About Us

A non-profit institution, with history and prestige.

The RCU Escorial-Mª Cristina was founded by the Regent Queen María Cristina de Hasburgo y Lorena, in 1892, run by the Augustinian religious order since its foundation. It is an Upper Educational Center associated with the Complutense University of Madrid.

We teach the official degree programmes of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor in Business Administration, Master in Law and a private Degree in Chiropractic.

The Escorial – María Cristina Royal University Center is located in an extraordinary setting and in fabulous surroundings. The University Campus forms a part of the astonishing monumental architectonic complex of the Royal Monastery of El Escorial founded by King Phillip II in the 16th century. This all provides a particularly beneficial atmosphere for studying and inter/personal relationships.

The buildings are true gems of architecture, with completely modernized facilities: Student Residence, Library, sports area, lecture halls equipped with projection facilities, computing rooms, etc.

Overall training of individuals is the primary goal of the educational programme offered by the Escorial – María Cristina Royal University Center, through the development of their cognitive, physical, socio-cultural potential that takes them to the limits of their possible knowledge. We stimulate creativity and scientific research through academic education, the conveying of knowledge and culture.

The Center management oversees quality and educational excellence, in an ongoing and fluent dialogue between lecturers and students, far removed from sterile bureaucratic formal education.

The Lecturing Staff, largely drawn from the Complutense University of Madrid and the business world, is personally and professionally involved in the training and educational activities of their fields.

You are the focus of interest and the target of our full institutional academic work. For this reason, every student has a tutor/lecturer who guides and accompanies him in his professional and academic training.

‘Walk with me if you hold the same truths. Examine with me if you hold the same doubts. Where you recognize your mistake, come with me. Where you recognize mine, take me with you ‘ (St. Augustine).

From the context of this incomparable architectonic setting, a symbol of universality and brotherhood, we ask that our students / in addition to being proficient professionals become men and women with civic values, sensitive and committed to the development and respectful of human dignity.

We open our doors to everyone, without making any distinction for race, creed or position, facilitating a reciprocal form of training and information with other university centers.

Programs taught in:
Spanish (Spain)

This school also offers:


Royal University Center Maria Cristina

The Royal College Maria Cristina was founded by the Queen Regent Maria Cristina de Habsburgo y Lorena in 1892, as a Higher Education Institution. Since its foundation, th ... [+]

The Business Administration Degree is an official 4 year study programme.

It is suited for students who have career goals involving various aspects of management, economy, accounting or finance. The degree provides a general education directed toward employment at top companies, or toward entrepreneurial endeavours.

The students will be exposed to theoretical and practical applications of business concepts. Another point to mention is the reduced number of students per class, which facilitates the learning and communication process.


At RCU, you will find internship opportunities close to campus and in nearby Madrid.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
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Royal University Center Maria Cristina

Official Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. Personalized instruction aimed at preparing the legal professional that our society demands. ... [+]

Official Degree from the Complutense University of Madrid. Personalized instruction aimed at preparing the legal professional that our society demands.

Routes and Access requirementsApplication at the center (from April 15).Selectivity or FP II approved.Delivery of an Admission Flyer by the Center.Pre-registration at the UCM.Number of places offered: 20Pre-registration deadlinesThe Application deadline at the Center begins on April 15.In the month of September if there are free places, the Center will open a new application deadline.For the preregistration in the UCM, the terms indicated by the UCM itself will be followed.

Period and requirements to formalize enrollment: once the student is admitted, they will register during the first days of October at the Center's Secretariat.... [-]

Spain Madrid
September 2019
4 years
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