EU education systems. Access to first year for undergraduate degrees - Extranjeros comunitarios

General Information:

Previous studies:

  • Students who have completed secondary education (High School diploma) or higher level vocational training studies (Professional Training diploma) from the European Union member states or countries with a bilateral agreement on university access with Spain (Andorra, China, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), as long as they have fulfilled the university entrance requirements in their countries of origin.
  • Students with European Baccalaureate or International Baccalaureate.


  • For the previous steps: browse the UNEDasiss website 
  • For the admission process at the Complutense University 2021-2022:
    • Ordinary call: June 10th to July 2nd, until 14:00 2021 on the website, except bachelor degrees with a specific entrance exam:
      • To be published at the website.
    • Extraordinary call: July, from the 23rd to the 30th 2021 on the website: only for bachelor degrees with available places after the ordinary call. Most bachelor degrees have no places in this second call.
How to apply:
Requirements:Previous steps to the admission process at the Complutense University. Request the following services from UNEDassis:
  • Verification of requirements for admission at Spanish universities.

  • Admission scores: the Grade Average Point obtained by the student will be converted to the Spanish grading system, referred to scale 0-10. To get up to 4 more points, students have two options:

    • Specific Competency Tests (PCE): in order to choose the optional subjects  that will get you the best scores for your degree, look up the following link: UCM weighting for 2021/2022.

    • "Recognition of courses passed in the home foreign education system": students may request the recognition of subjects passed in their home education program. This recognition may have the same value as the completion of the Specific Competency Test (PCE) of that subject, so long as this abides by admission criteria at the host university. Recognition can only be requested for subjects taken during the last two years of secondary education and the last two years before the application.
  • Language accreditation: Requirement of Spanish level B2 for Foreign Educational Systems Students

    Students with a non-Spanish speaking country nationality who, furthermore, come from the educational system of a country whose language is not Spanish, must certify a B2 level of Spanish, unless a different level has already been established in the corresponding degree program. This certification must be validated and accredited by UNEDassis.

    This requirement of accreditation by UNEDassis will not be mandatory (although it is recommended) in the case of the following students:

    1) Students with a non-Spanish-speaking country nationality who have obtained their equivalent degrees in foreign teaching centers established in Spain that provide education in accordance with RD 806/93 (arts. 10, 11 and 12),

    2) Students who have studied in Spanish bilingual sections in countries with which the Ministry of Education has signed bilateral agreements with (Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia and China), who have passed the Bachillerato final exams, and who are entitled to be awarded the Título de Bachiller of the Spanish Educational System.

If you wish to begin undergraduate studies at the Complutense University of Madrid in the 2021/2022 academic year, you must apply during the ordinary admission period (June) since most of the programs do not offer places in the extraordinary admission period.

Tuition fees

This admission procedure will continue to apply to students from the UK education system in 2021 (access to the 2021/2022 academic year)

NOTICE: Please check the website for any changes.

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