Countdown to the EBAU in the Canary Islands

Archive image of students taking one of the EBAU exams at the ULPGC. / JUAN CARLOS ALONSO

A double degree in Translation is the most demanding degree at the ULPGC, but Medicine and Nursing require close to a 13, with the maximum qualification being 14.

Louisa del Rosario

This Wednesday
June 8 begins in the Canary Islands the Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU) to which 5,822 students from the islands will apply and which maintains the format that was established two courses ago due to the pandemic: four days - and the possibility of mixing questions from the proposed options.
But for most of the students passing is not enough. They need "mark" to enter the chosen career if you are going to study at a public university, the highest grade that can be achieved in the weighting between Secondary and EBAU is 14.

These cut-off marks change every year, but knowing the last year's marks can be indicative of the requirement of the degree you want to study. Y
On the islands, both at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and at the University of La Laguna (ULL), the degrees in Health Sciences, that is, Medicine and Nursing, continue to lead.


  • the highest
    The cut-off marks for degrees in Health Sciences at the ULL and at the ULPGC.

  • Double grade
    In Translation and Interpreting English-German and English-French it requires a 13,318, the highest grade of all the degrees offered in the two public universities in the Canary Islands.

  • Different
    The cut-off grades change each year based on the grades of the students with the weighting of Secondary and EBAU and the mark of the last student enrolled.

A) Yes,
to study Medicine at the ULL you have to achieve a 13,029 at the EBAUthe highest mark required by this university among all degrees, while
to do it in the ULPGC a 12,962 is required.

Only a few tenths below it is
Nursing. 12,497 is requested in the ULL12.62 if you opt for the center attached to the Hospital Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria, and 11.9 if you study on the island of La Palma.

At the ULPGC, the Nursing degree also has three cut-off marks depending on the centre.
In Gran Canaria you need a 12.2 while in Fuerteventura you can study with half a point less because it requires 11,557 and in Lanzarote 11,491.

There's also
differences in terms of places offered. Medicine in Gran Canaria has 135 while in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura there are 50 in each.

All in all, at the ULPGC Medicine is not the most demanding career in terms of the cut-off mark, but the
double degree in Translation and Interpreting English-German and English-French. To enter this race, a 13,318 is requiredthe highest mark of all the degrees offered in both public universities in the Canary Islands with the addition, in addition, that it only offers ten places.

above 10

There are also other grades where the cut-off mark exceeds 10. In the ULPGC to enter
Physiotherapy an 11,464 is requested and in
Vet an 11,380. The first offer 75 places and the second 72.

In addition the
double degree in Business Administration and Management and Law requires a 10,979 and dual degree in
Business Administration and Management and Tourismto which only 20 new students can enroll, requires a 10,458.

In La Laguna another six grades require a grade above 10. The most demanding is
Physiotherapy, which requires 11,753 followed by Physics, which requires 11,682. In addition to
Mathwhich requires a 11,368 and
biology, for which you have to get an 11,062 in the EBAU. For study
Human Nutrition and Dietetics 10,887 is requested and for Pharmacy 10,789.

Below 10 but very close they are found in La Laguna in the branch of Arts and Humanities
Design (9,876), in Health Sciences
Psychology (9,577) and in Engineering and Architecture the degree of
Informatics Engineering (9,024). In the ULPGC bordering on 10 are the degrees of
Primary education (9,837) -note that it drops to 7,460 if it is not face-to-face-,
Physical Activity and Sports Sciences (9,377) and
Early Childhood Education (9,038).

117 students with special needs will take the test at the ULPGC: "Without the mentors it would not be possible"


Of the total number of students enrolled at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) to take the Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU), 5,822, 2% have special needs. For them, the university prepares each one a mentoring program in which volunteer teachers and students participate. Specifically this year that support will be provided by 28 students. "Without the mentors it would not be possible" to organize the test well for these students with special needs, acknowledges the Vice-Rector for Students, Alumni and Employability, David Sánchez.

In his opinion, it is a job that "is not seen" and it is necessary to "highlight it" and thank the effort of the Social Assistance Service led by the social worker Dolores Cabello, and the ULPGC professor Israel Castro, who is the one who has designed the mentoring program to train volunteers. For the most part, Sánchez points out, it is Education students who apply for this program that tries to ensure that students with special needs attend the EBAU "under the same conditions" as the rest of the students.

Of the 117 students with special needs, seven attend the ULPGC headquarters in Fuerteventura, 12 in Lanzarote and the rest in Gran Canaria distributed between the Tafira campus (64), Guía (7), Exopomeloneras (11) and Telde (16).

Sánchez affirmed, on the other hand, that the ULPGC is already prepared for the EBAU, which begins this Wednesday, June 8, although with respect to the previous two years there will be some differences due to the change in protocol with covid-19. Students will be able to remove their mask inside the classrooms and there is no longer any need to clean between some groups and others.

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