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Requirements and deadlines


There are four basic access routes into studying Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in higher education:

  1. holding a Baccalaureate qualification pursuant to the Spanish General Organic Law on the Education System (LOGSE) or another qualification deemed to be equivalent by the education authorities (University Orientation Course - COU, Pre-university, etc.) and obtaining a place after passing an access test;
  2. holding a "Técnico Superior" (Advanced Technician) qualification in Plastic Arts and Design;
  3. having passed the University access test for people over 25 and then passing the College access test;
  4. having passed the maturity test for people over 19 offered by the Autonomous Community of Madrid and then passing the College access test.


Foreign qualifications

In order to validate your studies and register to take the access test or request direct access, courses completed in accordance with foreign education systems have to be previously recognised as regards the Spanish Education System, by the corresponding Education Administration services. Provisionally, proof of having commenced recognition procedures can be accepted for registration. In this event, if recognition is refused, it will not be possible to formalise registration or attend the course.

For more information on the procedure please contact the Foreign Studies Recognition and Validation Service:

Servicio de Homologaciones y Convalidaciones de Estudios Extranjeros, Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte: Calle Alcalá 34-36. Madrid Telephone: 0034 902218500


Deadlines are subject to change, but in recent years pre-registration and access tests have taken place in June. As a guide, the dates for the examination session for the 2013-2014 academic year were as follows:

  • Preregistration for the test: 3 to 14 June
  • Performance of the test: 20 and 21 June
Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales
Consejería de Educación e Investigación