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Study in Spain if your Bachelor's degree is from the EU, China or IB International Baccalaureate

For many years now, young Europeans and Chinese have chosen Spain as a destination for their higher studies. For 25 years, at Luis Vives we have received hundreds of these students. They come to pursue a university degree or complete a cycle of Higher Vocational Training. And this is not just limited to Europeans and Chinese! Every year, Spain welcomes with open arms students of different nationalities who hold the International Baccalaureate (IB) degree. Spain is a country with many academic and professional options for those who wish to undertake an international educational experience. There are many reasons to study in Spain if you are from the EU, China or have an IB International Baccalaureate (Annex I studies).

Reasons to study in Spain

Why travel to Spain to study? If you are thinking about packing your bags and traveling to Spain to study, we hope these reasons will help you decide:

  • Educational quality exceptional: Spain boasts a solid academic tradition. You can find dozens of high-level universities throughout its geography.
  • Diversity of programs Academics: Spanish universities offer different branches of knowledge: engineering, health, business administration, etc.
  • Cultural and heritage wealth: Spain is famous for its rich culture. It has numerous museums, historical sites and artistic manifestations that will enrich your living and learning experience.
  • Gateway to Europe: Spain gives you the opportunity to get to know other countries in Europe. This is due to its proximity and the countless connections by land, sea and air.
  • Climatic and geographical diversity: In Spain you can find all kinds of landscapes. From the mountains of the north to the warm beaches of the south, passing through incredible cities like Madrid, Barcelona or Seville.
  • Enriching international experience: Studying in Spain allows you to connect with people from hundreds of countries. They choose our land as a destination for their educational and professional development.
  • Promising job prospects: Many students choose to stay in Spain after graduating. Although youth unemployment is among the highest in Europe, there are many opportunities for students with higher degrees.
  • World-renowned gastronomy: If you come to Spain you will be sure to enjoy one of the best cuisines in the world. Who doesn't know the famous Mediterranean diet?
  • Vibrant university life: In Spain, university life is vibrant, with a wide variety of activities day and night, with bars and shows that enrich the lives of all students.

Steps and documentation necessary to study in Spain if your Baccalaureate is from the EU, Chinese or IB 

To study in Spain you must meet the requirements to be admitted to a Spanish university. It is required to have a qualification equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate and, normally, pass a university entrance test known as UNED Selectivity: the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests.

  • Students with the International Baccalaureate (IB) or European Baccalaureate (EU) must have a certified copy of the International Baccalaureate diploma or Baccalaureate degree, and the IB or 2nd Baccalaureate transcript if it is European. 
  • Chinese students must translate and legalize their high school diploma (Pu Tang Gao) and national exam (Gao Kao). 
  • In most cases, students must apply for UNEDasiss accreditation and register for the Specific Competencies Tests (PCE).. These tests take place in May and September and are widely recognized by Spanish universities to admit international students. Generally, these students will take only two PCE UNEDasiss subjects. You can prepare for these tests both in a foreign country and in Spain. From anywhere, you can always choose our training online o in-person or.

Once the PCE UNEDasiss tests have been passed, UNED will issue the necessary accreditation for access to the university. Your admission grade at the university will be calculated based on the grades obtained in the PCE UNEDasiss and the grades of your Baccalaureate or university entrance test in your country, depending on whether you have IB, Baccalaureate of the European Union or China .

Other important aspects if you plan to study in Spain if your Baccalaureate is from the EU, China or IB

There are some things you should keep in mind if you are thinking of studying in Spain if your Baccalaureate is from the EU, China or is an International Baccalaureate:

  • study visa: to study in Spain if you are from a non-EU country, that is, if you are from a non-European country, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate in the country of origin, proving your registration in a teaching center, your economic capacity , the home you will have in Spain and the absence of criminal records. If you are from the EU, things are much easier. Surely you will be very interested in reviewing this article that we have created with all the tips to move to Spain if you are an EU citizen, or this other one if you want emigrate to Spain as a non-EU citizen.
  • Cost of living in Spain: you must calculate the expenses related to your trip and stay in Spain, including travel expenses, housing, maintenance, lifestyle and academic expenses.
  • Adaptation to the Spanish educational system: although the educational systems of the EU, China or the IB share similarities with the Spanish one, there may be differences, such as the level of some subjects. Preparing properly is essential to achieve success.
  • You can look for support networks to help you undertake this adventure, such as agents who facilitate the procedures and transition.

We help you with everything you need to study in Spain

At the Luis Vives Study Center, in addition to offering the preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests, we provide administrative, legal and academic advisory services, such as:

  • Help to apply for a study visa.
  • Assistance with the procedures upon arriving in Spain: housing, insurance, opening a bank account, contracting services, etc.
  • We advise you so that you know choose your subjects of the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests.
  • Registration service for UNEDasiss accreditation.
  • Information about universities in Madrid and throughout Spain, both public and private.

If you have already decided, what are you waiting for? Get going now, you can start preparing for the PCE UNEDasiss test subjects and count on our help during your trip and learning. Do not doubt contact us!

My name is Elena Barea, I am the coordinator of the PCE course and expert counselor in the UNEDasiss accreditation of the Luis Vives Study Center. I hope I've helped. Cheer up, now for 10!

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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.

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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!

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[Updated 2024]⭐Requirements to homologate the Bachelor's degree in Spain

Hello, Vivers! If you want to study in Spain and you have a Secondary or Baccalaureate degree in your country, this article is of interest to you. We have been helping our students access Spanish universities for more than 25 years. Every year, thousands of students from all over the world come to our country with the aim of Access to college or a Higher education training cycle. To do this, the vast majority of them will need to homologate the Bachelor's degree in Spain, so it is essential to know the requirements and steps to be able to carry out this procedure. In this article we tell you how to homologate your studies to the Spanish Baccalaureate: who can present it, what documentation you need, what legalization and translation is, where you should present it and how long it will take to receive the approved Baccalaureate degree.

Who can submit the application for homologation to the Spanish Baccalaureate

Any person or their representative whose studies in their country are considered equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate can request the homologation of their qualification. To find out the equivalence of your qualification with the Spanish educational system, you can consult this websites. In this link you can review the equivalence of your qualification to the different educational levels in Spain. This way you will be able to know what level your studies correspond to. In this article we are going to focus on those students who can homologate their qualification to the Spanish Baccalaureate, but if you have questions about any of the other levels of homologation you can leave us a comment below.

Documentation necessary to approve the Bachelor's degree in Spain

The Secondary or Baccalaureate degree of each country is different. To homologate your studies to the Spanish Baccalaureate, the Spanish Ministry of Education requires that you present the following documents:

  • Document proving the applicant's identity: passport, NIE or DNI. If the request is made by a representative, a signed authorization for representation must also be attached.
  • Official Bachelor's degree or diploma.
  • Certification of grades accrediting the last three years of Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Application model.
  • Flyer for conditional registration in educational centers.
  • payment of the rate 079: currently, 49,76 euros. If you are outside of Spain, you have the option of making a international transfer for the payment of this fee.

If you go in person to apply, they will give you the application form and the flyer there.

Legalization and translation of documents

If your educational system does NOT belong to the EU or Switzerland, it is necessary that the documents you present be legalized or apostilled for them to have legal validity. This procedure of sealing documents with the Hague Apostille is normally carried out at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of your country of origin.

Furthermore, if your educational system is not Spanish-speaking, the documents you present to validate the Bachelor's degree in Spain must be accompanied by an official translation into Spanish. This official translation can be done through a sworn translator authorized and registered in Spain, or through the diplomatic or consular representation in your country of origin, or at the Embassy or Consulate of your country in Spain.

Where to submit the application to homologate the Bachelor's degree in Spain

You can submit this request electronically or in person. 

If you want to do it online, by yourself or through a representative, you can do it at the Electronic Headquarters of the Ministry of Education. In the application you will fill out the form, you will be able to include all the necessary documentation, and the registration flyer will be automatically generated, necessary to be able to take the PCE UNEDasiss Selectivity. Don't you know what UNEDasiss PCE are? They are the university entrance exams that international students must take if they want to enter a university degree. Look here more info.

We show you what the online application looks like:

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Online application for homologation to the Spanish Baccalaureate

If you prefer to do the process of homologating the Bachelor's degree in Spain in person, you can do it:

  • At the General Registry of the Ministry in Madrid: Calle Los Madrazo, 17. You can make an appointment here, although you can also go without an appointment.
  • In the Information and Registration Offices of the Government Delegations or Subdelegations of the Autonomous Communities. You can make an appointment here. In Madrid, the Government Delegation is on the street García de Paredes, 65.
  • In the General Registries of the diplomatic representations of Spain abroad, that is, in the Consulates or Embassies of Spain in your country of origin.

How long does it take to homologate the Bachelor's degree in Spain?

The deadline for the resolution of these files is 3 months, counting from the time you have created the complete application, with all the necessary documents, and have paid the fee.

Remember that, if you want to prepare to access a Spanish university, it is NOT necessary to have received the approved Baccalaureate to be able to take the UNEDasiss PCE. You can request accreditation and register for the UNED Selectivity tests with the flyer that is generated when making the application.

How can we help you

We hope that this article has been helpful to you in knowing how to homologate the Bachelor's degree in Spain. Remember that at CE Luis Vives we help you on your great adventure if you want to study in Spain:

  • We offer academic and professional guidance.
  • If you want to study at university in Spain, we have the best preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests. You can study online o in-person or.
  • All updated teaching material, and an exclusive Virtual Campus with the best resources to prepare your university entrance tests. 
  • Luis Vives is the Managing Entity of the UNED, so we assist you throughout the registration process in the PCE UNEDasiss.
  • If you need to receive a long-term study visa, you can take our course and obtain a study certificate with which to apply for the visa.
  • If you need help to carry out your approval for the Spanish Baccalaureate, Luis Vives collaborates with the Vive Muy Mola Study Agency, who with their legal team accompany the entire process before the Ministry of Education. You can contact them through their account Instagram or in Web page, will help you with all the necessary procedures to make your international educational adventure a success. 

And if you've come this far and still have questions, leave us a comment below. Until next time!

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[Updated 2024]✅10 things you (maybe) don't know about UNEDasiss Accreditation

If you are an international student and want to access university in Spain, it is quite likely that you will have to apply for UNEDasiss accreditation and take the Specific Skills Tests, known as UNED Selectivity. In this other article We inform you about the registration and exam dates for both calls. But today we bring you 10 questions that (maybe) you don't know and that can guide you when applying for UNEDasiss accreditation and PCE in 2024.

1. Modality of Baccalaureate of Social Sciences and Humanities

Since 2024, Social Sciences and Humanities make up a single type of Baccalaureate. This modality gives access to careers such as Business Administration, International Relations, Law, Teaching or Translation and Interpretation, among others. Students who have previously requested UNEDasiss accreditation and have passed the UNEDasiss PCE and have been granted the Humanities modality do not need to take the CCSS Baccalaureate modality or take the Mathematics subject, since their record will automatically assign them the Social Sciences and Humanities.

2. Annex I students

Students who apply for UNEDasiss accreditation and come from Annex I educational systems (EU, China, IB and European Schools) will not need to contract the Baccalaureate Modality service. It will be recommended that, although not necessary, homologate their Baccalaureate in the Spanish Ministry of Education.

3. History of Philosophy in 2024

Starting in 2024, the subject of History of Philosophy will not be present in the registration as specific, only as a general core, but it will continue to weight 0.2 for universities (until further notice). Therefore, pay attention when applying online for the PCE UNEDasiss 2024.

4. Baccalaureate modality if you present Philosophy

In the previous case, a student takes two general cores, one modality core and one specific, for example:

  • Language and Text Commentary (general core)
  • History of Philosophy (general core from 2024)
  • Mathematics applied to Social Sciences (modality core)
  • Company and Business Model Design (specific)

The modality can be marked and approved with an average of 5 points. This requirement to accredit the modality with 4 subjects, two of them being a general core, is only carried out provisionally for students who present Philosophy in the PCE UNEDasiss.

5. General Baccalaureate in the PCE UNEDasiss 2024

Did you know that from 2024 in Spain there will be a new type of Baccalaureate? This is because the new Education Law (LOMLOE) has come into force. If you want to discover this and other Baccalaureate modalities in the UNEDasiss accreditation, and its relationship with university degrees, you have to read this info.

6. Nationality of the student's passport

If a document (passport) of a non-Spanish speaking nationality is presented at registration and the university requests Spanish language accreditation (for example, the public universities of Madrid), the student must take the official Spanish exams (SIELE o DELE, for example) and surpass the corresponding level.

Therefore, if you have a passport of two different nationalities (it is very common to find students with Argentine and Italian nationality, for example), you are interested in registering for the UNEDasiss PCE with someone whose nationality is from a Spanish-speaking country.

7. Colombian students with the ICFES test passed

If your educational system is the Colombian one and you passed the ICFES test with more than 200 points, you can apostille your academic documentation and take advantage of the conditions of access to the university of the agreement signed between Spain and Colombia. You have all the detailed information here.

8. Specific Skills Tests PCE UNEDasiss in different calendar years

We are very sorry, but you cannot combine grades from different calendar years when calculating your final UNEDasiss grade. For example, if last year you got a 10 in Mathematics, but you did not manage to pass the PCE, that grade will not be saved for the UNEDasiss PCE of 2024. Therefore, our recommendation is that ALWAYS if you need it, you appear for the extraordinary call of the PCE UNEDasiss. Oh, and the best way to prepare will always be with the intensive summer course by Luis Vives.

9. International students in Spain presenting the PCE UNEDasiss 2024

Every year, tens of thousands of international students want to prepare to enter university in Spain. In the last year, UNED received almost 25.000 applications for UNEDasiss accreditation from more than 100 different countries on five continents: France, Colombia, China, Ecuador, Tunisia, Korea, Australia, Argentina, United States, Peru, Iran, Morocco, Mexico, India, Venezuela... the list is endless!

Source: unedasiss.uned.es

10. Difficulty of the Specific Skills Tests UNEDasiss 2024

Is the UNED Selectivity difficult? Yes. The exams are quite difficult. You must keep in mind that the level of these tests is the same as that faced by Spanish Baccalaureate students, who prepare for it during their two years of Baccalaureate. The most difficult subjects, according to statistics, are Language, History of Spain, Mathematics and Physics. The subjects with the highest passing percentage are languages ​​(English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese).

Bonuses!

If your native language is not Spanish, you will probably be interested in having the questions in the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests translated into English. This service has no cost to you, but you must check the box when you complete the online application for UNEDasiss accreditation.

PCE UNEDasiss online application

Therefore, if you are thinking about preparing for the UNEDasiss PCE and you still don't know where, you have come to the right place. Whether in mode online o in-person or, we have the course you need.

My name is Elena Barea, I am course coordinator and expert counselor in the UNEDasiss accreditation of the Luis Vives Study Center. I hope I've helped. Cheer up, now for 10!

Study in Spain being from Venezuela
🇻🇪Study in Spain being from Venezuela: guide for your international educational experience

For many years now, young Venezuelans have chosen Spain as a destination for their higher education, whether to obtain a university degree or pursue a higher degree training cycle. And this is not just limited to Venezuelans! Every year, Spain welcomes students from many LATAM countries with open arms. Spain is presented as a land of academic and professional opportunities for those brave people who wish to cross the ocean and undertake an international educational experience. We have the same language, there are cultural similarities and, furthermore, the Latin American community in Spain continues to grow, which ensures that you feel at home. Apart from these factors, there are many other reasons to take into account if you want to study in Spain being from Venezuela.

Reasons to study in Spain from the perspective of a Venezuelan student

  • Educational quality exceptional: Spain boasts a solid academic tradition. It houses numerous universities of international prestige, guaranteeing a first-class education.
  • Wide diversity of programs Academics: Spain offers a varied range of academic programs in various disciplines. This offers Venezuelan students the freedom to choose the specialization they are most passionate about.
  • Cultural and heritage wealth: Spain has a rich cultural heritage. It has numerous museums, historical sites and artistic manifestations that will enrich your living and learning experience.
  • Gateway to Europe: the distances between European countries are minimal. Spain gives you the opportunity to travel and explore other countries in an accessible way.
  • Climatic and geographical diversity: from the warm Mediterranean beaches to the imposing mountains of the north. Spain offers a varied geography that meets a wide range of climate preferences and lifestyles.
  • Enriching international experience: Studying in Spain allows you to connect with people from all over the world. This encourages cultural diversity and the creation of a global network of contacts.
  • Promising job prospects: Many students choose to stay in Spain after graduating. Our country offers a high employability rate for the majority of university graduates.
  • World-renowned gastronomy: Like Venezuelan food, Spanish food is recognized throughout the world. Students can enjoy a wide variety of dishes and culinary experiences.
  • Vibrant university life: In Spain, university life is vibrant, with a wide variety of extracurricular activities, clubs and events that complement the student experience.

Steps and documentation necessary to study in Spain as a Venezuelan student

Like any foreign student who aspires to study in Spain, if you want to study in Spain being from Venezuela you must meet requirements to be admitted to a Spanish university. It is required to have a qualification equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate and, normally, pass a university entrance test known as UNED Selectivity: the UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests.

  • Legalization of the Baccalaureate degree in Venezuela: To do this, you must manage the legalization of the Venezuelan Baccalaureate degree, along with the corresponding process of the Hague Apostille.
  • Homologate the Venezuelan Baccalaureate degree to the Spanish Baccalaureate degree: This process involves presenting a certified copy of the original degree, as well as the grades of the last two years: 4th and 5th year of Baccalaureate. In addition, a certified copy of the passport or identity document and the model 079 duly completed. Here You have the detailed approval process, step by step.
  • Application for UNEDasiss accreditation and registration in the Specific Skills Tests (PCE): These tests take place in May and September and are widely recognized by Spanish universities to admit international students. You can prepare for these tests in both Venezuela and Spain. From anywhere, you can always choose our training online o in-person or.

Once the PCE UNEDasiss tests have been passed, UNED will issue the necessary accreditation for access to the university. Your university admission grade will be calculated based on the grades obtained in the PCE and your Baccalaureate grades.

IMPORTANT! To present the PCE UNEDasiss tests, it is sufficient to have started the homologation process; It is not necessary to have received the definitive approval. You can estimate the homologated Baccalaureate grade by dividing your Venezuelan Baccalaureate grade by two. In Venezuela it is scored from 0 to 20, while in Spain it is from 0 to 10. It is possible that with the homologation your grade will drop a little.

We leave you a real image of what your Venezuelan Baccalaureate should look like, the certificate of qualifications and what your certificate will be like when it is approved for the Spanish Baccalaureate.

Study in Spain if you are from Venezuela - Venezuelan Baccalaureate
Study in Spain if you are from Venezuela - Certificate of qualifications
Study in Spain if you are from Venezuela - High school approval

Other aspects to take into account when studying in Spain if you are from Venezuela

  • study visa: To study in Spain, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate in Venezuela, proving your enrollment in a teaching center, your economic capacity, the housing you will have in Spain and the absence of a criminal record.
  • Cost of living in Spain: you must calculate the expenses related to your trip and stay in Spain, including travel expenses, housing, maintenance, lifestyle and academic costs.
  • Adaptation to the Spanish educational system: Although Venezuela and Spain share similarities in their educational systems, there are notable differences, such as the level of some subjects, especially Sciences. Preparing properly is essential for success.

You can look for support networks to help you undertake this adventure, such as communities of Venezuelans in Spain or agents who facilitate the procedures and transition.

We help you with everything you need to study in Spain being from Venezuela

At the Luis Vives Study Center, in addition to offering the preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests, we provide administrative, legal and academic advisory services, such as:

  • Assistance in applying for a study visa.
  • Help with the procedures when arriving in Spain: housing, insurance, opening a bank account, contracting services, etc.
  • Help to choose your UNEDasiss subjects.
  • Assistance in the UNEDasiss accreditation application process.
  • Information about universities in Madrid and throughout Spain, both public and private.

If you have already decided, it is important to start down this path as soon as possible, and you can start preparing for the PCE UNEDasiss tests and count on our help during your journey and learning. Do not doubt contact us!

Study in Spain being from Ecuador. Requirements to approve Ecuadorian high school
🇪🇨Study in Spain being from Ecuador: an essential guide for your international educational experience

In recent times, young Ecuadorians have chosen Spain as a destination to pursue higher education. Whether to obtain a university degree or complete a higher degree training cycle. And this election goes beyond Ecuadorian borders. Spain also welcomes students from neighboring nations such as 🇭🇳Honduras, 🇬🇹Guatemala or 🇸🇻El Salvador. Spain emerges as a territory full of academic and professional opportunities for those who wish to venture into an international educational experience. We share the language, there are cultural similarities and, furthermore, the LATAM community in Spain continues to expand, ensuring a welcoming environment. In addition to these aspects, there are many other reasons that are worth considering if you are thinking of studying in Spain being from Ecuador.

Reasons to study in Spain from the perspective of an Ecuadorian student

  1. Educational Excellence: Spain has a solid academic tradition and is home to numerous universities of international prestige, guaranteeing a first-class education.
  2. Wide academic offer: Spain provides a diversity of academic programs in various disciplines, allowing Ecuadorian students to select the specialization they are most passionate about.
  3. Cultural and heritage wealth: Spain has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, historical sites and artistic manifestations. They will enrich the life and learning experience.
  4. Access to Europe: Distances between European countries are short, and Spain provides the opportunity to travel and explore other destinations in an accessible way.
  5. Climatic and geographical diversity: From the warm Mediterranean beaches to the imposing mountains of the north. Spain offers a varied geography that meets a wide range of climate preferences and lifestyles.
  6. Enriching international experience: Studying in Spain makes it easier to connect with people from all over the world. This encourages cultural diversity and the creation of a global network of contacts.
  7. Promising job prospects: Many students choose to remain in Spain after graduating, as the country offers high employability rates in various industries.
  8. World-renowned gastronomy: As in many Latin American countries, Spanish food is wonderful. Provides students with a wide variety of dishes and culinary experiences.
  9. Vibrant university life: Spain has an active university life, with numerous extracurricular activities, clubs and events that complement the student experience.

The study process in Spain for a student from Latin America involves meeting a series of requirements. Students from Ecuador should keep this in mind. At the Luis Vives Study Center we are here to provide all the necessary information.

Steps and documentation necessary to study in Spain being from Ecuador

Like any LATAM student who aspires to study in Spain, Ecuadorians must meet general requirements to apply for admission to a Spanish university. Generally, it is required to have a qualification equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. In many cases, they also pass a university entrance test, such as the UNEDasiss Specific Skills Tests.

  1. Legalization of the Baccalaureate degree in Ecuador: this involves managing the legalization of the Ecuadorian Bachelor's degree. Also carry out the corresponding process of the Hague Apostille in your country.
  2. Homologize the Ecuadorian Baccalaureate degree to the Spanish Baccalaureate degree: for this process, it will be necessary to present a certified copy of the original degree. You will also present the grades for the second and third year of Baccalaureate. A certified copy of the passport or identity document will also be required, along with the model 079 duly completed for university studies. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.
  3. UNEDasiss accreditation application and registration in Specific Competence Tests (PCE): These tests take place in May and September. They are widely recognized by Spanish universities to admit international students. The preparation can be carried out both in Ecuador and in Spain, opting for training online o in-person or.
  4. Once the PCE UNEDasiss tests have been passed: The UNED will issue the necessary accreditation for the University access. Your university admission grade will be calculated based on the grades obtained in the PCE and those of your already approved baccalaureate.

IMPORTANT! To present the PCE UNEDasiss tests, it is enough to start the homologation process; It is not necessary to have the definitive approval. You can estimate the approved Baccalaureate grade from your Ecuadorian Baccalaureate grade. This is because in Ecuador and Spain the score is from 0 to 10. It is possible that with the homologation your grade will drop a little.

We leave you a real image of what the Bachelor's degree in Ecuador looks like. Also from the Hague Apostille, which verifies the authenticity of your Ecuadorian Bachelor's degree.

Ecuador high school homologation. Study in Spain being from Ecuador
Apostille of the Hague Baccalaureate homologation. Study in Spain being from Ecuador

Other aspects to take into account when studying in Spain as an Ecuadorian student

  • study visa: To study in Spain, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate in Ecuador. You will have to prove your enrollment in a teaching center, your financial capacity, the housing you will have in Spain and the absence of a criminal record.
  • Cost of living in Spain: You must calculate the expenses related to your trip and stay in Spain. It includes travel expenses, housing, living expenses, lifestyle and academic costs.
  • Adaptation to the Spanish educational system: Although Ecuador and Spain share similarities in their educational systems, there are notable differences. For example, the level of some subjects and the demands of the English exams. Preparing properly is essential for success.

You can look for support networks to help you undertake this challenge. Look for communities of Ecuadorians in Spain or agents who facilitate the transition if what you want is to study in Spain while being from Ecuador.

If you want to study in Spain being from Ecuador, count on Luis Vives

At the Luis Vives Study Center, in addition to offering the preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests. We provide administrative, legal and academic advisory services, such as:

  • Assistance in applying for a study visa.
  • Help with the procedures when arriving in Spain: housing, insurance, opening a bank account, contracting services, etc.
  • Help to choose your UNEDasiss subjects.
  • Assistance in the UNEDasiss accreditation application process.
  • Information about universities in Madrid and throughout Spain, both public and private.

If you have already made the decision, it is essential to start down this path as soon as possible. You can start your preparation for the PCE UNEDasiss tests and count on our help during your journey and learning. Do not doubt contact us!

Study in Spain being from Korea
🇰🇷Study in Spain being from Korea: the most complete guide for your international educational adventure

How to Study in Spain being from Korea: the most complete guide for your international educational adventure

In recent times, young people from Korea have chosen Spain as a destination for their higher studies. They come to Spain to pursue a university degree or a higher degree training cycle. And this choice is not just limited to Korean students! Spain also enthusiastically opens its doors to students from neighboring nations such as 🇯🇵Japan, 🇵🇭Philippines or 🇲🇾Malaysia. There are cultural and linguistic differences between both countries. But Spain offers a unique and exciting educational experience for you if you want to come to study in Spain as a Korean. Let's explore the reasons that make Spain a fascinating option:

Reasons to choose Spain if you are a Korean student

  1. Excellence in education: Spain has a solid academic tradition and is home to several internationally renowned universities.
  2. Breadth of academic programs: Spain offers a variety of academic programs in different disciplines.
  3. Cultural and heritage wealth: Spain has a rich cultural heritage, with numerous museums, historical sites and artistic expressions. Spanish culture is especially attractive to inhabitants of the other end of the globe.
  4. Gateway to Europe: Spain facilitates access to other European countries, expanding the possibilities of exploration.
  5. Climatic and geographical diversity: The Mediterranean climate is one of the mildest in the world, with very pleasant summers and winters.
  6. Enriching international experience: Studying in Spain provides the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world.
  7. Promising job prospects: Many students choose to stay in Spain after graduating. Spain offers a lot of employment for university graduates.
  8. World-renowned gastronomy: Like the renowned Korean cuisine, Spanish gastronomy is appreciated worldwide.
  9. Vibrant university life: University life in Spain is dynamic, with numerous extracurricular activities, clubs and events that complement the student experience.

Steps and documentation necessary to study in Spain as a Korean student

Asian students who aspire to study in Spain must meet general requirements to be admitted to a Spanish university. In general terms, it is required to have a qualification equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. In many cases you will also need to pass a university entrance test, known as UNED Selectivity: the UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests.

  1. Legalization of the High School Diploma in Korea: for this, you must manage the legalization of the Korean High School Graduate title (고등학교). You will also have to complete the corresponding Hague Apostille process in your country.
  2. Professional from the Korean Secondary Degree to the Spanish Baccalaureate Degree: this process involves presenting a certified copy of the original degree. You will also present the grades from the last three years: 10, 11 and 12 of the Godeung Haggyo Jol-eop. In addition, a certified copy of the passport or identity document and the model 079 duly completed for university studies. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.
  3. Request the UNEDasiss accreditation and registration in Specific Competence Tests PCE. These university entrance tests are in May and September and are recognized by Spanish universities to admit international students. You can prepare for these tests both in Korea and in Spain, but always with Luis Vives! You can choose from our training online o in-person or.

IMPORTANT! To present the PCE UNEDasiss tests, it is sufficient to have started the homologation process; It is not necessary to have received the definitive approval. You can estimate the approved Bachelor's grade from your Secondary School grade. In the South Korean educational system the scoring scale goes from 0 to 100, while in Spain it goes from 0 to 10. So, to know what approximate grade you will have in the homologation, it is enough to move the comma to the left once. For example, if you have an 87 on your Korean high school transcript, your high school grade approved in Spain will be 8,7. Maybe something minor, but never major.

We provide you with a real view of what your Secondary School degree will look like once it is approved for the Spanish Baccalaureate. Yes, it is not the best photo you will find on the web. But we wanted to show you the REAL aspect, it is the image provided by a student from our PCE UNEDasiss school :)

Korean Secondary School Diploma for homologation to the Spanish Baccalaureate. Study in Spain being from Korea

Other aspects to take into account when studying in Spain as a student from Korea

In addition to the requirements to study in Spain, you must take into account other issues:

  1. Student visa if you are from Korea: to study in Spain, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Embassy in Seoul. You must prove your enrollment in a teaching center, your financial capacity, the home you will have in Spain and the absence of a criminal record.
  2. Cost of living in Spain: you must calculate the expenses related to your trip and stay in Spain. For this, you must include travel expenses, housing, maintenance, lifestyle and academic costs.
  3. Adaptation to the Spanish educational system: if you come from Korea, you will need to get used to our teaching and evaluation system. You will find quite a few differences.

If your great goal is to study in Spain while being from Korea, you can look for support networks to help you undertake this adventure. You can locate Korean communities in Spain or agents that facilitate the procedures and transition.

We assist you with everything you need to study in Spain as a Korean

At the Luis Vives Study Center we offer the preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests. We also provide administrative, legal and academic advisory services, such as:

  • Assistance in applying for study visa.
  • Help with formalities upon arriving in Spain: housing, insurance, opening a bank account, contracting services, etc.
  • Assistance for choose your UNEDasiss subjects.
  • Support in the application process UNEDasiss accreditation.
  • Information about universities in Madrid and throughout Spain, both public and private.

If you have already made the decision, it is crucial to start this path as soon as possible. You can start preparing for the PCE UNEDasiss tests and count on our help during your journey and learning. Don't hesitate to contact us! contact us!

Study in Spain being from Argentina
🇦🇷Study in Spain being from Argentina: guide for your international educational experience

Over the last few years, young Argentines have chosen Spain as a destination for their higher studies. They come to our country to study a university degree or a higher degree training cycle. And this is not just limited to Argentinians! Spain also welcomes with open arms students from neighboring countries such as 🇨🇱Chile, 🇺🇾Uruguay or 🇵🇾Paraguay. Spain is presented as a land of academic and professional opportunities for those brave people who wish to cross the pond and begin an international educational experience. We share the language, there are cultural similarities and, furthermore, the Latin American community in Spain continues to grow, which ensures that you feel at home. Apart from these factors, there are many other reasons to take into account if you want to study in Spain being from Argentina.

Reasons to study in Spain from the perspective of an Argentine student

  1. Exceptional educational quality: Spain boasts a strong academic tradition and is home to numerous internationally renowned universities.
  2. Wide diversity of academic programs: Spain offers a varied range of academic programs. This gives Argentine students the freedom to choose the specialization that suits them best.
  3. Cultural and heritage wealth: Spain has a rich cultural heritage, with a large number of museums, historical sites and artistic manifestations.
  4. Gateway to Europe: the distances between European countries are very small. Spain gives you the opportunity to travel and explore other countries in an accessible way.
  5. Climatic and geographical diversity: from the warm Mediterranean beaches to the imposing mountains of the north, the variety of landscapes is enormous.
  6. Enriching international experience: Studying in Spain allows you to connect with people from all over the world. This will help you enjoy cultural diversity and create a global network of contacts.
  7. Promising job prospects: in Spain, the employability rate is very high for the majority of university graduates.
  8. World-renowned gastronomy: as in many LATAM countries, Spanish food is recognized throughout the planet. Students can enjoy a wide variety of dishes and culinary experiences.
  9. Vibrant university life: In Spain, university life is incredible, with a host of extracurricular activities, clubs and events.

The study process in Spain for a student coming from Latin America implies a series of requirements that Argentine students must assess. At the Luis Vives Study Center we are here to provide you with all the information you need.

Necessary requirements to study in Spain as an Argentine student

In general terms, it is required to have a qualification equivalent to the Spanish Baccalaureate. And, in many cases, pass a university entrance test known as UNED Selectivity: the PCE UNEDasiss Specific Competencies Tests. We explain the requirements to be able to study in Spain as an Argentine:

  1. Legalization of the Bachelor's degree in Argentina: to do this, you must manage the legalization of the Argentine Bachelor's degree. In addition, it must come with the corresponding Hague Apostille process in your country.
  2. Homologize the Argentine Baccalaureate degree with the Spanish Baccalaureate degree. This process involves presenting a copy of the original degree, as well as the grades of the last two years: 4th and 5th year of Bachelor's degree. In addition, a certified copy of the passport or identity document and the model 079 duly completed for university studies. Here You have explained, step by step, the requirements to validate the Baccalaureate degree in Spain.
  3. Application for UNEDasiss accreditation and registration in the Specific Competencies Tests (PCE). These tests take place in May and September and are widely recognized by Spanish universities to admit international students. You can prepare for these tests in both Argentina and Spain. From anywhere, you can always choose our training online o in-person or.
  4. Once the PCE UNEDasiss tests have been passed: UNED will issue the necessary accreditation for access to the university. Your university admission grade will be calculated based on the grades obtained in the PCE and those of your approved baccalaureate.

IMPORTANT! To present the PCE UNEDasiss tests, it is sufficient to have started the homologation process; It is not necessary to have received the definitive approval. You can estimate the grade of the approved Bachelor's degree from your original Bachelor's grade, because in Argentina and Spain the score is from 0 to 10. It is possible that with the homologation your grade will drop a little.

We leave you a real image of what your Baccalaureate will look like when it is approved for the Spanish Baccalaureate. We also leave you an image of the Hague Apostille, which verifies the authenticity of your Argentine Bachelor's degree.

Homologation of the Argentine high school to the Spanish high school
Apostille of the Hague Argentine high school student

Other aspects to take into account when studying in Spain

In addition to the requirements to study in Spain as an Argentine, you must consider other aspects:

  • Study visa: to study in Spain, you must apply for a visa at the Spanish Consulate in Argentina. You must prove your enrollment in a teaching center, your financial capacity, the home you will have in Spain and the absence of a criminal record.
  • Cost of living in Spain: you will have to calculate the expenses related to your trip and stay in Spain. This includes travel expenses, housing, living expenses, lifestyle and academic costs.
  • Adaptation to the Spanish educational system: Argentina and Spain share similarities in their educational systems. But there are notable differences, such as the level of some subjects and the demands of the English exams. Preparing properly is essential for success.

You can look for support networks to help you undertake this adventure. You will surely find communities of Argentines in Spain or agents that facilitate the procedures and transition.

We help you with everything you need to study in Spain

At the Luis Vives Study Center, in addition to offering the preparation course for the PCE UNEDasiss, we provide advisory services such as:

  • Assistance in applying for a study visa.
  • Help with the procedures when arriving in Spain: housing, insurance, opening a bank account, contracting services, etc.
  • Help to choose your UNEDasiss subjects.
  • Assistance in the UNEDasiss accreditation application process.
  • Information about universities in Madrid and throughout Spain, both public and private.

If you have already decided, it is important to start down this path as soon as possible. You can start preparing for the PCE UNEDasiss tests and count on our help during your journey and learning. Do not doubt contact us!

Educational Reform of Spain LOMLOE - Luis Vives Study Center
🧾I want to go to study in Spain: How does the new educational reform affect me?

If you want to study at university in Spain and your baccalaureate is of foreign origin, you are surely wondering how the entry into force of the LOMLOE educational reform will affect you.

Continue reading, because this article will answer all your doubts: we tell you the things that have changed, but also those that remain the same as before.

What things continue as before?

The process that foreign students who want to study at a Spanish university must follow is similar to previous years:

  • First of all, you should know that in order to apply for admission to the university you will have to validate your Secondary or Baccalaureate degree.
  • Furthermore, for most access to Spanish universities you will have to obtain the UNEDasiss accreditation, which will match your academic record to that of Spanish students, so that you can apply for a place in the university degree you want.
  • If you come from a non-Spanish-speaking country, you will have to prove an adequate level of Spanish through an official qualification, such as the DELE or SIELE.

In short, your path to achieving success in Spain will be like the one we explained to you in this article.

What things have changed with the new educational reform in Spain?

The changes of the new educational reform (LOMLOE) in access to university for foreign students who want to study in Spain mainly affect the UNEDasiss Specific Competencies tests. This is because these tests must adjust to the characteristics of the new law.

This means that the contents of the exams are different from those before 2024. The name of the subjects has changed, the syllabus of most of them has changed, and even the way of evaluating the exams. For all this, don't you think it's a good idea to prepare yourself with our courses?

But there are also changes in the structure of subjects that you must choose in the PCE. For the PCE Selectivity in 2024, UNED has established four Baccalaureate modalities. The student must choose one of these routes to take his PCE exams, depending on the career he wants to access (remember that you can review here university courses offered in Madrid).

  • Science and Technology Option. For Engineering or Health careers, among others.
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Option. For Business or Philology majors, among others.
  • Arts Option. For careers such as Art History or Fine Arts, among others.
  • General Baccalaureate Option. This route is a novelty of the LOMLOE, which allows students to accredit a more general route. It gives access to a wider range of university courses, such as Tourism, International Relations, Philosophy or Criminology, for example.

How can I know which subjects I have to choose in the PCE?

We hope that with this article, it has become clear to you how the changes of the new LOMLOE educational reform in Spain may affect you. If you want to know how many subjects you have to take the exam in the PCE and what these subjects should be, you have to know that this will depend on the country where you obtained your baccalaureate, the Autonomous Community in which you want to study and the specific degree in which you want to study. that you want to enter. In this article We tell you everything about it. If you have any questions, you can leave us a comment.

👨‍🏫The importance of higher education when looking for a job

Hello, #Vivers! Many of the students who come to our Selectivity academy, access to FP and preparation of free tests in Madrid to prepare, do so with the same objective: to improve their employment situation. Some are out of work and are looking to obtain a degree that will allow them to apply for more jobs. Others, however, despite being working, need to improve their qualifications due to the demands of the company or seeking to improve in it.

The prospects for the Spanish labor market in the future offer interesting data; vacancies will be oriented (more than 65%) towards Vocational Training. It is the training segment most in demand currently by public and private companies in the country, a trend that has been observed in recent years.

According to various studies, of the total job offers, around 38% need people with university degrees. While the demand for higher degree FP titles is at 42%. These indicators contrast with the figures from a few years ago, where the most in demand were professional titles.

Percentage of vacancies that require each degree

According to job offer data provided by the job search portal Jobsora.com, the offers are distributed as follows:

Selectivity preparation academies, access to FP and free tests in Madrid - Luis Vives Study Center
  • University degree: near to 14% of offers of published employment, require a university degree. This represents a decrease of approximately 2% compared to the previous period.
  • Higher degree vocational training degree: Vacancies requesting a higher degree vocational training degree increased by close to 20% compared to the previous period (2018). Job offers for this training category reach 25%, is positioned as the second most demanded in Spain. This indicator reflects the observed trend, with an increase in vacancies for Higher Vocational Training degrees exceeding the supply of university degrees.
  • Baccalaureate degree: The 12% of vacancies At Jobsora they request a Baccalaureate degree, with more than 350 thousand job offers. The demand for this level of training experienced growth of around 11% (in relation to the previous year).
  • Secondary Education Degree: of the total vacancies, the 29% request a secondary degree (ESO – Compulsory Secondary Education). More than 890 thousand job offers requested an ESO qualification, with a growth of 6%.
  • Without qualification: vacancies that apply for without qualifications represents 14,5%, with a 60% increase in job offers.

Average salary offered in offers according to qualification.

The average annual salary for vacancies is directly proportional to the level of education, in other words, the higher the level of education, the higher the salary to be obtained.

Selectivity preparation academies, access to FP and free tests in Madrid - Luis Vives Study Center

As can be seen, the difference between offers at one level or another is quite notable, being 31% between those for university graduates and those without a degree.

Compared to the previous period, the offers whose amounts increased the most were those for Baccalaureate, with an increase of 3%, and those for higher degree vocational training graduates, with 2%. For their part, offers for university graduates and secondary education rose only 1%. The only ones that decrease are the offers that do not require any qualification, which are down 1% compared to the previous year.

I hope that with this it has become clear to you how important it is to have an official qualification when looking for a job. At the Luis Vives Study Center, we are an academy for selectivity preparation, access to FP and free tests in Madrid, and we can prepare you to obtain some of the qualifications requested in the offers, such as the Official Graduate Degree in ESO, or the Baccalaureate degree. In the same way, we also prepare you so that you can access the studies that allow you to obtain the highest qualifications, through the higher degree vocational training entrance exam or the Selectivity.