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Homologación (homologation) is the alternative path towards higher education in Spain, for school qualifications issued in any country, including outside the European Union and / or without a bilateral agreement with the Spanish government. With Cambridge International qualifications you may choose the homologation path in particular if you expect to score higher on Spanish curriculum subjects than on your A levels. See Direct Access versus Homologation (PDF, 101KB).
Homologation is dealt with by the Spanish Education Ministry (Ministerio de Educación y Formación profesional).
Applications that are made through the homologation process are similar to those made through direct access but require a greater Spanish subject content: in order to achieve the 10-point Access Qualification (CAU) four PCE tests must be submitted alongside the IGCSE and A Levels.
The minimum requirement to apply to a Spanish university via the homologation process is:
If you choose homologation, but did not sit Cambridge IGCSE, you need to get your Year 11 studies homologated by the Ministry of Education.