Content of the entrance examinations for degree programs

What does it involve?

The entrance examinations are set by each School. The aim of the examinations is to evaluate applicants’ skills and aptitude for the studies chosen and do not require any special preparation.

When and where?

Students from the European Union must sit the entrance examination on campus, whereas students from outside the European Union may complete the entrance examination online; students will be informed by e-mail when and where they must take the examination.

Exceptions:

International students who apply for admission to Medicine must take the BMAT entrance examination on Pamplona Campus or authorized center.

International students who apply for admission in years other than first year must take the entrance examination. In case of Spanish transfer students entrance examination is not required.

La Facultad de Filosofía y Letras celebrará también en Barcelona y Madrid exámenes de admisión: 26 y 27 de enero en Barcelona; y 2 y 3 de febrero en Madrid.

Content and dates of the entrance examinations

 

Test content

Date

Place

Architecture

Multiple-choice test of basic high school mathematics, physics and geometry. A technical drawing test: you must bring your own triangles, a ruler, a compass, a pencil, an eraser and correction fluid.

This process also includes a personal interview that will take place that same morning.

December 16

 

Hall of Architecture Building
How to get there

Management Assistance

Multiple-choice test, English essay* and personal interview. Multiple-choice test in German or French (does not count toward admission).

* An English proficiency level of B2.2 is required for admission (this will be shown by means of the examination or by submitting and official qualification).

December 16

 

Hall of Friends Building
How to get there

Science

Multiple-choice test of high school subjects. 40 questions on biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics, and an English test.

December 16

Science Building 

How to get there

Communication

Multiple-choice test (general knowledge and text analysis); the morning will end with a group activity and a personal interview. The School will contact each candidate directly to arrange this interview.

December 16

 

School of Communication Building
How to get there

Double Degree in Communication and Philosophy

Multiple-choice test (general knowledge and analysis of a text in English or Spanish, to be chosen by the applicant), followed by a group dynamics activity and a personal interview with a professor from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

December 16

School of Communication Building

How to get there

International Relations

The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice test of specific high-school-level knowledge, a text analysis based on a recent news headline, and an English test. The process is completed with a personal interview in Spanish.

December 16

 

Friends Building
How to get there

Law

The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice test of specific high-school-level knowledge, a text analysis based on a recent news headline, and an English test. The process is completed with a personal interview in Spanish.

December 16

Friends Building

How to get there

Law + International Relations

The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice test of general knowledge on law (basic concepts), history, philosophy, geography, economics, language and literature, and current affairs, a text analysis based on a recent news headline, and an English level test. The process is completed with a personal interview in Spanish.

December 16

Friends Building

How to get there

Design

The examination consists of a multiple-choice test of general knowledge in English. Practical test of creativity that each student must submit. Personal interview with a professor in the degree program. Each student must submit a previously prepared creative project (photograph, drawing, video, etc.).

December 16

 

Hall of Architecture Building
How to get there

Double Degree in Economics/Management and Law

Multiple-choice test of basic high school mathematics, philosophy and language/literature). Aptitude test of logical, spatial and verbal reasoning.

December 16

 

Hall Friends Building
How to get there

Economics, Leadership & Governance

The examination is divided into three sections: multiple-choice test on high school subjects (mathematics, philosophy and language/literature), aptitude tests (logical, spatial and verbal reasoning) and a skills test. To complete your application, you must submit a résumé, a letter of recommendation, a cover letter and proof of the required level of English proficiency.

December 16

 

Hall Friends Building
How to get there

 

BAM / BAM bilingual / International Economics

Multiple-choice test of basic high school mathematics, philosophy and language/literature). Aptitude test of logical, spatial and verbal reasoning.

December 16

 

Hall Friends Building
How to get there

 

Nursing

Academic: Multiple-choice test of basic high school knowledge (biology, mathematics, language and literature, philosophy) and a multiple-choice test of English. This process also includes a personal interview that will take place that same morning.

December 16

 

Hall of Science Building 
How to get there

Pharmacy y Nutrition

Multiple-choice test of high school subjects (chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics) and an English proficiency exam. This process also includes a voluntary personal interview that will take place that same morning.

December 16

 

Hall of Science Building
How to get there

Humanities and Social Sciencies

Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and skills. This process also includes a personal interview that will take place that same morning. The School will contact each candidate directly to arrange this interview.

*The School of Humanities and Social Sciences will also held entrance examinations in Barcelona and Madrid: January 26 and 27 in Barcelona, February 2 and 3 in Madrid.

December 16

Central Building

How to get there

Double Degree in Philosophy and Law

The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice test of general knowledge on law (basic concepts), history, philosophy, geography, economics, language and literature, and current affairs, a text analysis based on a recent news headline, and an English level test. This process is completed with a personal interview.

December 16

Central Building

How to get there

 

Education and Psychology

The entrance exam consist of:

1. Test psicotécnico
2. Prueba de comprensión lectora y expresión escrita
3. Test de inglés

*Interview with a professor of the School.

December 16

 

Hall Friends Building
How to get there

Medicine

Multiple-choice test of basic high school biology, physics and chemistry. Multiple-choice reading comprehension test. Aptitude test of logical, spatial and verbal reasoning. And finally, a multiple-choice test of English listening comprehension.

More information on the examinations

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Science Building 
How to get there

Engineering

Multiple-choice test of high school mathematics and physics.
More information at www.tecnun.es

December 16

Solo para alumnos de fuera de la UE

How to get there

 

Examples of the aptitude and skill tests:

Entrance examination dates

Students from outside the European Union must complete the entrance examination online and must do so before the deadline shown in the email; the deadline will depend on the period for which admission is requested.

  • Applicants for admission in the DECEMBER PERIOD will have until December 16 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the FEBRUARY PERIOD will have until February 24 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the APRIL PERIOD will have until April 28 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the JUNE PERIOD will have until June 21 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the JULY PERIOD will have until July 27 to sit the examination.

Content of the examinations

Examples of the aptitude and skills tests:

Example examination

School Test content

All degree programs except Medicine and Design

1. Aptitude test:

  • Verbal reasoning
  • Spatial reasoning
  • Logical reasoning
  • Numerical reasoning
  • Reading comprehension

2. Multiple-choice test of specific knowledge (see content below).

3. Interview with the delegate of the Admissions Office in your country.

Test of specific knowledge for the programs of the following schools: Law, Communication, Economics, Philosophy and Letters, Education and Psychology, and ISSA

Specific examination for School of Engineering (TECNUN) programs

Specific examination for the Degree in Architecture

Physics, Mathematics and Geometry.

Specific examination for the Degree in Design

  • The examination consists of a multiple-choice test of general knowledge in English (10 questions); the professor will show the question and the possible answers on a PowerPoint projection and the prospective student must indicate the correct answer. Practical test of creativity that each student must submit. Personal interview with a professor. Each student must submit a previously prepared creative project (photograph, drawing, video, etc.).

Specific examination for the programs of the Schools of Nursing, Science, Pharmacy and Nutrition

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

  • Text analysis in English

BMAT entrance examination for the School of Medicine

Consulta la web de la Facultad de Medicina