University Preparation Courses

Spain receives more students per year than any other country making it the top international destination for students worldwide!

Here’s why you should study at a Spanish University:

  • Top-quality for a great price: University enrollment in Spain is among the most affordable in the world. This and the low cost of living in Spain compared to other European countries also makes it an ideal destination for students. In fact, Barcelona is one of the most popular study destinations in the world!

  • Excellence in teaching: Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Spain are certified by the regulations established by the European “Bologna Process” which coordinates academic degree standards and quality assurance standards throughout Europe. These are given the stamp of educational guarantee by the European Union and thus are highly sought after by businesses worldwide.

  • Ideal lifestyle for foreign students: Whether it’s Barcelona or Madrid, students are able to enjoy a wonderful quality of life in Spain. There is a large international student population making it very easy to meet other people. The laidback atmosphere, low-stress lifestyle, climate, and delicious food are just some of the reasons why Spain is a well-sought travel and study destination.

  • Rankings: Spain’s Universities consistently stand out in both national and international rankings: UAB (Universitat Autònoma), Pompeu Fabra, UPC (Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña) or Universitat Ramon Llull.

(Pruebas de Competencias Específicas)

If you wish to study at a Spanish University, you will most likely need to take the university access exam in Spain known as PCE or specific competency tests. These tests are organized by UNED, an organization that coordinates testing for prospective foreign students.

Even if your university of choice does not require the PCE, it is still highly recommended to raise your grades and thus increase your chance of getting accepted. Your final score is based on your high school grades (60%) + your two best proficiency scores (40%). For this reason, it is recommended that you complete at least 4 proficiency exams.

100% Online Trinity CertTESOL Course

Three types of subjects:
Common, Modality, and Optative

  • Common subjects: Spanish Language, Literature, and History.

  • Modality subjects: Mathematics II, Mathematics for Social Sciences, Fundamentals of Art II

  • Optative subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Drawing, Economics/Mathematics II, English or French Economics, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.

Application Deadlines:

  • Applications are due at the end of May or the start of June and a later deadline at the beginning of September.

  • Proficiency results are due by May/June (June 21st) or by September (September 19th).

University Application Requirements:

Two things you need to know about your university of interest:

  • If they use UNEDassis accreditation, a language certificate.
  • If there is a minimum of proficiency tests (PCE) that you should complete or pass.

Spanish language level

Spanish Universities require students to have a high level of Spanish. For some universities, a B2 certificate is needed. Catalan Universities will require a B1 certificate in Catalan. Upon successful completion of your language course you will receive a B2 Spanish certificate and a B1 Catalan certificate.

With BCNLIP’s exciting new collaboration with UNED

The academy is offering only the best University Prep courses. During the course, you will sit mock exams, receive support in getting the highest possible score, and work with a dedicated teaching team.

In case you cannot attend the course in-person, BCNLIP has implemented an online class system which students can access from anywhere in the world. Students who choose the online option will receive a 15% discount on the course.

BCNLIP is available to assist you with the following procedures:

  • Assistance in homologation and accreditation of documents (49,27€ fee)
  • Registration for access to official examinations for University Access (free registration, PCE fee 140€-230€)
  • Information on University access requirements- application and pre-inscription in Catalonia.

  • Student Visa assessment

  • Price: 350€ (not including fees)

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