Non-EU education systems. Access to first year for undergraduate degrees - Extranjeros no comunitarios

General Information:

Previous studies:

  • Students who have completed their upper secondary school either in non-EU education systems or countries that do not hold an exchange agreement with Spain.
  • Students who haven't completed their upper secondary school in any of the EU countries and, therefore, don't meet the requirements of university entrance in their home countries.
Previous steps to the admission process at the Complutense University:

1. Accreditation/recognition of their school leaving certificate to the Spanish "título de bachiller" by the Spanish Ministry of Education

2. Accreditation of a Bachillerato mode: entrance exams* that are taken in the UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).

*Students who don't take or pass the university entrance exams but have the requirements, may apply for bachelor degrees with available places in the second call. However, places will be awarded only if there were vacancies in the bachelor degrees requested once completed the admission procedures. Most bachelor degrees have no places in the second call.

How to apply:

Information points about the accreditation/recognition process

In order to choose the optional subjects for the Specific Competency Exams(PCE) that will get you the best scores for your degree, look up the following links:

Weightings table at UCM 2019/2020

Grade Average Point 2019/2020 (check in each university "Grupo 1")

  • Citizens of non-Spanish speaking countries must hand in a B1 level certificate of Spanish language. Exceptions:
    • a. Those who have studied in a Spanish-speaking education system.
    • b. Those who apply for studies taught entirely in English

      Valid certificates of Spanish language: see section II.1 of the call.

  • Entrance exams are in Spanish. 
  • Teaching is also carried out entirely in Spanish, though there are six degrees with a group in English: Computer Engineering, Psychology, Chemistry, Primary Education Teacher, Economics, and Business Administration and Management. But if there aren't vacancies in the English group the student will be asigned to one of the other groups taught in Spanish. 
  • The Complutense university doesn't offer scholarships for Non-EU international students without permanent residence.
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