When you have completed secondary/high school studies from an education system other than the Spanish system, in accordance with the Organic Law on Education.
No, the university admission system is different depending on the home education system. It is necessary to distinguish between students from countries of the European Union (or having international reciprocity agreements in this area) and students from other education systems. You may find more information on this at the following link.
First, you should contact the university where you wish to study to confirm that they use UNEDasiss Accreditation in their admissions criteria. Also, you should find out which courses are considered for the degree that you wish to pursue, consulting the weighting grid of said university.
One of the mandatory procedures is the request for the HOMOLOGATION of your studies with the Spanish high school degree. This is done through the MINISTRY OF EDUCATION. You may find information on this procedure at the following link: Homologación del Bachillerato.
Furthermore, you should consult the university that you wish to attend to learn their admissions criteria and whether or not this university uses the UNEDasiss Accreditation. Also, you should find out which courses are considered for the degree that you wish to pursue, consulting the weighting grid of said university.
UNEDasiss Accreditation is a digital certificate that permits students to participate in the Spanish university admissions processes and that consists of the assessment of the academic transcripts obtained from the international education systems in a homogenous and regulated way. It also includes the scores from the Specific Competency Tests (PCE) taken at the UNED, as well as other services requested by the student.
It may be requested from the month of February until the month of November of each year. Students that need to take Specific Competency Tests should request Accreditation in the periods established for the exams held in June and September and they may consult this link.
No. Some universities do not permit UNEDasiss Accreditation for admission to their universities or for certain students. Therefore, student should first check with the university that they wish to attend to determine whether or not UNEDasiss Accreditation will be of use to them. Information on Universities
Students from the European Union or from countries with an international agreement should request the UNEDasiss Accreditation. Students from other countries may be admitted to the diverse degree programs simply with the homologation of their high school degree. You may check the rules of admission to the UNED at the following link.
The Accreditation should include as many services as requested by the university where you wish to study. Most commonly, the university shall request the University Qualifications and the completion of the Specific Competency Tests. In some universities, it is also mandatory to accredit the Bachillerato mode.
If you wish to begin your studies at a university that does not require a minimum score and you may access with a minimum score of 5.
It is recommended that you request this service in all cases, both for public universities as well as private ones that use the UNEDasiss Accreditation in their admissions criteria. If you already received an Accreditation that included this qualification, you should only request it if you wish to improve your score for the granted admission.
The admission score that is established by the UNED will be between 5 and 10 points and is calculated according to the student’s origin:
a) Students from the EU or countries with a reciprocity agreement with studies that are equivalent to the Bachillerato or FP in Spain.
The admissions score is calculated based on the minimum and maximum passing rates from the qualification scales of each education system and in accordance with the criteria and requirements specified in Annex II of the Reglamento UNEDAsiss for each education system.
b) Students that can homologate their studies to the Spanish Bachillerato:
The admission score is obtained with a maximum weighting of 60% from the scores obtained on their academic transcript and 40% from the Specific Competency Tests (PCE) taken at the UNED. The formula to be applied is as follows:
Admission score = (0,2 x NMB + 4) + 0,1 x M1 + 0,1 x M2 + 0,1 x M3 + 0,1 x M4
NMB = Average grade of Bachillerato.
M1-4 = Best score obtained in up to four Specific Competency Tests (PCE) taken over the calendar year of the exam, assuming distinct subjects and obtaining at least one score of 5 out of 10. In no case shall scores from previous years be considered, or those of more than 4 PCE be considered for the admission score calculation.
The admission score calculated by UNED is a maximum of 10 points. The destination university may give up to 4 additional points depending on their admission criteria. The student should be notified by the destination university as to how it may obtain these additional points and adjust their Accreditation to these requirements. Information on Universities
It is only necessary if requested by the destination university in its admission criteria.
If your studies are equivalent to the EU’s Baccalaureate, the mode is obtained with the subjects from your own academic transcript. In other cases, the mode shall only be granted if the Specific Competency Tests demanded for each mode are approved, and this may be consulted in the following link
They are tests offered by UNEDasiss for specific subjects. Completion of the Specific Competency Tests (PCE) is necessary for all students wishing to improve their university admission score. For more information on these tests, see the following link.
UNEDasiss offers the possibility of taking a maximum of 6 subjects:
a)For those students coming from countries within the European Union or from countries having international agreements (Annex I of the Regulation), in their first application it is recommended that they take at least two course areas, unless the admission note demands that it be of 5 points.
b)For those students that are NOT from countries within the European Union or having International agreements, in their first application it is recommended that they take at least four course areas.
The student is obligated to take at least six course areas of Specific Competency Tests when so required by the university where they wish to study, or when said university requires them to adapt the course areas of the Specific Competency Tests to the EBAU (Spanish test).
It depends on what you need to use the test results for, since the following must be distinguished with regards to the validity of the PCE:
This service is only available for students from the European Union having studies that are equivalent to the Baccalaureate. In the case in which the university where the student wishes to study permits the recognition of subjects, the student does not need to take the Specific Competency Tests for those courses that they have passed in the assessment tests of the education system where they originate. For more information on recognition of subjects see this link
The digital Accreditation UNEDasiss document is available for Spanish universities through the digital platform UNEDasiss, therefore, the certificate is not required. Only if you are going to start studies in certain university centers or outside Spain, you will need the digital document. To obtain an accreditation certificate you will have to access the "Vouchers" box of your application and click on the DOWNLOAD CERTIFICATE button, you will have to pay the 35.86 euros fee online, then you can generate the "C. Oficial" with a Secure Verification Code.
No. Only students from the Spanish education system in centres located abroad and from the CIDEAD may take the EBAU at the UNED. Students from education systems outside of the Spanish system who need to take the EBAU because it is a requisite of the university that they wish to attend may request to take the Specific Competency Tests (PCE) for the following subjects:
There are two cases in which the Accreditation is considered provisional:
It is very important that the destination university be consulted regarding whether or not they permit the provisional Accreditation and the period in which they should have the definitive Accreditation.