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Admission Process

We indicate, according to your previous studies, the documents that you must provide to enrol at the Professional Centre. The documentation required in each case will be subject to current legislation:

Medium or Superior-Level Vocational Training

  • Degree
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have completed BUP and COU,  containing the average grade of the academic record and subject grades

Higher Technical Diploma in Specific Vocational Training

  • Degree
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have completed BUP and COU,  containing the average grade of the academic record and subject grades

1. Personalised consultation

We have a team of specialist advisors who will offer you the information you need about our academic offer, the Spanish education system in general, professional training in particular, legal requirements for access to these studies, validation programme, etc.

HOW TO CONTACT OUR ADVISORS 
  • Go to either of our university campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón and Alcobendas).
  • For in-person degrees, send an email to ads@universidadeuropea.es, and for online degrees send an email to ueonline@universidadeuropea.es.You will receive personalised advice from the Advanced Vocational Training Admissions team.
  • Contact us by phone at (+34) 91 740 7272 for in-person degrees, and at (+34) 91 834 0192for online degrees.
  • Participate in one of our Open House events (check dates with your personal advisor).

2. Book your appointment to complete the admission process

BY PHONE:

You may make an appointment by phone:

In-person degrees: (+34) 91 740 7272
Online degrees: (+34) 91 834 0192

BY EMAIL

You can request your appointment 48 hours in advance:

In the event that you cannot attend the tests on the day and time indicated, you must notify the New Student Admissions Department of Advanced Vocational Training 48 hours in advance. Send an email to ads@universidadeuropea.esso they can assign you a new testing date.

The entrance exams can be done in person or online for both in-person and online degrees.

3. Submit your application and documentation

FILL OUT YOUR APPLICATION 

The candidate must fill out the online application through the pre-student portal.

It is essential to fill out the application in order to start the admission process.

SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTATION IN ORDER TO TAKE THE ADMISSION TESTS 

Along with the online application, you must provide the following documents:

You must provide the academic documents corresponding to your profile and take the original certificates to your advisor at the time of registration. (See Legal Access Requirement on page 17 for admission regulations of Advanced Vocational Training for the appropriate academic year). Without these documents, you will not be formally enrolled and we cannot guarantee space for you.

The registration deadline is set at one month after the academic year starts, provided that there is a place for you at that time.

4. Take the admission tests

Admissions tests comprise:

  • Competences and skills assessment test.
  • Assessment of your English level and, if Spanish is not your native language, assessment of your Spanish level.

The results achieved in your admission tests will serve to develop your abilities to the maximum during your stay at the Professional Centre.

Foreign students must have a minimum B1 Spanish level (European Framework of Reference for Languages) to understand the class.

The student must have this level during the admission process and must present the appropriate certificate or pass the language test.

However, if the minimum level is not accredited during the admission process, the student will have a period of time before the evaluation of the first academic year to achieve it. In any case, they must have at least an A2 level during the admission process.

If the student does not reach the minimal level required before the evaluation of the first academic year, the European Professional Centre of Madrid reserves the right to cancel the student's enrolment with no refund to the student or their sponsor.

It is not necessary to prepare for the admissions tests in advance, as they assess skills, not memorisation.

Competence and skills assessment test 

Approximately 30-minute duration, comprising: 116 questions about general competencies and 23 study behaviour questions.

The test will assess skills and abilities related to:

  • Intellectual work skills
  • Attitudes towards work
  • Attitudes towards cooperation and teamwork

Spanish assessment test 

You must take this test if you want to study in Spanish and it is not your native language.

This test evaluates:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
  • Listening comprehension

English assessment test 

The English assessment test will indicate your current level and allow us to evaluate how you will improve over time.

This test consists of:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
  • Listening comprehension

5. Confirmation of admission and securing your place

CONFIRMATION OF ADMISSION 

You can check the status of your admission process through the pre-student portal.

The University will send you an acceptance letter by email with the results of the admissions process.

Students who request recognition of more than 60% of the content of the first or second year of Advanced Vocational Training, will have a response to their application status for admission to the European Professional Centre in Madrid no earlier than the first week of September 2021. They will remain on the waiting list during this time.

SECURING YOUR PLACE 

To secure your place* you must accept the offer and continue with the registration process in the Professional Centre. Once you make the first payment, you will be guaranteed a place in your chosen degree. The schedule will be confirmed once you complete your registration and we receive the admission documentation. The registration fee should be paid prior to enrolment.

The reservation payment deadline is the same as the enrolment deadline: a month after the academic year begins.

RESERVATION FEE 

The reservation fee depends on the chosen degree (please refer to the table of academic fees).

Once you have completed the admission process and we have sent you an acceptance letter, you may begin the reservation process.

The reservation fee will be paid by bank payment for each registered year, regardless of the number of modules you enrol in. The reservation fee for a second academic year will be paid in July for the amount published each year.

(*) The place reservation is conditional if the student does not demonstrate the legal admission requirements at the time of formalising their registration. The conditional reservation of a place implies that the European Professional Centre of Madrid will not be able to assign the student a place until they demonstrate the legal admission requirements. Once they do, they can then assess their definitive admission. As soon as the Admissions Department receives the documents certifying the student's legal admission requirements, we will assess their final admission based on the places available in the requested Vocational Training. If the student demonstrates their legal admission requirements and no longer has a place at the European Professional Centre of Madrid in their requested studies, they will have the option to apply for other Vocational Training courses in the same or different field of knowledge – if allowed by the legal conditions for admission. In cases where the European Professional Centre of Madrid does not have a place in the area requested by the student, Universidad Europea de Madrid, S.A.U. will return the amount received as a Reserva de Plaza (Place Reservation).

How to pay the reservation fee 

You can pay to reserve your place in the student portal where you have submitted your application, in two ways:

  • CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, which registers you immediately.
  • ONLINE TRANSFER, which will register you approximately three to five days from the start of the transaction.

OR

  • By direct debits taken from the account you indicate in your pre-student portal. In this case, you will receive an email with the link to a digital signature platform where you will find the direct debit form. The payment will be processed once the form is signed. In order to use this payment form, you must have a bank account in Spain or a bank account within the SEPA territory (Single Euro Payments Area) that supports this payment method. The SEPA territory includes the member countries of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.

Universidad Europea de Madrid will issue a receipt of payment to the account provided by the student on the first of each month, depending on the selected payment method.

6. Formalisation of enrolment and delivery of admission documentation

The student must formalise enrolment before classes begin.

Once the student has reserved their place in the Advanced Vocational Training, they must formalise their enrolment by filling out and digitally signing the forms for enrolment, direct debit and general enrolment conditions—provided by the New Student Admissions Department—as well as the accreditation of compliance with the legal requirements for the Vocational Training chosen by the candidate.

To do this, you will receive a link by email that will direct you to a digital signature platform where you will find the following documents:

  • Degree enrolment application form.
  • Direct debit form.
  • General enrolment terms and conditions.
  • Informed consent form for the Legal Admission Requirement.

The University is currently working on digitalising the admission and registration process, so there may be changes throughout the semester. We will always inform the student of any changes.

In the meantime you can turn in the required documents using one of the following options:

  • Turn in documents to your advisor in person: at the New Student Admissions Department. If you decide to do this, be sure to check that the University is operating in-person, due to COVID-19.
  • By email: you can only send the enrolment application via email, not the required documents.
  • By post:

Departamento de Admisión de nuevos estudiantes 

Campus Villaviciosa de Odón. Edificio B. Dpto. de Admisión de Nuevos Estudiantes

c/ Tajo, s/n. Urb. El Bosque. 28670. Villaviciosa de Odón Madrid

Campus Alcobendas Dpto. Admisión de Nuevos Estudiantes. 

Avda. Fernando Alonso, 8. 28108. Alcobendas Madrid

If you are unable to include the documentation at the time of your enrolment application, it must be delivered as soon as possible to enable you to join the group and access both physical and virtual classrooms. In any case, the deadline is set at one month after the start of the official academic year.

Formalising enrolment in Vocational Training involves:

  • Finalising the schedule and group.
  • Choosing a shift (if there is more than one).
  • Accessing the Virtual Campus.

Once the enrolment is formalised, prior to the start of the course, you will receive an email with a username and password to access the Professional Centre student services, as well as necessary links to review your academic file and verify your personal data.

Documentation of the legal admission requirements for students

To enrol in Advanced Vocational Training, it is essential that you meet the legal admission requirements for the degree you are requesting.

FOR ALL STUDENTS: 

  • All the documents listed below must be copies certified by public officials or a Spanish notary. Said documents will be deposited in the student's official file. If you have completed your secondary school studies in a private centre before the 2015–2016 academic year, the certificate you must provide must be that of the Public Institute to which said centre belongs. This section includes students who have passed the ‘Bachillerato Experimental’ format.

Clarifications:

What is a certified copy? A certification is a legalised copy of an original document.

Where can I certify an original document? In most public bodies, in front of a Spanish Notary.

  • DNI for national students and passport for international students. This document is essential to officially fill in the student's file at the Professional Centre and to be able to process the degree.

DOCUMENTATION ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF ADMISSION: 

We indicate, according to your previous studies, the documents that you must provide to enrol at the Professional Centre. The documentation required in each case will be subject to current legislation:

Medium or Superior-Level Vocational Training

  • Degree, or
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have completed BUP and COU,  containing the average grade of the academic record and subject grades

Specialised Technician Diploma

  • Degree, or
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have completed BUP and COU, containing the average grade of the academic record and subject grades

Higher Technical Diploma in Specific Vocational Training

  • Degree, or
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have completed BUP and COU, containing the average grade of the academic record and subject grades

They must also provide proof of compliance with the legal requirements for the programme they are interested in. These documents can be submitted in the following ways:

  • In person at the Vice-Rector's Office for Students (Student Services, Department of Legal Admission Requirement)
  • By post to the following address:

Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes

Departamento de Requisito Legal de Acceso

Campus Villaviciosa de Odón. Edificio B.

c/ Tajo, s/n. Urb. El Bosque. 28670.

Villaviciosa de Odón Madrid

The deadline for late enrolment is four weeks from the date that classes officially start (please refer to the academic calendar and admissions regulations for the academic year).

How to pay for tuition

Tuition represents the academic content associated with each degree, which is made up of subjects or modules.

Tuition Fee: The annual tuition amount can be found in the table of Academic Fees.

(Refer to the table of academic fees).

Specifications on tuition for students who request credit for recognised subjects: 

  • Once the credit recognitions are officially resolved by the corresponding body, we can formalise your enrolment and adjust it according to the classes you will take. Until this validation is resolved, you will be enrolled, and you must attend all of the modules taught in the course. Consequently, the first monthly instalment will be the same as a student who has enrolled in the entire course.
  • As soon as the official validation by the appropriate authority is completed, we will retroactively adjust the fee in your favour. An exception is a Work Centre Training (WCT) work experience exemption, where you must pay the full reservation and training fee, whether it is a full or partial exemption. 
Tuition Payment Methods 

For all Advanced Vocational Trainings in this document, the corresponding tuition fee will be paid by direct debit at a bank within the SEPA (Single Euro Payment Area) territory, through one of the following methods:

  • Monthly Payment 

Payment will be made in equal monthly instalments. The number of instalments will be calculated based on the start and end dates of your training.

  • Monthly Payment Deferred until August 

The payment will be made in equal monthly instalments, from the start of your training until the month of August.

Applicable to new first-year students.

These conditions will not be applicable to students in their final academic year or students who do not have their payment set up through direct debit.

Any student who fails to make two payments during their time at the European Professional Centre of Madrid will not be able to use the deferred payment method.

The conditions established for the deferred payment method are applicable to the 2020/2021 academic year. The Professional Centre reserves the right to modify the conditions for the following academic year.

As with other payment methods, the student must be up to date with all payments in order to request a transfer of their academic record.

  • Annual Payment 

A single fee for the entirety of your training, direct debit or otherwise.

Tuition may be paid through one of the following:

  1. By direct debit from a bank: 

The Professional Centre will issue a receipt of payment on the first of each teaching month, depending on the selected payment method, to the account provided by the student once the enrolment has been formalised.

You must have a bank account in Spain or a bank account within the SEPA territory (Single Euro Payment Area) that supports this payment method. The SEPA territory includes the member countries of the European Union, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino and Switzerland.

If you have chosen a non-direct debit annual payment, you can make the payment on our website.

  • Online Card, virtual platform connected to the bank: Payment is confirmed on the spot, immediately giving the student access to all services.
  • Payment Letter (only national payments): the student can download an encoded letter which they can take to the bank to make their payment; the system will be updated 24 hours after the payment is made.
  • Online Transfer: the University has reached an agreement with Flywire to facilitate national and international payments. Flywire allows you to make payments safely from any country and bank, and generally in your country’s currency. Payment will be received in about three to five days.

If you have registered before September 1st, the annual payment must be made before then.

If you have registered after September 1st, the annual payment must be made within five days of formalising your registration.

It is mandatory to fill in the direct debits form regardless of the chosen payment method, including information about the financial provider and payment option.

Credit recognition process
OFFICIAL VALIDATION OR EXEMPTION FROM MODULES

To request official validation of modules or subjects, you must be enrolled in the Advanced Vocational Training at the Professional Centre in Madrid for which you are requesting validation, and you must submit your request before the start of the academic year.

If you have enrolled outside of the standard period, you must apply when your enrolment takes effect.

Documentation you must provide with your application:

Application form (annex 4) of Order ECD/1055/2017 October 26th. Make sure to indicate explicitly the code and the exact name of the professional modules established in the Royal Decrees of your degree.

Documentary evidence of being enrolled in the courses for which validation is requested.

Documentary evidence of the studies completed, by means of an original or certified photocopy.

Documentary evidence, where appropriate, of the university studies completed, the courses or subjects taken, and the official programmes – all by original or certified photocopy and duly stamped by the corresponding university centre.

All documentation indicated in this section must be delivered to the attention of the Professional Centre.

You will receive the final results of your validations by official notification from the European Professional Centre of Madrid or the corresponding public body. The only subjects of validation are the professional modules of the vocational training courses of the education system, defined in the decree of 20th December 2001; decree ECD/1055/2017 of 26th October; and in the Royal Decrees of the diplomas published after the last cited order. These validations are resolved directly by the educational centre where the applicant is enrolled and where their academic file is recorded. On the other hand, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has incorporated its own modules into the study plans of some of the vocational training courses taught in the Community of Madrid. Resolving the request for validation of these modules may entail the processing and express resolution by the Ministry of Education and Research. In the event that the applicant provides university studies or other courses of no longer taught professional training plans, the educational centre will send them to the MECD for resolution. > The validated professional modules will be scored out of five for the purpose of obtaining the average mark.

WCT MODULE EXEMPTION DUE TO PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

The total or partial exemption from the professional module of Work Centre Training may be recognised with prior work experience.

Students enrolled in said module may request an exemption by proving they’ve had, at the time of application, work experience corresponding to one year of full-time work. This experience—which must be related to the vocational training in which they are enrolled—will allow us to assess whether the candidate has acquired the module’s learning outcomes. Full-time volunteer experiences and scholarships related to the vocational training will also be subject to exemption.

WCT Module Exemption due to Professional Experience. 

Students who are totally or partially exempt from taking the WCT module must pay the full reservation fee and tuition of the module.