Welcome to the place where your voice is heard – the place for CEU family members.
If you are the father, mother or guardian of a CEU student or a prospective CEU student, this is the place for you. This space aims to provide you with the information you need and to give you answers to any concerns you may have.
The years spent at university are full of challenges for all students, both academic and personal. At CEU, we want to be there for the whole family during this exciting journey, because, let’s face it, as parents it can be difficult to stay out of the process. You’ll be listening to their problems, helping them out with any difficulties, and celebrating their successes- but sometimes it’s just about being there for them. And if that’s what you want, then what we have to tell you here will come in useful.
We’d like to briefly sum up three key things about who we are and the type of education we believe in.
More than 30% of our students are young people from abroad – from more than 70 different countries, in fact. That means that we are one of the most international universities in Europe. More than 2000 international students who have chosen us as the place to study their degrees – in English, in French, or (of course) in Spanish.
Our University forms part of the Fundación Universitaria San Pablo CEU – the San Pablo CEU University Foundation. It is the largest socially-inspired educational institution in Spain, and the only one that can boast three universities and ten schools. CEU is an educational initiative created by the Catholic association known as the Asociación Católica de Propagandistas (ACdP), founded by lay believers who wish to provide a service to society and to offer, but not impose, the values of Christian humanism. And as we form part of a foundation, profit is not our aim. Any money generated is reinvested in our educational activities: providing better facilities, better teaching and better grants for our students.
We put a lot of effort, every day, into being different and into being a university unlike the rest. The way we work with our students does not resemble very much what happens at other universities. After all, we pioneered the creation of the figure of the personal tutor, the provision of a complete range of dual degrees and of free English classes, just to name a few examples. And we’re still striving to improve because we know that the universities of tomorrow will be very different from the ones we see today. We try to appeal students who want to be the focus of their own education and to take control of it.
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It is how we see the world. How we question things actually are. Why not? These two words help us cross frontiers. See the world with other eyes. The right question today is not ‘why?’ but ‘why not?’
It’s very important for us that our prospective students and their families have all the information they need to take a crucial decision about their future: what to study at university, and where. Here’s the ABC of what we have to offer:
It’s important to know which study programme, whether this a Bachelor’s Degree or a postgraduate programme, fits with your son’s or daughter’s expectations and needs. We know that starting out on anything which is both new and important can be unsettling anyway, but that studying abroad can add to the challenge. That’s why at CEU Valencia we strive to take care of our international students and try to help them make the most of their potential. To do this, we offer a rapid response to queries and fully personalized guidance.
Take a look at the different areas our study programmes cover and scrutinize the detailed information available on: the curricula, the language the programme is taught in, exchange programmes, and practical trainingYou can also check out our interviews with current CEU students here in Valencia.
We know that living far away can make it difficult to carry out all the administrative paperwork needed to study at a foreign university. But CEU Valencia’s international experience has shown us how to adapt the process to make it easier for applicants from across the world, cutting out unnecessary steps and making the process as digital as possible. We want to you to be able to reserve a place at the university without leaving home – wherever that is!
We try to make the admissions process as pain-free as possible, but certain programmes have particular requirements, such as different deadlines for applications or the need to carry out an extra step. For this reason, we recommend that you study the section of the website that is devoted exclusively to the international admissions process. If there’s anything you’re not sure about – get in touch!
The CEU Cardenal Herrera University has a campus in Valencia (Moncada-Alfara del Patriarca), in Elche and in Castellón. Some programmes are taught on all three campuses, some on two, and others only on one. The information provided on each study programme includes which campuses it is taught on. There are 5000 students on campus in Valencia (Moncada-Alfara del Patriarca), around 1500 in Elche and 1300 in Castellón.
Each campus possesses its own specific advanced learning facilities. These enable students to learn in an innovative way, via the simulation of real scenarios that they will face during professional practice.
The University has campuses in Alfara del Patriarca (Valencia), Elche and Castellón. Wherever our students are from, in the end they see their campus as their second home.
The University can offer your son or daughter hundreds of opportunities to develop their skills, inside and outside of lectures, as we can offer cutting-edge laboratories, innovative facilities, and spaces to relax and spend leisure time in. Whether they choose to study Journalism, Industrial Design, Nursing or anything else, there’s a place for them here to learn and grow in!
But we also want our students’ parents and family members to taste the CEU experience for themselves. So, why not come and see our campus for yourself? You can go from its heart in Plaza Ágora and then tour all those facilities that your son or daughter will use during their time at the University.
We want our students to receive the full, high-quality CEU education experience that will set them on the road to a successful career. But that’s not all. We also want our students to enjoy their time at the University inside and outside of the lecture hall. That’s why we’ve created an initiative we call Campus Life to provide a wealth of opportunities to enable them to get the most out of this experience. This gives them the chance for personal growth through sport, volunteering, special talks and presentations, and our student clubs, covering music, theatre, debating, writing, the stock market, and photography, to name just a few.
If your son or daughter wants to learn take up a new activity or to develop their talent in one area, Campus Life provides them with the opportunity to do so. The experiences on offer on campus ensure that our students get the most out of their time at university. Meeting new people, making friends, and feeling part of the university community will help them to grow as people.Learn more about university life outside of lectures >>
The decision of a loved one to study at university, sometimes in a different city or even a different country, can be a major milestone for any family. It is a time of excitement, expectation, change and, to some extent, fear.
That’s why the University has put together a series of resources and services that seek to minimize the impact on the student’s life. Together with the support from the student’s family, we’re sure that this will mean that your son or daughter will feel more confident and motivated. And that will mean that they will adapt more quickly and better to the changes and challenges they face.
The University is ready to support students at each key moment of this new stage in their lives. And we do this by having specialist services available for each of them:
There’s another important factor in our students’ ability to adapt to their new situations, although it’s not a service the University provides, but something vital that they bring with them from home: their family’s support.
Our experience tells us how important support from the family can be for the academic success of our students. As a family, you are the most specialized service possible. Nobody knows your son or daughter better than you, and nobody has a better relationship with them than you. That’s why at CEU we place great importance on the family’s support.
If you’re wondering how best you can help in the new stage of your son or daughter’s life, we have a few tips for you:
Data protection: what we can’t do
- Share information (for example, regarding academic performance) regarding the student without their express authorization, unless the payer of the tuition fees shows a legitimate interest in accessing the information.
- Facilitate contact with other students or applicants at the University.
- Contacting students on behalf of family members, except in the case of emergency.
The experience of living away from home while at university presents a real opportunity for young people to mature and grow as people. If your son or daughter is going to study at the University, but you’re not from the Valencia area, then we can help. We can give you information about student residences and flatshares which might be of interest.
Once our international students have paid the pre-enrolment fee, they can use our Hospitality app. The app enables students to use all the welcome services offered by the University, including help searching for accommodation.Hospitality
Look out: change is on the way! If your son or daughter is off to university and is going to be staying away from home, we have ten tips to guide you through this new situation your family will be facing.
Help them as they search for accommodation
But take their needs into account: maybe you think that your son or daughter needs to focus only on their studies and so they should live as close as possible to the University. But there might be other locations which, even though they are further away from the campus, might better enable them to get the full “university experience”.
Hope for the best, but plan for the worst
We’re sure your son or daughter is not planning to become ill, have their ID stolen or become stranded 10 km away from home. They may feel a little bit invincible, like a superhero who can overcome any obstacle. But this can partly be attributed to the fact that they’ve simply not had to deal with these things on their own before. Helping them to be aware of places of interest and to note down telephone numbers they might need would be a good idea.
Let them be the ones to take the initiative
The process of adapting to living away from home for the first time can lead to mixed feelings for both students and their parents. If you’re constantly worried about and trying to monitor what they’re doing, then they may feel smothered. But then feelings of loneliness or homesickness may reach a peak for them at certain times. Let them know that you are there to listen to them and that they can contact you whenever they need you – but give them some space so that they can be the ones who contact you.
Get ready for a rollercoaster ride
Living away from home can lead to a catalogue of new experiences, sensations, social relations which can be good, bad, extraordinary and unfortunate, all at the same time. However emotionally stable your son or daughter is, this can change the outlook on life they’ve had up to that point. And all these emotions are happening at the same time as they’re getting used to living away from home and everything that involves. This may mean that one day they’re desperate to come home and then the next they never want to come back again. Be patient, wait for things to settle and they should find the right balance.
Investigate the way things are done in the place they’re going to live in
In some countries, students live in university residences which are on the campus itself; in others, students usually share a flat together; and, in yet others, they typically live alone. Finding out about the way things are usually done should help in the search for accommodation and, even if the way it’s usually done is not what you as a parent would like them to do, it will help them to fit into their new social environment. In Spain, for example, two, three or four people often share a flat even if they didn’t know each other before, and it is common for these flatmates to change over time, as one leaves and another comes in.
They may need to learn about housework
Regardless of whether they are going to live on their own or with other people, it may well be that your son and daughter has never had to do certain kinds of housework before. So, it might be a good idea to show them how to iron a shirt without scorching it, how to cook something other than pasta, or even how to patch up a sock. They might like you to pass on your recipes for their favourite meals, which they’ll end up missing sooner or later.
Trust but verify
To paraphrase Horatio Kaine from CSI: Las Vegas, trust is something that any relationship needs, but if your sixth sense as a parent is telling you that something’s up, then you should find out what it is, and sooner rather than later. Maybe they don’t dare to tell you about a particular problem or they don’t know how to handle it. You must trust them to be able to resolve it on their own, but you should also help and support them through the process. It’s useful to know who the many people are who your son and daughter can turn to for support at the University too (their personal tutor, the guidance counsellor for their study programme, the University’s management staff, etc.).
Don’t be shocked if they turn up with green hair.
Even the sweetest little girl who only wanted to dress in pink can undergo a transformation which would shock Nina Hagen. Peer pressure can be very strong at this age, but also the need to stand out as an individual. The psychological development that young people can undergo and the boy or girl they’ve fallen for might make it seem like they’ve gone crazy. They haven’t. They’re just trying to strike out and find their own identity – one different from yours.
Help them not to feel like an alien
Even students from the same country can feel like fish out of water when they move to a new city – a bit like Sting in New York. In a university as international as ours is, they’re going to be rubbing shoulders with other students from across the world. Being open-minded is important in a new environment, but it’s not always easy to change our opinion on something (which we often think is the only one that matters). Helping them to open their minds and to go with the flow a little bit can be tremendously rewarding for them.
Their world is changing. Yours isn’t.
And that can be hard to take. Maybe you won’t understand their new habits, new ways of living their life, and new ways of relating to other people. You might even find yourself muttering about “the youth of today”, because their value system is simply different to the one you have. All this, together with the fact that you no longer have so much control of their life, may make you feel rather insecure. Don’t pass these fears onto them. They need to see that you trust them.
CEU UCH has campuses in three cities in the region: Valencia, Elche and Castellón. If you’re not from here and you want to know what to do, see and even eat when you’re visiting, then check out the information below for the inside track.
All the funding we receive comes from the fees paid by our students and their families. We don’t receive funding from the state to support our teaching activities. The good thing is that this means we have a lot of freedom to do what we think is best, because no-one is forcing us to do anything in exchange for financial support.
As our funding comes from the families who choose us, we want to be completely clear on what we do with it. So, read on.
That’s why all the money we earn is reinvested in our activities. This means improving our facilities, enhancing the grants we offer and ensuring our staff receive the right training. We are not a private company and there are no shareholders who receive dividends or profits at the end of the year. The University was not set up for to make money – our mission is to provide a service to society and one which we strive to continually improve. That couldn’t happen without money and re-investment of resources.
The total price payable for studying at the University can be broken down into three parts: pre-enrolment, enrolment and tuition fees. All of this information (without any small print) is available, together with the Administrative and Financial Regulations, on the section of the website corresponding to each study programme. So, any person who is interested in the information on our Law or Dentistry programmes can also see a detailed description of the financial information in the same place. The financial information clearly displays the total amount payable, together with a breakdown of where this figure comes from. Of course, if you are unsure about any part of this, we can explain this to you further in person or in writing. We want all our students and their families to be clear about what they will need to pay and when. That clarity also extends to explaining the withdrawal process and the stopping of any further payments.
If a family comes to us with news of unexpected circumstances which may affect their ability to comply with the payment calendar, then we try to find a solution. It may be that some payments can be delayed, or the sequence of the initial payment calendar can be changed, or we can investigate whether there are any grants available. We always try to do everything possible to find a solution for each family. We can’t promise that there’ll always be one, but we’ll try our hardest and, most of the time, by working with each family an answer to the problem can be found.
In keeping with the foundational spirit of the University, we offer more than ten grant programmes. An example is the innovative CEU Merit Programme: some recipients can undertake their studies at the University absolutely free of any charge and we’ll even refund any registration fees for those who wish to withdraw after applying unsuccessfully for the grant. Or students can apply for a student assistantship (sometimes known as a “collaboration grant”): dozens of students provide assistance across a range of services at the University in return for payment for their participation in these activities.More information about Grant Programmes
If you’d like to view the tuition fees payable for a particular study programme, then first select the CEU UCH campus (Valencia / Elche / Castellón) you want and then the programme you are interested in.
SThis is payable on admission to the University for the first time, and then again every year between June and August.
This is payable during the second half of September, except in the case of bilingual Bachelor’s Degrees or those which are completely taught in English.
Every month from October to June (9 payments)
In the case of bilingual Bachelor’s Degrees or those which are taught entirely in English, the pre-enrolment fee and the enrolment fee are jointly payable at the time of admission.
New students who are not resident in Spain must also pay the fee corresponding to the Hospitality Pack (600 euros) at the time of admission, enabling them to use the welcome services which this includes.
Let’s take our Bachelor’s Degree in Public and Private Safety and Security as an example.
The total annual cost is 7680 euros, which can be broken down into payments of three types.
The first payment to be made is the pre-enrolment fee: 700 euros. If you are an international student, you will pay the pre-enrolment fee and the hospitality pack fee together = €700 + €600.
The second payment is the enrolment fee. The amount payable is €1460.
Each monthly payment is €613.33.
This an example for illustration purposes using 2019 data. This should not be taken as a definitive guide to the price of the degree: please consult the relevant fee tables.
CEU graduates possess the education and training they need to take on the challenges of the real world and to start building their future without fear. Our graduate employment rate, according to the latest study carried out by the independent market research company GFK, is around 73% for our Bachelor’s Degrees. That means that 73% of our graduates are in work 18 months after finishing their studies. It’s a good figure, but we’re not going to rest on our laurels: we’re determined to improve it. 100% of CEU graduates in Pharmacy and Industrial Design find work after graduating.
100% of CEU graduates in Pharmacy and Industrial Design find work after graduating.100% of CEU graduates in Pharmacy and Industrial Design find work after graduating.
More than 85% of our graduates in Law, Political Science, Marketing, and Medicine are in work.
Our programmes in Audiovisual Communication, Business Management, Primary Education, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Marketing, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine and Architecture have a 75% employment rate..
After graduating, there are many ways to further improve employability. Before or after graduation, we recommend students make an appointment with our Careers Service or with the University Guidance Service. But some basic pointers would be:
It doesn’t have to be definitive or the dream job, but it’s a necessary step on the road to where we all want to go. For more information, learn more about our Career Center
There are opportunities for people with the right skills across the world for those brave enough to take the leap.
Becoming expert in a particular area via a postgraduate programme is an excellent way of boosting the appeal of a CV.
Whatever the approach taken and whatever our graduates need, they know that CEU will be there to support them.The Alumni CEU group is open to the more than 300,000 people who have studied at a CEU institution. This means that all our graduates form part of a national and international network of potential contacts who they can reach out to.
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