”la Caixa” Foundation grants 50 fellowships to study a Bachelor's degree or higher art courses at public universities or public higher education centres in Spain.

Key points

  • 50 fellowships for low-income students with outstanding academic results who want to start a bachelor's degree for the first time in the 2023-2024 academic year.

  • Bachelor's studies or higher artistic studies in public universities or public higher education centres in Spain.

  • On-campus, full-time and full-dedication studies.

  • Open to all disciplines.

Requirements of the call

To be eligible for admission, candidates must meet these three requirements:

  1. Have been a beneficiary of the fixed allowance for income of the general scholarship of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training or of the Basque government in the 2022-2023 campaign. Therefore, all the candidates must be categorized by these organizations in threshold 1 of family income.

  2. Have passed the last year of Baccalaureate/Upper Secondary Education (Bachillerato) or Higher-level of Vocational Training (Ciclo Formativo de Grado Superior) in the 2022-2023 academic year.

  3. Applicants who have completed their Baccalaureate studies must pass the university entrance exams in the 2023 first sitting.


If you have any doubts about the call, please consult the list of frequently asked questions.

You can apply for a Bachelor fellowship through ”la Caixa” Foundation's fellowship application website.

If you'd like to be notified when the next call begins, sign up!

For any suggestions or doubts, you can contact: [email protected].

The selection process is made up of the following phases:

  • Phase 1 - Preselection:

    The candidates are split into groups by fields of knowledge according to the discipline of the studies to be taken, as indicated on the application. Only the candidates with the best final grades in the Baccalaureate studies or Higher-level of Vocational Training in each field of knowledge will be pre-selected.

  • Phase 2 - Final selection

    The preselected candidates will be called for a personal interview with an external assessment committee. Candidates will be selected based on their merits and qualifications, taking into consideration the following aspects:

    1. Candidate's potential, capabilities and motivation.

    2. Transformative impact of the fellowship.

    3. CV and reference letters.

Download materials

With the aim of creating synergies and informing as many people as possible about the bachelor fellowships call for applications, we'd be grateful if you could help us disseminate the communication materials among the students.

More information

  • How should the communication materials be disseminated?

    To ensure effective communication, first of all we'd recommend a mailing to explain the details of the call to the students.

    Then we'd suggest publishing the downloadable posts about the call on all social media channels, taking into account the texts proposed for publications contained in the Recommendations for promoting the call on Social Media.

    We'd also recommend printing the posters in A4 or A3 format to publicise the call at the university or centre.

  • How should the results of the publications be shared?

    ”la Caixa” Foundation is very grateful for your help in promoting calls among the students. To optimise the communication materials, we'd like you to help, as far as possible, by providing us with some important data on the pieces published on your digital channels: a description of the audience reached, screenshots of your publications on social media and the language in which your posts were published.


You can send any doubts or suggestions to: [email protected].

Documents of interest regarding the call for applications

Programme rules

All the information you need regarding the details of this fellowship, the application and selection process.

(In Spanish)

Boletín Oficial del Estado

Start of the call for applications for ”la Caixa” Foundation fellowships in the BOE.

(Only in Spanish)

Bachelor Fellowships 2023

List of fellows and statistics of the programme.

(In Spanish)

Documents of interest regarding the evaluation process

Code of conduct for evaluators

Rules of conduct in the selection processes. Actions to be carried out in the case of conflict of interest.

(In Spanish)

Selection process guide

(in Spanish)

List of evaluators in the 2023 call