2 Summer Program  
Summer Program

Selection Process

All applications will be reviewed by the direction of the CA Institute. The direction of the CA institute will notify the selection decisions to all applicants by e-mail.
All the materials should be only sent digitally by e-mail to : admissions@CAinstitute.es


1 page C.V. Din A4 or 8,5″ x 11″ The C.V. sould be written in English.


3 pages. Din A3 – 11″x17″ (landscape) produced in pdf format with samples of recent work that the student would consider most relevant.


Recommendation letters are not going to be considered


Non English native speakeres should attach any proof of their English Knowledge. Toefl, Ietl|6|, etc


1st deadline: 21 st of February Applications received before the 21st. of February could receive a 20% fee discount

2nd deadline: Applications can be submitted until June 15th, however room availability is only guaranteed for applications submitted before June 6th.


Application Fees No application fee is requested.

Payment Deadline:
The total tuition fees for the COMPOSTELAs Summer Program should be paid on or before 31st of May.

Method of Payment:
Bank transfer in euros to a “Fundacion Compostela” bank account that will be provided to each student upon admission.

Tuition Amount:
The program fees will total 2,850 euros and cover the tuition, guest speakers, crafts ateliers, all tours and visits, listed in our web page. This tuition also covers the weekday lunches but not housing costs.

Deposit: 800 € deposit -nonrefundable- is required from all applicants who accept the CA´s offer for admission. CEE students will have a 200€ deposit -nonrefundable-. The fee must be paid within 15 days after having received the acceptance email from the CA institute.

Acceptance emails will be sent 10 days after the application deadline.

Cancellation Policy: If CA does not accept a minimum number of 20 students the program could be cancelled before the 5th of June and all deposits will be returned by bank transfer. Maximum number of students: 40.


The CA institute also provide a meal plan for the students to have lunches everyday at the monastery. Lunch plan incudes 20 lunches and 1 final dinner.


Working Program Scholarships . 10 Working Scholarships are offered to applicants coming from developing countries who demonstrate academic excellence. The scholarship is offered by the "Fundación Compostela de Arquitectura".- www.fundacioncompostelaarquitectura.org - The student in receipt of a scholarship will collaborate with the "CA institute" team working during 80 hours in tasks related to the program -making modes, designing the studio portfolio, etc.-, in Santiago before the program starts or in its own country after the program is finished. Any student interested in applying for a Working Scholarship, should contact directly with the "Fundación Compostela de Arquitectura" by email to: mail@fundacioncompostelaarquitectura.org  and they will provide you more information.  A minimum fee of 400 euros will be necessary to cover the housing and administration fees.


21 nights in a university dormitory are not included in the tuition fee but can be arranged for separately by the CA institute for a 350€ fee. Extra nights could be arranged for an extra charge of 25€ per night also through the CA institute.

The CA Institute will arrange accommodations in one of the dormitories of the University of Santiago. USC. The facilities at the dormitory building includes: a common kitchen, a washing/dryer room, a small computer room. Each room has a single bed, a table and its own private bathroom. Additional information can be found through this link: http://www.usc.es/gl/servizos/sur


Receiving School Credits at your University:  Most CA students have received 3 or 6 credits at their University for their work at the Compostela Institute the following semester. In the case of received credits, you will be allowed to waive a course, which will save you tuition money on that course (which can be equal to or more than the CA Institute tuition fee). Each school will determine the number of credits, based on the quality of your Compostela Institute summer portfolio. CA Institute does not guarantee school credits, since the decision is made by each institution based on the work you present, but students' success rate in the past has been high.

Downloadable material


CA Application.pdf

CA Scholarship.pdf



Downloadable material


CA Poster.pdf

CA Application.pdf

COMPOSTELAs Summer Program_ General Schedule.pdf











Compostela Architecture Program SPAIN mail@CAinstitute.es