Advanced Career and Technical Education Programs

A new form of Advanced Career and Technical Education to find your best you.


The European Career College offers a new form of Advanced Career and Technical Education based on 3 basic concepts:

  • Internationality
  • Connection with the world of work
  • Strong commitment to academic quality

The Universidad Europea strongly believes in the social value of Advanced Career and Technical Education and is therefore expanding its range of higher education courses with the opening of European Career Colleges in Madrid and Valencia. These centers will share the same space and educational model as the other higher education courses, a model which is based on the quest for academic excellence.

This way, when you study at the European Career College you will enjoy a modern, international campus that is full of life, with students from all parts of the world, the best teaching staff and the latest infrastructure. The center goes beyond the traditional model of Spanish higher education institutions by putting special emphasis on comprehensive learning methods that complement field-specific knowledge through the development of professional skills and ethical values.

In line with Universidad Europea values, the European Career College is based on three main concepts, aimed at achieving academic excellence: internationality, connection with the world of work and commitment to academic quality. This standpoint also reflects the vision of Laureate International Universities, the first international network of universities, offering bachelor's and graduate degree courses to over 780,000 students across the world. 


At the European Career College, we are conscious of how mastering other languages is essential to be able to access the world of work and interact in an increasingly globalized society. We want all our students to enrich their training with international experiences, by way of academic, cultural and language exchanges. To this end, we offer all students the chance to:

  • Complement their degree program with English courses and an advisor providing personalized follow-up;
  • Study abroad during their second year on an Erasmus program or through any of the agreements we have signed with other Laureate network universities;
  • Benefit from studying in an international environment within the Campus, where a great number of students are foreign.

Connection with the world of work

The Universidad Europea de Madrid boasts an effective database of employment opportunities backed by over 2,700 signed agreements with national and international companies and works with qualified professionals at every academic level to offer students a permanent link to the world of work.

Our students can do their internships at the most prestigious companies and sign up for extracurricular activities designed to enhance and enable access to the labor market. Likewise, the Workplace Training Modules - developed in a real work environment - allow students to work in their study field during their training and provide advice and guidance from a company advisor and a European Career College of Madrid advisor.

21st Century academic quality

Our educational model, in line with European Higher Education Area values, gives students the leading role in the learning process, with eminently practical training that lets them take on an active role and encourages them to develop the ability to learn throughout their professional and personal life.

As well as acquiring basic knowledge in their area of study, students at the European Career College of Madrid also develop the general skills needed for successful performance at work, thanks to eminently practical training in a term-based program where they learn 6 fundamental skills for the 21st century professional:

  • Planning
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Competency in English
  • Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit


Advanced Career and Technical Education (ACTE) courses are a set of higher education degree courses within the educational system that train people for qualified work in a particular field.

They are mainly aimed at students with a high school diploma or who comply with certain requirements for access and are looking for an intensive professional training course leading to a higher education degree so they can access the labor market in just two years. Or alternatively they are for students who are simply looking for another way to be able to take a university degree with an advantageous course recognition plan.

Admission can be gained through the following paths:

  • High school diploma (Spanish LOE)
  • High school diploma (Spanish LOGSE)
  • High school diploma (Spanish 'experimental' high school education)
  • Professional Diploma or academic equivalent
  • Specialized Technician diploma
  • COU (Spanish college access course)
  • University degree or equivalent
  • Advanced Career and Technical Education entrance exam
  • Admission test for students over 25

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Why study at Universidad Europea?

  • Excelencia Academica Academic excellence

    Leader in facilities and technology. The 2nd ranking private university in Spain in scientific production. An average of 1 professor per 23 students. Advanced technology applied to learning.

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  • InternacionalidadInternational context 

    282 exchange agreements. Programs and internships in more than 40 countries. 70 programs 100% in English or in bilingual formats.

    Why we are international
  • Desarrollo Competencial Skills development

    100% of our students receive an integrated education. Excellent students program. Development of skills such as problem solving, leadership.

    We help you grow
  • Empleabilidad Focus on employment

    90% of our students find work in the first year. 3,000 agreements with companies. 2000 curricular internships a year. 10% outside Spain.

    High employability
    among students