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Admission Process

Please refer to thebachelor degree’s admission process   for more information.

This document provides students with information on the admissions process for accessing bachelor’s degrees and vocational training courses at Universidad Europea:

*The Bachelor’s in Medicine has its own admissions process .

*The Bachelor’s in Dentistry and the Bachelor’s in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences may require additional documents or specific evidence.

1. Complete the application form

The first step is to fill out an online application form depending on your eligibility, and arrange to take the admission tests for the Bachelor’s in Medicine at the next available date. Apply online.

2. Pay the admission fees

  • Once you have completed your online application, you will receive an email with access to the pre-student portal. You can use this online portal to pay for the admission tests fee, which costs €150.
  • By paying this fee, you confirm that you are participating in the University’s admissions process. This fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

3. Request a credit recognition plan

Request a credit recognition plan*—it’s simple, free of cost and commitment-free.

Should you have any questions regarding credit recognition, send these to

In order to request a credit recognition plan, you must provide the following documents:

  • Personal academic certificate from previous center.
  • Study plan stamped by the previous centre’s Registrar’s office.
  • Academic transcript of the subjects taken and/or enrolled in at the previous center.
  • Official Degree for foreign students (translated).

If you are applying for recognition based on work experience, it is necessary to provide:

  • CV
  • Certificate of work history (vida laboral).

Certificate from employer, in case the student needs to prove the functions performed in a given company, or for students with international professional experience who are unable to provide a certificate of work history. Once the application is completed, you will receive your credit recognition plan within a few days.

*The credit recognition plan is intended to be used as guidance. It will not be officially recognised until all of the information in the file is validated and approved by the Dean of the Faculty.

4. Take the admissions tests

Competencies and skills test

You will take this test once you complete your application and pay the admission test fees. You can pay online or in person by arranging an appointment with your advisor and coming to any of the University’s headquarters at the facilities set up for this purpose.

This test assess skills/abilities related to:

  • Intellectual tasks.
  • Attitudes towards work.
  • Attitudes towards collaboration and teamwork.

It lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of:

  • 116 general skills questions.
  • 23 questions on study habits.
English test

This must be taken by all students who come from countries whose official language is not English, except for those who have opted to study degrees where the language of instruction is not Spanish or English. This tests your level of English by assessing:

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

This test must be taken by:

  • Students who wish to study their degree in Spanish and whose mother tongue is not Spanish.
  • Students who wish to study their degreein  a language other than Spanish but who need evidence of a certain level of Spanish in order to carry out their studies.
  • Students who wish to study a degree which requires a certain level of Spanish according to regulations.

This tests your level of Spanish by assessing:

  • Reading comprehension
  • Knowledge of grammar and vocabulary
  • Listening comprehension
Interview and cover letter

The candidate will answer a list of motivational questions to be assessed by a member of the corresponding faculty as part of the

admissions process.

General knowledge test

This general knowledge test is only necessary for international applicants who are registering to enrol in the first year of their bachelor's degree in Spain and who do not have a UNED credential (1). They must therefore authorise their High School Diploma (bachillerato) via the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

To pass this test, students must obtain a mark of 5 or higher.

Admitting the student does not depend solely on the result obtained in this test. This test will determine the student’s individual academic needs.

Take the general knowledge test.

(1) NOTE: Students who can apply via the UNED credential route are those who come from the following educational systems: Germany, Andorra, Austria, International Baccalaureate, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, China, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, European Schools, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland, and any other State with which an international agreement is signed on a reciprocal basis. 

5. Confirmation of admission

Once you have completed your admissions tests, you can check the status of your application on the pre-student portal. You can also check in with your advisor.

Once inside the portal you will have to click on GO TO APPLICATION. If the RESERVE step is highlighted blue it means you have been accepted into the University.

6. Reserve your place and enrol


Reserving your place means that you accept the spot and wish to continue with the enrolment process at the University. We recommend you secure your reservation within 7 calendar days of receiving the letter.

You can pay to reserve your place once you are registered on the pre-student portal . The payment methods are:

  • CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, which registers you immediately.
  • ONLINE TRANSFER, which will register you approximately 3 to 5 days after you initiate the transaction.
  • DIRECT DEBIT, taken from the account you indicated 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.
    Payment will be processed once the form is signed. In order to use this form of payment, 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 states 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.

Regardless of the method of payment used, the student must submit a duly completed direct debit form.

The fee to reserve a place depends on the degree chosen. You can find information about the fees in the rates page.

The student will always be informed of the next steps in the admission process, either by their advisor or via the pre-student portal where they will have previously registered their personal information.


Students who apply with recognised subjects must enrol in a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 72 credits each academic year. For Joint Honours degrees, the maximum is set at 84 credits each academic year.

All students who enrol at the Universidad Europea for the first time to study a bachelor’s degree must open an academic file.

To open an academic file, you must make a single payment of €770. This amount will be debited from the account you indicate in the financial and family-data form that you must submit along with your registration file.

Once admission is confirmed, you must digitally sign all the necessary documents on the pre-student portal to complete your enrolment. To do this, you will receive a link via 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.

Students of the Faculty of Health and Biomedical Sciences:

  • Consent form for practical work.
  • Informed consent form on the language requirements for the clinical practices of the Bachelor’s in Dentistry, Physiotherapy and Psychology in university clinics at the Universidad Europea.

Please contact your advisor if you encounter any problems with the digital signature platform.

Students of the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences

Students who enrol in the Bachelor's Degree in Activity Sciences, the Bachelor's Degree in Physical Activity and Sports Sciences or the Bachelor's Degree in Physiotherapy must present the corresponding medical certificate on the day of the test.

Students 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:

  • If your documents include a digital signature, you must upload them to the pre-student portal before completing your registration.
  • In person at the Vice-Rector’s office.
  • By post to the following address:

Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes

Villaviciosa de Odón Campus Edificio B.

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

Villaviciosa de Odón Madrid

The time limit for late enrolment in a trimester is 6 weeks. At the end of this period, it is up to the dean of each Faculty or School to authorise a student's enrolment.