Frequently asked questions

About admissions

1. How can I enroll in the programme?

To initiate your application, simply click the “Apply Now” button above to submit your application request online.

Following this, our admissions team will review your application and reach out to you with details about the subsequent steps in the process.

2. What is the deadline for enrollment?

The deadline for enrolment is July 15th.

For those students who require a residence visa, it is highly advisable to initiate the application process well in advance to account for potential delays. Please be aware that starting the academic year without an approved VISA is not possible. While the BCC can provide you with an enrolment certificate, the responsibility of obtaining the visa lies with the applicant.

We strongly urge all prospective students to expedite the admission and enrollment procedures to guarantee a place in our limited enrollment programme. Your timely action will contribute to a smooth transition into our academic community.

3. What are valid official Spanish certificates?

To demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, we accept the SICELE certificate at level A2 from any partner institution, as well as the Instituto Cervantes DELE exam, available in various countries and accessible in digital or online formats.

Should you be unable to furnish either of these documents, a request will be made for you to sign an academic commitment, affirming your commitment to achieving the minimum A2 proficiency before commencing the second year of the program.

In the case of possessing an unofficial A2 certificate from an unaccredited institution, a Spanish diagnostic test will be administered to ascertain your proficiency level and determine whether additional support is necessary.

Candidates holding only an A1-level certificate will receive conditional admission and will be required to participate in a Spanish intensive course to enhance proficiency before embarking on the program.

We strongly advise all applicants to establish a robust foundation in Spanish before entering the third year, ensuring a successful trajectory in the program.

4. What are valid official English certificates?

The official certificates accepted are:

  • TOEFL: 93-120 (computer-based test), 397-433 (paper based test) or 30-40 (internet based test).
  • IELTS: minimum 3.0
  • TOEIC: 255-400
  • University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: Cambridge English Key (KET)
  • Other exams / certificates: could be accepted as long as the level can be accredited.

5. When should I take the Spanish or Basic Sciences intensive course?

If you have not taken science classes such as biology or chemistry in high school, or if your last related study was completed more than 5 years ago, you will need to take extra science classes before starting the programme of study.

Similarly, for Spanish, if you do not have any prior knowledge or cannot provide a certificate demonstrating proficiency, you will need to take the BCC diagnostic test or take Spanish classes to meet the language requirement. 

6. What if I don't have a scientific background?

If your secondary/high school degree is not related to science or if you pursued a career in fields such as arts, law, or others, you can still apply for enrollment in the programme. You have the option to take the intensive summer course in basic sciences, which will help you level up your knowledge in the science field and prepare you for the programme. 

7. How do I prove that I have the required degrees for university acces?

To prove that you have access to the university, you need to submit a certificate that verifies the completion of your secondary education and grants you access to higher education in your country. Examples of such certificates include Selectividad (Spain), Baccalaureat (France), A-levels (UK), Abitur (Germany), Slutbetyg (Sweden), Maturitá (Italy), and others. In some cases, if it is valid in your country of origin, you can be admitted by presenting a vocational test that grants you access to the university.

8. What is the procedure and timing for conducting the admission interview?

The admission interview is a simple conversation aimed at getting to know you better and understanding your motivations to join the BCC and become a chiropractor. You will be speaking with Adrian Wenban, the Director of BCC, about chiropractic and the institution. It is not necessary to prepare anything for this meeting, and there is no need to be concerned.  It is also your chance to ask any questions or clear any doubts you may have before enrolling. 

9. What does the interview consist of?

The admission interview is a simple conversation aimed at getting to know you better and understanding your motivations to join the BCC and become a chiropractor. You will be speaking with Adrian Wenban, the Director of BCC, about chiropractic and the institution. It is not necessary to prepare anything for this meeting, and there is no need to be concerned.  It is also your chance to ask any questions or clear any doubts you may have before enrolling. 

10. If I do not hold a passport from the European Union, can I still study at the BCC?

Yes, as a foreign student without an EU passport, you can still study at the BCC. However, you will need to obtain a student visa and meet all the requirements set by the Spanish government for international students. It is important to start the visa application process as early as possible to ensure you have enough time to complete all the necessary steps before the start of the academic year. The BCC can provide guidance and support throughout the visa application process. 

11. I want to start the following year, can I already start the admission process now?

Yes, absolutely. We encourage students to start their admission process as soon as possible, due to the limited availabilities. This allows you to secure your place in the program and have enough time to process any necessary visas or paperwork. We recommend registering and reserving your place as early as possible to avoid any delays or complications. 

12. Can I enroll if I have completed another career related to art, language, law or another completely different training?

Yes, you can! We have designed an intensive “Basic Science” course to provide you with the necessary content base to be on par with your peers who have a scientific background.

This online intensive course takes place one month prior to the start of the academic year.

In some cases, we ask our applicants to take a diagnostic test, to check their level in basic sciences (e.g. people who studied sciences a long time ago).

This will also be discussed during the interview with the Principal.

13. I already received my admission document, what should I do now to finish my registration?

Upon receipt of your admission document securing your place at the BCC, it is imperative to send us the duly completed and signed “Registro de Matrícula” (enrollment contract).

Confirmation of your place will be finalized only upon the successful payment of the enrollment fee.

14. Do you offer scholarships or discounts?

The BCC does not provide scholarships or financing programs. Nevertheless, we offer a range of flexible payment options, allowing you to select the one that aligns with your financial circumstances. Additionally, discounts are available for full payments.

For details regarding discounts applicable to special cases, kindly refer to the Tuition Fee Policy.

15. What are the available payment forms?

Information to be added soon.

16. How much do the intensive courses cost?

Each online course (basic sciences and Spanish) has a duration of 50 hours and costs 425. 

17. What are your bank details (to pay the registration fee)?

  • IBAN: ES7721000655710200416663 

About the programme, classes and diploma

18. What is the duration of the programme? Is it possible to solely pursue the Master's degree?

The duration of the programme is 5 (five) years, during which full-time commitment is required.

You will be awarded two degrees upon successful completion of the programme of study: Título Superior en Quiropràctica, Máster en Quiropràctica.

It is not possible to pursue only one degree.

19. When are the start and end dates of the academic year?

Typically, the academic year starts early October and concludes at the end of the month of June. Exact dates will be available in due time. 

20. Is it possible to attend classes remotely or part-time?

This programme is conducted entirely in-person and on a full-time basis. It is not possible to participate in the programne partially or remotely as a minimum attendance of 80% in classes must be maintained. 

21. In what format are the classes of the programme conducted?

The majority of classes within the programme are conducted in a face-to-face format, although there may be instances where certain course material is delivered online.

22. When do the intensive courses start?

The intensive courses typically take place before the start of the programme, usually towards the end of August. The courses span a duration of 4-5 weeks and comprise a total of 50 hours each. 

23. Are the intensive courses online or in person?

The intensive courses are online, and students need to join live sessions with their teachers. Before each session, students should also look at the course materials.

After finishing the course, there will be a test to check if students understand the material well enough to meet the minimum admission requirements.

24. What degree will I be awarded upon completion of the programme?

You will be awarded two degrees upon successful completion of the programme of study: Título Superior en Quiropràctica, Máster en Quiropràctica.

25. After obtaining my degree, which countries will I be eligible to work in?

The European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE) accredits the degrees awarded by the BCC.

As a result of this accreditation, graduates of the programme are eligible to work in countries where chiropractic is recognized as a regulated profession through an automatic homologation process.

It should be noted, however, that the specific conditions for professional practice may differ between countries, particularly in those without specific regulations governing chiropractic.

We recommend that you gather information on the profession’s status in any country where you plan to work.

Currently, over 130 BCC graduates are employed worldwide.

26. Has the programme of study received accreditation?

Indeed, the study programme offered by BCC is accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE). This accreditation enables BCC graduates to pursue employment opportunities in numerous regions and countries across the globe.

27. Are classes taught in English or Spanish? Additionally, are there any classes offered in Catalan?

As a bilingual institution, our official languages of instruction are English and Spanish.

In the first year of the programme, simultaneous translation is provided to facilitate student comprehension and ensure all students are able to actively engage.

Our programme  attracts students from more than 50 countries worldwide. 

About living in Barcelona

28. Does the BCC provide student accommodation?

BCC does not offer on-campus student residences. However, we are pleased to assist and provide guidance to students seeking housing accommodations. We maintain information about housing options and websites that can assist in your search, and we also offer a private and exclusive platform for BCC students to connect and seek out potential roommates. 

29. How can I find out about the cost of living in Barcelona?

Detailed information on the costs of living, rent, transportation, and housing can be found on this website. If you have any further inquiries or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly.

30. The BCC has two campus, which one is more conveniently located?

Sarrià is known for its traditional charm and peaceful atmosphere, and it is where the majority of program activities take place. However, any other neighborhood in Barcelona that you prefer and meets your needs can also be a viable option. Fortunately, all neighborhoods in Barcelona are well-connected by public transportation.

If you are looking for a quieter and less touristy neighborhood, we advise against selecting areas such as Barceloneta, El Born, El Gótico, El Raval, and their surroundings.

Please contact us if you have any questions related to your accommodation, it will be a pleasure to assist you.