UK - Spain mutual recognition of school qualifications


On Monday 3 July, the UK and Spain signed a bilateral agreement on co-operation in matters of education and access to university and other higher education institutions.
This follows the close collaboration between the Ministry of Education and Professional Training and the Ministry of Universities in Spain, alongside the UK Department for Education and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.
The agreement will come into effect 30 days from the date of the last signature, on Wednesday 2 August 2023.
Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, this agreement enables students with UK qualifications (including A-levels and equivalent) to access universities in Spain without the requirement of additional entrance exams. Entry exams will only be required for certain competitive courses, as was the case prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.