involved in one of the university theatre groups, or simply enjoy The Theatre Festival, theatre shows, and monologue performances. UCM is one of Madrid’s leading venues for film premieres and major Spanish film productions.
The Vice-Rector for Extracurricular Activities organises an array of activities.
There are also opportunities for students to get involved in team or individual sports. Complutense features football, basketball, volleyball, and rugby teams for both genders. The university also participates in badminton, table tennis, judo, karate, chess, golf, and archery at regional university games and selected national competitions.
History of Complutense University of Madrid
On May 20, 1293, King Sancho IV of Castile granted the Archbishop of Toledo, Gonzalo Pérez Gudiel, a Royal Charter to found a studium generale (a university), named El Estudio de Escuelas Generales in the city of Alcalá de Henares.
On April 13, 1499, a Papal bull to expand it into a full university was secured by Cardinal Cisneros from Pope Alexander VI. This Papal Bull conferred official recognition throughout Christendom to all degrees granted by the university. At this time the institution was also renamed Universitas Complutensis.
In 1785, Complutense became one of the first universities in the world to grant a doctorate to a female student when María Isidra de Guzmán y de la Cerda was awarded the honour.
In 1824, Complutense was further expanded when it was merged with the University of Sigüenza.
The institution took on the name of Literary University after Queen Regent Maria Christina suppressed the university in Alcalá and ordered its move to Madrid through a royal order in 1836. It was renamed again in 1851 to the Central University of Madrid (Universidad Central de Madrid) until its original name of “Complutense” was restored in the 1970s.
In 1923, the University awarded Albert Einstein a Doctor of Science degree Honoris Causa, which was the first Doctor of Science degree Honoris Causa he accepted from a European university.
Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near Complutense University of Madrid
How can I book private student accommodation near Complutense University of Madrid on Student.com?
Choosing your new student home on Student.com is quick and easy. First you’ll need to select the property you’d like to live in. To help you choose, you can use the filters and the map feature on this page. Once you’ve chosen a property you like, go to the property page by clicking on ‘View rooms’.
On the property page you’ll need to choose the room type you’d like to live in. After you’ve chosen, click on ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will then call you, take you through the next steps of the booking process, or answer any questions you may still have if you feel like you’re not quite ready to book yet.
Why should I book off-campus housing rather than UCM residence halls?
Booking off-campus housing gives you many benefits compared to residence halls. You’ll get to live in any type of room you want, whether you prefer to share with others or have a completely private apartment just for yourself. You’ll also get to live in any area of Madrid that you like, whether you want to live right next to either one of the Complutense campuses, in the city centre or any other area of Madrid that you like.
What are the different room types you offer?
We offer three different types of rooms in Madrid. Do note however, that not all properties we list have all the three room types available.
In a Shared Room you’ll share your bedroom with a roommate. All other facilities are also shared.
In a Private Room you get a private bedroom just for you. Depending on the property you choose, your bathroom may also be private, or you might have to share a bathroom. Other facilities are shared with other people.
In an Entire Place you get a fully self-contained, private apartment just for you. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette and won’t have to share any of it with others, so this is the perfect choice if you love having some privacy and time just for yourself!
Do you offer housing for international students?
Yes, absolutely. Any full-time student can book any of the accommodations we offer on Student.com.
Are bills included in the rent?
This depends on the property you choose to rent. Many of the properties we list have at least some bills included, but some don’t. You can see on the property page of each property what bills, if any, are included in the rent in that particular property.
Are the apartments fully furnished?
This also depends on the property you choose. We currently list almost 100 properties in Madrid that are rented fully furnished. You can use the filter on this page to find these properties if you’d prefer to rent a furnished apartment.