Non-curricular internships

non-curricular internships

Non-curricular internships are not part of any programme of studies. However, they must be related with the area of study chosen by the student. 

The internships can be carried out at centres and institutions in Spain or abroad.

Duration of the internship

The internship's maximum duration depends on the course of study that the student has chosen.

The table below gives the maximum number of internship hours that can be taken for each course type followed by the student.


Course type Maximum number of internship hours Maximum number of hours per academic year
Bachelor’s degrees with 240 credits (4 years) 3,000 750
Bachelor’s degrees with 180 credits (3 years) 2,250 750
Master’s degrees up to 90 credits 1,125 750
Master’s degrees up to 60 credits 750 -
Postgraduate courses 375 -
Specializations 187.5 -

Remember that two agreements at most can be signed at the same internship centre. The maximum duration of each agreement per academic year is 750 hours (provided that your course's maximum internship duration allows this).

If a second agreement is signed, there must be a one-month gap between the two agreements. The second agreement's formative project must include tasks that are different from those included in the first agreement.

Internship option

Profession-focused internships are internships associated with an external internship centre. These internships may be:

  • · "on-site", that is, they require the student's physical presence at the centre during the entire internship
  • · "virtual", being performed remotely in a teleworking format
  • · blended, which is a combination of the previous options.


They require the student's physical presence at the centre during the entire internship.


They are performed remotely in a distance format.


A combination of the previous options.

Either way, students are placed in a "real-life" learning context, dealing with the reality of their professional field.

Requirements for performing non-curricular internships

During the internship, students must be enrolled on one of the following course types: bachelor's degree, master's degree, postgraduate course or specialization course.

Bachelor's degree students must have passed 50% of the programme's credits (adding the credits you have passed, the credits that have been recognized and the credits for which you have enrolled).

The internship must be related with the course being taken

Students who have just been admitted or who are not studying any other course when they apply for an internship have to wait until teaching starts before they can start on the internship.

How to apply for the non-curricular internships


Go to the internships tool, look for the non-curricular internships call for this academic year, and register there.


Once registered, the student can apply for the offers he or she is most interested in.


The internship centre will carry out its selection process; if the student is selected, we’ll verify that he or she fulfils the academic requirements to do the internship.


When these requirements have been validated, we’ll send the student the internship agreement. Once this agreement has all the signatures required the student is able to start the internship.

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