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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 who complete their studies at an academic center based in Spain must take the Admission Test on Campus, while students who study at an academic center based outside of Spain can take the online admission test.

Exceptions:

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


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Dates of the entrance examinations

  • Applicants for admission to the DECEMBER DEADLINE: the date is December 14.

All the degrees* except Medicine and Nursing

* Tecnun only for students studying outside the EU

  • Applicants for admission to the FEBRUARY DEADLINE: the date is February 29.

All the degrees*

* Medicine and Nursing only for students studying outside Spain

  • Applicants for admission to the APRIL DEADLINE: the date is April 25.*

* Due to the health alert by Covid-19, under exceptionally circumstances, the entrance test will be conducted online on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

  • Applicants for admission to the JUNE DEADLINE: the date is June 19.

Degrees with available places

Content of the entrance examinations

  • School of Architecture

    • ARCHITECTURE

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Mathematics, Physics and Geometry.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Online interview.

    • DESIGN

    Test of general knowledge in English, Englis test, practical test of creativity and online interview with a professor in the degree program.

    Each student must submit a previously prepared creative project (photograph, drawing, video, etc.).

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • Tecnun

    Multiple-choice test of high school Mathematics and Physics.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • ISSA

    Written test in English. 

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Communication

    • COMMUNICATION

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and current affairs, text analysis for the degree program in question and an English assessment test.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Online interview.

    • DOUBLE DEGREE IN COMMUNICATION AND HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and current affairs, text analysis for the degree program in question and an English assessment test.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Law

    • LAW, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + LAW

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: History, Philosophy, Geography, Economy, Language and Literature.

    An English test.

    Online interview.

    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + HISTORY AND LAW + PHILOSOPHY

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: History, Philosophy, Geography, Economy, Language and Literature.

    An English test.

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Economics

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Mathematics, Philosophy and Language and Literature.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Education and Psychology

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Language.

    English assessment test.

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    • SIMPLE DEGREES

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Mathematics, Philosophy, Language and Literature.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Online interview.

    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + HISTORY AND LAW + PHILOSOPHY

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Mathematics, Philosophy and Language.

    English test.

    Online interview.

    • COMMUNICATION + PHILOSOPHY

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and current affairs, text analysis for the degree program in question and an English assessment test.

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial, numerical and verbal reasoning.

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Nursing

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Biology, Mathematics (Social Sciences), Philosophy and Language and Literature.

    English assessment test.

    Online interview.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Pharmacy and Nutrition

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and an English proficiency exam.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Sciences

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics, and an English test.

    Entrance examinations: April 25

  • School of Medicine

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Biology, Physics and Chemistry (50 questions on each subject).

    More information on the examinations

    Entrance examinations: April 25

Entrance examination dates

Los alumnos que cursan sus estudios en un centro académico con sede fuera de España 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 14 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the FEBRUARY PERIOD will have until February 29 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the APRIL PERIOD will have until April 25 to sit the examination.

  • Applicants for admission in the JUNE PERIOD will have until June 19 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

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

3. English level test for all the degrees in all of the schools.

4. Spanish level test for all the degrees in all of the schools.

5. 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

  • Language, Literature, Philosophy and Mathematics

  • English level test for all the degrees in all of the schools.

  • Spanish level test for all the degrees in all of the schools.

  • Applicants to Humanities and Literary Studies and Creative Writing will take the test in English.
  • Para los candidatos al Internartional Foundation Program de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras se requiere:

- Notas de 1º de Bachillerato

- Entrevista con el delegado

- Admission essay

- Carta de recomendación (no es obligatoria pero sí muy recomendable)

Specific examination for School of Engineering (TECNUN) programs

Specific examination for the Degree in Architecture

Physics, Mathematics and Geometry.

English test.

Spanish test.

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.).

  • English test.

  • Spanish test.

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

  • Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

  • English test.

  • Spanish test.

BMAT entrance examination for the School of Medicine

Go to the School of Medicine website

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