If you have completed your pre-university education in a country that is not a member of the European Union, Andorra, China, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland and want to begin your undergraduate studies at a Spanish university, you must do the following:
Validate your pre-university studies before the Spanish Ministry of Education
Pass the Spanish university entrance exams
How to validate your pre-university studies
You can validate your pre-university studies at the Ministry of Education, at a Provincial Government Office, or at a Spanish embassy or consulate in your home country.
Spanish Ministry of Education
C/ Alcalá, 36, 28071 MADRID
Tel.: 902 21 85 00
Provincial Government Office of Granada
C/ Gran Vía de Colón, 50, 18010 GRANADA
Tel.: 958 90 90 00
Spanish university entrance exams
Once you have your validation certificate, you must complete the Spanish university entrance exams through the UNED, the Spanish National Distance Education University. Click here to learn about registering for the exams on the UNED’s website (website in Spanish).
Contact information for the UNED:
Telephone: +34913 98 60 00 / +34913 98 66 00
E-mail address: email@example.com
However, if your pre-university studies are validated as an advanced technical diploma (Título de Técnico Superior), you will not have to complete the Spanish university entrance exams. Nonetheless, you may still want to do the specific phase of the university entrance exams, which will account for the remaining 4/14th of your final mark.
Pre-enrolment at the University of Granada
Once you have passed the Spanish university entrance exams, you can pre-enrol at the University of Granada following the standard procedure. You must have the documents that prove you have passed the university entrance exams and have validated your pre-university studies.
Admission priority is determined by two factors: 1) when you apply and 2) your final mark.
Priority is first given to those students who submit their pre-enrolment application in the first phase of the admissions procedure. This first phase is usually in mid-July. Deadlines for this year’s admission procedure.
The second factor that determines priority is your final mark, which is calculated according to the mark that appears in your validation certificate and the mark that you have obtained in the university entrance exams. Both of these marks must be a pass or higher, a pass being 5/10.
Note that the subjects that are more directly related the degree you want to apply for (as specified by the university) have a higher weight in the formula that is used to calculate the entrance mark for each specific undergraduate degree.
The formula is the following:
Entrance mark = (0.6 × mark on validation certificate) + (0.4 × mark obtained on the general phase) + (a × M1) + (b × M2)
The mark that appears on your validation certificate and the mark obtained on the general phase of the Spanish university entrance exams account for 10/14th of your final mark
M1 and M2 are the two best marks given in the specific phase of the university entrance exams, accounting for the remaining 4/14th of your final mark - a and b are the multiplication weights that are specific to each degree, and they vary from 0.1 to 0.2, as established by the university to which you apply
Remember that your mark must be a pass (5/10 in the Spanish education system) or higher in order to be included in the formula.