If you are registering for the university entrance examinations (PAU) for the first time:
- You need to register at your secondary school.
To improve your mark:
- If you would like to try to improve the mark of previous university entrance examinations (PAU) you can register at your secondary school
If the student is from another autonomous community, please go the Student Information Service at the University of Valencia (Avda. Blasco Ibáñez, 13. 46010 Valencia). The enrolment period in this case is from 15 to 31 May.
June 2013: 11th, 12th and 13th
July 2013: 9th, 10th and 11th
The University Entrance Examinations
A) General Phase
- Spanish Language and Literature
- Valencian Language and Literature
- Foreign Language: students have to choose one language: English, French, Italian, German or Portuguese.
- History of Spain or History of Philosophy, at the student's choice.
- A subject in your chosen area of study, whether you attended class or not.
The mark will be valid indefinitely.
B) Specific Phase
This phase is voluntary and aims to improve your mark.
You can take exams in subjects related to your chosen area of studies, whether you have attended class or not.
You may take the exam in the subjects related to your chosen area of studies in the general phase in June but at a different exam session (for example: a person who has taken the Universal Literature exam may retake the same exam in the specific phase in July of the same year or in June of the following year). This possibility is stated in a single Article, point 1 of the Royal Decree 558/2010, of 7 May, which regulates the conditions for access to official undergraduate degree programmes (BOE 8 May 2010).
If you have passed university entrance examinations according to prior legislation (COU, Bachillerato LOGSE) you may take the specific phase to improve your mark in the same way.
The specific phase exams are valid for two consecutive academic years.
The university entrance mark (NAU)
Calculated by taking the cumulative average mark of Bachillerato (60%) and the calculated average (if 4 or higher) of the five general phase exams (40%).
University admission mark (NAT)
This mark is obtained by increasing the university entrance mark (NAU) with the specific phase marks.
The university admission mark is calculated by weighting the scores: the marks of subjects that are linked to the area of knowledge of the chosen degree programme (multiply by 0.1); the marks of the subjects that are chosen by the universities to access each degree programme (multiply by 0.2).
The admission mark may be different depending on which degree programme you applied for in pre-enrolment since weighting is different for the marks of the specific phase subjects (0.1 or 0.2).
Thus,the formula for calculating the university admission mark (NAT) is the following:
- (CMB x 0.6 + CFG x 0.4) + A x M1 + B x M2
CMB: cumulative average mark in Bachillerato
CFG: general phase mark
A and B: Weighting coefficients according to the link the specific phase subject has to the chosen degree programme (0.1 or 0.2).
M1 and M2: The two best marks form the subjects passed in the specific phase.
- ROYAL DECREE 1892/2008, of 14 November, which regulates the conditions for access to official university degree programmes and procedures for admission to Spanish public universities.
- ORDER 29/2010, of 20 April, by the Valencian Ministry of Education, which regulates the entrance examinations for university access in the Valencian Community to students who possess an upper secondary school qualification (Bachillerato), established in the Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November, regulating the conditions to access official university undergraduate courses and procedures for admission to Spanish public universities.
- ORDER 39/2011, of 31 May, by the Valencian Ministry of Education, wich amends awarding degrees and ARticle 1. It adds Article 9 to Order 2972010, of 20 April, By the Valencian Ministry of Education, regulating the entrance examinations for university acces in the Valencian Community for students who possess an upper secondary school qualification (Bachillerato), established in Royal Decree 1892/2008, of 14 November, regulating the conditions for access to official university undergraduate programmes and procedures for admission to Spanish public universities.