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Admission Process Steps

We inform you that the admission process for international students is closed in the following degrees and we therefore do not accept any new applications for the academic year 2019/20:

  • Médecine Vétérinaire (bilingual degree French/Spanish)
  • Veterinaria (degree in Spanish)
  • Medicine (bilingual degree English/Spanish)
  • Medicina (degree in Spanish)
  • Odontología (degree in Spanish)
  • Dentistry (degree in English)
  • Veterinary (bilingual degree English / Spanish)
  • Fisioterapia (degree in Spanish, campus Valencia)

Before starting the admission process, check the documentation required depending on your previous studies. Please read carefully through the following steps of the admission process.

Please note that special conditions apply for candidates for Medicine/Medicina. Proceed to our FAQ section for further information on the BMAT exam.

If you have any problems during the admission process, please contact the International Relations Office at:

1. Admission form

To start the admission process, you need to complete an on-line form, indicating your personal information and studying preferences.

The form will also give you the opportunity to provide us with any useful academic documentation that will allow us to verify that you meet the academic requirements.

You should upload all of the documents on the admission process application. Be careful when uploading the documents, make sure they correspond to the ones requested.

Documents for applying for Admission – First Year student

  • Scanned copy of ID card or passport
  • Scanned copies of all High School transcript of records
  • Scanned High School final diploma
  • Photo (ID format)

Documents for applying for Admission – Transfer student

  • Scanned copy of ID card or passport
  • Scanned copies of passed university courses
  • Scanned Transcript of Records
  • Photo (ID format)

Once the admission form has been filled in, you will receive an e-mail with the instructions you need to follow.

2. Future Student Intranet

You can access your intranet by clicking here.

In this intranet you will find the information concerning your application status. You can also modify your personal details, change your interview appointment and download your place reservation form once admitted.

In case you have not received an e-mail with your access details after filling in the admission form, please follow the instructions you were given.

3. Personal Interview

On your personal application form you will be able to choose a date and time for an Admissions Interview with the International Relations Office, which will take place on-line via Skype or face-to-face.

This interview along with your qualifications and the result of your language level test, will determine if you meet the requirements needed to study at CEU-UCH. Your application will be thoroughly evaluated by our International Admissions Commission and 48 hours after your interview and/or language level test you will be notified about your application status by e-mail.

Please note that some applicants will not need to take this personal interview (such as transfer students for Fisioterapia, Dentistry, Odontología or Medicine and Medicina).

4. Language level test

In case you are applying for a degree which is taught in a language different from your country official language, you will be required to either:

  • Provide us with an official language certificate, or
  • Take the language level test that you will find in your intranet at the moment you need to take it.

5. Application Status

This notification will inform you of either of the following possibilities:

  • You have been selected and there is a place available for you. In this case you will receive an admission letter including the instructions for the place reservation.
  • You are now on the waiting list for a place. As soon as there is a place available, you will be informed by e-mail.
  • You have not been selected.

Successful candidates will be asked to settle the amount corresponding to the place reservation.

6. Place reservation and registration

Once you have been admitted, you will be able to access the future student intranet and print the reservation form.

Be careful! If you don't settle the payment before the due date, your application will be dismissed.

Do you need further information?

Join our Facebook group for prospective students 2019/20 and get up-to-date information on our Admission Process.

CEU UCH Administrative and Financial Regulations

Academic Fee
Student Fees for 1st Year Undergraduates - 2019/20

Hospitality Service

The services included in the Hospitality Package are offered to international students for the payment of the International Fee and are intended to help them get settled upon their arrival. Once the reservation of place has been paid, students will have access to these services through the Hospitality App, so that they can make use of them at any moment they wish to. The Hospitality Package includes:


  • Accommodation services. From International Student Services we can help you find your future accommodation, by putting you in contact with our partners. Our official partners won’t charge you any agency fee and, in some cases, they will arrange a visit to the apartment. You will find a wide range of accomodation options: rooms in dorms, apartments to share or even small studios, both in Valencia and around our campus.
  • Mobile phone. You will be provided with a Spanish sim card upon arrival, which will allow you to call and to surf the internet for your first two months here. With this sim card, you can use up till 2 GB internet and 30 minutes of national calls per month. Furthermore, free calls can be made to all users from the same provider. You can apply for the sim card through the Hospitality Application, thereby indicating the date on which you want it to be activated. It should be noted that, to be able to use this SIM card, it is necessary that your phone is SIM lock free.
  • Opening a bank account in Spain. You are offered the possibility to open a free bank account at Santander bank, which is the biggest bank in Spain and has an office located on our campus. Having a Spanish bank account enables you to take care of your payments in Spain (such as the payment of the tuition fee and the rent) and provides you with a Spanish debit card. You can apply for the bank account via the Hospitality Application and go directly to the office to sign the contract on the selected date.
  • Managing the academic documentation. To be enrolled in a Spanish university, international students must obtain a document that proves they have successfully completed their secondary education. We are aware that administrative procedures in a country other than yours can be complicated, so we will indicate what documentation you need to provide, we will make the request and pay the corresponding fees.
  • Managing the residence documents. We will help you to organize the documentation you will need to legalize your stay in Spain. The NIE (also known as 'Número de Identificación de Extranjeros) and TIE, identification documents for foreigners that reside in Spain. Without this documentation, you will not be able to arrange all of your activities during your stay in Spain: it is needed to close a contract for your WIFI, to pay for your water- and electricity bills, and is also often required to make certain purchases. As the procedure can take a lot of time and effort, from the International Student Services we will help you to collect your documents and will make an appointment for you at the police station.
  • Pick up service and accommodation for the first night: You will be able to book a taxi that will pick you up from the airport or station at the day of your arrival and that will bring you to a hotel, where you will be able to spend a free night in a hotel for up to three persons. You will be able to select the desired date via the Hospitality Application.
  • Language courses. After your admission, you will have access to an online platform where you can improve your Spanish (or other preferred language if Spanish is your first language). You also have the possibility to attend a Spanish course during the summer period, organized at various levels to enable each student to start at their own pace. Additionally, you are able to participate in Spanish courses throughout the year.
  • Transportation. We will provide you with a Móbilis card that enables you to use bus, metro and tram during your first days in Valencia.
  • Touristic information and culture. When arriving to our University, you will be given various brochures and tourist information that will help you to explore and get to know the city and your new surroundings. During the first weeks at the University we also organize various leisure activities that will help you integrate into the Spanish culture.
  • Optional medical insurance. You will be given the option to choose for a private insurance with Cigna, which offers comprehensive health coverage in Spain, for the duration of 1 year. The cost of this assurance is € 400 for a period of 12 months. You can request this health insurance via the Hospitality Application.


If you have any questions, or you would like to have more information concerning our Hospitality Services, provided by International Student Services, please feel free to contact us via:

  • E-mail:
  • Telephone: +34 96 136 90 06
    Or pass by our Hospitality Office: Monday-Thursday from 10h00 to 14h00 and from 15h30 to 17h00; Friday from 10h00 to 14h00

Course Enquiry - Before you apply

What courses do you offer for international students?

You can also find our full offer of postgraduate courses taught in Spanish here.

How do I apply for a degree?

You can access our admission form by following this link.

Do you work with recruitment agencies?

Yes we do. It is NOT compulsory to contact an agency that helps you through your admission process, but you may contact one in case you want that help.
We will be publishing an updated list of agencies soon.

Is there a deadline to apply?

You should apply as soon as possible if you want to be sure there are still places available.

There are already specific deadlines for the Degree in “Fisioterapia” (taught in Spanish) as well as the Degree in “Vétérinaire” (bilingual).

The deadline for the Degree in “Medicina” (taught in Spanish) will be published in February on our website in case you want to take the exam offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences.

In case you want to secure your place for “Medicine” as soon as possible you will need to take the BMAT exam on 16th February 2019.

I want to study Medicine; do I have to take an exam?

CEU Universidad Cardenal Herrera accepts the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) for applications to its bilingual Medicine degree programme.

BMAT is a 2-hour pen-and-paper test, which consists of three sections and is taken in English. Sections 1 and 2 are multiple-choice, and Section 3 is a writing task. You can find out more about the format of the test below.

BMAT tests your ability to apply scientific and mathematical knowledge, as well as problem solving, critical thinking and written communication skills that are essential to university-level study.

Important dates:

  • 28 January 2019: Bookings close at 23h59 UK time. After this, you will not be able to book for the February test.
  • 16 February 2019: test date. Start times depend on test venue, candidates will be able to see this when they book.
  • 4 March 2019: results released to candidates.

Preparing for BMAT

Visit the BMAT website for a range of free resources, and do the following:

It is highly recomendable that you know the structure of the test and the possible questions that might appear. In order to prepare yourself, you can use the following sources:

Registration for BMAT

You need to book at your earliest convenience through You may choose your venue and pay the test fee on-line.

Once you have filled in the admission form for the bilingual Medicine degree program, be sure to pay your BMAT fee and upload the payment proof to your personal intranet

Are there minimum grades required for studying at CEU UCH?

If you wish to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine, yes:

  • For Medicine, you will need to have achieved at least 70% in your most recent qualifications, depending on what the highest mark you can achieve is.
  • For Dentistry, it is 66%.
  • In case you want to study the bilingual Veterinary Medicine Degree in English/Spanish, you need a minimum mark of 65%.

For the rest of the degrees, candidates must be in possession of a High School Diploma (or studying in last year), whose grades will be decisive in the final admission.

If you wish to study Veterinary Medicine in French, a preparation year in Sciences is a plus.

What documents do you need to apply?

  • Scanned Passport or ID
  • Scanned academic documents (only one pdf file).
  • Scanned Photography (ID format).

For further information on the documentation needed, follow this link.

Are there prospectuses available?

We follow a no-paper policy and for this reason all the information about our degrees is only available online at:

Where can I obtain information on the admission process?

You can have more information about the information process by checking our infographic, attending our webinars and following us on Social Media:

How can I contact other future students?

We are not allowed to give you contacts because of the Data Protection Act but you can find them in the Freshmen Facebook group. 

During the course prior to your arrival we will organize virtual hangouts were you will be able to meet other future students.


I'm trying to register but the degree is not available. What can I do?

Please contact our International Relations Office:

Where can I check my application status and details?

You can check all this information via your student intranet.

I have a problem logging into my future student intranet.  How do I proceed?

You have to send an E-mail explaining your problem to:

I am unable to upload my documents. What should I do?

You have to upload only one PDF file containing all academic documents. If there are documents missing, please send them to:

I'm not able to log back and complete my application.

In case you have problems logging into your future student intranet, please send a message to:

After you have applied

How can I track my application?

You can track your application via your student intranet.

My application has been confirmed, what should I do next?

You have to make sure you have submitted all your documents and follow the instructions you have received by e-mail or the ones that appeared on screen while you were filling in the admission form.

Am I eligible for a scholarship or bursary offer?

Our university does not offer international scholarships but has created a program of assistantships for first-year international students. All the information regarding this and other actions will be published on our website and our Facebook group.

Admission Interview

Do I have to come to the university to carry out the interview?

No, you can do the interview on Skype. But if you prefer, you can make an appointment to carry it out face-to-face.

If you are applying for Médicine Véterinaire or Fisioterapia, you will need to wait for a few weeks: If you are pre-selected, you will be informed of the interview dates.

Can I choose the day and time?

Yes, you will be able to choose from a list of available dates.

Is it necessary to pass an interview?

Yes, you have to pass an admission interview.

How can I prepare the interview?

You can check out our Download Centre, where you will find an infographic as well as a Q&A with some useful tips.

  • Choose an interview date that is convenient for you
  • Dress appropriately
  • Inform yourself about the University and the degree you are interested in
  • Be punctual and polite
  • Be yourself

Will the interview be carried out in Spanish?

It will be carried out in the language of instruction of the course you have chosen. 

I have applied via an Agency; do I need to pass the interview?

Yes, you still have to pass the interview.


How much do I have to pay?

The academic fees for the upcoming year are published in late February and can vary up to a 5% of the previous year fees.

You can find here the fees for the academic year 2019/20

How do I pay my fees?

  • The first payment (Pre-enrollment and Hospitality Package or Pre-enrollment, Hospitality Package and enrollment) can be settled by credit card or bank transfer.
    If you are in Spain, you can also order a direct payment at the Banco Santander.
  • For the monthly payments you have several options:
    • You can set a direct debit from an account that you would have previously opened in Spain.
    • If your home country belongs to the SEPA territory you can settle them from home

What is the Hospitality Package and why should I pay for it?

The Hospitality Package covers a wide range of services for first-year international students. 

The Hospitality Package is mandatory for all the international students who live outside Spain, regardless of the degree they have chosen.

The payment is not applicable to students with a Spanish DNI or NIE (obtained at least one year before their application to study in our university).

For all questions regarding please contact our Hospitality team at

Can I get a letter confirming I have paid my registration fees?

You will receive an email as soon as the university registers your payment. Then, your status will change in your intranet. If you need an invoice, you can ask for it at

I forgot to pay the place reservation and now the deadline is over. Can I still pay?

Your application has been dismissed. Please contact:

We will only be able to reactivate your application if there are places available.

Can I have an extension to the deadline for place reservation?

No, you have to settle the payment before the deadline; otherwise your application will be dismissed.

Open Day

What is an Open Day?

An Open Day is a certain day appointed by the university in which visitors are welcome to attend several presentations and visit our facilities. And the most important of all: they can meet our staff, get first-hand information and start getting familiar with our university. Participation in our Open Days is free.

When will the next Open Day take place?

Several International Open Days will be taking place throughout the academic year, so you will have different opportunities to visit our facilities and get all the information you may request.

Our next Open Days for international applicants will be taking place on January 25 and June 14, 2019. Click here to sign up for free!

Application withdrawal

How do I obtain a refund of fees?

The only fees suitable for a refund are the Pre-enrollment fee and the enrollment fee (in case you have already paid this last one).

If your application is not meeting the academic requirements you will have to send the proper document stating your final grades from Secondary Education to the International Relations Office.

There is no option for a refund in case your visa get’s denied.

If you can no longer study this year in the University CEU Cardenal Herrera for medical reasons, we'll keep your place reservation for the next year, in case you ask us to do so.

In all of these circumstances, you will need to send the proper document to

The Hospitality Package fee will not be refunded under any conditions.

Social Media

Part-time Collaboration Internships

Do you want to work with us? If you are an international student at CEU and want to learn new skills as well as share your creativity and experience with our community, then these internships might interest you!

Every year our university offers a number of collaboration internships for the international students enrolled in one of our degrees. Through these you will have the opportunity to collaborate with different areas related to the university’s faculties and services: International Student Services, International Communication, Campus Life, Language Services, Sports... You’re sure to find something that you can give your all to and help us make your CEU experience stand out.

For the academic year 2019/2020, the time for making the most out of these internships is from the 2nd of September 2019 until the 31st of May 2020.


If you are interested in putting yourself forward, this is what you have to do:

  • Read the terms and conditions of the internship that you can find in this document. It is important that you pay close attention to the available positions, the economic conditions and the documents that you must send us in order to apply.
  • Complete the application form that you can find here, clearly indicating your order of preference for the positions that you want to apply for.
  • Send us the completed application form by email, as well as the rest of the documents that you are asked for in the conditions of the internship. The address that you should send the documents to is

The application period for these internships is now closed. You can access the resolution in the following document.

Financial Aid Excellence Program

At University CEU Cardenal Herrera, we want to ensure that our international students receive the necessary financial support to carry out their studies with us. Therefore, the San Pablo CEU University Foundation has launched the Financial Aid Excellence Program, with grants that can reduce the academic fees by up to 100% for your degree.

If you are an outstanding student and you fulfil the following criteria, complete the documentation now and submit your application to us before June 17th, 2019 and very soon you will know if you can benefit from our support program!

  • Having an average grade of 7 points in first year of baccalaureate or equivalent (penultimate year of university access preparation)
  • Fulfilling the basic requirements of the program’s bases
  • Having carried out the necessary procedures for admission to one of the degrees detailed in the terms and conditions

Check University CEU Cardenal Herrera’s Financial Aid Excellence Program conditions and discover if you can benefit from the grants.



Were you unable to attend our past Webinars? We make it easy for you! Just click on the webinar you would like to watch again:

You can also access our past webinars in French and Spanish.

And remember that you will get up-to-date information in our Facebook groups in EnglishFrench or Spanish