We often see scholarships for university students but hardly come across Scholarships for Non-university students. This post will focus on the opportunity given by the Spanish Education Ministry to qualified applicants to study outside the university syllable.
The general scholarships for non-university studies are aimed at students who are enrolled in any of the following levels:
- High school
- Vocational Training of Middle and Higher Grade
- Professional Artistic Teachings
- Sports Teaching
- Higher Artistic Teachings
- Higher Religious Studies
- Higher and undergraduate military studies
- Language teaching in official schools, including distance mode
- Basic Professional Training
Types of Scholarships for non-university students and the amount
Below are the Fixed amounts for all applicants who qualify:
Basic scholarship: €200
The fixed amount associated with the student’s residence during the school year: €1,500
The fixed amount associated with student income: €1,600
Fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance: between €50 and €125
The 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 of his family per capita 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.
For certain studies (Languages in the EOI, Basic FP, access to the university over 25 years …) the minimum variable amount may correspond: €60
Scholarships for non-university students Requirements
To qualify for Scholarships for non-university students, applicants must meet the following general requirements as of December 31, 2018:
- 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, it will require them to have the status of permanent residents or that they prove to be self-employed or others. 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 they request the scholarship.
- Meet the rest of the academic and economic requirements specified in this post.
Scholarships for non-university students Economic requirements
Besides the general requirements, 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, the year 2018 is considered), 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 which will determine the scholarship components that can be received. These components are five:
- A fixed amount linked to income (1,600 euros).
- A fixed amount linked to residence, to be received only if you need to live outside the family home during the course (1,500 euros).
- Basic scholarship (200 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).
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 cannot exceed 1,700 euros during 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 cannot exceed 155,500 euros during 2018.
In this way, the scholarship components that may correspond to the applicant will be determined by the threshold below which the income of the family unit remains during 2018:
- Below threshold 3: Basic scholarship and a fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance.
- Below threshold 2: Basic scholarship, a fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance, a fixed amount linked to the residence and a variable amount.
- Below threshold 1: Fixed amount linked to excellence in academic performance, a fixed amount linked to residence, a fixed amount linked to income and a variable amount.
The economic requirements are not met if the family income exceeds the amounts established in threshold 3.
It must be taken into account that there may be other limitations derived from the studies the student is taking (for example, in the case of completely non-face-to-face studies), the number of subjects or modules in which he has enrolled, etc., which prevent him from 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 the residence on islands or the student’s disability, may lead to the perception of additional amounts.
Other requirements for Scholarships for non-university students
In addition to 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 reside 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 may change 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, as well as having sufficient economical means of their own.
- Students who perform certain studies, such as completely non-contact, language or adult-specific.
- Obligation to dedicate the scholarship to the established purpose
- Students who are scholarship recipients, as recipients of a state grant, are required to allocate said 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:
- Having withdrawn from the centre during the course.
- Not attended 80% or more of the teaching hours, except for dispensing from schooling.
- Not having exceeded 50 percent of the subjects or credits enrolled in an ordinary or extraordinary call.
In these cases, the student must reimburse the amount of the scholarship received.
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.