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Admission Process

Here you’ll find, 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:

High school diploma in LOE or LOGSE format 

  • Degree
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have requested and paid the fees for obtaining the high school diploma and the date of application, which contains the average score of the academic record and subject grades—not including religion.

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, professional training, legal requirements for access to these studies, validation programmes and more.

HOW TO CONTACT OUR ADVISORS 

  • Go to either of our University campuses (Villaviciosa de Odón or Alcobendas).
  • For in-person degrees, email ads@universidadeuropea.es, and for online degrees, email ueonline@universidadeuropea.es. You will receive personalisd advice from the Advanced Vocational Training Admissions team.
  • Contact us by phone for in-person degrees at (+34) 91 740 7272, and for online degrees at (+34) 91 834 0192.
  • Participate in one of our Open Door 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 are unable to attend the tests on the date 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.es to receive 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

COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION 

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

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

SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTATION TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE ADMISSION TESTS 

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

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

The registration deadline is set 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:

  • 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 admissions tests will help ensure your abilities are fully developed during your stay at the Professional Centre.

Foreign students must have a minimum B1 Spanish level (according to the 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. Students must possess 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.

Competences 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 tasks
  • 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 admission 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 admissions documentation. The registration fee should be paid prior to enrolment.

The reservation payment deadline is the same as the enrolment deadline: one 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 on. The reservation fee for a second academic year will be paid in July for the amount published each year.

(*) The place reservation is conditional and can be withdrawn 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 admissions 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 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 must be established 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 academic year, 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. They will be placed 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 is that of the Public Institute to which said centre belongs. This section includes students who have passed via 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 complete the student's file at the Professional Centre and in order to process the degree.
DOCUMENTATION ACCORDING TO THE TYPE OF ADMISSION: 

Here you’ll find, 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:

High school diploma in LOE or LOGSE format 

  • Degree
  • Proof you have passed university entrance exams
  • Official Academic Certificate stating that you have requested and paid the fees for obtaining the high school diploma and the date of application, which contains the average score of the academic record and subject grades—not including religion.

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

  • If your documents include a digital signature, upload them to the pre-student portal before completing your registration.
  • 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

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).

Tuition payment methods

Student 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 recognition: 
  • Once the credit recognitions are officially resolved by the corresponding body, we can formalise your registration and adjust it according to the classes you take. Until this validation process is resolved, you will be enrolled on and must attend all of the modules taught in the course. As a result, the first monthly instalments will be for the same amount as a student who has enrolled in the entire course would pay.
  • Subsequently, as soon as the official validation is resolved by the corresponding body, we will proceed to retroactively adjust the fee paid in your favour. This does not apply, however, to those who have an exemption from the Work Centre Training (WCT) module for professional experience; in this case, you must pay the entire amount of the Tuition and Place Reservation, regardless of whether the exemption is total or partial. 
Tuition payment methods 

For all Advanced Vocational Training programmes listed in this document, the corresponding tuition fee will be paid by direct debit through a bank within the SEPA (Single Euro Payment Area) territory, via 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 date of your course.

  • Monthly Payment Deferred until August 

The payment will be made in equal monthly instalments, from the start of your courses 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.

If a student misses two payments at the European Professional Centre in Madrid, they will not be able to choose 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 on all payments in order to request a transfer of their academic record.

  • Annual Payment 

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

Tuition may be paid through one of the following:

  1. By direct debit: 

The Professional Centre will issue a receipt of payment on the first of each 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 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 pay it 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 1 September, the annual payment must be made before that date.

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

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

Credit recognition process
OFFICIAL VALIDATIONS AND MODULE EXEMPTIONS

To request official validation of modules or subjects, you must be enrolled on the Advanced Vocational Training programme 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 during an extraordinary period, you must apply when your enrolment takes effect.

Documentation you must provide with your application:

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

Documentation that verifies your enrolment in the courses for which validation is requested.

Documentation that verifies the studies completed, by means of an original or certified photocopy.

Documentation, 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.

All documentation indicated in this section must be submitted to the Professional Centre.

You will receive the final results of your study validations by official notification from the European Professional Centre of Madrid or the corresponding public body. Certain professional modules in the Vocational Training courses may be validated, following the stipulations established in the Order of 20 December 2001; Order ECD/1055/2017 of 26 October; and in the Royal Decree of degrees, which was published after the last cited order. These validations are directly carried out by professionals at the educational centre where the applicant has enrolled and where their academic record is on file. Futhermore, 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 express processing and resolution by the Ministry of Education and Research. In the event that the applicant provides proof of professional training at a university or educational centre that is now defunct, the University will send them to the MECD for resolution. The validated professional modules will be scored as a five for the purpose of obtaining the average mark.

WCT MODULE EXEMPTION DUE TO PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 

Students may be exempt from the professional module of Work Centre Training if they have 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 grants related to the competencies of the vocational training will also be considered.

Fee for WCT Module Exemption for Professional Experience 

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