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University entrance examination (EBAU)

Students from foreign educational systems who apply to universities that require the EBAU exam must instead sit Specific Competency Tests (PCE) for the following subjects:

  • All general core subjects: Historia de España (History of Spain), Lengua y Literatura Española (Spanish Language and Literature) and Lengua Extranjera (Foreign Language) (either English, French, German, Italian or Portuguese).
  • A core subject, which depending on the chosen bachillerato modality may be Matemáticas (Mathematics), Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales (Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences), Latin or Fundamentos del Arte (Fundamentals of Art).
  • If need be, a maximum of two other core subjects related to the student’s selected bachillerato modality.
Grade calculation formula to be applied by the host university: 

1º. The arithmetic mean of the 4 compulsory subjects (general core and modality core) is calculated. A minimum of 4 points must be obtained to apply the formula.

2º. The following formula is applied:

University entrance Mark (maximum 10 points) = (0.4 x average mark of the exams of the obligatory subjects) + (0.6 x average mark of the baccalaureate, calculated by the UNED).

A minimum of 5 points is needed to pass the EBAU.

3º. Finally, the university applies its weighting tables to calculate the admission mark for each degree, in this phase a maximum of 14 points can be obtained. The formula applied is the following:

Admission grade: 0.6 x NMB (Average High School Grade) + 0.4 x Compulsory Phase Grade + a x M1 + b x M2.

Where a and b are the weighting parameters (0.1 or 0.2) of the subjects and M1 and M2 the grades of a maximum of two subjects passed (minimum 5 points) that provide the best Admission Grade and that are established for that degree in the weighting tables published by the university.