Non-EU education systems



General Information:

Previous studies:

  • Students who have completed secondary studies (High School diploma) in non-EU countries neither in educational systems that do not hold an International educational agreement for the recognition of the Baccalaureate degree.
  • Students who have completed their secondary studies (High School diploma) in any of the EU educational systems, who do not fulfill the general the requirements for university entrance in their home countries.
Application procedure:

Steps to the admission process at Complutense University (Spanish)


1.-Accreditation/recognition of the secondary studies certificate by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Information Services for accreditation/recognition process.


2.-UNEDassis accreditation. Ask for the following services:

a)- Bachillerato Modality: Specific Competency Exams (PCE) that are taken at the UNED. PCE´s are essentials in order to apply for the different available Degrees. PCE´s registration.



Enroll period: May/June: 27th of February to 3rd of May 2023

September: 29th of June to 21rst of July


Exams: May/June in Spain: 22nd to 26th of May

Outside of Spain: 2nd to 11th of June


* Pass a minimum of three subjects: one of General core (troncales generales), one of optional core (troncales de opción) and a third subject depending on the chosen modality (troncales de modalidad).

* Obtain an average grade of 5 points on 4 PCE subjects, having at least one PCE for each of the stablished cores.

* In order to choose the best optional subjects for the PCE´s that will get you the best scores for your degree, look up the following links: 


UCM weighting for 2022/23.

Grade Average 2022/2023 (Group 1) for 22/23.


b)- Language accreditation. Required a certified B2 level of Spanish.




Students with a non-Spanish speaking country nationality who, furthermore, come from the educational system of a country whose language is not Spanish, must certify a B2 level of Spanish, unless a different level has already been established in the corresponding degree program. This certification must be validated and accredited by UNEDassis.

This requirement of accreditation by UNEDassis will not be mandatory (although it is recommended) in the case of the following students:

  1. Students with a non-Spanish-speaking country nationality who have obtained their equivalent degrees in foreign teaching centers established in Spain that provide education in accordance with RD 806/93 (arts. 10, 11 and 12)
  2. Students who have studied in Spanish bilingual sections in countries with which the Ministry of Education has signed bilateral agreements with (Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia and China), who have passed the Bachillerato final exams, and who are entitled to be awarded the Título de Bachiller of the Spanish Educational System.



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