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Entrance exams

Which programs require entrance exams?

Bilbao campus

Bachelor’s degree programmes 

  • Physical Activity and Sports Science
  • Law
  • Primary Education (2)
  • Social Education
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (1)
  • All Engineering degree programmes
  • Euskal Hizkuntza eta Kultura
  • Psychology
  • International Relations
  • Labour Relations

Combined degree programmes

  • Business Administration and Management + Management in Digital Environments
  • Business Administration and Management + Specialism in Finance
  • Business Administration + Industrial Technology Engineering
  • Business Administration + Law
  • Physical Activity and Sports Science + Primary Education (2)
  • Law + Specialism in Economics
  • Law + Specialism in ICT and Communication Law
  • Law + Labour Relations
  • Social Education + Social Work
  • Euskal Hizkuntza eta Kultura + Hizkuntza Modernoak: Ingeles ikasketak
  • Computer Engineering + Specialism in Digital Business Transformation
  • Industrial Design Engineering + Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics and Automation Engineering + Computer Engineering
  • International Relations + Law

San Sebasitán campus

Bachelor’s degree programmes

  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Primary Education (2) - Lehen Hezkuntza

Combined degree programmes

  • Business Administration + International Management Skills
  • Business Administration + Digital Business Skills
  • Business Administration + Law
  • Business Administration + Computer Engineering
  • Physical Activity and Sports Science + Primary Education (2)
  • Law + Communication
  • Social Education + Social Work

(2) Students are required to take subjects in the Basque language

 

What do the entrance exams consist of?

COMMON EXAMS

Aptitude test: A test that measures different types of reasoning through multiple choice questions (verbal, abstract, etc.).

Competence test: A test that checks candidates' level of six competences that the UD considers key for its students. These include critical thinking, the capacity for teamwork and interpersonal communication.

English test: A multiple choice test. All candidates are required to sit this test, including those who have provided proof of their level of English.

SUBJECT-SPECIFIC EXAMS

Mathematics test

All candidates applying to Engineering and Business Administration Bachelor degree or double Bachelor degree.
This multiple choice test covers knowledge of mathematics taught in the baccalaurate (high school) programmes.

Basque language test:

  • This test is required for the following degree programmes:
    • Physical Activity and Sport Science (Basque language group)
    • Psychology (Basuqe language group)
    • Primary Education
    • Double Bachelor’s degree in Physical Activity and Sports Science + Primary Education

  • Test to determine candidates’ level of Basque. The B2 level of the Basque language is required for admission.

Essay in the Spanish language:

  • This test is required for:
    • Philosophy, Politics and Economy
  • Candidates are required to write an essay in the Basque language on a specific subject in a set period of time.

Essay in the Basque language:

  • This test is required for:
    • Primary Education
    • Physical Activity and Sports Science + Primary Education
    • Basque Language and Culture
    • Double Bachelor's degree in Basque Language and Culture + Modern Languages
  • Candidates are required to write an essay in the Basque language on a specific subject in a set period of time.

Essay in English:

  • This test is required for:
    • International Relations
    • International Relations + Law
  • Candidates are required to write an essay in English on a specific subject in a set period of time.
  • A level of English higher than B2, preferably closer to C1, is recommended for candidates applying to the Bachelor's degree programmes in International Relations and International Relations + Law. Proof must be provided by an official certificate (see appendix) and/or the English test.

Duration and language of the entrance exams

All the entrance exams, except for the language tests, may be taken in Spanish and in the Basque language. You can choose the language on the day of the exam.

The common exams will last approximately 3 hours in total (approx.), including a break.

Candidates will take the common and subject-specific exams for all the programmes they are applying for on the same day.

You will sit for the general tests and specific tests for all the degrees you have applied to, if you have applied for more than one, on the same day. The specific tests will last between 20 and 45 minutes.