Welcome to a university with students from more than 90 countries
More than 2500 young people from more than 90 countries study at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University. People from Germany, France, Sweden, Taiwan, Mexico and the USA come to Spain to study with us. They come here because they think education has to be global. They come here because they don’t see borders in their future. They come here and make us one of the most international universities in the whole of Europe – because that’s exactly what we are. 28% of our students are international.
The CEU Cardenal Herrera University forms part of the CEU San Pablo University Foundation. This means that the University forms part of an organization with more than 25 facilities across Spain, including three universities: the CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, the CEU Abat Oliba University in Barcelona, and the CEU Cardenal Herrera University, which has campuses in Elche, Castellón and Valencia. The University forms part of the biggest privately-run educational institution in Spain: CEU. We are well-known nationally and internationally for the university education we provide.
We have more than 6500 placement agreements with companies and institutions for our students. Our Careers Service will support you all the way as you seek your first job. We can provide you with complementary training to improve your employability and support you in entrepreneurship. It’s no surprise then that our graduates are highly employable: according to recent research carried out by analysts at GFK*, 78% of our graduates find employment within 18 months of graduating.
* Research undertaken by GFK in January 2018
Our CEU Merit programme is the only scholarship programme which offers a fee discount of between 65% and 100% to university students. It’s the only scholarship programme that will tell you whether or not you’ve got an award before you enrol, giving you time to go to another university if you wish. Up to 100 new students receive one of these scholarships every year at the University. For more information, go to the grants and scholarships section.
The first physics lecture for Industrial Design and Architecture students was at the beach >>
Nursing and Primary Education undergraduates took part in a volunteering project in Africa >>
Many of our graduates don’t work in Spain - they’ve gone international. One of these is Javier, an expert in international tax law working for Swarovski in Switzerland. >>
Classes don’t have to be in the classroom
Today’s classes and lectures can’t be taught in the way they used to be. We need to innovate and find new ways of learning. Because the most important thing cannot be just to study, memorize and regurgitate knowledge in an exam. It’s far more important to understand, rather than just know, because that means you can use and apply what you know in practice.
That’s why our students can spend a day at the beach learning about the laws of physics. So, our first-year Industrial Design and Architecture got the surprising and stimulating experience of learning physics with sand between their toes – because classes don’t have to be in the classroom.
Learn by helping others
People say that if you really devote yourself to your passion, you can go a long way. María, Marta, Patricia, Naiara, María José, Claudia and Andrea did that and it took them all the way to Ghana in Africa. These Nursing and Medicine students took the decision to use their time and healthcare skills for help other people.
For two weeks, they swapped lectures for a volunteering project in which they were able to put into practice everything they had learnt during their degrees. The work that these students undertook, providing healthcare to those who needed it in Ghana, was a life-changing experience for them, helping them to grow personally and professionally.
No borders for Law
Javier Gómez Gázquez is a CEU Law graduate. He decided that an international career was for him and his passion for the law led him to Switzerland: he now works as a corporate tax manager for the multinational company Swarovski.
With high levels of competition within the profession, Javier thinks that the fact that he was able to give his career an international focus gave him the edge. He’s had more opportunities to collaborate with professional from other countries, to learn from different perspectives, and to improve by learning from the competition.