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Admissions standards for International Students
Admissions standards for International Students
Admissions standards for International Students

Admissions standards for International Students

Admissions standards for International Students
Admissions standards for International Students
Admissions standards for International Students

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WELCOME MESSAGE

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INTRODUCTION

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1. UEM ADMISSION PROCESS:

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A. MAKING AN APPOINTMENT

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B. SUBMISSION OF REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:

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B1. Undergraduates:

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Pre-university students being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate program in Spain.

University student or degree holders. B2. Graduates:

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Students or professionals that have completed university studies.

Specific documentation for Doctorate programs. B3. Advanced Career and Technical Education Programs.

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C. ADMISSIONS TESTS C1. Admissions Tests for Undergraduate Programs. C2. Admissions Tests for Graduate Programs. C3. Admissions Tests for Advanced Career and Technical Education Programs.

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D. ACADEMIC FEES D1. Undergraduates. D2. Graduates. D3. Advanced Career and Technical Education Programs. Study Place Reservation and Registration Fee. (Original Admissions Letter) Confirmation of Enrollment and Tuition Fees.

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2. THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN SPAIN. 33 A. Before coming to Spain: The Student Visa.

2. THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT IN SPAIN.

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A. Before coming to Spain: The Student Visa.

B. Once you are in Spain: The Student Card – NIE.

3. OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION

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A. Spanish courses.

B. Financial aid for study and grants.

C. Accommodation.

D. Useful contact information for the international student.

4. ANNEXES:

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A. Legalizing degrees.

B. Where and how to submit documentation

C. Credit recognitions resulting from professional experience and/or Non-accredited tuition

D. Opening a bank account in Spain.

E. UEM accreditation service.

F. Bank accounts for making payments to UEM.

Welcome message Universidad Europea de Madrid is a highly regarded educational institution and a member
Welcome message Universidad Europea de Madrid is a highly regarded educational institution and a member

Welcome

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Universidad Europea de Madrid is a highly regarded educational institution and a member of the Laureate International Universities Network, global leader in promo- ting a quality and innovative education throughout its 66 higher education institu- tions. Its international body of more than 675,000 students form part of an acade- mic community that spans 30 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe, Northern Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

In Spain, Universidad Europea de Madrid, its Affiliated Center at Valencia, its Graduate Schools and the European Career College of Madrid offer more than 16,000 students a holistic education that aims to train leaders and professionals through the acquisition and development of both personal and professional skills. Our aim is to prepare them to respond to the needs of a global world, contributing to social progress with an entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to ethics.

To achieve this, we implement an academic model that is based on three fundamen- tal values:

• International perspective

• Connection to the professional world

• Commitment to 21st Century academic quality

In all, we offer 43 Undergraduate Degrees, 52 Double Degrees, more than 140 Graduate Degrees and 18 Advanced Career and Technical Education programs.

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Our goal is to contribute to international entrepreneurship (Entrepreneurship and Learning), innovation and research.

Introduction This guide is designed for both students that come from an educational sys- tem
Introduction This guide is designed for both students that come from an educational sys- tem
Introduction
Introduction

This guide is designed for both students that come from an educational sys- tem other than the Spanish system as well as for non-Spanish students that are not resident in Spain and that would like to enroll for any of the Undergraduate, Graduate or Advanced Career and Technical Education Programs taught by Universidad Europea de Madrid at its Madrid campus locations (Universidad Europea de Madrid, its Graduate Schools and the European Career College of Madrid) in addition to the UEM Affiliated Institution at Valencia.

All the above-mentioned students are included under the concept of the “International Student”.

The guide is divided into the following sections and corresponding explanations:

1. UEM admission process.

2. The international student in Spain.

3. Other useful information.

4. Annexes.

The section “UEM admission process” sets out in simple terms the steps that have to be followed by the student from an educational system other than the Spanish system, from the admission application to their enrollment.

This admission process to the university in Spain, as a member state of the EU, differentiates between students from an educational system of another EU Member State (and, as applicable, countries with which Spain has sig-

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ned reciprocity agreements) and those students that come from an educatio- nal system other than
ned reciprocity agreements) and those students that come from an educatio- nal system other than

ned reciprocity agreements) and those students that come from an educatio- nal system other than the above.

In the section “The International Student in Spain”, the item referring to the Student Card - NIE could apply to all students that are not Spanish nationals, while the item relating to the Visa will only apply to those stu- dents that are not nationals or residents of a Member State of the European Union, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

In the section “Other useful information”, you can find information regar- ding the intensive Spanish language courses offered for free by UEM to its International Students, financial aid for study and grants, the University Dormitories and other areas of interest that International Students may find useful.

Lastly, the Annexes include information regarding LEGALIZING DEGREES as well as information and explanations relating to the UEM admission process.

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As part of our personalized service provided to all our students, we have set up contact addresses and telephone numbers to help answer any question you might have regarding the content of this guide.

UEM admission proccess 9
UEM admission proccess
UEM admission
proccess
Depending on the program you choose (Undergraduate, Graduate or Advanced Career and Technical Education) and

Depending on the program you choose (Undergraduate, Graduate or Advanced Career and Technical Education) and its study format (campus-based or online), the UEM admission process is set out below. This is generally as follow:

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process is set out below. This is generally as follow: 1. MAKE an appointmen 3. ADMISSIONS

MAKE an appointmen

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This is generally as follow: 1. MAKE an appointmen 3. ADMISSIONS tests 2. SUBMISSION of documentation

ADMISSIONS

tests

as follow: 1. MAKE an appointmen 3. ADMISSIONS tests 2. SUBMISSION of documentation 4. ACADEMIC fees

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SUBMISSION of documentation

3. ADMISSIONS tests 2. SUBMISSION of documentation 4. ACADEMIC fees a. Make an appointment to take

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ACADEMIC

fees

a. Make an appointment to take the admissions tests

(* Not applicable to Graduate programs).

b. Submission of the required documentation.

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c. Admissions tests.

d. Academic fees. Enrollment and Welcome.

In each section below we set out the differences existing in the process as a result of the choice of program (campus-based format, semi-campus-based or online): Un- dergraduate, Graduate (Qualifying Master’s Degree, Specialized Master’s Degree and PhD) and Advanced Career and Technical Education programs or the country of ori- gin of the studies that the International Student has undertaken as a legal require-

ment for admission (degrees from educational systems of EU countries or countries with an agreement signed by Spain and degrees originating in other countries).

Making an appointment to take the admissions tests Universidad Europea de Madrid was the first
Making an appointment to take the admissions tests Universidad Europea de Madrid was the first

Making an appointment to take the admissions tests

Making an appointment to take the admissions tests Universidad Europea de Madrid was the first Spanish

Universidad Europea de Madrid was the first Spanish University to establish a special procedure for the Admission Process that evaluates the elements relating to the academic and professional success of each student and identifies their specific training needs. The outcome of their process helps in the preparation of a Personalized Learning Program.

To start the Admission Process for Undergraduate and Advanced Career and Tech- nical Education programs, you first have to make an appointment via INTERNET in the section on Admissions and Enrollments at www.uem.es, e-appointment.

In the event that you are unable to attend the admissions tests on the date and at the time indicated, you must notify the Office of Student Affairs and New Admis- sions 48 hours in advance by sending an e-mail to ads@uem.es so that a new date can be assigned to you for taking the tests.

Before attending the appointment, the International Student has to fill out the Admissions Application and submit the required documentation that will vary depending on the legal admission requirement of the candidate (see the following section).

In the event the International Student does not come to Spain prior to the start of the program and is not yet in contact with a UEM advisor, this situation must be no- tified to ads@uem.es and a request made to the UEM Admissions Offices to assign an advisor that will explain the steps to be taken.

If the International Student does not come to Spain prior to the start of the program but has a UEM Admissions Advisor assigned to them, the student must notify the advisor of their situation so that the latter can explain the steps to be taken.

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Submission of the required documentation B1. Undergraduate programs: This section is divided into two parts
Submission of the required documentation B1. Undergraduate programs: This section is divided into two parts

Submission of the required documentation

Submission of the required documentation B1. Undergraduate programs: This section is divided into two parts to

B1. Undergraduate programs:

This section is divided into two parts to distinguish between the following student profiles:

I. Pre-university Students being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate program in Spain. II. University students or Holders of University Degrees.

The required documentation for all students (campus-based study format or online via UEM’s PERSONAL UNIVERSITY http://www.uem.es/es/oferta-academica/uem- personal ) will be as follows:

Admission Application for Pre-university Students being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate program or Recognitions Application for University students or Holders of University Degrees.

Two (2) passport-sized photographs (3x4 cms)

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Two (2) photocopies of your passport, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document if the student is an EU national.

• Academic documentation corresponding to the profile of each candidate that we will explain below

• Academic documentation corresponding to the profile of each candidate that we will explain below in detail. This will depend on the student profile and the educa- tional system from which the student is coming: (a) Educational systems from EU member states or countries holding reciprocity agreements with Spain; (b) Educa- tional systems of countries other than the above.

To submit documentation, please consult the Annex: where and how to submit documentation

I. Pre-university students being admitted to the first year of an undergraduate program in Spain:

All International Students coming from an educational system other than the Span- ish system and that are being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate Pro- gram in Spain must submit the following:

1.Admission Application. This application can be made online when making your e-appointment to carry out the admissions tests.

The admission fees must be paid prior to the appointment for carrying out the admissions tests. This amount will not be reimbursed in any event and may be paid online via bank transfer once the admission application has been completed or by credit card or bank deposit, stating as a reference on the payment receipt (Admission Fees), first name, last name(s) and passport number, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document number if the student is an EU national. (See Annex on bank accounts for making payments to uem).

2. Two (2) passport-sized photographs (3x4 cms)

3. Two (2) photocopies of your passport, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document if the student is an EU national.

4. Academic documentation corresponding to the profile of each candidate.

The documentation and process will depend on whether the International Student:

a) Comes from an educational system of an EU Member State or from countries holding specific agreements with Spain as listed below.

b) Comes from countries other than those indicated in (a) above.

4.1. International Pre-university Students that are being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate program in Spain and that come from an educa- tional system of an EU Member State, the Principality of Andorra, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, China and those students that hold a European High School Diploma and/or the International High School Diploma qualification.

Provided that they comply with the legal requirements for admission to a university

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in the educational systems of the abovementioned countries, these International Students will have direct access

in the educational systems of the abovementioned countries, these International Students will have direct access to the Spanish university system in accordance with the provisions of Order EDU/1161/2010.

To be admitted to the Spanish university, the student must apply for the Admis- sions Accreditation from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED) [Spanish Open University], within the periods established by this institution. For more information, click on the following link: www.uned.es/accesoUE “Application for Admissions Accreditation (Online)” and continue with the Online Registration Application by following the instructions set out by the UNED.

If the student prefers, they can use the “UEM Accreditation Service” the conditions

and details of which can be seen in the ANNEX under the same heading.

4.2. International Pre-university Students being admitted to the first year of an Undergraduate program in Spain whose situation is other than the above (coming from educational systems of other countries).

International Students that have studied their High School Diploma in educational systems of countries that do not have an agreement in place with Spain must com- ply with the following requirements:

• Obtain studies recognition.

• Pass the Aptitude Test for Admission to the University (PAU, University entrance exam).

Credit recognition for previous studies

International Student must have credits recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education. To do this, you should contact the following entities:

In Spain: Subdirección General de Títulos, Convalidaciones y Homologaciones [Subdirectorate-General for Degrees, Recognitions and Official Approvals], C/ Alcalá, 36, 28071 Madrid, Tel. 902 218 500 (only calls made from Spain) and Fax: (+34) 917 018 648.

Abroad: at the Spanish Diplomatic Representatives and Consular Offices in your country.

If

you would like more information on these procedures, please see the Ministry of

Education web page: www.mec.es

Passing the Aptitude Test for Admission to the University (PAU)

Once the student has submitted their Application for Credit Recognition, they may take the Aptitude Test for Admission to the University (PAU). Passing the PAU is a condition to achieving studies recognition.

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The University Entrance Exam takes place at the Universidad Nacional de Educación

a Distancia (UNED) [Spanish Open University]. For more information regarding this test, please see the UNED website: http://www.uned.es/selectividad.

II. University students or holders of university degrees. This section applies to both university students
II. University students or holders of university degrees. This section applies to both university students

II. University students or holders of university degrees.

This section applies to both university students that are studying an Undergraduate program at another University and those that already hold a University Degree. In both cases, the documentation to be submitted is the same with some specific exceptions as detailed below.

The documentation required for these situations is the following:

1.Credit Recognition Application.

2.Two (2) passport-sized photographs (3x4 cms)

3.Two (2) photocopies of your passport, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document if the student is an EU national.

4.Academic documentation corresponding to the profile of each candidate.

To submit documentation, please see the ANNEX: where and how to submit docu- mentation

1.Credit Recognition Application and Required Documentation.

Those students that already hold a university degree or are currently at university and would like to change institutions, can apply, free of charge, for Orientation on Recognition / Validation / Adaptation of ECTS Credits, in accordance with current legislation.

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You can apply for your Orientation on Recognition / Validation / Adaptation of ECTS Credits
You can apply for your Orientation on Recognition / Validation / Adaptation of ECTS Credits

You can apply for your Orientation on Recognition / Validation / Adaptation of ECTS Credits via the University website: (http://www.uem.es/solicitud-convalidacion) or by submitting your application to the Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions at Universidad Europea de Madrid (the address is detailed in the ANNEX: where and how to submit documentation), along with the following documentation:

• Application for Orientation on Recognition / Validation / Adaptation of ECTS Credits.

• If the International Student comes from an educational system of an EU Member State: Original or certified photocopy of the personal academic certification (for all university students in this section); and the Original or certified photocopy of the accredited foreign degree (only for degree-holders).

If the student comes from an educational system outside the EU, they must submit legalized documentation. (See the ANNEX regarding legalizing degrees).

• Schedule of courses studied and/or enrolled for the current academic year stamped by the University(ies).

*The Certificate of Accreditation is a document stating that both the univer- sity and the degree studied are offi- cially accredited according to the laws of each country and that the studies taken are authorized. This document can be issued by the university of origin (signed by the Rector of the university or by the competent authority) or by the Ministry of Education of the country of origin.

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• Curriculum stamped by the Secretary at the Center of Origin.

Certificate of Accreditation* from the University of origin regarding the studies taken / completed, including studies that have been started or taken.

• Only in the case of University Degree Holders, the International Student must submit a sworn declaration confirming they have not simultaneously presented the documentation to the Ministry of Education to have their degree recognized.

In cases in which the Ministry of Education has already started the recognitions process for the university degree of the International Student, the latter will have to accredit the said situation and must fill out the document that certifies the waiver of the process, pending decision by the Ministry of Education.

All documents must be stamped by the Secretary of the Center and be duly certified
All documents must be stamped by the Secretary of the Center and be duly certified

All documents must be stamped by the Secretary of the Center and be duly certified (educational systems of EU Member States) or legalized (educa- tional systems of countries outside the EU), depending on the educational system of origin of both the student and their degree. (For more detailed information on the legalization process, please see the ANNEX on LEGALIZING DEGREES).

The University will evaluate the individual situation of the International Student and will advise them about the possible recognition / validation / adaptation. The corresponding Provisional Recognitions Orientation will have no official validity and will be for information purposes only.

The official recognition / validation / adaptation will take place when the stu- dent, once admitted, confirms their enrollment at the University and is subject to the accreditation of the Official Certificate, the Academic Programs and the Certificate of Accreditation of both the university and of the degree program studied, as well as fulfillment of the legal requirements as provided for under current legislation which is required in each case (especially where the official transfer of the transcript from the University of origin takes place for those students coming from Spanish universities).

Pursuant to Official Decree 1892/2008 dated November 14th that regulates the conditions for admission to accredited undergraduate university studies, the recog- nition of at least 30 ECTS Credits (European Credit Transfer System) is a condition precedent to recognition.

Specific admission processes

In addition to the general admissions process set out above, there are specific pro- cesses at UEM regarding which, if the International Student is interested in them, information can be requested from their UEM Admissions Advisor or by writing to ads@uem.es

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The specific admission processes are: a.Admission to the University for adults over 25 that have
The specific admission processes are: a.Admission to the University for adults over 25 that have

The specific admission processes are:

a.Admission to the University for adults over 25 that have no legal admission to the University in Spain.

b.Admission to the University for adults over 45 that have no legal admission to the University in Spain.

c.Admission to the University for adults over 40 with work experience that have no legal admission to the University (only for degree programs that permit this type of admission).

d.Admission to the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.

e.Admission to the degree programs taught by the School of Sports Science.

B2. Graduate programs:

Introduction:

The aim of accredited Graduate Program tuition is for the student to obtain a specialization through their academic, professional and research training based on educational programs that lead to the achievement of Master’s Degrees.

The University and its Graduate Schools offer accredited degrees that are recognized by the European Higher Education Area, in addition to qualifying Master’s Degrees to work professionally, specialized Master’s Degrees and PhD programs.

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A qualifying Master’s Degree is a degree program with an advanced level of spe- cialization that qualifies its holder to undertake regulated professional activities in Spain with a curriculum that includes the conditions established by the Government for the corresponding professional work.

A specialized Master’s Degree is a degree program offering an advanced level of training with

A specialized Master’s Degree is a degree program offering an advanced level of training with specialized or multidisciplinary characteristics, geared towards aca- demic or professional specialization or towards promoting the creation of research tasks. This type of program does not enable the holder to undertake professional activities that are regulated in Spain.

Either of these Master’s Degree formats provides access to PhD programs in accor- dance with the European Higher Education Area. In addition to the above-mentioned accredited degree programs, the University and its Graduate Schools offer private degrees. These degree programs include train- ing geared towards the development of skills, abilities, aptitudes, competences and knowledge whether for initial training in a professional environment or for educa- tional or professional improvement, to update knowledge or achieve specialization.

This section applies to students or professionals that already hold degrees and that would like to undertake a Graduate program (qualifying or specialized Master’s Degree, PhD or private degree program) at UEM.

The required documentation for all these programs (campus-based or online study format through UEM’s PERSONAL UNIVERSITY http://www.uem.es/es/ oferta-academica/uem-personal) is as follows:

• Admission application, completed and signed.

• Up-to-date résumé.

• Europass Language Passport.

Photocopy of your Passport, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document if the student is an EU national.

Certified copy (degrees from an educational system of an EU Member State) or legalized copy (other countries) of your university degree.

3 passport-sized photographs (3x4 cms)

Even though these are quite similar, there is a special section entitled specific documentation for Phd programs.

For submitting this documentation, please see the Annex: where and how to submit documentation

Admission Process

The admission process can be carried out in person at any of the Universidad Eu- ropea de Madrid Campus locations, via e-mail to your designated UEM Admissions Advisor or online at the following web address: www.uem.es/es/oferta-academica/ postgrado/admisiones

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Admission Application This gathers together the personal, academic and professional information on the candidate in

Admission Application

This gathers together the personal, academic and professional information on the candidate in a generic format. You can obtain your application form:

• In person at any of the Universidad Europea de Madrid Campus locations.

• By email, applying to your designated UEM Admissions Advisor.

• Online at: www.uem.es/es/oferta-academica/postgrado/admisiones

Résumé

This should contain concise information regarding the academic and professional profile of the candidate. The following link offers a recommended format: www.uem. es/cvprofesionaluem.

Europass Language Passport

This type of Passport can be obtained via: www.uem.es/es/es/alumnos/ aprendizaje-de-idiomas.

Certified or legalized photocopy of your university degree

If the candidate has chosen an accredited Master’s Degree (whether qualifying or specialized), they will need to submit a certified or legalized photocopy of their uni- versity degree, depending on the educational system in the country of origin of the degree.

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In addition, in the case of qualifying Master’s Degrees, the candidate will need to accredit their Bachelor’s Degree that enables them to be admitted to the graduate program. The UEM Admissions Advisor will confirm each specific case. International Students or professionals with degrees issued by accredited European

Union universities should apply for a certified copy of their university degree . It is

Union universities should apply for a certified copy of their university degree.

It is an essential general requirement that a copy of the university degree is sub- mitted that has been certified by the University of origin of the said degree or by a notary. It is also possible to deliver the original document to the Campus locations at Villaviciosa de Odón or Valencia where the certified copy can be validated.

Together with this certified copy of the university degree, a *Certificate of Accreditation will be required from the University of origin for the studies that have been completed, as well as accreditation of the degree itself.

Depending on the country and language of the degree, a sworn translation of the same may be required.

In the event that the degree is not available (for example, because it is in the pro- cess of being issued or has been mislaid), a copy of an academic certificate could be submitted that accredits the completion of the studies including all the ECTS Credits corresponding to the university degree program. This copy of the academic certificate is subject to the above-mentioned certification requirements.

*Certificate of Accreditation: A document stating that both the university and the degree studied are officially accredited according to the laws of each country and that the studies taken are authori- zed. This document can be issued by the university of origin (signed by the Rector of the university or by the competent authority) or by the Ministry of Education of the country of origin.

If the degree program that facilitates admission to the graduate program is issued under an educational system outside the European Union it will be strictly necessary to legalize the degree (see the annex on legalizing degrees). If not, the academic certificate must accredit that the credits leading to the achievement of the univer- sity degree have been passed, a process that will vary depending on the country in which the degree was obtained.

Specific documentation for Phd programs

(As regards the legalization process, see the annex on legalizing degrees).

In addition to the abovementioned documentation, the candidate that has taken ac- credited Master’s Degree studies or has started their PhD studies at a foreign univer- sity or institution must submit the following:

• Certified copy (EU Member States and countries that have agreements with Spain) or a legalized copy (other countries) of the university degree together with a sworn translation of the same if required.

• Certified copy (EU Member States and countries that have agreements with Spain) or a legalized copy (other countries) of the Master’s Degree together with a sworn translation of the same if required.

• Letter from the University that has issued the Master’s Degree in which it states the characteristics of the degree in that country (accreditation) and the level of studies being accredited, as well as how such a degree gives direct access to the PhD in the country concerned. This document has to be signed by the Rector or the General Secretary of the University. In this case, it will be necessary to provide a copy of the curriculum of the Master’s Degree taken.

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• In the event that PhD studies have already been started, the candidate must submit

• In the event that PhD studies have already been started, the candidate must submit a letter from the University of origin, signed by the Rector or the Secretary General that accredits the level of studies achieved that enables the candidate to be admitted to carry out their doctoral dissertation in accordance with the univer- sity studies system of the country concerned.

In the event of submitted documentation related to studies taken at a foreign univer- sity, so that your confirmation of enrollment is valid, candidates must submit their original documentation once they have been admitted.

B3. Advanced career and technical education programs.

(These programs are offered exclusively on the Villaviciosa de Odón Campus in Madrid).

What is an Advanced Career and Technical Education program?

The Advanced Career and Technical Education programs (ACTE) are accredited higher education degrees within the educational system that qualify students to work in a qualified position in a range of different professional fields.

These are mainly geared towards all those students that, as holders of High School Di- plomas (Recognition of your High School Diploma studies), are looking for an intensive training in a profession with the guarantee a two-year career program offers them when the time comes to enter the job market or simply an alternative route to being admit- ted to a Bachelor’s Degree program with an interesting credit recognition plan.

The documentation required to be submitted by those students that would like to undertake any Advanced Career and Technical Education program is as follows:

Admissions and enrollment application duly filled out and signed.

Two passport-sized photographs (3x4 cms).

Two photocopies of your passport, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document if the student is an EU national.

Recognitions orientation. (The International Student can request more information on this either from their designated UEM Admissions Advisor or via the following e-mail: ads@uem.es)

• Academic documentation corresponding to the profile of each candidate

The UEM Admissions Advisor will advise the International Student regarding the documentation required in each case.

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a) Foreign pre-university studies

International Students that accredit they have taken pre-university studies within the standards of foreign educational systems, must provide proof that they have applied

for studies recognition and submit the conditional registration form issued by the Subdirección General de

for studies recognition and submit the conditional registration form issued by the Subdirección General de Títulos, Convalidaciones y Homologaciones [Subdirec- torate-General for Degrees, Recognitions and Official Approvals] of the Ministry of Education (www.mec.es).

In Spain: Subdirección General de Títulos, Convalidaciones y Homologaciones [Subdirectorate-General for Degrees, Recognitions and Official Approvals], C/ Alcalá, 36, 28071 Madrid, Tel. 902 218 500 (only calls made from Spain) and Fax: (+34) 917 018 648.

Abroad: at the Spanish Diplomatic Representatives and Consular Offices in your country.

To submit your documentation, please see the Annex: where and how to submit documentation

b) Holders of University degrees

International Students that accredit they have completed university studies taken within the standards of foreign educational systems, must provide proof that they have applied for studies recognition and submit the conditional registration form issued by the Subdirección General de Títulos, Convalidaciones y Homologaciones [Subdirectorate-General for Degrees, Recognitions and Official Approvals] of the Ministry of Education (www.mec.es).

c) Admissions tests for admission to the University for adults over 25

You may also be admitted to take an ACTE program if you have passed the admis- sions tests for admission to the University for students over 25 years of age. For this purpose, Universidad Europea de Madrid announces a call for entries for this test every year. Your designated UEM Admissions Advisor will provide the International Student with guidance in this regard.

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Admissions tests C1. Admissions tests for undergraduate programs: Universidad Europea de Madrid has designed a

Admissions

tests

Admissions tests C1. Admissions tests for undergraduate programs: Universidad Europea de Madrid has designed a skills

C1. Admissions tests for undergraduate programs:

Universidad Europea de Madrid has designed a skills assessment process, the outco- me of which will be evaluated as basic recommendations to maximize the develop- ment of each student’s abilities or the acquisition of other skills that will contribute to their academic excellence and subsequent professional success and form part of the Personalized Learning Program.

The admissions tests consist of:

• Written tests.

• A personal interview with the academic manager of the degree program the candidate would like to study.

• English level test.

The International Student may carry out the written tests (in Spanish only) and the English level test at home via the Internet, provided they have paid the fees. The outcomes of the tests will be notified by both e-mail and regular mail. The designated Admissions Advisor will provide the International Student with guidance on this section if required.

No specific preparation is required to carry out the admissions tests as these are designed to assess competences rather than the memorizing of facts.

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Depending on the candidate’s profile, the written admissions tests consist of:

OPTIONAL FOR THE CANDIDATE Skills Test YES NO Compulsory English level test (*) YES YES

OPTIONAL FOR

THE CANDIDATE

Skills Test

YES

NO

Compulsory

English level

test (*)

YES

YES

Only for students not being admitted to HCAP degree programs (with sche- dules compatible with working hours)

Personal

Interview

YES

YES

YES

(*) The English level test is not compulsory for the admissions process except for admission to the Bachelor’s Degree in Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine.

The personal interview will take place following the written tests (Skills Test and English level test). In the event that the candidate is unable to come to any of the Campus loca- tions to carry out the written tests, the interview will take place by telephone. Your UEM Admissions Advisor will arrange the time of these tests.

C2. Admissions tests for graduate programs

Once the documentation has been received, the Graduate Admissions Office will begin admission processing in which the documentation is evaluated by the corresponding Master’s Program Director that will assess the candidate’s admission. The candida- te may also be invited to a personal interview, as deemed necessary by the Master’s Program Director, to see if the candidate’s knowledge as well as their academic and professional profiles are suitable to study the chosen program.

In the case of specific Graduate programs, the candidate may also be invited to under- take an English level test.

C3. Admissions tests for advanced career and technical education programs:

The European Career College of Madrid has designed an admission process that consists of a Personal Interview with the academic manager of the degree program the candidate would like to study which aims to evaluate the profile of each candidate.

Where the admissions tests take place

The admissions tests are campus-based and take place at any of the Campus locations of Universidad Europea de Madrid and its Graduate Schools, the UEM Affiliated Institu- tion at Valencia or at the European Career College of Madrid. (Annex: where and how to submit documentation)

The corresponding advisor from the UEM Admissions Office will arrange the date, place, format and time with the International Student for carrying out these admissions tests.

Notification of the outcome of the admissions tests:

The outcome of the tests will be notified in writing, either during the visit to the Campus or via e-mail or regular mail.

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Academic Fees D1. Undergraduate (campus-based or online study format) The academic fees are broken down

Academic

Fees

Academic Fees D1. Undergraduate (campus-based or online study format) The academic fees are broken down into:

D1. Undergraduate (campus-based or online study format)

The academic fees are broken down into: Study place reservation + Regis- tration fee + Tuition and Official enrollment.

D2. Graduate (campus-based or online study format)

The academic fees are broken down into: Study place reservation + Tuition and Official enrollment.

In the case of PhD programs, the academic fees are broken down into:

Registration (Study place reservation) + Courses on methodologies and tools associated with the research process (Tuition).

D3. Advanced career and technical education programs.

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The academic fees are broken down into: Study place reservation + Tuition and Official enrollment.

Study place reservation and registration fee (original letter of admission) Study place reservation. (Registration in

Study place reservation and registration fee (original letter of admission)

Study place reservation. (Registration in the case of phd programs)

The study place reservation represents the student’s confirmation that they have accepted their place and would like to continue with the procedures to be enrolled at the University, thereby guaranteeing a place for their chosen degree program. Payment of the study place reservation must be carried out prior to enrollment.

We recommend you carry out your study place reservation within a maximum period of 10 calendar days from notification of admission to the degree program by Universidad Europea de Madrid.

The amount of the study place reservation will depend on your chosen degree program (undergraduate, graduate or advanced career and technical education programs). Your designated UEM Admissions Advisor will provide guidance to the International Student in this regard.

Independently of the date their studies start, students shall pay the full amount of the study place reservation.

For programs that last more than one year, the study place reservation will be paid every year by UEM students. As from the second year, payment will be made via direct debit on June 1st each year (prior to enrolling for the courses for the following year).

Students, other than first year students, that do not wish to continue with their studies must notify the UEM Student Affairs Office in writing prior to May 20th to avoid issuance of the corresponding invoice.

In no event shall the amount be repaid if the student fails to notify they are not continuing with their studies or if such communication is made after the dates indicated for each case. For the purposes of obtaining payment for the study place reservation fee, Universidad Europea de Madrid is authorized to notify students sufficiently in advance of dates other than those stated in this document.

Registration fee: (only for full higher education degree programs (**)

The registration fee is a compulsory element of the process that ONLY has to be made prior to enrollment by all students being admitted to UEM for the first time to study a higher university degree program.

(**Bachelor’s Degree (3 years), Technical Architecture, Architec- ture, Technical Engineering, En- gineering or Bachelor’s Degree).

UEM Admission Advisors will be informing about the amount of this fee.

Methods of payment for the Study Place Reservation and / or Registration Fees

Payment of the Registration Fee and the Study Place Reservation can be made via one of the following methods:

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• Bank transfer / deposit in account (See Annex: bank accounts for making payments to

Bank transfer / deposit in account (See Annex: bank accounts for making payments to uem).

Credit card (at the UEM Campus locations at Madrid or Valencia).

Direct debit (for this option, the International Student must have opened a Current Account in Spain). (Please see the Annex on opening a current account in Spain).

The amounts paid in respect of the Study Place Reservation and / or Registration Fee will only be reimbursed if the student does not pass the legally established requirements for admission to the University, a circumstance that must be unequi- vocally accredited by submitting the relevant documentation to the Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions before November 15, 2012.

In the event that the students, once admitted, and due to voluntary or involuntary reasons, is unable to or does not wish to confirm their enrollment, such circumstance must be notified in writing to the Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions at UEM so that the enrollment can be cancelled. In no event will amounts paid to Uni- versidad Europea de Madrid, S.L.U. (Madrid Campus) or Iniciativas Educativas Educa, S.L. (Valencia Campus) be reimbursed.

Definitive and original admissions letter

The Definitive and Original Admissions Letter will be issued by UEM for all pertinent purposes to the International Student once the amount corresponding to the Study Place Reservation has been paid.

This Letter will be sent via regular mail to the address advised by the International Student.

Enrollment and tuition

As of the 2012/13 academic year, the majority of the degree programs offered at UEM will be offered on the basis of a calendar that is structured in trimesters. This allows us to maximize the flexibility of our academic offer and adapt to the real needs of our students.

Greater flexibility

• When starting studies at different times during the year.

• In the choice of courses, personalizing the schedule

Improved performance

• Focusing academic effort on fewer courses over a shorter period of time.

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• Increasing participation by students, as classes will be longer this enables the inclusion of active teaching methodologies in the classroom.

• Making better use of rest periods. Greater personalization • Adapting the study formats under

• Making better use of rest periods.

Greater personalization

• Adapting the study formats under which the degree programs are taught resulting in students being able to choose online courses that better adapt to their personal situations.

• Enhancing the possibility of international study periods.

• Offering the chance to study courses during the summer trimester either to get a head start on work for the next academic year or to catch up with other courses that have fallen behind.

The entire academic offer for BACHELOR’S DEGREES fall under this layout for a quarterly structure (except for the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine, the Bachelor’s Degree in Dentistry and those degree programs that are being terminated or that are compatible with working hours, if required).

The remaining degree programs will follow the semester / annual or modular structure. Confirmation of your enrollment means:

• Confirming your schedule and group.

• Choosing your schedule, if more than one is available.

• Accessing the Virtual Campus using the corresponding passwords.

Confirming enrollment

The day of the admissions tests, the Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms needed to confirm their enrollment that same day.

If the International Student does not go to the Campus in advance, this documenta- tion can be sent to them via regular mail at the address indicated.

Once the ENROLLMENT has been filled out and the payment receipt obtained corresponding to the study place reservation (+ UEM Accreditation Service, as applicable), this documentation has to be submitted in accordance with the Annex:

where and how to submit documentation.

Enrollment is provisional and is subject to verifying the legal conditions for admis- sion to university students and other currently applicable standards.

The UEM Admissions Advisors will advise of the specific characteristics of each program in accordance with that approved by UEM under the current Standards for both undergraduate, graduate and advanced career and technical education programs.

In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions and conditions of the Standards shall prevail.

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Amendments to Enrollment For programs structured into trimesters, students will have a limited period of

Amendments to Enrollment

For programs structured into trimesters, students will have a limited period of time to amend their enrollment as follows:

Amending enrollment at the start of the academic year: 1 month from the start of the academic year.

Amending enrollment during subsequent trimesters: between 1 week and 2 weeks

after the start of the trimester, where only the enrollment for the trimesters following the current trimester can be amended. No amendment is permitted for courses that have already been taken unless the grade for the first or second exam periods has

already been received or if all pending exam periods have been waived.

Any amendment to courses made outside this period and up to the sixth week of the trimester will result in annulment of the enrollment for that course, and the con- sequent cancellation of its two exam periods. Students may re-enroll for the same academic year provided that they have not taken the course in question. Any change made once the period for amending the enrollment has expired will result in pay- ment of the full amount of the course.

Your UEM Admissions Advisor will answer any questions you have on this issue.

Delayed enrollment

The deadline for enrollment is established as up to 6 weeks from the start of the Program. Once this period as expired, the Dean of the School will have to authorize the students’ enrollment.

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Tuition

The annual amount of the tuition is calculated by multiplying the number of ECTS

Credits for which the student is enrolled by the unit cost of ECTS Credits, except

Credits for which the student is enrolled by the unit cost of ECTS Credits, except for those programs that have fixed prices.

The UEM Admissions Advisors will advise you regarding the official fees table and will notify any specific characteristics of each program in accordance with that ap- proved by UEM under the current Standards for both undergraduate, graduate and advanced career and technical education programs.

In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions and conditions of the Standards shall prevail.

How is the tuition paid?

The academic fees corresponding to the tuition may be paid via the following pay- ment methods:

Bank transfer or deposit in account (see the Annex: bank accounts for making payments to uem) at least 15 days prior to the start of the first course.

This payment method does not release the student from the requirements to submit the duly filled out bank direct debit form.

Direct debit. For this option, the International Student must have opened a Current Account in Spain (see the Annex: opening a current account in Spain).

Payment methods

The payment methods will be the following:

One single payment. All students that select this payment method will benefit from an early payment discount (See: 3. Other useful information / B. financial aid for study / Early payment discount). In no event shall this discount apply once 30 days have passed from confirmation of enrollment.

Monthly installments. Payment of the tuition can be made by spreading the tuition amount over the student’s in-session into equal, monthly pro rata installments, where the start of the in-session is the start date of the first course and ends on the final date of the last course. The UEM Admissions Advisors will advise you regarding the specific characteristics of each program in accordance with that approved by UEM under the current Standards for both undergraduate, graduate and advanced career and technical education programs.

In the event of any discrepancy, the provisions and conditions of the Standards shall prevail.

• Flexible payment. This is only available to students that are enrolled for a program structured into trimesters or semesters, whose schedule is compatible with wor- king hours or programs offered by UEM’s Personal University. The amount payable will depend on the amount of tuition for each trimester, se- mester or module for degree programs that have schedules compatible with working hours. The tuition amount is calculated by multiplying the number of ECTS Credits for which the student is enrolled by the unit cost of ECTS Credits corresponding to each degree program (see specific academic fees table).

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This payment method is compulsory where the student has enrolled for various trimesters or modules

This payment method is compulsory where the student has enrolled for various trimesters or modules or degree programs with schedules compatible with working hours that are not consecutive.

In the event that the candidate’s application is refused, or in the event that the cour- se does not take place due to the minimum number of students failing to enroll, such circumstance shall be notified to the student or students involved and all the amounts paid to Universidad Europea de Madrid S.L.U. (Madrid Campus) or Iniciativas Educativas Educa S.L. (Valencia Campus) shall be reimbursed.

To be able to select the above-mentioned payment methods, except for the early payment method via bank transfer or deposit in account, it is absolutely essential that the student has an account at a Bank or Caja de Ahorros [Savings Bank] in Spain (see Annex on ope- ning a current account in Spain).

If such an account is not available, the International Student must select the early pay-

ment method as described above. This will be a condition precedent to Confirming their

Enrollment (see Annex: bank accounts for making payments to UEM).

General conditions for Enrollment and Tuition.

The University reserves the right not to teach a degree program or to delay its start if the minimum number of students is not achieved. In addition, it reserves the right to make changes to the location and campus on which it is taught. For courses that do not reach the minimum number of students to form a group, the University may organize the tuition under the tutorial format where the student receives supervised personal academic follow- up. Such circumstances will be duly notified to the student and the University will be released from any corresponding liability.

Some of the new degree programs or those that have been adapted to the European Higher Education Area may still be pending definitive authorization by the academic authorities. In

this case, should the University be unable to teach these degree programs due to the lack of final authorization, the University shall be released from all liabilities that may arise from such

a circumstance. Notwithstanding, the University will offer the student the possibility of studying any other accredited degree programs that have already been authorized and that form part of the official academic offer for the 2012/13 academic year. In the event the student decides not to study any of the offered programs, the University will reimburse the amounts paid.

In the case of Direct Debit payments, the return of a correctly issued invoice will incur a cost of 50 €.

No payment will be made for travel or accommodation expenses for any degree program that includes study outside our Madrid centers under its curriculum, unless such studies form part of the degree program.

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In the event of any discrepancy between the information provided by a UEM Admissions Advisor and the Standards for Undergraduate, Graduate and Advanced Career and Tech- nical Education Programs and these Standards regarding the admission of International Students, the content of the latter shall prevail.

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The internacional student in Spain

BEFORE COMING TO SPAIN The Student Visa International students (except for those enrolled for the
BEFORE COMING TO SPAIN The Student Visa International students (except for those enrolled for the

BEFORE COMING TO SPAIN

The Student Visa

BEFORE COMING TO SPAIN The Student Visa International students (except for those enrolled for the online

International students (except for those enrolled for the online study option that do not need to come to Spain) that are not residents or nationals of EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein must obtain a visa for a period equal to the dura- tion of the program they would like to study, under the following guidelines:

For study periods of not more than six months, a 180-day visa must be applied for. For study periods that exceed 6 months, you will need to apply for a visa for the total time required to undertake your chosen program.

If the visa (for periods exceeding 6 months) is issued by the Embassy / Consulate it will be for 90 days and can be extended for the full period you need for the program once you have arrived in Spain as explained in the next section about the NIE.

You must remember that the application for a 180-day visa does not permit renewal of that visa in Spain. It is necessary to apply for a new visa if you would like to extend your stay. To do this, the International Student must go to a Spanish Embassy or Con- sulate abroad, either in your own country of origin or in another country.

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The application for the visa must be carried out by the student in person at the co-

rresponding Spanish Embassy or Consulate. To find out the locations of the Spanish Embassy or

rresponding Spanish Embassy or Consulate. To find out the locations of the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in your country, visit the following website: www.maec.es which is the page for the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The Embassy or Consulate themselves will advise the documentation required for the visa to be properly processed. To help you, we set out below a list of the points and documentation you will be required to have with you that are usually requested during the procedures for issuing the visa:

- Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months ahead (must be provided by the student).

- Proof of sufficient economic means (must be provided by the student).

- Admissions letter from the educational center (provided by UEM)*.

- Criminal record certificate (must be provided by the student).

- Private medical insurance including repatriation costs. (Must be provided by and paid for by the student). (UEM can suggest a possible insurance policy)**.

Although the approximate period for the visa to be issued can vary between 4 and 6 weeks, we recommend you start the process relating to your visa at least two months before the start of the program so that you are able to start your classes on time.

*ADMISSIONS LETTER FROM THE ACADE- MIC CENTER. So that the student is able to apply for their visa, once the student has paid the amounts indicated in section C) STUDY PLACE RESERVATION and ENROLLMENT, UEM will provide the student with an Admissions Letter for the program they have chosen to study that specifies its name, its start and finish dates, the number of hours and any other specific characteristics of the program.

**PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE. A medical insurance is compulsory for every student that requires a visa to study in Spain (in other words, those students that are not residents or nationals of EU countries, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein).

The cost of this medical insurance will be borne by the student. Below is a link to taking out the policy with the company AON Seguros, however, if you prefer it, you can take out an insurance policy with another company:

www.aonstudentinsurance.com

(LEGAL NOTICE: UEM would like to advise its students that the company AON Risk Solutions – AON Affinity is offering the option of taking out a private medical insurance. The student will contract the policy directly with the company AON Risk Solutions – AON Affinity, and the University will not be liable for any claims that may arise as a result of the said insurance contract between the student and the said insurance company).

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For those programs that involve a study period in a country outside Spain or Europe,

For those programs that involve a study period in a country outside Spain or Europe, the student must consult with their Insurance Company to see if a new medical insurance is required to cover such study periods abroad.

This insurance can be taken out by any student that is a candidate for any of the pro- grams offered by UEM or the European Career College of Madrid. In the case of students that are nationals of any EU Member State, we recommend you apply for the European Health Insurance Card in your country of origin.

The University is available at all times to assist any International Student during the process for obtaining visas.

ONCE YOU ARE IN SPAIN The Student ID Card - NIE.

Once you are in Spain, International Students that have a visa must apply for their NIE, the Foreigner’s ID Number, that represents a residency permit for all students that hold 90-day visas and that need to extend their legal stay in Spain.

The student card will replace the student visa that is issued in their country of origin and allows the student to travel between the member countries of the Schengen agreement without the need for a visa. It also provides a legal basis to their stay in Spain.

The card must be applied for within a period of one month from entry into Spain and before their visa expires. This card will assign the Foreigner’s ID Number or NIE. While you are waiting for the card to be issued, we recommend you do not leave the country so as to avoid problems on your return.

To request your ID Card, go to:

International students in Madrid:

Brigada Provincial de Extranjeros [Provincial Bureau for Immigration]. C/ Avda. de los Poblados s/n (28024 Madrid) Metro station: ALUCHE. TEL.: +34 913228567; TEL.: +34 913228568; FAX: +34 913228529

International students in Valencia:

International student that are not residents or nationals of EU countries should go to:

Comisaria de Policía de Patraix [Patraix Police Department]. C/ Dels Gremis, 6, 46014, Valencia.

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International student that are residents or nationals of EU countries should go to:

Comisaria de Policía de Bailén [Bailén Police Department]. C/ Bailén, 9, 46007, Valencia.

When going to these offices, you must take your original passport and visa and ask
When going to these offices, you must take your original passport and visa and ask

When going to these offices, you must take your original passport and visa and ask for an appointment to continue with the process that includes taking fingerprints and the payment of the legally established taxes.

You will be given an appointment there and then and will be told which documents you will need to submit. For your information, the following documents are usually requested that accredit:

• Compliance with all the requirements for entry into and residency in Spain, including the visa, specifically issued to undertake or continue studies at any officially recognized public or private center. (Passport and Visa)

• Admission in accordance with regulations to any officially recognized public or private Spanish teaching or scientific center, with the aim of studying or exten- ding your studies, or for undertaking non-remunerated research or training tasks, including a schedule that involves attendance and with an expected duration of a minimum of three months, and the approved curriculum, research or training schedule. (Admissions Letter)

• A guarantee of the economic means necessary to meet the cost of the studies, as well as the costs of residence and return travel to your country for you and, as applicable, your family.

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• Guaranteed healthcare with unlimited domestic cover for the student (Medical Insurance) Apart from these
• Guaranteed healthcare with unlimited domestic cover for the student (Medical Insurance) Apart from these

• Guaranteed healthcare with unlimited domestic cover for the student (Medical Insurance)

Apart from these documents, others that are usually requested include:

- Certificado de empadronamiento [Municipal Registration Document].

- 2 photographs.

The validity of the authorization for the period of residency may be limited to the duration of the studies, research or training. If the duration is longer than twelve months, the card will be renewed on an annual basis.

In any event, to renew the residency authorization for studies, the student will have to submit a certificate issued by the center at which they are studying that accredits that the student has complied with the requirements to continue with the same. In the case of researchers, the student must submit a report regarding the positive development of the research work.

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You can find more information on this at the following web address: Foreigner’s De- partment: www.maec.es

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Other useful information

A. SPANISH COURSES A. Spanish courses Once they have enrolled, all International Students whose mother
A. SPANISH COURSES A. Spanish courses Once they have enrolled, all International Students whose mother
A. SPANISH COURSES A. Spanish courses Once they have enrolled, all International Students whose mother

A. SPANISH COURSES A. Spanish courses

Once they have enrolled, all International Students whose mother tongue is not Spa- nish will have access to the following Spanish language courses, free of charge.

Madrid campus

During their first year of study at UEM, International Students will benefit from a two-week intensive Spanish course.

Valencia campus

During their first year of study at UEM, International Students will be able to enjoy a course that lasts three trimesters of 10 weeks each that includes 2 campus-based hours per week as well as 4 hours of online work.

Other options

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Once these courses have taken place, International Students can choose to carry out the Spanish courses offered by UEM, paying the corresponding costs of the same.

B. FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDY AND GRANTS. Financial aid for study Early Payment Discount Student

B. FINANCIAL AID FOR STUDY AND GRANTS. Financial aid for study

Early Payment Discount

Student that pay for their tuition in advance will benefit from an early payment discount of 2% if they are enrolled for any Undergraduate or Advanced Career and Technical Education (ACTE) program and 4% if they are enrolled for a Graduate program.

This discount will not apply in any event once 30 days have passed from confirming enrollment.

Family member at UEM

A 5% discount will be applied to the tuition of family members of Undergraduate, ACTE and Graduate students at Universidad Europea de Madrid. This discount will apply during the years that both the student and family member are at the University.

* For these purposes, a family member is considered to be the following: father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister and spouse.

Concurrent Studies

Students undertaking concurrent studies will benefit from a 100% discount on their Study Place Reservation Fee for the second degree program.

Continued Studies

The following will benefit from a 15% discount on their first year tuition:

· UEM ACTE students moving on to an Undergraduate program

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· UEM Undergraduate students moving on to a Graduate program · UEM Graduate students moving

· UEM Undergraduate students moving on to a Graduate program

· UEM Graduate students moving on to a PhD program

All students benefitting from any of the above-mentioned discounts will be exempt from paying the cost of the University Admissions Tests.

If the student is the beneficiary of a discount, as contained in the standards or be- cause they are members of a group with which the University has signed an agree- ment, such circumstance must be accredited every year at the time of enrollment. The period for providing justification for receiving a discount will be during the first two invoicing months for tuition for the academic year in which they are enrolling. Once this period has expired, the discount will apply to the following academic year, provided that the status of the beneficiary has been accredited.

No discount contained in the standards or in group agreements or Universidad Europea de Madrid grants or grants from any of its centers or collaborating entities may be accumulated, with the exception of the Early Payment Discount that may be accumulated with the other discounts.

These discounts will not apply to the Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine or to the Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Aviation and Flight Operations Management except for the Early Payment Discount and the discount relating to concurrent studies.

GRANTS:

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Universidad Europea de Madrid grant

This year Universidad Europea de Madrid is once again launching the Program

for Top-Level Ability Students (TOP Program) geared towards students that have demonstrated a high level

for Top-Level Ability Students (TOP Program) geared towards students that have demonstrated a high level of academic performance during the phases prior to their university education and that would like to continue their training with a Bachelor’s Degree offered by the University and enjoy the benefits offered by the TOP Program (Talented, Outstanding People).

Official grants

Ministry of Education Grants

The application form, periods, requirements and general information is published on the following web page www.educacion.es, from where you can download the form.

For Accredited Master’s Degrees, the Ministry of Education offers:

• General and Mobility Grants.

• Enrollment Grants for Master’s Degrees for degree holders that are legally unemployed.

• For more information, please check: www.educacion.es

To consult the corresponding agreements and updated information on UEM, please visit our web page: www.uem.es. On its home page you will find a link to the fo- llowing section: Financing program and grants. (http://www.uem.es/becas)

C. ACCOMMODATION

Madrid campus: Leonardo da Vinci University Dormitories

“The Leonardo da Vinci University Dormitories at Universidad Europea de Madrid are designed to offer accommodation to students enrolled at this University as well as to professors from other universities on scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges or to any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly linked to the University.”

University residence and academic support

Our commitment to providing students with the best environment for proper acade- mic performance and rapid adaptation to university life is the basis for the accom- modation provided on campus:

• The only accommodation within the university campus

• Free telephone access from your room to the teaching departments

• Free membership of the University Sports Complex included

• Activities and welcome committees by School or degree program

• Dining hall opening times adapted to the academic schedule of the University

• Special menus available when prescribed by a doctor and permission to eat at other campus dining halls to better suit the resident’s class schedule

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Facilities and services Currently the Leonardo Da Vinci University Dormitories are the reference for the

Facilities and services

Currently the Leonardo Da Vinci University Dormitories are the reference for the highest quality university accommodation in Spain:

Rooms

• 400 places in single rooms and 128 in double rooms

• All rooms are external with en suite bathrooms

• Individually regulated air conditioning and heating

• Private telephone line (direct number from outside and pre-established consumption limits)

• Large wardrobes and study area

• Key card for opening the room and providing access to communal areas

Areas

• Theater-auditorium for free rehearsals and activities

• Computer lab and availability of peripherals for laptops

• Cafeteria (open from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.)

• 24 hr first aid room

• Meetings rooms

• Study rooms

• TV and games room

• Projection room

• Free self-service laundry and facilities for ironing personal clothes

• Post box

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Services

• Private medical insurance including house calls in the case of medical emergencies during the residency period

• Room cleaning service including change of bed linen and towels and replacement of personal hygiene products

• 24 hr caretaker service

• Security surveillance service (direct urgent assistance number)

• Full board, including weekends and bank holidays (menus are prepared with strict dietary control and the option of second helpings)

• Milk and fresh fruit available to residents during the exam period time study hours)

• Exclusive conditions for using the campus services

• Wi-Fi internet connection

(during night

Allocation of University Dormitory places

The application for a place at the University Dormitory in no way signifies that it will be granted. It is only understood as being allocated once the interested party has

been notified of their place by the University Dormitory Administration and once the deposit has been paid.

The allocation of places will be carried out depending on the preferences of each resident
The allocation of places will be carried out depending on the preferences of each resident

The allocation of places will be carried out depending on the preferences of each resident (single or double room) in strict order of application.

The place application can be made at the offices of the Leonardo Da Vinci Universi- ty Dormitory or at the Departamento de Atención y Admisión de Nuevos Estudiantes [Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions] at Universidad Europea de Madrid, at the time they submit their admissions application or confirm their enrollment.

University dormitory administration

Office hours: from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday) Telephone for applying for your place: (+34) 91 211 50 03 or (+34) 91 211 50 12 E-mail: residencia@uem.es Other telephone numbers: (+34) 91 211 50 00 – (+34) 91 211 50 02 (caretakers) Fax: (+34) 91 141 21 58

For more information, please contact:

SERVICIO DE ATENCIÓN AL ESTUDIANTE [STUDENT AFFAIRS] C/ Tajo s/n. Urbanización El Bosque. 28670 Villaviciosa de Odón. Madrid – SPAIN. Tel: 902 23 23 50 (only for calls from within Spain) More information: www.uem.es/ae

Valencia campus

The Admissions Office at the UEM Affiliated Institution at Valencia can provide all the in- formation the International Student needs regarding accommodation options in Valencia.

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D. USEFUL CONTACT INFOMRATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT. Madrid Campus (UNDERGRADUATE / GRADUATE / CAREER

D. USEFUL CONTACT INFOMRATION FOR THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT.

Madrid Campus

(UNDERGRADUATE / GRADUATE / CAREER PROGRAMS) DEPARTAMENTO DE ATENCIÓN Y ADMISIÓN DE NUEVOS ESTUDIANTES [Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions]

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Campus Universitario. Edificio B C/ Tajo, s/n. Urb. El Bosque (28670) Villaviciosa de Odón – Madrid – SPAIN. Tel.: +34 912 11 5246 (from outside Spain) and 902 23 23 50 (from within Spain) Fax: + 34 911 413 729 E-mail: ads@uem.es (UNDERGRADUATE AND CAREER PROGRAMS) E-mail: postgrado@uem.es (GRADUATE)

Valencia Campus (UNDERGRADUATE/ GRADUATE) UEM AFFILIATED INSTITUTION AT VALENCIA CAMPUS. C/General Elio, nº 2, 8

Valencia Campus

(UNDERGRADUATE/ GRADUATE) UEM AFFILIATED INSTITUTION AT VALENCIA CAMPUS.

C/General Elio, nº 2, 8 and 10 (46010) – Valencia – SPAIN. Tel: +34 96 131 85 00 (from outside Spain) and 902 930 937 (from within Spain) E-mail: ads.valencia@uem.es (UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE)

Other useful contacts:

Madrid Campus

Accommodation Service: There is an Accommodation Help Service conditions of the same will be provided by contacting them at: alojamientosuem@uem.es

International Office (Villaviciosa Campus): international@uem.es

Virtual Campus Incidents: netuem@uem.es

Student Affairs: www.uem.es/ae

University Ombudsperson: defensor.universitario@uem.es

Extracurricular Activities: extensión.universitaria@uem.es

Sports Complex: cdu@uem.es

Volunteers Office: voluntariado@uem.e

Valencia Campus

Emmanuël Hazé / Director of International Relations Phone: + 34 960 452 851/ Fax: +34 96 131 8189 E-mail: emmanuel.haze@uem.es General information for exchange students:

University website: http://valencia.uem.es/

International Relations website:

http://valencia.uem.es/es/relaciones-internacionales

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Annexes A. LEGALIZING DEGREES The types of valid legalization are those processes that comply with:

Annexes

A. LEGALIZING DEGREES

The types of valid legalization are those processes that comply with:

• The Hague Convention (with an apostille issued)

• The Andrés Bello Convention.

• Legalization via the diplomatic route.

In the case of Countries that are signatories to the HAGUE CONVENTION, all the competent Authority of that country has to do is issue the appropriate Hague Aposti- lle, as is the case with the following:

(*) The current list of these countries can been viewed at: www.hcch.net

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Andorra • Antigua and Barbuda • Argentina • Armenia • Australia • Azerbaijan • Bahamas • Barbados • Belize • Belorussia • Bosnia Herzegovina • Botswana • Bru-

nei Darussalam• China • Columbia • Cook Islands • Croatia• Cyprus • Dominica • Ecuador • El Salvador • Fiji • Georgia • Grenada• Honduras • Hong Kong • Iceland

• India • Israel • Japan • Kazakhstan • Lesotho • Liberia •Macao • Macedonia •

Malawi • Marshall Islands • Mauritius • Mexico • Moldavia •Namibia • New Zealand

• Niue Island • Norway • Panama • Peru • Russian Federation • Samoa • San Ma-

rino • Serbia • Seychelles • South Africa • South Korea • St. Kitts and Nevis • St. Lucia • St. Vincent and Grenadines • Suriname • Swaziland • Switzerland • Tonga •Trinidad and Tobago • Turkey • United States of America • Venezuela.(*)

Countries that are signatories to the Andrés Bello Convention include:

Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela.

The degree must be legalized via the diplomatic route, meaning that is must be submitted

The degree must be legalized via the diplomatic route, meaning that is must be submitted to the following authorities:

• Ministry of Education of the country of origin.

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of issuance of the degree.

• Spanish Diplomatic or Consular representation in the said country.

Note: Countries that have signed both the Hague Convention as well as the Andrés Bello Convention may accept either of the legalization formats, however the first procedure is recommended as it is the most straight- forward.

For other countries that are not included in either of the above lists, lega- lization must be carried out via the diplomatic route (*) that, in general, requires the documents to be submitted to the following organizations:

• Ministry of Education of the country of origin (in the case of Brazil, the Brazilian Ministry of Education does not need to stamp or validate the said documentation).

• Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country of issuance of the degree.

• Spanish Diplomatic or Consular representation in the said country.

• On arrival in Spain, before the Legalizations Section of the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

(*) The UEM Admissions Advisor will resolve any particular issues as required by the International Student.

For more information regarding the location of these entities, please consult the following website: www.maec.es

B. WHERE AND HOW TO SUBMIT DOCUMENTATION

Note: all submissions must be identified with the following: First name and last name(s) of the international student + Program + Passport number or national id number if the student is an EU resident.

For undergraduates:

• In person or by regular mail:

MADRID CAMPUS. (VILLAVICIOSA CAMPUS) DEPARTAMENTO DE ATENCIÓN Y ADMISIÓN DE NUEVOS ESTUDIANTES [Office of Student Affairs and New Admissions]. Campus Universitario. Edificio B. C/ Tajo, s/n. Villaviciosa de Odón. (28670) Madrid – SPAIN.

VALENCIA CAMPUS. (CAMPUS OF THE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION AT VALENCIA) C/General Elio, nº 2, 8 and 10 (46010) – Valencia – SPAIN.

•By e-mail ads@uem.es (Madrid Campus) and ads.valencia@uem.es (Valencia Campus)

By fax: (+34) 911 413 729 (Madrid) / (+34) 96 131 81 89 (Valencia)

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For graduates: • In person or by regular mail: MADRID CAMPUS. (VILLAVICIOSA CAMPUS) DEPARTAMENTO DE

For graduates:

• In person or by regular mail:

MADRID CAMPUS. (VILLAVICIOSA CAMPUS) DEPARTAMENTO DE ADMISIÓN DE ESTUDIANTES DE POSTGRADO [Graduate Admissions Office]. C/ Tajo, s/n. Villaviciosa de Odón. (28670) Madrid – SPAIN.

VALENCIA CAMPUS. (CAMPUS OF THE AFFILIATED INSTITUTION AT VALENCIA) C/General Elio, nº 2, 8 and 10 (46010) – Valencia – SPAIN.

By e-mail postgrado@uem.es (Madrid Campus) and ads.valencia@uem.es (Valencia Campus)

By fax: (+34)91 141 35 85 (Madrid) (+34) 96 131 81 89 (Valencia)

For advanced career and technical education programs

In person or by regular mail:

EUROPEAN CAREER COLLEGE OF MADRID:

C/ Tajo, s/n. Urb. El Bosque. (28670) Villaviciosa de Odón. Madrid – SPAIN.

By e-mail: ads@uem.es

By fax: (+34)91 141 37 29

C. CREDIT RECOGNITION RESULTING FROM PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND/OR NON-ACCREDITED TUITION

Official Decree 861/2010 authorizes the recognition of up to 15% of the total ECTS Credits that comprise the curriculum of an Undergraduate or Graduate program due to professional or working experience or due to non- accredited university tuition.

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The recognition of ECTS Credits due to professional or working experience and due to non-accredited tuition pursuant to Official Decree 861/2010 will

involve a payment of 40% of the amount of the recognized ECTS Credits ( within

involve a payment of 40% of the amount of the recognized ECTS Credits (within the legally established limits).

In the event that recognition is for an Undergraduate degree program, the charge will be applied to each study year on the basis of the ECTS Credits corresponding to these concepts for the following year of enrollment.

In the case of Graduate programs, payment will be made in full and by direct debit on the first day of the month following the application for recognition. Those students that have chosen a payment method other than direct debit must pay the said amount by bank transfer or deposit in ac- count, at the time the recognition is confirmed. Such confirmation will not be valid if the said amount is not paid. The above shall not apply to Preparation Courses with fixed prices in res- pect of which no charge will be made for recognition.

D. OPENING A BANK ACCOUNT IN SPAIN

The network of banks and branches in Spain is one of the most developed in the world with one of the highest ratios of bank offices per inhabitant.

To open a current account in Spain, all you have to do is present your Stu- dent Card - NIE. Normally, students open a current account that does not usually incur maintenance charges or, at least, have the lowest charges and offers a debit card that allows you to make purchases and withdraw cash up to the limit of your available balance. With a debit card you can withdraw cash from all ATMs however only the ATMs of the bank or “caja de ahorros” [savings bank] where you have opened the account and those belonging to the same network are free: all the rest usually charge a commission for cash withdrawal.

You can open your account once you are in Spain.

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E.UEM ACCREDITATION SERVICE Provided the Study Place Reservation has been made at UEM, the Interna-

E.UEM ACCREDITATION SERVICE

Provided the Study Place Reservation has been made at UEM, the Interna- tional Student can select the “UEM Accreditation Service” that will help with the procedure for obtaining this Accreditation.

If the International Student is interested in this service, they must ask the person responsible for their candidacy (advisor) at the UEM Admissions Office for the corresponding detailed information. In any event, so that UEM can carry out this process, you will need to do the following:

• Send a signed authorization in favor of UEM to obtain the accreditation on behalf of the International Student together with the UNED on line appli- cation (four pages in total) also signed by the student. (The advisor will be informing about the instructions to be followed in order to get the UNED on line application as well as providing the format of the authorization)

• Payment of the UEM accreditation service fee together with the amount corresponding to the STUDY PLACE RESERVATION. (See Annex: Bank accounts for making payments to UEM). A copy of both payments must be sent with the other documents.

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• Photocopy of your Passport or national ID document if the student is an EU national.

• Certified photocopy of the degree or diploma or certificate that constitutes the requirement for

• Certified photocopy of the degree or diploma or certificate that constitutes the requirement for general admission to the university in the corres- ponding educational system (Order EDU/1161/2010, dated May 4th, from the Mi- nistry of Education (Spanish Government Official Bulletin of May 7, 2010)) (your UEM Admissions Advisor will confirm the required documentation for each case).

• Certified photocopy of the academic certification of the two last years of secondary education or the three last years for those educational systems where the cycle lasts more than two years.

Students from the British educational system that have previously taken studies equiva- lent to the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) with another educational system, must accredit the degree or certificate that corresponds to the studies undertaken.

(Your UEM Admissions Advisor will confirm the required documentation for each case).

Once the International Student has gathered all the information, it should be sent to the address indicated in the Annex: where and how to submit the documentation stating on the envelope: “UEM Accreditation Service”, together with your name, last name(s), selected program and Passport number, National ID Document number or NIE.

In the event that any document is missing, a UEM advisor will contact the Interna- tional Student to rectify any issue.

F. BANK ACCOUNTS FOR MAKING PAYMENTS TO UEM.

All payments made by Bank transfer / Deposit in account must be notified by atta- ching the proof of payment and stating: Concept (Admissions Tests Fees, Accre- ditation, Study Place Reservation …) First name and last name(s) of the student, chosen program and Passport Number, NIE (Foreigner’s ID Number) or National ID Document Number if the Student is an EU resident or national.

Payments and notifications must be made as follows:

PROGRAMS ON THE MADRID CAMPUS:

Bank: SANTANDER CENTRAL HISPANO Address: C/ Tajo S/N. Urbanización el Bosque. Campus Universitario. 28670. Villaviciosa de Odón. MADRID – SPAIN. Beneficiary: UNIVERSIDAD EUROPEA DE MADRID S.L.U. Account number: 0049-4307-07-2410000891 Currency: Euros. IBAN: ES66 0049 4307 07 2410000891 SWIFT: BSCHESMM

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UNDERGRADUATE AND ADVANCED CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS: E-mail: nuevosalumnos.grado@uem.es or Fax: (+34) 91

UNDERGRADUATE AND ADVANCED CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS:

E-mail: nuevosalumnos.grado@uem.es or Fax: (+34) 91 141 37 29

GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

E-mail: postgrado@uem.es or Fax: (+34)91 141 35 85

PROGRAMS ON THE AFFILIATED INSITUTION AT VALENCIA CAMPUS:

Bank: CAIXABANK Address: C/ Avda. Quitapesares, 37 (Villaviciosa de Odón) – 28670. MADRID- SPAIN. Beneficiary: Iniciativas Educativas Educa S.L. Account number: 2100 - 8662 -57 - 02 0001 8677 Currency: Euros. IBAN: ES 702 100 8662 570 200 018 677 SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS:

E-mail: ads.valencia@uem.es or Fax: (+34) 96 131 81 89

NOTE: For accounting purposes, UEM must receive exact amounts to avoid sub- sequent verifications and adjustments and we sincerely request that the Student advises the Bank issuing the Transfer of this point.

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