Admission to Undergraduate Degrees

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Admission of Foreign Students

Students from within the EU; students from countries with international agreements; students with the Diploma of the International Baccalaureate, or students with the European Baccalaureate

Students from education systems in European Union (EU) member countries or countries with international agreements (Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Andorra and China) or who have successfully completed a European or International Baccalaureate are able to apply for admission in Spanish universities without having to do the university entrance exam (PAU), provided they meet the academic requirements for admission to universities in their own education systems. The following procedures must be followed:

  1. Make an on-line request for the credential issued by the National University of Distance Education (UNED) for admission to Spanish universities. The credential accredits meeting the requirements for admission to Spanish universities. The student shall then send the following documents to the National University of Distance Education (UNED), Admissions Section II (Admissions EU), C/ Juan del Rosal, 14 (Ciudad Universitaria), 28040 Madrid-España.
    • Photocopy of ID card or passport.
    • Certified photocopy of the degree, diploma or certificate constituting the general admission requirement to university in the corresponding education system.
    • Certified photocopy of the academic transcript from the last two years of secondary education, or the last three in those education systems where the last cycle is over two years in length.
    • Copy of the National University of Distance Education (UNED) registration form with the bank receipt for the payment of the official fees of verifying European studies for admission to university (copies 1 and 2 of this form validated and stamped on-line or by any office belonging to the BSCH network).
  2. The credential entitles students to apply for admission to the university and will be valid for 2 years from its issuing for the purpose of formalizing admission and enrolment. Therefore, these students should not sit the University Entrance Exam (PAU), although they may sit the Specific Phase of the University Entrance Exam to improve the mark obtained in the credential when the demand for places in the degree programme they intend to apply to is greater than those offered. The exam is sat in a maximum of four subjects at the National University of Distance Education.

Admission procedures for students coming from member states of the EU who do not meet the access requirements in their education systems; students coming from education systems of countries that are not members of the EU with the Baccalaureate's Degree validated for the Spanish system

a. Secondary school studies must be officially recognized.

Forms requesting official recognition may be submitted at the Ministry of Education if already in Spain or at the Spanish embassies and consulates in the country of origin. In Asturias these are to be submitted at:

Dirección
Delegación del Gobierno
Área Funcional de Alta Inspección de Educación
Plaza de España, 6 33071 Oviedo
Telephone
984 76 91 74
Web
http://www.mecd.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano-mecd/catalogo/educacion/gestion-titulos/estudios-no-universitarios/titulos-extranjeros/051270.html

[The same applies to students from European Union education systems who do not meet the academic requirements for admission to universities in their own education systems or to those who meet the requirements, but who wish to sit the general phase of the University Entrance Exam (PAU).]

Documents to be submitted with the application form:

  • Accredited certification of the applicant's nationality issued by the competent authorities in the country of origin, which can be replaced by a certified copy of the applicant's passport or Spanish residency permit (NIE), or, in the case of Spanish citizens, a certified copy of their ID card (DNI).
  • Official degree or diploma whose recognition is requested or, as the case may be, official accredited certification of having passed the corresponding final examinations
  • Official accredited course transcript which includes the courses taken, marks received and the respective academic years in which the courses were taken. In the case of recognition of Spanish Compulsory Secondary Education or Baccalaureate studies done by Spaniards, the course transcript from the last four years of the curriculum completed is sufficient.
  • Receipt for payment of the prescribed fee.
b. These students may improve their admission grades by taking the whole University Entrance Examination (PAU), or just the specific phase in the university of their choice.

(During the 2014-2015 academic year, the PAU examination, both complete and in its specific phase, will take place at the UNED)

The students who have passed the PAU examination according to Article 13 of the Royal Decree 1892/2008, dated November 14, will have preference over those who had not.

Once the University Entrance Exam has been passed, the applicant may apply for admission to university courses.

  • For limited admission courses
    Request a place (on-line pre-registration, towards the last week in June, the registration periods are published every academic year). If admitted in any of the requested courses, the applicant can formalize enrolment during the enrolment periods established for that purpose.
  • For courses with unlimited admission
    After requesting a place during the official enrolment period, addressed to the dean or director of the centre where they wish to study, students may enrol during the established enrolment period.
c. Documentation to apply for a place (pre-registration) in limited admission courses:
  • Students from education systems in EU-member countries or countries with international agreements
    • Spanish ID card (DNI), passport or identity card from the country of origin (copy).
    • Credential issued by the National University of Distance Education (UNED) for admission to Spanish universities (certified copy).
    • Signed application form.
  • Students from countries outside the EU or which do not have international agreements
    • Spanish ID card (DNI), Spanish residency permit (NIE) or passport (copy).
    • University Entrance Exam card (certified copy).
    • Signed application form.

Admission procedures for students coming from education systems from the European Union but who do not meet the requirements for access in their education systems

  1. Students who have a certifiable Baccalaureate's Degree equivalent to the Spanish one, and who come from education systems of member states of the European Union or other states that have established the corresponding internationa agreements, will have to provide a certification of the validation of their Baccalaureate's Degree, if they do not meet the requirements set by their education systems.

    These students will be able to improve their admission grades by taking the University Access Examination (PAU) for Undergraduate Degrees, as regulated by Articles 8 and 14 of the Royal Decree 1892/2008, dated November 14, or by taking just the specific phase of the aforementioned examination.

  2. Applications will be ordered following the same criteria applied to the assessment of the grades for admission of the Baccalaureate's Degree certified and, if applicable, the grades obtained in the subjects of the specific phase, with the regulations established in Article 16 of this agreement.
  3. The students who have passed the PAU examination according to Article 13 of the Royal Decree 1892/2008, dated November 14, will have preference over those who had not.

Admission procedures for students who have a certified foreign Degree

Those students who have completed studies at a foreign university or higher education institution and wish to study at the University of Oviedo can choose to:

  1. Apply for official recognition of their undergraduate degree at the Ministry of Education.
    • Once the degree has been officially recognized, they may apply for admission to the University of Oviedo centres within the following time periods:
      • Courses with unlimited admission: They may enrol within the officially established enrolment period.
      • Limited admission courses: They should apply for admission by pre-registering by Internet within the established time period (usually at the end of June)
      • A quota of 3% of the available places in each limited admission course is reserved for graduates.
    • Pre-registration documentation:
      • Photocopy of passport
      • Original and photocopy or certified photocopy of the Credential of Official Recognition of the Higher Education Degree
  2. Those students who have not obtained official recognition of their degree may request admission to official undergraduate courses provided that they have at least 30 recognized ECTS, in accordance with Royal Decree 1892/2008, dated 14 November, and the Regulations governing Credit Recognition and Transfer and Adaptation of the University of Oviedo.

If neither their degree nor at least 30 ECTS is officially recognized, they must apply for admission by sitting the University Entrance Exam (PAU) prior official recognition of their secondary education studies as equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate.

NOTE: These two options (official recognition/recognition of ECTS) may not be requested simultaneously.

Admission procedures for students with partial foreign studies or completed studies without certification

1. Applicants with partial or complete official studies at foreign universities who have not obtained official recognition of their degree in Spain, yet have at least 30 recognized ECTS, in accordance with Royal Decree 1892/2008, dated 14 November, and the University of Oviedo Regulations governing Credit Recognition and Transfer and Adaptation, may be admitted to official University of Oviedo undergraduate courses.

If neither their degree nor at least 30 ECTS is officially recognized, they must apply for admission according to the procedure established in Chapter III of Royal Decree 1892/2008 [National University of Distance Education (UNED) credential or University Entrance Exam (PAU)]. The paperwork for Credit Recognition is handled in the Administration Office of the Centre where they wish to continue their studies.

Deadlines course 2016-2017:

  • For studies without limit admission from June, 1 to August, 31.
  • For studies with limited admission from June, 1 to July, 15.

The request for transfer Square / change of study completed abroad will be held in the following periods:

 

Documentation

  • Signed application form.
  • Translated and legalized Personal Academic Transcript (countries outside the UE): original and certified copy which includes those courses passed whose recognition is being requested, number of resits and course load, as well as the marking system used (minimum passing mark and maximum mark).
  • Translated and legalized course syllabuses: Originals stamped and signed by the by the Registrar of the centre of origin or certified copy. The syllabus for each course must be that pertaining to the year in which the student passed the course.
  • Translated and legalized curriculum: Original or certified copy.

Document legalization and translation

Requirements of foreign documents

Criteria for ranking applications

Preference shall be granted to those students who have degrees including course matter equivalent to the programme in which they wish to enrol, as determined by the Technical Committee on Credit Recognition at the Centre in view of the curriculum provided by the student. Subsequently all students with other degrees shall be placed.

Student applications within each group will be ranked by the grade average on the transcript, expressed to three decimal places and rounded to the nearest thousandth (rounded up in the case of equidistance).