European Union Undergraduate Entry Requirements

Spain

Undergraduate entry requirements for students from Spain.

Introduction

The University of Edinburgh welcomes applications from well qualified students from Spain. If you have questions about entry requirements that are not answered by the below please contact us directly.

Remember you must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes a personal statement, reference, and full details of all achieved qualifications as well as any you are taking this year. We need to see predicted grades for all qualifications not yet completed, including for each subject you are taking in your final qualifications, so that we can ensure you meet all entry requirements. Without predicted grades we cannot assess your application fully and it is very unlikely to be considered in the selection process. Although predicted grades should be added by your referee in the appropriate section of the UCAS application form, it is your responsibility to check that this has been done.   

COU/BUP/Titulo de Bachillerato/Graduado en Educación Secundaria

We welcome applications from students with the COU/BUP/Titulo de Bachillerato/Graduado en Educación Secundaria, depending on the degree subjects. 

The information below provides a summary of the detailed entry requirements required by each of the three Colleges within the University. The final decision to offer you a place will be taken with reference to the whole UCAS application, including academic grades, personal statement and academic reference. Having the detailed academic requirements does not guarantee the offer of a place but rather ensures entry to the selection process. For some degree programmes, relevant work experience will be required.

Subject specific requirements

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within the Curso de orientacion universitaria (COU) / Bachillerato Unificado y Polivalente (BUP) / Titulo de Bachillerato / Graduado en Educación Secundaria, depending on the degree subject. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in the COU / BUP / Titulo de Bachillerato / Graduado en Educación Secundaria. Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder. Details of the grades required for the COU / BUP / Titulo de Bachillerato / Graduado en Educación Secundaria can be found below.

Admissions statistics

You can find information on the ratio of applications, offers and accepted applicants for our degree programmes from Student Recruitment and Admissions.

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the detailed academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the detailed entry requirement.

For many degree programmes, we will expect you to have studied specific subjects within your qualifications. Where we ask applicants taking Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Highers and National 5s for a specific subject(s) we will normally ask you for the same subject(s) in your qualifications. Specific subject requirements at SQA Higher/National 5s for each degree programme can be found at the beginning of each subject entry via the online degree finder.

For MA English Literature and joint degree programmes with English Literature, applicants must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, English Literature at an advanced level which would typically be taken in the final year of the high school diploma.

Details of the grades required in your qualifications can be found below. In order for applicants to be considered for an offer they need to have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, the equivalencies of all entry requirements listed in the degree finder for the relevant degree programme.

Detailed academic requirements

Award of Titulo de Bachiller with 8.5 overall and 8.5 in at least three subjects. 

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language by completing one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Award of Titulo de Bachiller with 9 overall and 9 in at least three subjects. 

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Medicine

Your application will be considered if you have or are predicted to pass Graduado en Educación Secundaria including good passes in Spanish, English, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology; and pass at 9 or better in the Título de Bachillerato. The Natural and Health Sciences specialisation is preferred.

In addition to the detailed academic criteria, you are also required to meet non-academic entry requirements in terms of skills, experience and motivation.

You are also required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) in the summer before you submit your UCAS application. Details of the test and how your result is used in the selection process are available on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website.

Veterinary Medicine

Your application will be considered if you have passed or are predicted to pass Graduado en Educación Secundaria including good passes in Chemistry, Biology and Maths/Physics; and pass at 9 or better in the Título de Bachillerato. The Natural and Health Sciences specialisation is preferred.

If Physics has not been studied as part of the above qualifications, candidates must also provide evidence of a qualification at a minimum SQA Standard Grade 2 or GCSE Grade B or equivalent in this subject.

Qualifications must be gained in one sitting and at the first attempt.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Work experience with animals is a key part of the entry requirements for Veterinary Medicine. You will be required to submit a Work Experience Summary form prior to 22nd October to support your UCAS application.

Biomedical Sciences and Medical Sciences

Titulo de Bachiller with 8.5 overall with 8.5 in two subjects and 9 in one futher subject; including Biology and Chemistry at either grade.

Oral Health Sciences

Titulo de Bachiller with 8.5 overall and 8.5 in three subjects including Biology.

College of Science & Engineering

For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available so applicants who meet the detailed academic requirements are not guaranteed an offer of studies. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the detailed entry requirement.

Detailed academic requirements

Titulo de Bachiller with 8.5 overall and 8.5 in three subjects including required subjects, and a 9 where a grade A is required.

In addition all applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language by completing one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

Typical Offer

Titulo de Bachiller with 9 overall and 9 in three subjects including required subjects.

Other qualifications

English Language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English language, holding one of the qualifications accepted by the University.

English Language advice

Specific English language requirement by programme

Contact us

If you have further questions about EU entry requirements or undergraduate applications, please use our undergraduate enquiry form.

Undergraduate enquiry form