If you have completed your upper secondary school education, you will be required to pass selection tests, also known as university entrance examinations (PAU), for university admission.
PAU consist of a general, compulsory level and a specific, voluntary level, in which you are tested on the subject areas linked to the branch of knowledge of the bachelor's degree you would like to apply for.
If you have already completed a bachelor's-degree cycle (CFGS), you can direct admission to the university without the need to pass any tests. For bachelor's degrees where there is more demand than places, you can improve your entrance score by passing the specific university entrance examination (PAU) stage.
From the age of 25 on, and if none of the above cases applies, you can enrol through the university's access portal for entrance exams for over-25s , over-40s (with accreditation of work experience), or over-45s .
To gain admission to certain bachelor's degrees, you will also need to pass a specific personal aptitude test (PAP). The inscription is also formalised through the Portal of access to the university.