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.

School of Humanities and Social Sciences to hold entrance exams in Barcelona and Madrid also January 26-27 in Barcelona; and February 2-3 in Madrid.

Content and dates of the entrance examinations

 

  • Architecture

     

    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, 8:45

     

    Hall of Architecture Building
    How to get there

  • Management Assistance

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Management Assistance

    The entrance examination includes an English assessment test* (grammar and writing) and a personal interview in Spanish.

    Students who know French or German will sit an assessment test in the corresponding language.

    *An English proficiency level of B2.2 is required for admission (this should be demonstrated by means of the entrance exam or by submitting an official qualification obtained during the 2014-2015 academic year or later).

    December 16, 9:15

     

    Hall of Friends Building
    How to get there

  • Science

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Science

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

    December 16, 9:50

    Science Building 

    How to get there

  • Communication

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Communication

    Multiple-choice test (general knowledge and text analysis); the morning will end with a group activity and a personal interview.

    December 16, 9:15

     

    School of Communication Building
    How to get there

  • Double Degree in Communication and Philosophy

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 9:15

    School of Communication Building

    How to get there

  • International Relations

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    International Relations

    The entrance examination consists of a multiple-choice test of general legal knowledge (basic concepts), history, philosophy, geography, economics, language and literature. Students must also write a short text based on a news headline to display their knowledge of current affairs and take an English assessment test. The process is completed with a personal interview in Spanish.

    December 16, 8:40

     

    Friends Building
    How to get there

  • Law

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:40

    Friends Building

    How to get there

  • Law + International Relations

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:40

    Friends Building

    How to get there

  • International Relations + History

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    International Relations + History

    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, 8:40

    Friends Building

    How to get there

  • Double Degree in Philosophy and Law

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:40

    Central Building

    How to get there

  • Design

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:45

     

    Hall of Architecture Building
    How to get there

  • Double Degree in Economics/Management and Law

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:30

    Program

     

    Hall Friends Building
    How to get there

  • Economics, Leadership & Governance

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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.

    December 16, 8:30

    Program

     

    Hall Friends Building
    How to get there

     

  • BAM / BAM bilingual / International Economics

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 8:30

    Program

     

    Hall Friends Building
    How to get there

  • Nursing

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 9:30

     

    Hall of Science Building 
    How to get there

  • Pharmacy y Nutrition

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    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, 9:45

     

    Hall of Science Building
    How to get there

  • Humanities and Social Sciencies

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Humanities and Social Sciencies

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and multiple-choice test of skills for all degree programs offered by the School, except the Degree in Literature and Creative Writing, for which a short story must be written. 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, 9:15

    Central Building

    How to get there

  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and analysis of a case. 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.

    December 16, 9:15

    Central Building

    How to get there

  • Education and Psychology

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Education and Psychology

    The entrance exam consist of:

    1. Aptitude tests (logical, spatial and verbal reasoning)
    2. Reading comprehension and writing skills test.
    3. English exam.

    *Interview with a professor of the School.

    December 16, 9:00

     

    Hall Friends Building
    How to get there

  • Medicine

    Content and dates of the entrance examinations

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Medicine

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

    More information on the examinations

    No places are offered in this program

    Science Building 
    How to get there

  • Engineering

     

    Test content

    Date

    Place

    Engineering

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

    December 16

    For non-EU students only

    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

Go to the School of Medicine website