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Some university students must have been wondering if the ministry had no plans for the main University students. I am glad to inform you that the Spanish University Students scholarship powered by the Spanish Ministry of Education is ongoing.
The General scholarships for university studies by the Spanish Ministry of Education are aimed at students who in the 2019-2020 academic year are enrolled in one of the following levels:
- University education adapted to the European Higher Education Area leading to official Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, including undergraduate and Master’s degrees studied at the University centres of Defense and Civil Guard.
- Preparation course for access to the university over 25 years taught by public universities.
- Complementary credits or training complements for access or obtaining a Master or Degree.
- Scholarships for studies corresponding to the third cycle or doctorate, specialization studies or university degrees are not included in this call.
Types of Scholarship for university students and the amount
Fixed amounts for all applicants who qualify
Tuition scholarship: The amount in which the student enrolls for the first time will be that of the official public price set in the 2019-2020 academic year. Those credits that exceed the minimum necessary to obtain the degree in question will not be part of the tuition scholarship. In the case of private university students, the amount of this scholarship will be equal to the minimum price established by the Autonomous Community in which the applicant is studying for in a public university of the same autonomous community.
A fixed amount associated with the student’s residence during the school year: €1,500
A fixed amount associated with student income: €1,600
A fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance: between €50 and €125
A Variable and a different amount for the different applicants that meet the requirements:
Its amount will result from the weighting of the average grade of the student’s file and his family income and will be determined by applying a distribution formula.
The variable amount to which the applicant was entitled will be calculated at a later stage to the determination, for all applicants, of the fixed amounts indicated in the previous section.
Scholarship for university students Requirements
To qualify for a scholarship they must meet the following general requirements:
- Be Spanish, or possess the nationality of a member state of the European Union. In the case of citizens of the Union or their families, beneficiaries of the rights of free movement and residence, they will be required to have the status of permanent residents or that they prove to be self-employed or others. These requirements will not be enforceable to obtain a tuition scholarship. In the case of non-EU foreigners, the provisions of the regulations on the rights and freedoms of foreigners in Spain and their social integration will apply.
- Not having at the time of applying for the scholarship a degree of an equal or superior level to the studies for which the scholarship is requested.
- Meet the rest of the academic and economic requirements specified in the call.
Economic and other requirements
In addition to these general requirements, it is necessary to meet a series of requirements indicated below:
In addition to the general, economic requirements must be met, taking into account the income received by the family unit in the fiscal year of the previous year (for the 2019-2020 academic year, it is considered the year 2018), applying deductions for certain situations (large families, applicants with disabilities, etc.) whose details can be found in the call.
These economic requirements are established through income thresholds or limits (see table at the end of this page), which will determine the scholarship components that can be received. These scholarship components are include:
- Fixed amount linked to income (1,600 euros).
- Fixed amount linked to residence, to be received only if you need to reside outside the family home during the course (1,500 euros).
- The variable amount, which depends on the per capita income of the student’s family unit and their average grade.
- Fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance (between 50 and 125 euros).
On the other hand, other limits cannot be exceeded to be a beneficiary of a scholarship, among which are:
- The net income of the movable capital plus the capital gains of the family unit, which cannot exceed 1,700 euros during the year 2018.
- The cadastral values of the real estate properties of the family unit other than the habitual residence may not exceed the limits established in the call.
- Income from economic activities or participation in entities, which cannot exceed 155,500 euros.
In this way, the threshold will determine the scholarship components that may correspond below which the income of the family unit remains during 2018:
- Below threshold 3: Tuition scholarship and a fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance.
- Below threshold 2: Tuition scholarship, a fixed amount linked to residence, a variable amount and a fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance.
- Below threshold 1: Tuition scholarship, a fixed amount linked to residence, a fixed amount linked to income, a variable amount and a fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance.
The economic requirements are not met if the family income exceeds the amounts established in threshold 3.
We must take into account that there may be limitations derived from the type of studies the student is taking, the number of credits in which he has enrolled, etc., which prevent perceiving certain components.
It is also worth knowing that certain academic circumstances, such as the average grade, affect the amount of some component, such as the variable amount or the fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance. Likewise, other situations, such as a residence on islands or the student’s disability, may lead to the perception of additional amounts.
Besides the above requirements, it must be known that other conditions must also be met to obtain certain components of the scholarship: for example, the need to live outside the family home must be accredited to qualify for the fixed amount associated with the home.
There are also specific circumstances that require special accreditation or that modify the components to be perceived. For example:
- Students who are independent of the family unit of their parents must later prove to the processing unit the ownership or rental of their habitual residence, and having sufficient economical means of their own.
- Students who do non-face-to-face studies or enroll in a number less than 60 credits.
- Students who take the preparation course for university access for over 25 years.
- Students who carry out the final project.
Students who are scholarship recipients, as recipients of a state grant, are required to allocate the scholarship for the purpose for which it is granted. It will be understood that this requirement is not met when any of the following circumstances occur:
- Not having exceeded 50 percent of the credits enrolled in an ordinary or extraordinary call. This percentage will be 40% for students of technical education and the branch of science.
- In the case of students who complete the final degree project.
In these cases, the student must reimburse the amount of the scholarship received, except in the case that he has not exceeded 50% or 40% of the credits, which will entitle him to maintain the tuition scholarship.
Obligation to dedicate the scholarship to the established purpose
Students who are scholarship recipients, are required to use the scholarship for the purpose for which it was granted. It will be understood that this requirement is not met, and must return all perceived components when any of the following circumstances occur:
- Having withdrawn in the centre during the course or having cancelled the registration.
- Not having exceeded 50 percent of the subjects or credits enrolled in an ordinary or extraordinary call. For the branches of Science and Technical Education, it will be 40%. Validated, recognized, or adapted credits will be excluded. Only in this case, all components will be returned except for the registration.
Deadline and form of submission of applications
From August 1, 2019
Until October 1, 2019
Form of submission of the application
The application is submitted through an online form through the website of the Spanish Ministry of Education. The student must register previously at the Electronic Office of this Ministry, although it must be known that the registration made in previous courses is still valid to carry out this procedure.
In principle, documentation should not be provided, as the units in charge of processing (processing units or scholarship units) will consult and obtain from the corresponding Administration all the necessary data to verify that the general, economic and academic requirements are met.
However, at any time the scholarship units may require you to submit documentation related to your scholarship application.
Safe Scholarship wishes all eligible applicants the best of luck as they apply for this rare opportunity.