How to enrol
To enrol at UNIR, just follow these steps:
- Complete and send the “Request Information” form.
- You will receive a call from a personal advisor, who will verify that you fulfill the requirements and will help you develop your personalized study plan: credit transfer, number of credits to take, time you can devote to study, etc
- Complete and send the registration form * with the method of payment which suits you best.
- Send the required documentation, properly notarized, to confirm admission. Receive confirmation.
- Receive your password to the virtual campus and begin to study according to your plan.
For information about fees and current tuition rates, or further questions, contact a personal advisor by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (+34 91 567 44 94).
If you have studied at a university before or possess professional experience in your field of study, you may apply to receive course credit by requesting an ECTS credit transfer review*. UNIR’s Department of Credit Transfer and Award will make a preliminary assessment of your individual case.
* An advisor will provide you with the registration form.
** For official and postgraduate degrees only.
Requirements in order to access the degrees for international students
If you are a foreigner and you wish to enroll at UNIR, the requirements and steps to follow before starting you studies at this official university are detailed below.
It is regulated by Annex 3 of the Access and Admission Regulation for Official Studies at UNIR and approved by the Administration Board of the University in its session on July 16, 2016.
In accordance with present procedure, the following students may access UNIR:
- Students who have a degree, diploma or studies equivalent to a High School education in the Spanish Educational System:
A. Coming from educational systems in Member States of the European Union or other States with which international agreements have been signed applicable to this regard, on a reciprocal basis.
– Provided that these students comply with the academic requirements demanded in their educational systems to access their universities.
– When these students do not meet with the requirements outlined in their educational systems to access their universities.
B. Coming from educational systems in States that are not a member of the European Union and with whom no international agreements for the recognition of High School degrees have been signed on a reciprocal basis.
- Students who have obtained the European High School Degree (in accordance with the Convention defining the Statute of European schools, Luxemburg, 1994).
- Students who have obtained the International High School Diploma (issued by the International High School Organization, Geneva).
- Students who have obtained a degree, diploma or studies equivalent to Degree of Higher Technician of Professional Training, Higher Technician of Plastic Arts and Design or Higher Level Sports Technician of the Spanish Educational System.
- Students in possession of High School Degrees, Higher Technician of Professional Training, Higher technician of Plastic Arts and Design or Higher level Sports Technician of the Spanish Educational System, obtained or completed in a member State of the European Union (or other States with whom international agreements have been signed applicable to this regard, on a reciprocal basis), when these students comply with the academic requirements demanded in this member State to access their universities.
- Students who have attended partially foreign or Spanish superior studies, or who having completed superior studies abroad did not obtain their homologation in Spain.
- Students in possession of an official university degree.
Modality 1 A. Students with European and International High School degrees, as well as those coming from educational systems in Member States of the European Union or other States with whom Spain has signed International Agreements applicable to this regard and on a reciprocal basis that comply with the academic requirements demanded in their educational systems to access their universities.
To be able to access UNIR, these students must previously obtain the Access ID that according to the criteria of the Order EDU/1161/2010, of May 4th, will be issued by the National University of Distance Education –UNED-.
Modality 1 B, 4, 5 and 7. Students in possession of the Degree of Higher Technician of Professional Training, Higher Technician of Plastic Arts and Design or Higher level Sports Technician of the Spanish Educational System or in possession of degrees, diplomas or regulated studies or declared equivalent; Students in possession of degrees, diplomas or equivalent studies to the High School Degree of the Spanish Educational System, coming from educational systems in Member States of the European Union or the ones from other States with whom international agreements have been signed applicable to this regard, on a reciprocal basis, when these students do not comply with the academic requirements demanded in their educational systems to access their universities; Students in possession of degrees, diplomas or studies obtained or completed in educational systems of States that are not members of the European Union and with whom no international agreements were signed for the recognition of High School degrees on a reciprocal basis, homologated or declared equivalent to the High School degree in the Spanish Educational System; as well as students in possession of an official university degree.
To access UNIR these students must previously obtain the HOMOLOGATION of their studies to the corresponding Spanish degree.
Nonetheless, UNIR may admit these students under certain conditions while the homologation procedure is resolved, provided that they prove having presented the corresponding application for homologation before the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and the conditions and the procedure established in article 4 here below are fully accepted.
Modality 6. Students who have attended partially foreign or Spanish university studies, or who having completed superior studies abroad did not obtain their homologation in Spain. To previously obtain the recognition of at least 30 credits will be an essential requirement for them in order to be admitted to UNIR.
Under the assumption that the number of requests is superior to the number of places offered by UNIR for a determined degree, the admission criteria will be the following:
Modalities 1 A, 2 and 3. The global score of the High School which consists in the ID issued by UNED.
Modalities 1 B, 4, 5 and 7. In case the expedition of the ID mentioned in the paragraph here above is not foreseen, the global score obtained by the student during his studies will be taken into account, after conversion to the Spanish grading system on a scale of 10 passing with 5 points.
The access to UNIR by students in any of the modalities 1 A, 4, 5 and 7, provided in paragraph 1, will require the previous homologation of the corresponding degree.
However, UNIR may admit these students in accordance with that established in Article 4 of the Royal Decree 412/2014, of June 6th, while the homologation procedure is resolved, to the purpose of which the following protocol must be followed:
a) The students must prove having initiated the homologation procedure before the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, through the presentation of the “Brochure for the conditional enrollment in teaching centers or official examinations”, sealed by the registration unit where the request was presented.
b) The request for conditional admission to UNIR will be made by filling out a specific form in which the student will be expressly informed of the legal effects of the conditioned admission:
The applicant declares to know and expressly accepts that, in the assumption that the homologation file of his degree receives an unfavorable resolution, the registration carried out conditionally expires, and all the subsequent acts are annulled especially the results from examinations that eventually could have been taken.
The conditional enrollment will be carried out under the personal responsibility of the applicant and its posterior non-confirmation, consequence of an unfavorable homologation resolution, will not cause the reimbursement of the amount of the enrollment or any other expenses he had to make to that effect.
c) The formalization of the conditional admission application will assume the full acceptance without any reservations of the conditions mentioned here above by the applicant.
d) The conditional registration described in this paragraph will have effect during one academic year. In exceptional cases the conditional registration may be admitted to a next course, only on the condition that it is verified and/or proven that the resolution of the homologation file is pending.
Rates and Scholarships
The cost of the studies is calculated in function of the degree, method of payment and specific characteristics of each student.
There is no additional enrollment fee in the form of registration or matriculation costs.
The amount of the registration includes the training (experts and tutors) as well as the access to the virtual classroom, the use of study and communication tools and the interactive materials. Third party materials such as textbooks are not included, although you may be able to acquire them through UNIR under special arrangements.
There are other concepts of administrative character that the student may request such as certificates, degrees, European Supplement to the Degree and copies or others that may bear an additional cost.
Scholarships and study aid
UNIR makes several discounts available to the students, adapted to different personal and work related situations as well as benefits for early payment.
UNIR offers discounts for:
- Functional Diversity (30% on Degrees and Masters; 10% on own postgraduate qualifications)
- Parents of large families (30% on Degrees)
- Unemployment (5%)
- Advance payment (5%)
- Discounts for early place reservation (subject to promotion)