The only requirement is to have accreditation of your diploma and to meet the necessary conditions for access to university studies in your country. Each university sets its own admission criteria, which are applicable both to foreign students and to students holding a diploma from the Spanish education system.
You then need to follow the steps below:
1. The University is responsible for verifying if it meets the access requirements. Once you have verified that you have done so, University will assign you a university access ranking and will issue a credential, with a maximum score of ten points, which entitles you to enter the university. It is valid for two years from the date of issue.
2. The university you want to go to will verify if you meet the admission requirements. The universities will decide whether to offer a place based on the final score obtained in the Baccalaureate or its equivalent.
3. Each university can establish its own admission criteria and procedures. Some of these criteria include:
a. Module and subjects taken in the equivalent studies prior to the Bachillerato diploma, and their relationship with the course selected.
b. Marks obtained in specific subjects.
c. Complementary academic or professional training.
d. Previous higher studies.
4. The universities may set tests in English or other foreign languages. They will also rate the various subjects in the curriculum of foreign education systems.
5. The final mark obtained in the Bachillerato will count for at least 60% of the final result in the admission procedure.
If you meet all these requirements you can apply for a place at any Spanish university of your choice.
his credential is equivalent to the general phase of the university entrance exam (PAU). The original credential must always be in your possession, so we recommend you send certified photocopies whenever you are asked for it. The first steps to follow are:
What documentation will you need?
1. Photocopy of your ID card or passport.
2. Certified photocopy of your degree, diploma or certificate showing you meet the access requirements under your country’s education system.
3. Certified photocopy of your academic certificate for the last two years of secondary education.
4. A printed copy of your UNIVERSITY registration, including the corresponding bank receipt showing payment of the fees required for access to university. (Examples no. 1 and 2 of the form, validated and stamped by any branch of the Banco Santander bank network, or proof of the online transaction, or proof of the transfer stamped by the bank).
Accreditation by Regional Government Education Departments and authentication of documents by public notary will also be valid. It will sometimes also be possible to accredit documents in the Education Departments of Spanish embassies abroad and in the Embassies/Consulates of different countries in Spain (it is advisable to speak with them beforehand to confirm this possibility).
Things to remember
By June 30 of each year, the maximum number of places available for each course in each public university is published for the following academic year.
At least one year in advance, the universities will announce the criteria and procedures that will be applied to access the various undergraduate university courses.
The minimum preregistration and registration periods depend on the dates established for the final Bachillerato exam. However, pre-registration usually takes place between mid-June and early July. Leave enough time to make your decision so you do not miss deadlines.