It is the administrative procedure that Spanish public universities follow in order to select students.
The selection is based on objective criteria (admission marks, academic records).
The submission of applications is organised by university districts (made up of all the universities of a same region). This means that with a single application, students can request a place, in order of preference, in all the undergraduate degrees that are taught in universities of the same district.
Students can submit only one application by university district, but they can submit applications in as many university districts of their interest.
Regulations: Royal Decree 412/2014 by which the basic regulations of admission procedures are established.
Applying for a place at universities can be done using the PRE-REGISTRATION procedure.
There is only one pre-registration procedure for public universities in the Valencia Region. Students select the studies by order of preference and up to a maximum of 20 undergraduate degrees using a single application form. Instructions and places available in the Valencia Region.
The perid for submiting SINGLE PHASE pre-registrtation applications are open from the beginning of June to mid July.
The pre-registration application is done over the Internet.
Upper-secondary students that have successfully passed university entrance examinations in the region of Valencia only need to fill in the online application.
The rest of applicants should print the application and submit it alongside the documentation (IT room, Lecture building 1) or send it by post (Servicio de Alumnado. Oficina de Acceso. Universidad de Alicante. Ap. Correos 99. 03080 Alicante)pre-registration procedures for each university district.
Only one application for each regional university district can be submitted and students should apply for undergraduate degrees in order of preference at any of the universities assigned to the district.
Applications can be submitted in all the university districts of your interest.
Each university district states its own places and procedures, according to a general regulation.
Upper-secondary students that have successfully passed university entrance examinations in the region of Valencia only need to fill in the online application and send it electronically.
The rest of the groups should fill in the online application, but they must print it and submit it with the documentation in any public university of the Valencia Region. This should be done preferably at the corresponding University where the student's first option is and, at each university, at the following departments:
The application can also be sent by post (Universidad de Alicante. Servicio de Alumnado. Oficina de Acceso. Ap. correos 99. 03080 Alicante)
Yes, another person can submit the application if it is properly filled in and signed by the interested person and the necessary documentation is also submitted.
With a written authorisation, the authorised person can complete the whole procedure.
Places at public universities are assigned according to objective criteria which correspond to the marks obtained in the university entrance examinations or in the assessment of their academic file.
Public universities will not leave any places free while there are students applying for them.
For students that want access by means of passing the university entrance examination, the first criterion will be "admission marks". Students who have passed the examinations in June will have preference to those who do not.
Students can apply for a place at any university, under the same terms, regardless of where the entrance examination was taken.
Students who come from studies such as professional training, art and design studies or sports technician studies, will be assigned places at university according to their "admission mark". In the case that there is a draw, students from a professional training programme who have applied for admission to a degree that belongs to the field they have studied will have preference, according to the following table.
Students who have studied a professional training programme can apply for a place at any university, under the same terms, regardless of where they studied previously.
The admission criteria for other ways to access university (graduates, over 25's, access by professional experience, over 45's etc.) will be by taking into account students' academic file or the mark obtained in the entrance examination, the link to the field of knowledge, admission preference to university where the examination was taken or studies that were obtained in order to be admitted.
Disabled people and top sportspeople can obtain access by limited admission quotas.
The procedure that organises the assignment of places for new students at public universities is called "university pre-registration". By means of one application, students can apply, by order of preference, for admission to degrees that are available at public universities in the same Region.
Only one application per university district may be submitted, but applications may be submitted in as many university districts as students may want to apply in.
The university entrance examination must be passed in order to access official undergraduate studies from baccalaureate.
Passing the general phase (mandatory) of the university entrance examination allows students to apply for a place in any university degree. If students want to access degrees where the number of applications is higher than the places available (degrees with high "admission marks"), then it is recommended to take the specific phase of the entrance examination to get extra points, a maximum of 4, to add to the general phase and, therefore, have more admission possibilities.
Once the university entrance examination is passed, applying for places at university is done through the university pre-registration procedure.
Students who have studied baccalaureate apply for a place at university with what is called the "general quota" together with students from professional training programmes.
For university degrees with more applications than places available, students should know the required "admission mark".
Students who have studied a professional training programme, art and design studies or higher sports studies can apply for a place in any official university degree.
Students who want to apply for a place in undergraduate studies where the number of applications is higher than the places available (degrees with a high "admission mark") will have the option to improve their "admission mark" up to 4 points by taking the specific phase (voluntary) of the university entrance examinations in subjects that are weighted for degrees which students apply for.
Applying for a place will be done through the pre-registration university procedure by means of the general quota system.
The pre-registration calendar is established the day on which the results will be published.
In the Valencia Region the results of pre-registration application can be checked over the Internet from the pre-registration website. Also, students will receive a SMS message with information on their admission.
The following day of publishing the results on the web, the admission lists will be published in the local and regional press.
Checking pre-registration results allows students to know the degree they have been admitted in to. In the case that students are not admitted into their first preference, they will see their position on the waiting list (this information will not be published in the press nor will appear in the information received by SMS).
Alongside publishing the pre-registration results, universities include information on the registration calendar and instructions for students who are on the waiting list.
The registration calendar and the waiting list procedure are not the same in all universities.
Students who have applied for a place at university in other regions should find out which day the results are published and the procedure to check the results in the corresponding university district.
Once pre-registration results are published, students should follow the registration instructions that the university, where students have been admitted, establishes.
At the University of Alicante admitted students will receive a reference number by SMS and they should introduce it in the following link: http://cvnet.cpd.ua.es/preinsua/.
Through this website, the registration date, password to the virtual campus (IT program) and instructions on registration will be given.
Students who want help with the self-registration IT program can do their registration in the IT room in the General Library or in IT rooms in their faculty, where there will be collaborating students that can help.
Students who want to apply for university grants (Spanish Ministry of Education, Regional Government and University) can submit their application until the middle of October. It is recommended that students submit it at the same time as their registration and do so by following the instructions established by the UA Grant Office.
At the University of Alicante, students who are on the waiting list must register in the degree they have been admitted in to, otherwise they will lose this place.
Likewise, students should check instructions and the calendar of movements of the waiting lists (this will start once the registration period for admitted students has finished). If a place from the waiting list is finally obtained they have to cancel their registration in the degree they were first admitted in to, and if they have already paid the fees, they can transfer them to the new degree or apply for a refund.
To be admitted to undergraduate studies, students from the European Union should confirm through the National Distance Education Unviersity (UNED)that they meet the university admission requirements from their country of origin.
Once the admission requirements have been confirmed, the UNED will issue an "access credential" with which students can apply for a place at Spanish universities.
Students who want to apply for a place in undergraduate studies where the number of applications is higher than the number of places available (degrees with high "admission marks") will have the option to take the specific phase of the Spanish university entrance examination by taking specialised subjects from the 2nd year of the Spanish baccalaureate, which are weighted (linked) according to the university degree the student wants to study.
The specific phase exams are done by UNED. There are two examination periods per year: the first one in June and the second in September. It is necessary to register previously in order to take the exam.
Once the access credential has been obtained and, when necessary, once the specific phase of the university entrance examination has been taken, students can apply for admission to undergraduate studies at universities. Applications are to be submitted by means of the university pre-registration procedure.
By means of only one application places can be applied for, in order of preference, at universities of the same university district (universities from the same region). Only one application can be submitted per university district, but students can submit as many applications as they please in other university districts.
Two pre-registration periods are open per year: the first on in June (all places are offered) and the second in September (only places that have not been assigned in the June phase are offered).
This access procedure is also applicable to students from Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Andorra and China, and students from European schools and International Baccalaureate.
Spanish Ministry of Education
Information Centre and Citizen Services (Education Information Section)
C/ Alcalá, 36. 28071-Madrid
Direct tel: 902 218 500 (from Spain) Fax: 917 018 648 and 917 018 600Citizen services
Information can be offered at the Education Offices of Spain abroad and Spanish Embassies and Consulates.
In Alicante, applications can be submitted and information offered at:
Education department. Government Regional Deputy Delegate Office.
Avda. Federico Soto, 11. 03071 - ALICANTE
Tel: 965 019 030 Fax: 965 2016 89
2.- Once non-university foreign studies have been authenticated, or the authentication application has been submitted correctly, students can then register and take the university entrance examination.
University entrance examinations in Alicante
UNED associated centre
C/ Candalix, s/n 03202 ELCHE
Tel: 966 610 000 firstname.lastname@example.org
General information on the university entrance examination for foreign students.
National Distance Education University
Entrance examination section
Paseo Senda del Rey, nº11 E-28040 Madrid
Tel: (+34) 913 986 613 email@example.com
If students pass the university entrance examination, they can then apply for a place in any university undergraduate degree. Obtaining a place will depend on the "admission mark".
Applications are submitted in the university pre-registration period.By means of only one application, places can be applied for, in order of preference, at universities of the same university district (universities from the same region). Only one application can be submitted per university district, but students can submit as many applications as they please in other university districts.
Students who want to be admitted to undergraduate studies at the University of Alicante, and have already started the same undergraduate degree in another university, or different studies in this university or another, will need to meet the following requirements:
a) 30 credits must be recognised in the undergraduate studies which students want to be admitted to. Normally they will be from basic subjects that students have passed in their original studies and they will also be taught in the studies they want to be admitted to. The recognition of credits will have more possibilities if the undergraduate degree is from the same field of knowledge.
b) Students must have the same mark or more than the last student admitted in the pre-registration at this University for the same degree and same quota system, in the academic course immediately before applying for admission.
d) The deadline to submit an application for admission by means of transfer is usually from 15 March to 15 May (to be specified by the corresponding Faculty)
The centres (faculties and university schools) will be able to establish an admission limit for students who use this way of access.
Students who do not meet these requirements will be able to apply for a place by the ordinary pre-registration procedure. In the case of being admitted in the pre-registration period, students can ask for subjects to be recognised that they have passed in other undergraduate studies.
Universidad de Alicante. Aulario II. Planta baja.
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Tel: (+34) 96 590 3456Fax: (+34) 96 590 3755