Admissions & Aid
The academic courses on offer at the University of Oviedo include undergraduate degrees, master’s courses and doctorates, as well as international and national mobility programmes. A number of grants and scholarships are available to help ensure the principle of equal opportunities for all.
The University of Oviedo teaches courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level (Master's and PhD programmes) and it also offers opportunities for mobility to international and domestic institutions, as well as a specific programme aimed at people over 50 years of age (PUMUO).
In order to be admitted to official university courses after completing Secondary school education ("Bachillerato"), it is essential to have passed the General Phase of the University Entrance Exam ("PAU"). Each year, the University of Oviedo holds two such exams: the ordinary one in June and an extraordinary exam in July.
On the other hand, students holding diplomas as Higher-level Specialists in Vocational Training, Plastic Arts and Design, or Sports will be able to enter these undergraduate courses without needing to take this exam.
It is also possible to have previous university-level studies transferred from another institution, or to enter university for the first time through the special procedure for the admission of people over the ages of 25 and 45 years, or for those over 40 years of age with work experience.
The University of Oviedo organizes two university entrance exams (PAU) each year as well as admission tests for people over 25 and 45 years of age, or over 40 years of age with work experience.
The Master's degree programmes, for their part, represent a major commitment to internationalization and collaboration between universities by contributing to the development of the most suitable skill sets for future professionals. Candidates wishing to be admitted to these courses must hold an official university degree.
After completing a Master's degree, it is possible to begin the PhD programme with the aim of obtaining advanced training in research techniques, basically comprising the preparation and submission of a doctoral thesis.
With respect to grants and scholarships, over and above the official schemes organized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, this university has a number of its own and others funded through institutions or companies. Through the International Excellence Campus, for example, mobility grants have been created for Master's degree or PhD students, in addition to the grants to follow courses of study abroad such as the subsidies available within the framework of the Erasmus programme.