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Admission information

General information

We know that going to university will be one of the most significant experiences in your life, and most certainly one that will affect your future career. We also know that you have to make tough choices, especially concerning what degree(s) to study. Because we know all that, at Universidad CEU San Pablo we have a dedicated Admissions Team who will be happy to assisst you. With the help of our academics, we will provide all the advice you need and help you answer any questions you may have so that you make the right choice for you and turn your calling into a successful career.

Further, because we know just how busy you are on the year prior to starting university, we will ease your way through the admissions process (entrance exams, registration, etc) so that it turns out to be easy, simple and tailored to your needs. 

Don't hesitate to reach out to us and ask any questions you may have. Our caring, approachable and extremely professional team will always be happy to help you.

Admissions process

Throughout the Admissions Process we will assess your academic transcript as well as the results of your entrance exam, and your performance during the personal interview (compulsory for most degrees).

  1. First of all, you must fill out the application form.
  2. Once you have filled out the form with your personal information, you will receive an email with your credentials to access the Prospective Students Portal (PSP), where you will be able to check, whenever you wish to do so, the status of your application and it will allow you to carry out the admission and enrolment process.
  3. There is an Admissions Process Fee of €80 (or €175for the Medical Degree) payable before taking the entrance exam. CEU Students are exempt of this fee. You can pay the fee by card via the Prospective Students Portal  or by bank transfer. Please note that we are unable to refund any money paid towards the Admissions Process Fee.
The following documentation is required to assess the academic transcrips of students who have not carried out the Spanish Baccalaureate (Bachillerato):

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) Students

  • If you are still studying your DP, you will need to ask your school to provide a certificate with your expected grade (if you are applying to study Medicine or Odontology, then said grade will need to be adapted to the Spanish system).
  • If you have already graduated from your DP, you will need to request a credential from Spanish Distance University, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), in order to access university in Spain.

EU Higher Secondary Education Students

Higher Secondary Education Students from either EU countries or countries with which Spain has signed reciprocal international education agreements and who meet the requirements to access university in their respective educational systems. 

  • If you are still studying, you will need to ask your school to provide a certificate with your expected grade (if you are applying to study Medicine or Odontology, then said grade will need to be adapted to the Spanish system).
  • If you have already graduated and meet the requirements to access university in your educational system, you will need to request a credential from Spanish Distance University, UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), in order to access university in Spain. If you have graduated but do not meet the requirements to access university in your educational system, you will need to request for your secondary school qualification to be officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Higher Secondary Education Students from non-EU countries

Higher Secondary Education Students from non-EU countries or countries with which Spain has not signed any education agreements.

  • If you are still studying, you will need to ask your school to provide a certificate with your expected grade (if you are applying to study Medicine or Odontology, then said grade will need to be adapted to the Spanish system).
  • If you have graduated, you will need to request for your secondary school qualification to be officially recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Book your place

If you pass the entrance exam but have not yet finished your prior studies, we will make you a conditional offer

We will also let you know the deadline to confirm your place (pre-register) and pay the administrative fee.

How to Pay the Administrative Fee:

  • Log into your Prospective Student Portal (PSP)
  • Choose one of two payment options:

    • Pay Your Administrative Fee Online by Card.
    • Pay Your Administrative Fee Online at a Bank Branch.

Universidad CEU San Pablo cannot guarantee a place unless the Administrative Fee has been paid before the deadline stated in the Conditional Offer. The total amount paid for the Administrative Fee will be deducted from tuition fees. Please note that we are unable to refund any money paid towards the Administrative Fee.

Enrolment

Enrolment is finalised through the Prospective Students Portal, within the established deadline and it entails the following steps:

  1. Payment of the enrolment fee. The methods of payment are the same as for the reservation fee (credit or debit card, bank transfer).
  2. Fill out the 'Enrolment' form (this form will be enabled after the payment confirmation).
  3. After 24h, you will have to confirm your bank details and provide your electronic sign to the SEPA Direct Debit mandate (Orden de Domiciliación SEPA).
  4. Request the academic transcript transfer if you have accessed through EvAU (Spanish university entrance exam) or if you have started your studies in other Spanish university.

Enrolment will not be formalised until the certifying document to access University is received.

Once you have enrolled, the withdrawal application must be sent to the University Invoicing and Collect Department (Departamento de Facturación y Cobros): alumnos@ceu.es.

Transfer students + credit transfer

You may initiate the admission process through this link. Once you have filled out the application form, you will receive an email with your credentials to acces your admission application.

 

Our admission process includes candidates’ CV assessment, an entrance exam and an interview.

In order to assess your CV, you must provide the following supporting documents:

  • Valid passport
  • Passport photo
  • Academic transcript. Documentation related to the studies carried out up to now.
  • University course syllabus (including number of credits and subject nature)
  • University subject syllabi.
  • CV
  • Cover Letter 

If the documentation is in a language other than English or Spanish, we will let you know if it is necessary to provide a translation of the documents.

After submitting the documentation, you will have to request the provisional report stating the credits to get transferred.

This report costs €100 and it is required to know how your final enrolment will be. You may pay by card, or by bank transfer and you will have to send the bank receipt of payment to info.usp@ceu.es

Once the documentation has been submitted and examined, the provisional report will be provided within a period not exceeding three weeks. if you agree with it, you must contact the Admission and Student Service: info.usp@ceu.es. Next, you will be called for a personal interview (you may choose the date in the prospective student portal).

Important: The higher education model of Universidad CEU San Pablo is based on personalised follow-ups, christian humanism values, solidarity and team work. This implies that University is only able to ensure its undergraduate students' competences after being exposed to this model for a period of time. That is the reason why USP CEU only takes university transfers from other Universities which do not imply transfers for more than 120 credits.

Once you have passed the selection process, you will receive an email notification to guide you in how to formalise the pre-admission and its deadline.

You may formalise the pre-admission by making the €695 payment* of reservation and €500 of Hospitality Service (these services are set aside for international students). The payment may be made by card or by bank transfer and the bank receipt must be send to info.usp@ceu.es

*This payment ensures the place to the students, provided that it is carried out within the established deadline.

* The paid amount under pre-admission are not included in the tuition fees and will not be refunded.

Once the enrolment process has been opened, you will receive an e-mail notification with instructions on how to formalise your enrolment.

It consists of three different steps:

  • Payment of the enrolment fees (€1.295 in Degrees and € 1.795 in Dual Degrees) within the established deadline.
  • Fill out the online enrolment form.
  • Electronic signature of enrolment documentation.

Final admission will take place when you provide us with the stamped academic documentation or certified copies, either by email or on-campus:

  • Official Academic Certificate, stamped by the university (original or certified copy)
  • Course Syllabus, stamped by the university (original or certified copy)
  • Subject syllabi that have led to credit transfer, stamped by the university (original or certified copy)

If university studies have been carried out outside the European Union, they must also be authenticated by The Hague Apostille, or through diplomatic means. If this documentation is not provided before the start of the academic year, the credit transfer will not be effective.

Entrance exam

At Universidad CEU San Pablo we believe that a good educational project must boost students' talents. Hence, our Admissions Process focuses on identifying the expectations of all prospective students and whether they are in line with our educational model, which is both demanding and rigorous.

Every 'CEU Student' is expected to love and seek to find the truth, to be on an ongoing quest for intellectual growth and to act responsibly towards society. An entrance exam that identifies a true CEU Student is, hence, unfeasible.

That is why the Admissions Process for most of our degrees includes a personal interview with one of the academics that teach in said degree. 

The admissions process for our degree programmes includes: skills test, English test and Spanish test. Some degree programmes may also require additional specific tests.

  • Skills test

    It will allow us to have a better understanding of students' personal skills. It is compulsory for all candidates.

  • English test

    It is carried out in order to inform us about the English level of the University incoming students. By the end of their degrees, students shall certify a B2 English level in order to obtain the official certificate (in case of English or bilingual programmes, students must have certified a B2 English level by the end of the second year).

    The English test is compulsory for all candidates, however, for English or bilingual degree students it shall be used as selection criteria.

 

  • Spanish test

    It is compulsory and shall be used as selection criteria for non Spanish-speaking candidates who wish to carry out a degree programme in Spanish, a bilingual programme or any of the degrees offered by the School of Humanities and Communication Sciences. 

 

Degrees of the School of Economics and Business 

In order to access any of the degree programmes in the School of Economics, candidates must take the previous tests, as well as an additional Maths Test.

 

Degree in Dentistry

All students who apply for the Degree in Dentistry (100% English or 100% Spanish) shall take the previous tests as well as additional Chemistry Test and Biology Tests.

 

Excellence Programme

Candidates who wish to take part in the Excellence groups shall solve a case study during the admissions exams. 

The Degree in Medicine has a different admission process in contrast to other degrees. You may learn more about this Degree's admission process in the section 'Admission process for the degree in Medicine', in this same webpage.

The entrance exam to the Degree in Medicine includes the following: 

  • Chemistry and biology test.
  • English test.
  • Test de compentencias: not selective.

In this exam, only correct answers will be taking into account. Thus, incorrect answers will not subtract.

Dates

  • Online exam call: 12 February
  • Online exam call: 2 April

In addition to the entrance exams, in order to be admitted in an IBP, candidates must provide specific academic results (Year 1 of Spanish Higher Secondary Education average grade or its equivalent) and an official language certificate (TOEFL or IELTS).

If candidates lack the aforementioned language certificates, they may take the TOEFL exams in the University *The validity of these exams is limited to the admission in Universidad CEU San Pablo international bilingual programmes.

In order to take the exams, students must present their ID card or passport and have completed the admission application form.