DEGREE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND TUITION
What kind of subjects should I have studied for the International Baccalaureate?
Any are valid, with the subjects most of interest to us in the selection process those related to the arts, the humanities and the social sciences.
What should I have studied as part of my Advanced Vocational Training (CFGS)?
Any subjects are valid, however preference is given to those related to the audiovisual field (images and sound, production, etc), as these can provide a solid basis for our course.
Are Intermediate Vocational Training courses valid for entry (CFGM)?
No. If you have completed a CFGM course, you should move on to a CFGS course before applying for the undergraduate degree.
Do I have to pay to take the Personal Aptitude Test (PAP)?
Yes. The final step when completing the university pre-registration form on the accesnet website is to pay the exam fee. Remember that without registering for the PAP and paying the accompanying fee, we will not be able to evaluate your application.
How much does a course credit cost?
Every year in June the Generalitat of Catalonia publishes legislation on fees for university credits and any other university fees for the upcoming academic year. To give an example, the cost of a credit for the 2015/16 academic year was €21.46.
The undergraduate tuition fees for the 2017/2018 academic year are €9,300, but where does this figure come from?
The full cost of the first year of the undergraduate degree in 2017/2018 (excluding discounts or surcharges) is €9,300, consisting of the fee you pay to the FOUNDATION, the CREDIT fees and the ADMINISTRATIVE expenses.
Is the FOUNDATION fee tax deductible?
As the fee is not a charitable donation but rather a fee for a service, it is not tax deductible.
If I already have a degree, are the fees the same?
No. According to the Generalitat of Catalonia’s legislation on fees, such students pay a 40% surcharge on the price per credit. Using the fee per credit for the previous academic year, for example, you would pay an extra €500 on top of the tuition fees.
Is there a discount for students from large families?
Yes, such students receive discounts on the credit fees according to their family category:
LARGE FAMILIES (GENERAL): 50% discount on credit fees (approximately €600 for the 15/16 academic year)
LARGE FAMILIES (SPECIAL): A 100% discount on credit fees (approximately €1,200 for the 15/16 academic year)
Are students from single-parent families eligible for discounts?
Are students to have made their school’s honour roll for their performance in the International Baccalaureate eligible for discounts?
Yes, for a 100% discount on credit fees.
Are students with an equal to or higher than 33% degree disability eligible for discounts? And what about those belonging to special groups (such as victims of gender-based violence or terrorism, etc)?
Yes, the same 100% discount applies to credit fees.
Can I pay the tuition fees in installments?
No, payments must be made in full. Contact your bank on taking out a loan if necessary.
When must payments be made?
Students have 15 days to make their payments from the moment of formal matriculation. Tuition fees for the first academic year are paid in July/August, with those for the following years (2nd, 3rd and 4th) paid in September.
When can I apply to the Ministry of Education for a General Scholarship?
The application period normally begins in mid-August and runs until the beginning of October. We will provide further information at the outset of the academic year.
Do I have to pay the tuition fees even if I’ve applied for a General Scholarship?
Yes, payment of the tuition fees is unaffected by the awarding of General Scholarships.
Are there other scholarships I can apply for?
Yes, there are internal scholarships and those offered in collaboration with the Universitat de Barcelona, etc.
Find out more in the 'Scholarships and Support' section.
If I’ve already started another undergraduate degree, can I get credits/subjects recognised?
Yes. When matriculating you can transfer credits for recognition by the centre’s Academic Secretariat. If you have begun a degree within the same field of knowledge (Arts and Humanities), you will need to directly recognise a minimum of 36 Core Course credits. If your degree belongs to a different field of knowledge, you can request a recognition study for the Core Course Credits on our degree that you believe to demonstrate contents and competencies. The centre’s Director of Studies will make a comparative study and inform you of the decision. At least 36 credits must be put forward for recognition. All recognised subjects will be awarded the same grade you achieved on the previous degree course.
If I have completed a CFGS, can any of the relevant subjects/credits be recognised?
Yes, if you’ve completed Advanced Vocational Training you can request a recognition study from the centre’s Academic Secretariat for the subjects you believe to constitute contents and competencies. The Director of Studies will inform you of a decision made on the subjects if you have achieved a grade of 6 or higher.
Are regular credit fees the same as those for recognised credits?
No, according to the Generalitat of Catalonia’s legislation on fees, the fee for a recognised credit is 15% of that for a regular credit. To use the 2015/2016 as an example, the cost of a regular credit was €21.46 and that of a recognised credit €3.22.
Any further queries should be addressed to the Academic Secretariat:
MARTA FIGUERAS GELI
Tel.: 937361555 ext. 104