Skip to Content

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.


Handicap Access at the University

The UAPD has the objective of guaranteeing equal access and inclusion for all students

More information

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.

  • 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; and an English test.

    A technical drawing test and a personal interview.

    Duration: 3h 30 min

    • DESIGN

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

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

    Duration: 3h 30 min

  • Tecnun

    Multiple-choice test of high school Mathematics and Physics.

    Duration: 2h 15 min

  • ISSA

    Written test and oral exam in English. Multiple-choice test in German or French (does not count toward admission). This process also includes a personal interview that will take place that same morning.

    Duration: 1h 30 min + interview

  • 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 (en el caso de los Grados bilingües de la Facultad).

    The morning ends with a group dynamics activity and a personal interview with a professor from the School.

    Duration: 2h 30 min + 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 (en el caso de los Grados bilingües de la Facultad).

    The morning ends with a group dynamics activity and a personal interview with a School of Humanities and Social Sciences professor.

    Duration: 2h 30 min + interview

  • School of Law

    • LAW, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + LAW

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

    Text analysis based on a recent news headline, an English test, and a personal interview in Spanish with a professor from the School of Law.

    Duration: 1h 30 min + interview

    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + HISTORY AND LAW + PHILOSOPHY

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

    Text analysis based on a recent news headline, an English test, and a personal interview in Spanish with a professor from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    Duration: 1h 30 min + interview

  • School of Economics

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

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial and verbal reasoning.

    This process also involves preparing a case study that same morning.

    Duration: 2h + case study

  • School of Education and Psychology

    Aptitude test of logical, spatial and verbal reasoning. Text analysis and English assessment test. This process also includes a personal interview that will take place that same morning.

    Duration: 2h 15min + interview

  • School of Humanities and Social Sciences

    • SIMPLE DEGREES

    Multiple-choice test of general knowledge and multiple-choice test of skills (verbal, spatial and logical reasoning) for all degree programs offered by the School, except the Degree in Literature and Creative Writing, for which a short story must be written, and the Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, for which a case study must be prepared.

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

    Duration: 1h 30 min + interview

    • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS + HISTORY AND LAW + PHILOSOPHY

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

    Text analysis based on a recent news headline, an English test, and a personal interview in Spanish with a professor from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

    Duration: 1h 30 min + 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 (en el caso de los Grados bilingües de la Facultad).

    The morning ends with a group dynamics activity and a personal interview with a School of Humanities and Social Sciences professor.

    Duration: 2h 30 min + interview

  • School of Nursing

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

    Multiple-choice test of English.

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

    Duration: 3h 15 min

  • School of Pharmacy and Nutrition

    Multiple-choice test of high school subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics and an English proficiency exam. This process also includes a voluntary personal interview that will take place that same morning.

    Duration: 3h.

  • School of Sciences

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

    Duration: 2h 15 min

  • School of Medicine

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

    30 multiple-choice questions on a scientific text to be read first.

    English test (listening comprehension).

    More information on the examinations

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

Notice

This site uses proprietary and third party cookies to enhance your user experience and show content related to your preferences. By using this website you consent to our use of cookies. For more information on cookies see our cookie policy.

Agree