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Admission Process

Please refer to the bachelor 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 the Universidad Europea:

*The Bachelor’s in Medicine has its own admission 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 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 the fee for the admission tests, you confirm that you agree to participate in the University’s admission process. This fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

3. Take the admission tests

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.
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 you can pay 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:

  • 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.
English test

This must be completed 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 degree in a language other than Spanish, and who need to evidence 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

admission 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.

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. 

4. Confirmation of acceptance

Once you have completed your admission 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.

5. 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 indicate in the 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 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.

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 more information about fees on 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 data.


Students who are accepted into the University for the first time without subjects already recognised from another centre must enrol in the full course of 60 credits.

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:

Vicerrectorado de Estudiantes

Campus Villaviciosa de Odón 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.