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Admission Process

Key points to consider before starting the process

Only students with high school diplomas (bachilleratos) in the Health Sciences branch of the bachillerato will be considered.

Your mother tongue must be Spanish. Otherwise, you must pass our Spanish test at the B2 level (Cambridge levels, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).

Students that apply to the Bachelor’s in Medicine at Universidad Europea de Madrid 2021/22 through a national or international pre-university pathway cannot request for or obtain any kind of recognition of equivalent credits/subjects taken before at any university or centre.

Please refer to theadmissions process for the Bachelor’s in Medicine  for more information.

1. Complete the application form

The first step is to fill out an online application 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 for the Bachelor’s in Medicine. This fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

3. Test dates

In order to request access to the admissions process for the Bachelor's in Medicine, you must reserve a date for the admission tests. The next available date will automatically be assigned to you once you complete your application.

The next scheduled test date is:

  • 23 January.

4. Competencies and skills test

You must take this test online before you can make an appointment for the remaining tests.

This test assess skills/abilities related to:

  • Intellect.
  • Attitudes towards work.
  • Attitudes towards collaboration and teamwork.

It lasts approximately 30 minutes and consists of:

  • 116 general skills questions.
  • 23 study behaviour questions.

After completing the application, you will receive the codes for accessing the competencies and skills test.

Applicants over 40 years old must take the University’s admission test.

In order to verify their professional experience, the student must attach a file or portfolio (dossier of supporting documentation) to their application that includes the following information:

  • A sworn statement affirming they do not have any academic qualifications that would enable them to be accepted into the University by other means.
  • A cover letter (Universidad Europea de Madrid provides a model cover letter to be completed).
  • Proof of employment history.
  • CV.
  • Documentation (letters of recommendation, diplomas from training courses, or any other document that is relevant to the degree in question).
  • Language certificate if applicable.
  • In order to evaluate competencies that are needed to successfully complete the degree, students must also complete an interview. This interview will also be used to assess whether the applicant has any specific teaching needs.
  • Written test to assess your knowledge of basic science.
  • Evaluation report of all the tests taken (applicant’s documentation, written test, interview).
  • Additional training may be required to be accepted onto certain degrees.

5. Take the admissions tests

English test

All students wishing to apply to the Bachelor's in Medicine must take this test. This tests your level of English by assessing:

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

All students whose mother tongue is not Spanish must take this test, regardless of the language certificates they may have.

This tests your Spanish level by assessing:

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


You will have to submit the academic documentation—ideally, before taking the tests, but otherwise, as soon as possible—to mentioning your name, surname(s) and ID number in the subject.

What academic documentation do I need to submit?

  • Admission test for those older than 40 years. Positive admission report issued by the Universidad Europea.

Criteria for assessing candidates

Only applications from students who have submitted all of the documentation within the period and by the means established will be assessed.

The admissions tests will be assessed, together with the following criteria:

Criteria for students who have taken the test for those older than 40 years: 

  • Mark in the +40 test: 90%.
  • English test: 10%.

The Admissions Committee will obtain the students’ average mark based on these criteria.

*Only candidates from the Health Sciences field may opt for this.

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 get their High School Diploma (bachillerato) approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

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

Whether the student is admitted to the University or not does not depend solely on the results obtained in this test. This test will determine the level of further support the student will need.

Take the general knowledge test.

(1) WARNING: Students who can apply to the University using the UNED credential 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. 

6. Publication of admitted candidates

The results will not be communicated by mail or telephone. Instead, from 4pm on the day corresponding to their admission date, students will have to check their status through the pre-student portal.

Admission dates:

  • 25 May 2021 from 4:00 p.m. For applications received before June.
  • 14 July 2021 from 4:00 p.m. For applications to the admission test of 10 July.

Once inside the portal you will have to click on GO TO APPLICATION. One of the following statuses will appear within your application:

  1. If the RESERVE step is highlighted blue it means you have been accepted into the Bachelor's in Medicine.
  2. If the admission IN PROCESS step is highlighted blue it means you are on the waiting list for the Bachelor's in Medicine.
  3. If the APPLICATION DENIED step is highlighted blue, it means that you have not been accepted onto the Bachelor's in Medicine.

The published result cannot be subject to appeal.

10% of total spaces will be reserved on the admission list for the test in June.

7. Reserve your place and enrol


If you are one of the admitted candidates, you have 5 business days from the communication of admission to make a payment of €3,970, which includes reserving your place (€3,200) and opening your academic file (€770) through the pre-student portal.


Students who are accepted into the University for the first time without any prior recognised credits must enrol in the full course of 60 credits.

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.
  • Consent form for practical work.
  • Informed consent form on the language conditions for the clinical internships.
  • Document waiving recognition of equivalent subjects.

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

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

Campus Villaviciosa de Odón Edificio B

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

Villaviciosa de Odón Madrid

If the candidate fails to reserve their place and complete enrolment within 5 business days following admission, their spot will automatically go to one of the candidates on the waiting list, strictly in the order determined by the Admissions Committee.

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

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.