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Admission requirements

Admission requirements

To apply for any official degree at ELISAVA, you should have passed one of these options: Spanish Bachillerato (any fields) and PAAU; advanced level specific vocational training (any specialties); university admission test for over 25; university admission procedures for over 40 and 45.

Admission to the first year of a Bachelor’s Degree requires pre-registration at the Government of Catalonia website (during June, July and September).

If you have any problems or queries, please contact the University Admissions Office: 93 223 03 23. 


University entrance examination (PAU)

Students who have passed a university entrance examination (PAU) or equivalent. (Students with a secondary education certificate –Spanish Bachillerato, LOE, LOGSE, COU- who have passed PAU).

Advanced level specific vocational training

Students with a vocational training qualification who have passed an advanced level specific vocational training course, a training course in plastic arts and design, or advanced level sports studies, or similar.

University degree

People with a university degree or equivalent.

People over 25, 40 and 45 years old

You cand find all information regarding the university entrance exam for people over 25, 40 and 45 years old on the Pompeu Fabra University’s website:

Students who have begun university studies

Degree studies: call for admission of students with started university studies. Extraordinary call 2018

This is a means for admission to undergraduate studies at Pompeu Fabra University (and ELISAVA, since it is an affiliated centre) who have started official university studies in Spain and wish to change university or their official university studies, and for students who have started or completed university studies abroad but have not obtained official recognition for their qualification in Spain. It is necessary to meet the requirements stated in the academic rules for degree courses (article 8.3), approved by the Government Board on 9th July 2008, and modified by agreement of the Government Board on 13th July 2011, 9th May and 7th November 2012, 17th February, 6th July 2016 and 26rd April 2017.



Candidates must submit the application form and address it to ELISAVA's School of Design and Engineering Academic Director, and hand it in personally at the Academic Administration Department (from Friday 29 of June to Wednesday 4 of July 2018, inclusive. From 08 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.)


Calendar of the admission process of the extraordinary call and enrollment

Application for admission

From 29 June to 4 July

Publication of the results of phase 1

30 July

Application for recognition and transfer

From 3 to 5 September

Publication of the results of phase 2 and decision on admission

18 September


Admitted students will be contacted

For more information regarding regulations and enrollment (places, requirements of admissions, documentation required and selection criteria...) see the following link of Pompeu Fabra's University: