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[Updated 2024] Emigrate to Spain ⭐ The definitive guide

Emigrating to Spain in search of new opportunities, work or studies is the decision made every year by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. However, the process can be complicated depending on the country of origin and the length of time you wish to remain within Spanish territory. Therefore, it is very important that you inform yourself very well before starting this adventure. Because some procedures must be carried out in the country of origin. 

To help you with this path that you are going to begin to travel, at the Luis Vives Study Center we have prepared this guide with the steps you must follow to move to Spain. Specifically, this guide is designed for those people who come from a country that does not belong to the European Union and is not Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Liechtenstein. If you live in any of these countries, our colleagues at the Luis Vives Spanish School have prepared this guide for you.

What you should know before moving to Spain

Below we give you some tips so that you know where to start your planning to emigrate to Spain, these are some things that you should plan before starting any procedure.

  1. You must think about how long you want to be in the country, the procedures are different if you are going to stay in Spain for more than 90 days.
  2. If you are a student, you must find out about the studies you want to enroll in. You should know if you need an access test, such as university studies or higher-level training cycles. If this is your case, you are very interested in reading esto.
  3. If you are going to work, we recommend that you start looking for work before traveling to Spain. If you get a job, the process will be much easier.
  4. Plan the first months, choose a city to live in and investigate how expensive life is in that place. Study rental prices, food and services. 
  5. Save enough before traveling, keep in mind that the currency used in Spain is the euro. This can cause you to lose purchasing power when exchanging currencies. For example, when going from soles to euros in the case of Peru.
  6. If your native language is not Spanish, we recommend that you start your Spanish studies in the months before coming to Spain. You can also sign up for a Spanish class immediately after arriving in the country.

What documentation do I need to work or study in Spain as a foreigner? The steps to follow as well as the documentation you will need to immigrate to Spain vary depending on the country of origin. The main distinction is made between community or equivalent countries (EU, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein), and non-community countries such as Iran or Morocco. 

What procedures should I complete before emigrating to Spain?

If you are thinking about moving to Spain you should consider some questions before coming.

Get your passport

In order to enter the country you will need to provide a passport that is valid during your stay in Spain. Therefore, before traveling you should make sure that the dates are appropriate and renew it or get it in case it is going to expire soon or you do not have it. To get your passport you must go to the organization in your country where they are issued. You can generally make an appointment or find information to apply for your passport online. This is the case of Colombia on the Foreign Ministry's page, or Peru on the platform of the Peruvian State. If for some reason you lose this document once inside the country, you must go to a consulate where they will provide you with safe passage while they process a new passport.

Get your national visa for Spain 

The visa is an essential document to be able to emigrate to Spain if you do not have a European or Spanish passport. To obtain this you must make an appointment at the Spanish consulate of the country where you reside and present the visa application there along with the necessary documentation. As a basis, the documentation that anyone wishing to apply for a visa must present is:

  • National visa application form completed for the visa you want.
  • Passport size photograph (26×32 mm) in color and with a light background of your face. It is preferable that you avoid wearing glasses or clothing that hides your face.
  • Valid and current passport (at least 120 days of validity remaining).
  • Criminal record certificate issued by the country of origin or countries where you have lived in the last 5 years. It must be less than 3 months old.
  • Documentation proving that you have a private medical insurance policy with permission to operate in Spain. It must cover at least 30000 euros in addition to hospitalization and repatriation.
  • Proof of financial solvency, especially with student or job search visas. 
  • Medical certificate proving that you do not suffer from a disease with serious repercussions on public health (WHO regulations are followed).
  • Original and copy of the air ticket reservation with the estimated date for the trip.

You must keep in mind that there are different types of visas. Each one also requires extra documentation that you must also present at the time of application. For example, on a study visa you will be asked for proof of admission to your studies signed by the management of the center where you are going to study (school or university). If you are going to work, they will also ask you for the employment contract and the initial residence and work authorization signed by the employer and issued by the corresponding Government Delegation. Additionally, if the documentation is not in Spanish, an official legalized translation must be provided. On the other hand, if a document is not given by an official body, it must be apostilled, generally using the Hague Apostille.

Once all the documentation has been delivered along with the application, it will take between 1 and 2 months to respond. You should keep in mind that they may ask you for additional documentation, and in some cases even call you for a personal interview. For example, they may ask you for a document indicating where you will live in the days following your arrival in Spain. It can be a rental contract, an invitation from a family member or a stay in a hotel or residence of more than two weeks.

It is possible that you want to emigrate to Spain and your visa is denied, even if you have provided all the necessary information. So make sure you book your trip early enough to cancel if necessary. If your visa is denied, you should find out the reasons and go through the application process again later, or file an appeal if your situation allows it.

Procedures that you must carry out when arriving in Spain

Once you have entered Spanish territory you must finish legalizing your situation, to do this you will have to take a few more steps.

Get a place of residence

The place of residence may be a requirement when granting the visa, so we recommend that you obtain it even before leaving for Spain. However, if you do not have any family members with whom you can live or a rental contract, you can choose to stay in a pension for the first weeks after your arrival. Keep in mind that as we mentioned previously, hotel or guesthouse reservations must be longer than two weeks. 

Many people who want to emigrate to Spain think about Madrid or Barcelona. When looking for a rental home, we recommend avoiding these large cities. In these places the rental prices are very high. However, these cities are well connected to nearby cities and towns with lower prices that present themselves as good alternatives. If you prefer proximity to the center of these cities, you can choose to share a flat, rent a room or live in a residence if you are a university student.

emigrate to Spain political map Madrid
Political map of Madrid

Communicate your place of residence: register in the registry

Once you find the place where you are going to reside regularly, you must notify the competent authority. In this case it will be the town hall of the town where the home is located. To do this you must register in the Register (register), for which you will have to present the following documentation:

  • You must fill out and present the individual or Collective Registration form. In some places it is known as the registration sheet or resident registration form.
  • A photocopy and the original of one or more documents that prove the use of the home. For example: home purchase and sale contract, home deeds, rental contract, invoices or supply contracts.
  • The authorization signed by the owner of a family member or friend in case you are going to live with them. Keep in mind that you must be the owner of the home to be able to carry out the procedure. You must include this authorization in the registration form.
  • If you have minor children, you will also need a photocopy and the original of their passports and visas or identity documents, in addition to the family book.

Get your foreigner identification number or NIE

This is the personal identification number that is assigned to all nationals of other countries who emigrate to Spain. It is a personal and non-transferable number that does not expire once you obtain it and will only cease to be valid if you obtain Spanish nationality. The NIE is necessary to be able to carry out some important activities in Spain, such as opening a bank account, registering for social security or accepting job offers and therefore obtaining a work contract. This means that if you travel to Spain with an employment contract already signed, during the process you will have already obtained an NIE as well as a social security affiliation number.

Requesting the NIE is a procedure that can be done from Spain or from your country of residence. Therefore, in some cases you will be able to complete this step before emigrating to Spain. If you do it from your country, you must go to the Spanish consulate or embassy so you will have to make an appointment to submit the application and provide the documents. If, on the other hand, you are already within Spanish territory, you must present the application and documentation to the general directorate of the police. To do this, the most common way is to go to the general immigration police station closest to you and request an appointment for the processing and provision of documentation. The main documentation that you must provide is:

  • Completed EX15 foreigner identity number application form
  • Form 790 code 012 and proof of payment of the associated fee.

In addition to this, they may ask you for additional information that you should have prepared:

  • Passport and copy of all pages. 
  • Document accrediting entry into Spain, it can be the stamp of your own passport or the plane ticket with which you traveled to the country.
  • Certificate of registration.
  • Document that justifies why you need a NIE. For example, a study visa, a job application or a deposit contract for a property.
  • Passport-sized color photographs with a white background.

Once you get the NIE you will be able to move towards your goal, the foreigner identity card or TIE.

Get the foreigner identity card or TIE

Obtaining this card is the last challenge that anyone who wants to move to Spain from outside the European Union must go through. This document represents your official registration in the central registry of foreign citizens and is mandatory if you are going to reside in Spain for more than six months. That is, once you have let the local authorities know that you will reside in Spain and in that home, you must receive authorization at the national level. Keep in mind that you must start the TIE application during the first month of your stay in Spain, so you must make an appointment as soon as possible. 

To request an appointment you must access the government electronic headquarters, select a province and the procedure “POLICE-TAKING FINGERPRINTS (ISSUE OF CARD) AND RENEWAL OF LONG-DURATION CARD” if you are a student or worker. On the other hand, if you are an entrepreneur you must select the procedure “POLICE-ISSUE OF CARDS WHOSE AUTHORIZATION IS RESOLVED BY THE GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF MIGRATION”. Once you have the appointment, you must appear in person before the documentation unit of the national police of the province where you live. This unit is usually in the foreigners office or immigration office, or in police stations with a designated area for this. The documentation that may be required of you on the day of the appointment, and that you must therefore present, is:

  • Appointment receipt
  • Fee payment form 709 (code 012) [link rel='nofollow'] filled out and printed.
  • Bank receipt for payment of fee 709, which must be paid before the date of the appointment.
  • Filled out EX17 form (students and workers) or Mi-TIE form (investors, entrepreneurs, digital nomads, highly qualified professionals or researchers).
  • Application for registration certificate.
  • Recent passport-sized color photograph with a light or white background.
  • Visa or copy of the administrative resolution where residence is granted.

The time to obtain the TIE is approximately 45 days, during that time you will have a receipt that will allow you to do some paperwork and pick it up at the designated place.

Get your social security number 

This step will not be necessary if you already have a job or if you are not going to work, such as a full-time student, as long as you do not do an internship. The Social Security number (NUSS or SSN) will allow you to work in Spain and collect subsidies, benefits or pensions, as well as access to public healthcare. If you move to Spain as a citizen of the European Union and assimilated, you can obtain it directly at an office of the General Treasury of Social Security or through its website. You will need to provide the following information:

  • Photocopy and original of your passport
  • Certificate of registration
  • Original and photocopy of your TIE
  • A working email address
  • A passport size photograph
  • Model TA.1 Membership Application/Social Security Number completed using capital letters and printed.

Keep in mind that if you are already working with a legal contract, your Social Security registration will have been processed by your employer. You can review it on the website of the General Treasury of Social Security.

Final considerations for those who wish to emigrate to Spain

Finally we add some extra advice and information to make your experience with the procedures more bearable.

  • Documents that are not in Spanish must be accompanied by a sworn and legalized translation. For this, the Hague Apostille will be used. If you come from a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention, you will need legalization through diplomatic channels. To do this you must contact the competent government agency.
  • Minors will need authorization from their parents to obtain the visa. Likewise, the presence of the parents will be required when requesting the NIE in addition to their documentation and the family book. In the case of divorce, you may be asked for a copy of the judgment for some procedure and authorization from both parents in case of shared custody.
  • If you are a student you will not need a social security number unless you want to work. However, you should know that the study visa implies that you must be able to guarantee such full-time studies. Therefore you will have to provide evidence indicating that work and studies are compatible. Furthermore, work cannot constitute your main means of economic support.
  • Those who travel to Spain with a student visa can apply for a companion visa for their parents or partner. However, the status of companion prevents him from working during the stay. Therefore, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient financial means for both.
  • To demonstrate sufficient financial means, an employment contract will be required in the case of an employed worker, registration in the commercial registry of your business in the case of self-employed workers and entrepreneurs, or a responsible declaration and the income history of the last months in a bank account accessible by the person if they are a student or unemployed. You must keep in mind that the income each month must be higher than the IPREM at that time.

Now you know what are the main procedures you must carry out to be able to emigrate to Spain. From the Luis Vives Study Center we hope that this guide serves as guidance and we remind you that if you want to access the Spanish educational system we are at your disposal to help you. More than 25 years of experience support us!

Tests to obtain the ESO 2023 graduate degree. Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024]🎓Information about obtaining the ESO Title

Hello, #Vivers! In today's blog we bring you all the updated information about the exam of the free tests to obtain the Graduate Degree in ESO of the course 2023-2024.

The Community of Madrid has set the registration deadline for the free tests to obtain the Graduate Degree in ESO:

  • Ordinary call: from January 9 to 22 (both included).
  • Extraordinary call: from April 2 to 15 (both included).

The 2024 exams have been called on the following dates:

  • Ordinary call: March 7.
  • Extraordinary call: May 28.

Here You can access all the information related to the test of this course.

Documentation for registration in the exam of free tests to obtain the Graduate Degree in ESO 2024

You can find the documentation for registration here.

  • The registration application is found on pages 7 and 8.
  • The list of institutes where you can apply is on page 10, 11 and 12.

Yeah! As you imagined, all you have to do is fill out the form on pages 7 and 8 and take it printed to the institute closest to your home.

If you are thinking about taking the exam, in our academy we start on January 9th a Intensive course of preparation for the exam of the free tests to obtain the Graduate Degree in ESO 2024.

Also, if you want to start practicing on your own, you can find exams from previous years at our website. In them you will be able to see how the different exams are structured. And also what type of questions usually come in, something that is of great help in preparation. Also, in this article from our blog, we tell you what the exams are like in the different areas.

En This Video, the coordinator of our courses for access to training cycles and preparation for the free tests of the Graduate Degree in ESO, Lara, explains the main differences between the test for Access to Medium Level Training Cycles and Obtaining the Graduate Degree in ESO , in case you had any questions 😊.

If you still have any questions or want to enroll in one of our preparation courses, Write us or send us a WhatsApp.

Intermediate grade access test 2023. Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024]📅Information access to medium-grade training cycles

Hello, #Vivers! Today we bring you the latest information about the access tests that you prepare with us. The Community of Madrid has published the registration dates for the intermediate level vocational training entrance exam exams for the 2024 year.

The registration period is open from next January 8 to January 19, 2024.

The exams, in the Community of Madrid, have been called on the days May 13 and 14, 2024.

Here You can consult all the official information about this year's test.

Documentation necessary for registration in the 2024 middle grade access tests

First of all, you can download the registration application for the 2024 intermediate grade access test, in the following websites. To take the 2024 middle-grade entrance exam, you will need to submit the following documentation:

  • Application for registration.
  • Original and copy of the national identity document or foreign identity document, or passport.
  • Document of exceptions or the surpassed parts of the year 2009 and later carried out in the Community of Madrid. 

You can register in person at any of the institutes that appear in Annex IV of the order of the Community of Madrid, or electronically at this link.

If you want to know all the information about the test: requirements, areas, scoring system, etc., you can consult This Video. Our coordinator of the Intermediate Grade Access and Obtaining the ESO Degree courses, Lara, explains what both tests consist of, and what the main differences between them are. You can also consult this article from our blog in which we tell you what the exams are like in the different areas of the test.

For those interested in preparing for the 2024 middle grade entrance exam, on January 8 we begin our intensive preparation course for access to FP. If you want more detailed information, you can write to us at academia@luis-vives.es. Also to our WhatsApp or, if you prefer, use our form contact.

Higher degree access test 2023. Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024]🗓Information access to higher degree FP

Hello, #Vivers! As you already know, in all courses we send you updated information about the tests you are going to take. If you are already studying or want to prepare for the exam for access to higher-level vocational training cycles in 2024, we leave you in this entry everything you need to know to be able to apply. Likewise, if you want to know what the different exams that make up the test are like, take a look at the articles in which we tell you what the exams of the general phase and specific phase.

In Madrid, the registration period is open from January 8 to 19, 2024. Likewise, the exam date has been announced for the days May 13 and 14, 2024.

In this elink You will be able to find all the information necessary for the call for this course.

You can register in person at any of the institutes that hold these tests in the Community of Madrid, or electronically in this link. If you have any questions, you can see our tutorial where we explain step by step how to register.

Documentation necessary for registration in the 2024 higher degree access tests

From here, you can download the registration application. As in previous years, we provide you with the necessary documentation for registration:

  • Application for registration
  • Original and copy of the national identity document or foreign identity document, or passport.
  • Copy for the Administration of the “form 030” accrediting the payment of the public prices established for registration. Access here upon payment of the fee. The sequence to pay the fee must be:
    • Start
    • Accept
    • Pay rate or public price
    • Name of fee: access test to higher degree training cycles + institute where you are going to enroll
    • Choose the rate that corresponds to your registration
  • Document of exceptions or the surpassed parts of the year 2009 and later carried out in the Community of Madrid. 

If you still have any questions, you have all the relevant information about the 2024 higher degree access test in this video.

For those interested in preparing for the 2024 higher grade FP access test exam, on January 8 we begin our intensive preparation course for access to FP. If you want more detailed information, you can write to us at academia@luis-vives.es, also to our WhatsApp or, if you prefer, use our form contact.

Much encouragement!

PCE UNEDasiss selectivity exams 2023. Luis Vives Study Center
[Updated 2024]⭐Information about the PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity

Hello, #Vivers! Like every year, as a center specialized in the preparation of the PCE, we bring you updated information on the UNEDasiss accreditation process and the Specific Skills Tests, also known as the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity exams for students with a foreign baccalaureate.

All the Managing Entities of the UNED, this December we have been summoned to the annual meeting of the information days on access to the UNEDasiss university. As we do not want you to miss a single detail, we summarize the most important points about the accreditation process, and the Specific Competence Tests. 

Specific competency tests – PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity

Registration deadline for the PCE UNEDasiss 2024

As in previous years, in this course, you will have two registration dates to take the UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests:

  • Ordinary call: from February 26 to May 2.
  • Extraordinary call: 1 22 of the July.

Registration will be done online. You can attach all the documentation required by UNEDasiss to take the test.

If you want to complete the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity through a UNED Managing Entity, you must register when the deadline opens. The places in the affiliated centers are limited and, if they are full, you will have to register in a center where there are free places. 

PCE UNEDasiss 2024 exam dates

In this course, tests will be called on the following dates:

  • Ordinary call: week of May 20 in Spain.
  • Extraordinary call: from the 2 to the 7 for September.

In the ordinary, the exams that are carried out in the headquarters that the UNED has abroad, will be held the week of June 3.

The UNEDasiss exams will be exclusively in person, except in exceptional cases duly justified.

Optability in the PCE selectivity exams

For the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity, the same format as the previous course will be maintained (always depending on the subject). The exams will be made up of a series of multiple choice questions and development questions. Students will have greater optionality in the questions, so that they can have an easier time choosing the answer they give during the exam. If you want, you can take a look at the latest test exams.

Baccalaureate Modality

Students should consult the universities where they are going to apply for admission if it is necessary for their accreditation to include the baccalaureate modality. In the public universities of Madrid, it is required to prove a high school diploma to apply for admission. To do this, the old and new evaluation formula from the last year will be maintained, so you can choose between any of the two options that we show you below:

  • Old formula: students will be able to take the 3 PCE exam. You are required to score a minimum of 5 in all subjects to be able to consider the baccalaureate modality accredited. 
  • New formula: students will be able to take the 4 PCE exam. You will have to achieve an arithmetic average of more than 5 points among the four subjects to be able to consider the baccalaureate modality accredited. 

Language requirement

Students from a non-Spanish-speaking country must prove the knowledge Spanish B1. We advise you to check the level of Spanish required at the destination university itself, since currently some universities require a level B2 certified.

From our spanish department For foreign students, we will be able to advise you on everything necessary to accredit your level of Spanish.

Finally, we remind you that if you have any questions, you can contact UNED through their web page

From Luis Vives Study Center, as a collaborating entity of the UNED and a specialist center in the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss exams, we will be able to advise you on everything you need. If you have any questions click here and get in touch with us.

How to choose which subjects or PCE subjects to prepare. Luis Vives Study Center
✅[UPDATED 2024] Choose your subjects for the PCE UNEDasiss

Hello, #Vivers! In it Previous Article We told you how the LOMLOE educational reform affects the PCE UNEDasiss. In this article we answer the million dollar question. The question that all of you ask us when you find out about our UNED Selectivity preparation course: “What PCE subjects or subjects do I have to prepare for the exams?”

Offer of subjects

UNEDasiss allows you to take the following PCE exams:

TYPE OF SUBJECTACCESS MODALITIES
SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGYSOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIESARTSGeneral
COMMON SUBJECTS
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Foreign language: English, French, Portuguese, German or Italian
  • History of Spain
  • History of Philosophy
MANDATORY SUBJECT OF MODALITY
  • Maths
  • Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • Mathematics applied to Social Sciences (CCSS Pathway).
  • Latin (Humanities Pathway)
  • Non-repeated foreign language (Humanities Pathway)
  • Artistic drawing
  • History of art
  • General sciences
SPECIFIC MODALITY SUBJECTS
  • Physics
  • Technical drawing
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Mathematics (not repeated)
  • Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences (not repeated)
  • Technology and Engineering
  • Company and Business Model Design
  • Geography
  • History of art
  • Latin or CCSS Mathematics (the one not chosen as a mandatory modality)
  • Integrated
  • Artistic foundations
  • Art History (not repeated)
  • Cultural and Artistic Movements
  • Other modality-specific subjects

Choose your subjects PCE UNEDasiss

Once we have seen all the subjects that we can examine ourselves, we would need to define what they would be.

On the one hand, students of countries belonging to the EU and others on a reciprocal basisAs a general rule, only TWO SUBJECTS of modality should be examined (the last two rows of the table).

These countries are: Germany, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia. Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom (only until 2023), Romania, Sweden and Switzerland, as well like any student with an International Baccalaureate or from European Schools.

Moreover, students from other countries that can homologate their studies to the Spanish Baccalaureate, such as South Korea, Iran, Mexico, Morocco, Colombia, Tunisia, Peru, India, Venezuela, Chile, Argentina, among many others, must complete the following structure of subjects according to the Community Autonomous wherever they want to study.

To enter a university in the Community of Madrid, Valencian Community, Extremadura and Castilla y León, the recommended structure would be to prepare FOUR SUBJECTS for PCEs:

  • A common one.
  • A mandatory modality.
  • Two modality specific.

If your option is to access a university in Catalonia, Andalusia, Castilla-La Mancha, Aragon, La Rioja, Navarra, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and the Canary Islands, the recommended structure would be SIX SUBJECTS:

  • The three common ones: Language, Foreign language and one to choose between History of Spain or History of Philosophy.
  • A mandatory modality.
  • Two modality specific.

If you want to study in Murcia or Galicia, the recommended structure would be TWO SUBJECTS:

  • One modality mandatory and one modality specific.
  • Two modality specific.

PCE Subjects for the Universities of MADRID

To choose subjects appropriately, you must check which BRANCH or MODALITY belongs to the degree or university career to which you want to access and prepare the corresponding PCE subjects. For example, if in the table of university degrees you look for the degree in Medicine, you will see that it belongs to the BRANCH of SCIENCES.

Let's see some examples. Based on the chosen university degree, we suggest you take the following FOUR PCE exams:

Hispanic Studies at the UAH. Humanities Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Humanities modality core. Foreign language (English, for example).
  • PCE modality subjects. Geography and Art History (weight 0,2).

Medicine at the UCM. Branch of Health Sciences

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Science modality core. Mathematics II.
  • PCE modality subjects. Biology and Chemistry (weight 0,2).

Law at UC3M. Branch of Social and Legal Sciences

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Core modality of Social Sciences. Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • PCE modality subjects. Company and Design of Business Models and Geography (weight 0,2).

Computer Engineering at UPM. Engineering and Architecture Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Science modality core. Mathematics II.
  • PCE modality subjects. Physics and Technical Drawing (weight 0,2).

Fine Arts at UCM. Arts Branch

  • General trunk. Spanish Language and Literature or a foreign language.
  • Humanities modality core. Artistic drawing.
  • PCE modality subjects. History of Art and Technical Drawing (weight 0,2).

To accredit the baccalaureate modality, and for you to be admitted to the public university in Madrid and others in Spain, you must make sure to present 4 subjects. You will have to obtain an average score in all PCE exams greater than five

And you, what university degree do you want to access? Leave us your comments and we will help you choose your subjects! Or if you prefer, contact contact with us, write us a email or send us a Whatsapp.

PCE grade calculator for university access for foreigners. Luis Vives Study Center
💡 PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator

Hello, Vivers! Today we bring you magic. Students with a foreign baccalaureate who are preparing for university access through the UNEDasiss Specific Skills Tests always ask us how to calculate what grades you need to get in the PCE Selectivity exams to access the university degree you want.

To know what grade you must achieve to access the university degree you want, you can consult the cut-off marks of Madrid public universities. If you want to know what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, take a look at this another article from our blog.

The cut-off marks that you must review in this table are those of Group 1, to which students with a high school diploma equivalent to Spanish belong. These scores are between a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 14.

How is the university entrance score calculated?

To calculate what would be your university entrance note, you should know that the UNEDasiss accreditation will give you a score of 5 to 10, and it will be the destination university that will raise you up to four additional points, multiplying by 0,2 the two PCE subjects in which you have obtained the best grades, as long as when these weight 0,2 for the degree you want to study. For its part, the UNEDasiss grade is calculated with the high school grade and the results of the PCE. We explain it to you with the following formulas:

UNEDasiss score (up to 10 points) = 4 + NMB*0,2 + M1*0,1 + M2*0,1 + M3*0,1 + M4*0,1

  • NMB = Average high school grade – It is the grade of your high school approved by the Spanish Ministry of Education, or calculated by UNED itself.
  • M1: Subject 1.
  • M2: Subject 2.
  • M3: Subject 3.
  • M4: Subject 4.

*In the calculation of the final UNEDasiss grade, only PCE grades in which at least a 5 has been obtained are taken into account.

Access grade (up to 14 points) = UNEDasiss Qualification + 0,2*M + 0,2*M

  • M are the two subjects in which you obtain the best grade in the Specific Skills Tests, as long as they weight 0,2 for the career you want and you have obtained at least a 5 in the PCE exam.

Baccalaureate modality

In the public universities of Madrid, as an essential requirement for access to the university for foreigners, having the baccalaureate modality is accredited. This is marked by the subject that you chose as the core of the itinerary. To accredit it, in the PCE exams you take, you must have a minimum grade of 5 in the general core subject, the itinerary core subject and one of the two specific subjects or have an average grade of 5 in the 4 subjects.

If you don't know which subjects you should choose for the PCE exams, remember that you can always consult this article.

PCE UNEDasiss grade calculator and Access Note

To calculate your UNEDasiss grade, and your University Access Grade, you can use our calculator:

Calculation of the UNEDasiss grade

high school grade

What is your approved high school grade?


* If you do not know your high school grade, you can enter a guide value.

Specific Skills Test Notes

Trunk

Itinerary trunk

Specific

*For the foreign language, the options contemplated by UNED are English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German.

Your results in the UNEDasiss accreditation

Keep in mind that when calculating your final grade UNEDasiss will take into account the 4 best grades of your PCE

Final note UNEDasiss

Baccalaureate modality

Does it accredit the high school modality?

Calculation of the university access grade (NA)

In the following drop-down menus, you must indicate which of the subjects in which you have taken the exam you want to be weighted 0.2 for the calculation of your final university entrance grade. Keep in mind that for a subject to give you a weight of 0.2, you will have to have gotten at least a 5 on that exam.

Subjects chosen to be weighted 0,2

University access note

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*This calculator is in the testing phase. If you detect any errors, you can contact web@luis-vives.es. Remember that this tool has no official validity, and that your admission to the university will depend on the official admission process in Spanish public universities. Luis Vives Study Center is not responsible for errors produced by the use of the calculator.

Remember that to get a place at a Madrid public university:

  1. You must obtain a high school diploma.
  2. The access grade must be higher than the cut-off grade for the degree.

Remember that the calculator is valid for university access for foreigners in public universities in Madrid. If you want information about access to other universities, leave us a comment, write us an email o send us a WhatsApp.

And for you, does it give you the grade to enter the career you want?

EvAU/EBAU grade calculator for university access for foreigners. Luis Vives Study Center
💻 EvAU/EBAU grade calculator

Hello, #Vivers! Most of you review your cut-off marks many times, and do many calculations to know if you will be able to gain access to university in the degree you want. We want to help you with our grade calculator for the EvAU EBAU Selectivity. Also, if you want to know what cut-off marks are and how they are calculated, you can take a look at this article from our blog.

Calculation of the grade for students from high school

To calculate your EvAU/EBAU university entrance score, several grades are taken into account. On the one hand, your average high school grade. On the other hand, the results obtained in the university entrance test. In the event that you want to access the university from a higher degree training cycle, your FP transcript grade will be taken into account.

Remember that the EvAU or EBAU has two phases: general and specific. Students who come from high school will have to complete the general phase on a mandatory basis and the specific phase on a voluntary basis. For their part, students who come from FP will only have to complete the specific phase.

La general phase It is composed of:

  • Spanish Language and Literature.
  • Foreign language: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese.
  • Contemporary History of Spain or History of Philosophy.
  • Modality Trunk. 

The modality core will depend on the branch of careers you want to access. You have the following options:

  • Science and Engineering: Mathematics II.
  • Social and Legal Sciences: Applied mathematics to social sciences.
  • Humanities: Latin.
  • Fine Arts: Artistic drawing.
  • General Baccalaureate: General sciences.

In the specific phase You will be able to choose those subjects related to the career you want to do at the university. You must choose those subjects that weight 0,2 (green column) in this table. You can choose between 0 and 4 subjects. But you should keep in mind that at most, the university will take the two best grades for the calculation of the admission grade.

Calculation of the grade for students from high school

For students coming from high school, the formula to calculate your EvAU/EBAU admission grade (from 5 to 14 points) is as follows:

Admission grade = 0,6*CFB + 0,4*EvAU + 0,2*M1 + 0,2*M2

  • CFB: final high school grade.
  • EvAU: the average grade of the four subjects of the general phase.
  • M1: the best of the marks of the specific phase.
  • M2: the second best grade of the specific phase.

You can also use the modality core subject as M1 or M2. Of course, you will only be able to use subjects in which you have obtained at least a 5 on the exam.

Calculation of the grade for students from higher degree FP

For their part, for students who come from higher-level vocational training, the following formula is used:

Admission grade = NFP + 0,2*M1 + 0,2*M2

  • NFP: FP file note
  • M1: the best of the marks of the specific phase.
  • M2: the second best grade of the specific phase.

For M1 and M2, only subjects in which at least a 5 has been obtained in the exam will be taken into account.

EvAU/EBAU grade calculator

To calculate your admission grade you can use our calculator:

Select your access route

*This calculator is in the testing phase. If you detect any errors, you can contact web@luis-vives.es. Remember that this tool has no official validity, and that your admission to the university will depend on the official admission process in Spanish public universities. Luis Vives Study Center is not responsible for errors produced by the use of the calculator.

To know what grade you must achieve to access the grade you want, you can consult the cut-off grades of the Madrid public universities. The only thing you must achieve is that your admission grade is higher than the cut-off grade for the degree.

Our calculator is valid for access to public universities in Madrid. If you want to access another university and are not sure what the requirements are, contact us. You can leave us a comment, write us an email o send us a WhatsApp.

Are you already clear about what career you want to pursue? Well then you just need to study hard to achieve your goal.

Preparation academy for access to university PCE - Unedasiss - Luis Vives Study Center
📑10 steps to access university in Spain

Hello, #Vivers! At the Luis Vives Study Center, as an academy specialized in the preparation of the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competence Tests for access to university, we know first-hand the process that international students must follow to access a Spanish university. In this blog post we want to make it easier for you to follow so that you can achieve your goal of entering university. If you are a student with a foreign or international baccalaureate and want to know the registration process for the university entrance exams of PCE UNEDasiss Keep reading 👀, we summarize them in 10 easy steps. 

1. Finish high school 🤓

The first thing you have to ask yourself is where you studied high school.
If the answer is “outside Spain”, this article is for you.
And, which countries is this test aimed at? Here You will be able to identify which educational system corresponds to your high school degree. You already have it?
The second step will be to start processing the translation and apostille your baccalaureate with the Hague Apostille. You can start this process in your country of origin if necessary.
Remember that if you have not completed your high school studies, you will not be able to take the selectivity exam. 

2. Homologation of your high school diploma 📝

The homologation of your bachelor's degree is one of the most important procedures that you must complete as soon as possible. Go to Ministry of Education in Spain or to the consulate of your country to begin the homologation process if your type of high school requires it. It may take a while for your degree to be approved, but don't worry, the important thing is that you have started the process. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.

3. What to study and where 🏫

This is the key point to start your studies. A large part of the students are clear about what they want to study. If you are one of those who are not sure, we can give you a hand. Here You will be able to see the entire educational offer of the university degrees proposed in Madrid. It is important that, if you cannot decide between two or more careers, they are from the same path of study. Have you found your ideal degree? Okay, now let's go choose the subjects What should you study?

It is vitally important that you are clear At which university do you want to study?, since this will determine the number of subjects you must present in the exam. 

4. We start studying 📚

The time has come to focus on your studies. Look for a course that you really believe will be able to meet what you need. Try to have enough time to complete the syllabus before the exam date. 

Nowadays, many of the PCE UNEDasiss selectivity preparation academies can offer you different study methods: face-to-face courses, online courses, inverted classroom or flipped classroom, etc.

In our academy we offer you exclusive preparation focused on the PCE UNEDasiss university entrance tests, both in person and online, you decide what best suits you. 

5. Registration for the PCE university access tests ✍🏽

Between the months of February and March, the UNED – examining university – opens the registration periods for the PCE university entrance exams. We recommend that you do not leave it until the last day, since places in the UNED affiliated centers are limited in each autonomous community. Make sure you have all the necessary documentation for registration in order: passport, NIE or DNI, as well as the certificate of approval of the high school diploma or the language certificate in the case of belonging to a non-Spanish-speaking country. 

The UNED offers two exam sessions; ordinary call and extraordinary call. We recommend that you try to access the university in the ordinary session, since there may not be space left in the extraordinary session to be able to access the degree you want.

6. Carrying out the PCE UNEDasiss university entrance exams🧾

You can take the PCE UNEDasiss university entrance exam at any center affiliated with the UNED, whether in Spain or another country. The tests are usually held at the end of May and beginning of June for the ordinary session and at the beginning of September for the extraordinary session. At the time of registration you will have the possibility to choose the center where you want to present yourself.

7. Posting notes 🔢

Once the week of the PCE university entrance exams has concluded, the grades usually take about 3 weeks to be published from the date of the last exam. You will be able to see your published notes in your UNEDasiss control panel. Once you have received your transcript, you will be able to apply for a place at different universities if your grade reaches the cut-off grade required by the university. 

8. Pre-registration to the university ✒️

You are one step away from entering the university world. In mid-July you will be able to Pre-register for the 12 degrees that interest you most (always in order of preference) in the universities that offer them. 

9. Confirmation of your access to the university ✅

If the university accepts your application, congratulations! You will receive a confirmation email notifying you of the university where your place is reserved. 

 10. We welcome you to the university! 👩🏻‍🎓👨🏾‍🎓

University degrees in Spain usually begin in the months of September and October. Get ready, begin a new stage full of new challenges and experiences. Learn and, above all, enjoy this new beginning. 

What did you think of the article? Has it helped you? Now all you have left is the funniest part: DESIGN A PLAN. Review all the steps you must take, analyze your personal situation and define goals and objectives that you can achieve step by step. And if you need an academy to help you prepare for the PCE, at the Luis Vives Study Center we have courses adapted for all needs.  

Tips for studying - Luis Vives Study Center
How should I study?

Hello, #Vivers! If you have already reviewed our article on how to plan your study, this one may also interest you. Sometimes, the success of our academic life does not depend so much on the hours we dedicate to studying, but rather on the use of them. Any good study advice you are given will be based on this maxim.

Tips for studying - Luis Vives Study CenterWe tend to be used to organizing ourselves in a certain way and are quite reticent about any proposal for change. José Pascual, pioneer in the use of Study Techniques and Personal Development and Human Relations tools, states that “one of the most common errors is to think that we already know how to study.” If until now we have not obtained the desired results, why not change?

Let's start by making a schedule with the aim of arriving at the exams with all the material assimilated. Try to always start your study session at the same time and stick to it every day of the week (yes, Saturdays and Sundays included). Start with the subjects of medium difficulty, continue with the difficult ones and end with the easy ones; Dedicate the time you deem necessary to each one (you'll see if it's enough or not). Every time you finish studying a subject, give yourself a few minutes of rest.

Don't forget to include leisure in your schedule. Think that making better use of your study hours means having more time to do those activities that you most want.

Tips for studying: the importance of reading quickly

Are you already seated and with all the necessary material on the table? Well let's start. Your goal is to read quickly and understand what you read. Pronouncing the words will hinder this task. Guide yourself with your finger or a pencil, too. There is a formula that will allow you to know if your speed is adequate or not:

Number of words in the text x 60 / Seconds spent reading

LevelWords per minute
Excellent260 or more
Good220-259
Normal190-219
Insufficient170-189
Very poor169 or less

It is estimated that around 50% of what is read is forgotten as soon as it is finished. This should not worry us because, if we manage to repeat what we have studied with our words, the retention is much greater. Memorizing “like a parrot” is meaningless, it is proven that we remember more easily what we have assimilated or understood. The most important advice for studying that we can give you in this sense is that you do not try to retain everything in your memory (because, in addition to being impossible, it is useless): summarize and extract the essentials. To move away from traditional rote learning, there are methods of synthesizing and assimilating content that will be truly useful, such as underlining, diagrams, summaries or concept maps. Also use them for your revisions, they will be of great help in the days before the exams.

It is essential that you observe everything that does not work and change it. Keep in mind that you probably won't find your “ideal plan” the first time, but you will have to refine your method until you find the study mode that best suits your conditions. You should also know that the work plan is personal: what is very useful to one person may not be of any use to another. Everyone has to find their formula.

Improving our academic results is within everyone's reach, we just have to set our minds to it, establish a plan and be consistent with its execution.

We hope that this article has been useful to you and that these tips help you improve the way you study and, with it, your results.