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University Pathway Program 2024-2025


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If you haven´t decided anything yet, don´t worry, we will help you.

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Spain is the destination that receives the most international students per year, so it’s only natural that you too have considered studying at a Spanish university. Still doubting? Here are three main reasons:

• High quality: the quality of teaching is excellent, Spain has one of the oldest universities in the world and some of the best business schools in the world ranking. The official bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Spain are officialised by the European regulations of the “Bologna Plan”.  These degrees are highly sought after by companies worldwide as they have the seal of educational guarantee of the entire European Union.
• Low costs: The quality-price ratio is one of the best in Europe. Their tuition fees are among the lowest in Europe. In addition, the cost of living in Spain is lower compared to many European countries.
• Good life: Life in Spain is ideal for foreign students for many reasons: the student and multicultural atmosphere, the quality of life, the climate, the security, the leisure options..

Moreover, in Spain, Catalan universities always stand out in any ranking, both nationally and worldwide: UB, UAB (Universitat Autònoma), Pompeu Fabra, UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) or Universitat Ramon Llull. And, if you didn’t already know, Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in the world for studying.

In short, these are enough reasons to choose this country for your university studies.

As BCNLIP has a collaboration agreement with the UNED, we want to be part of your new adventure and offer you the best university preparation courses. During the course, you will take mock exams to guarantee your preparation and help you get the best marks. Our team of teachers is specialised in all the subjects you need to study and with everyone’s effort we will achieve good results!

If you can’t start on time or can’t attend the course in person, don’t worry, at BCNLIP we have a good system of hybrid classes that will allow you to study from anywhere and follow the programme with your classmates without difficulty. If you opt for the online mode, the price of the course has a 15% discount.

Preparatory courses for the university entrance exam

Mode The classes are hybrid, on/off line.

Duration Each class lasts 1,30 minutes, twice a week.

Books The tuition fee does not include books. You can buy the books in digital format (17€-20€) or in paper format (40€-50€).

Schedule The class schedule may vary to afternoons or mornings


Sience Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Technical drawing

Social Sciences Applied mathematics, Economics

Humanities History, Spanish language and literature, History of philosophy, Fundamentals of art, History of art

Tutoring For each subject you are allocated weekly tutoring hours.


Start date Final date Course Duration Price
02/09/2024 30/05/2025 Spanish/Catalan + university preparation  9 months 3,000€
02/09/2024 29/08/2025 Spanish/Catalan + university preparation  12 months 3,650€
03/06/2024 30/05/2025 Spanish/Catalan + university preparation  12 months 3,650€


Start date Final date Course Duration Price
09/01/2024 31/05/2024 Spanish B2/Catalan + university preparation 5 months 2,200€
01/07/2024 06/09/2024 Convocatoria extraordinaria de Septiembre 2 months 250€/subject

If you opt for the online mode, the price of the course has a 15% discount.

In addition, we can accompany you throughout the process and help you in a personalized way to carry out all the necessary procedures.

  1. Advice and personalized consultations on the process of Selectividad in Spain, entry requirements, pre-registration, and university admission.
  2. a) Assistance for the homologation/accreditation of documents (tax fees from €69.90 to €80.00)
  3. b) Assistance in requesting the admission score for students from the EU, international schools, and education systems with reciprocity agreements.

The price for services 1 and 2 is €200 (does not include fees). 

  1. Advice and processing of university pre-registration in Catalonia or another autonomous community.*
  2. Advice on the confirmation of a place and university admission process.

The price for services 3, 4, and 5 is €200 (does not include fees).

The complete price for all advisory services (1, 2, 3, 4) is €350 (does not include fees).

*For university pre-registration in more than 1 autonomous community, an additional fee of €50 must be paid.


Ariadna Corominas Del Hoyo: Science and Social Sciences

Marcel Garcia Cuesta: Science

Nenad Paunovic: Humanities

Lluís Pérez: History


Legal formalities for studying in Spain

Specific Proficiency Exams (PCE)

Requirements of the university where you want to study

Your language level


Before choosing your course, BCNLIP offers you a series of recommendations:

There are subjects which require a good level of Spanish

Make the best choice according to your grades

Studying in Spain

Be patient

Spanish Express is not for everyone

September call, is it worth it?

Make the most of your tutorials

Don’t be afraid of Catalan



Is it clear to you? If not, here are 2 examples of possible students, maybe one of these students resembles you. Read carefully:

Joshua, he is German and he wants to study medicine in Barcelona.

Joshua will have to follow these steps:

a.  Have passed his baccalaureate studies. The UNED will calculate his baccalaureate mark and will give him a score from 5 to 10. Joshua got an average of 18/20 so this will be the calculation (we calculated it?)

b. Look at the cut-off mark in Barcelona, in Pompeu Fabra they ask for a 12,578 for 2022.

c. If the UNED has calculated your mark at 9, you will only need to take the subjects that have a weighted mark until you get 12.578. You will be able to take biology, physics and chemistry, as these are the subjects required by Pompeu. For each subject you can obtain a maximum of 2 points and only the 2 subjects in which you have obtained the highest marks will be taken into account. If he obtains 2 points in chemistry and 2 in biology he can obtain a total of 13 and enrol in medicine.

Fatima, she is from Morocco and wants to study architecture in Spain, but she doesn’t know where.

Fatima has to follow these steps:

a. She must have passed her baccalaureate studies. The UNED will calculate her baccalaureate mark and give her a maximum score of 6 and a minimum of 5. If she obtained an average of 15/20, this will be the calculation?

b.  Homologate your studies and translate them into Spanish. In some communities, such as Catalonia, it is very important to have your studies officially recognised in order to be able to enter university, so a handout is not enough.

c. In order to complete your score up to 10, you will have to take 4 or 6 subjects, depending on the community where you want to study.

d. Also, if you are thinking about where to study, here are 2 options:

1. To enter Catalonia, you will have to follow the EBAU model (3 core subjects, 1 modality subject and 2 specific subjects), so you will have to take 6 subjects, including language and history, which you would have to pass. But, even if you get a low mark in these 2 subjects, the UNED will take into account the 4 best marks. You could get a 7 and get into the Rovira i Virgili University without any problems, whose cut-off mark was 6.682 in 2022.

2. If she wanted to study in Valencia, she would only need to take 4 subjects, the ones she wanted, and not language or history.

If your average grade in the baccalaureate was a 7, you would get into university. If you get a 5, these subjects could give you 2 more points: technical drawing, artistic drawing, physics, history of art, mathematics, design and fundamentals of art.

For this reason, if you don’t know where you want to study, we would recommend doing the compulsory subjects and 2 optional subjects that are weighted, as you will have more options to get into more communities in Spain.

In our experience, everything will depend a lot on the level of Spanish, as history and Spanish language are usually the most difficult subjects for foreign students.

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