Health Science Foundation Year

A broad program designed to introduce you to the area of health sciences

The Health Science Foundation Year is a program designed by Universidad Europea de Madrid through which you can discover your true vocation and decide your future career as a dentist, pharmaceutical, biotechnologist, nurse, physical therapist or psychologist.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you
Health Science Foundation Year


Sep 10, 2020


1 year
  • Top class facilities, including a simulated hospital, pharmacy and much more
  • You can study in English with students from over the world and benefit from the expertise of an international faculty.

In the PDF you will find:

  • Detailed study plan
  • Why this degree is perfect for you

Key Points

An innovative academic model and reference in teaching methodologies

  • Fecha de Inicio

    Sep 10, 2020

  • Modalidad


  • Duration

    1 year

  • ECTS


  • Language


  • Campus

    Madrid Villaviciosa de Odón

  • Universidad

    Universidad Europea de Madrid

  • Área de Conocimiento

    Medicine and health

  • Tipo de Estudio


Why study this program?

Square Meters

Simulated Hospital and four consultation clinics equipped with the latest technology.

89% Employability

Our students enjoy high employability rates in the first year after graduation.

% International Students

In your day-to-day life you’ll come into contact with students from more than 88 countries.

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Guillermo Gascuñana

Undergraduate and Technical Studies advisor at Universidad Europea de Madrid

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Student Profile:

The Health Science Foundation Year is a program aimed at students who legally meet the university's eligibility requirements and who wish to study health sciences, but are unsure as to which health discipline they would like to specialize in: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

Through these programs students will be introduced to basic materials, competencies and skills in health sciences and will choose a schedule of practical classes that will help them decide on their future profession in the field of health.


At the Universidad Europea our priority is learning with an eminently practical approach. Our Madrid, Valencia and Canary Islands campuses offer you the best facilities for putting your knowledge into practice, in the most fully equipped laboratories and using the latest technologies, before joining the career world. Likewise, in the university clinics, students of the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences can develop their practical learning in contact with the professional world.

At the Universidad Europea excellence in research is part of our commitment to society. We research to generate transferable knowledge and thus contribute to social development and progress. To do this, we have five Centers of Excellence for Research which organize all our research activity in each line (projects, training programs, scientific forums, dissertations, scientific dissemination, etc.). These enhance the creation of synergies among research groups both in the University and outside, leading to alliances with other institutions and companies in Spain and abroad.


If you are coming from outside of the Region of Madrid and would like to undertake the on-site full-time program, you can find accommodation in line with your needs: near to campus, safe, comfortable, in an academic setting, with good services, quality furnishings, etc. Thanks to the two student halls that Universidad Europea has, both located on campus and with capacity for 550 people, with all domestic, academic and safety needs ideally suited to a student.

These student halls are destined both for students or for those teachers or personnel who may need accommodation at some point: scientific, artistic or cultural exchanges, or even for any other person whose stay is directly or indirectly related to the University.

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Study plan

  Class ECTS
Basic Sciences 
(24 ECTS)
Structure and Function I 6
Structure and Function II 6
Applied Biostatistics 6
Cellular Biology and Genetics 6
Communication Skills 
(9 ECTS)
Management Skills and Group Management 3
Psychology and Communication Skills 6
Modern Language 
(12 ECTS)
Modern Language I 6
Modern Language II 6
Research Applied to Life Sciences 
(6 ECTS)
Research Methodology 6
Simulation Practicum 
(9 ECTS)
Simulated practice I * 2
Simulated practice II * 2
Simulated practice III * 2
First Aid and CPR 3
Total 60

* Students of this program must choose 3 areas of knowledge related to their vocation in which they wish to take simulated practical classes subjects: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

If you successfully complete the Health Science Foundation Year you might be eligible for ECTS credit recognition in our Biohealth Department programs.


Learn with the best:

Our teachers combine their teaching with professional activity in different areas of health science. This allows you to approach the professional reality from the first day through the development of real skills, abilities and situations.

Price and advantages Health Science Foundation Year


Payment over 10 months

1.800€ reservation fee 

Find your scholarship

  • Flexible payments
  • Grants for high performing students
  • Grants for continuing students
  • Grants for simultaneous studies
  • First in family scholarships
  • Universidad Europea scholarship
  • Official scholarships
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Why study Health Science at Universidad Europea?

  • Gain an understanding of various areas of health sciences before specializing in which one you would like to go into. On this one year program you will be introduced to topics such as Cell Biology and Genetics, Human Anatomy, Physiopathology and Biostatistics. 
  • Universidad Europea’s innovative learning by doing model will ensure you start to develop key skills needed in whatever field of health science you go into. These include Psychology and Communication Skills, and Management Skills and Group Management. 
  • You will be able to discover your true health vocation through the internship option at one of our partners in Spain.
  • You will always be guided by a faculty of professors with extensive professional and educational experience.
  • Should you decide to study on of our health sciences degrees at the end of foundation year, some of the subjects in this program are eligible for recognition as part of the Degree program that you end up choosing to study.

Career opportunities

Having studied the Health Science Foundation Year, you will be able to go onto complete a degree in a variety of areas within the health science field. Our graduates specialize in areas such as: Dentistry, Pharmacy, Biotechnology, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Psychology.

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Admission process

1. Documentation

To begin your admission process, the first thing to do is book your appointment online or by calling 91 740 72 72.

  • Selectividad card showing eligibility status
  • Two photocopies of your ID
  • Academic record file transfer 
  • Proof of payment of the Admission fee before or on the date of appointment

2.  What does the admissions test consist of?

  • Skills and abilities test
  • General knowledge test
  • Language assessment test
  • Personal interview

When will you know you’ve been accepted?

You’ll find out the result of the admissions test via an admissions letter that you’ll receive by email. If you have any doubts or queries, you can contact our Admissions Department for New Students at

3. Reserve your place

Along with the admissions letter, you will receive an envelope with information about official registration. It is recommended that in order to reserve your place, you should respond within 7 days of receiving the letter.

4. Registration

All students joining the Universidad Europea for the first time, wanting to study a degree, must open a file with the university, prior to registration. The Department of Admission for New Students will provide the candidate with all the documentation and forms to complete their registration.

Convalidations and transfers

You don’t have to carry on doing something you don’t want to. For this reason, we have designed specific convalidation and university transfer plan. If you want to know your personalized plan, as quickly and easily as possible, send us an email to along with the following documentation:

  • Personal academic certificate of the original degree.
  • Study plan sealed by the Secretariat of the center of origin.
  • The academic program of the subjects studied and/or enrolled in the original degree.
  • Officially translated degree certificate (only in the case of foreign graduates)

In case of requesting recognition for professional experience, you will be required to provide;

  • Work life certificate
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Company certificate, only in those cases where it is necessary to prove the functions performed in the company, or in cases of students with international professional experience who cannot provide a work-life certificate.

For any questions, you can contact our advisers by calling 91 834 34 35.

Scholarships and grants program

We’re here to help. If you want to study at Universidad Europea, you have a number of internal and official scholarship options to apply for. In addition, we provide comprehensive Financing and Discount options

Professional practices

Internships in companies are a key element in your education. Acquiring experience and putting into practice what you have learned on your degree is the best way to enter the labor market. There are two types of internship, curricular (which are included as part of your program) and extracurricular (which you can do on a voluntary basis).

In order to carry out an internship in a company, you’ll need to have passed 50% of your credits and register before you start the internship. Both the company and a professor on your course will monitor your progress on the internship as well as providing an evaluation at the half way mark and upon completion. 

If you want to gain extra work experience before finalizing your university studies, you are welcome to carry out extracurricular internships. You can carry them out in whichever year of your studies you choose but we remind you that internships are formative and should complement your studies. The more theoretical knowledge you have acquired throughout your degree, the more you will benefit from the internships.