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.
How to apply:
  • Previous steps to the admission process at the Complutense University:

    1. Accreditation/recognition of their school leaving certificate 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).

    * Non-EU 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.

  • Admission process at the Complutente 2020-2021

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 2020/2021

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

Also, a fourth subject passed will help you to up your scores.

  • Acreditation issued by UNEDassis of your Spanish level. A B2 level is required. Exceptions:
    • a. Those who have studied in a Spanish-speaking education system.
    • b. Those who apply for studies taught entirely in English: Economics, Business Administration and Management.


  • Entrance exams are in Spanish. 
  • The Complutense university doesn't offer scholarships for Non-EU international students without permanent residence.
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