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At ESIC we try every day to build an inclusive training centre, in which everyone has equal opportunities in both studies and employment, thus promoting a society of equity without discrimination towards any group.

Our school aims to be a mirror of the labour market by offering training and socio-laboural inclusion to everybody and especially those who because of their gender, race, origin, religion or functional diversity (accredited as equal or superior to 33%) are being discriminated against.

Inclusion in ESIC classrooms is a reality. Our learning spaces constitute a real environment where students, teachers and staff are a reflection of our society in which respect and coexistence prevail.

Diverse Classrooms-Diverse Companies: At ESIC we instil a culture of diversity in everyone, regardless of whether they have functional diversity or have suffered discrimination. To this end, we develop actions that facilitate access to training, the acquisition of skills and the promotion of employment for all groups.

For this reason, ESIC has set up the DUE (Diversity University-Company) Diversity Project which articulates an organisational structure, procedures, policies and adequate resources to develop action plans every year that are integrated into the School's Quality Policy. The project, which is national in scope, is directed by the General Secretary of ESIC who is responsible for its monitoring, review and proposals for improvement.

Our Technical Unit for Diversity aims to provide support to all the people who are part of the project. This team will carry out actions at a national level aimed at fulfilling the following objectives:

  • Awareness and training sessions
  • Welcome and orientation procedures for newcomers
  • Scholarships and grants
  • Accessibility (Physical and Technological)
  • Employability support for people from all groups
  • Promote socially responsible purchasing at ESIC
  • Labour guidance and intermediation actions (internship and career service)
  • Actions to promote entrepreneurship
  • People who are part of the diversity group can request any assistance from the Technical Unit for Diversity (, to include physical and technical as well as academic. This unit will coordinate the necessary actions to provide solutions to specific needs with all areas/departments of ESIC.

The ESIC Quality System includes general policy relating to support services for students with disabilities that articulates the specific actions to be developed in support of the Diversity Project; such as, attention, training and complementary services for people with disabilities.

For more information about resources and services on each ESIC campus, visit the ESIC University Guide.

The Technical Unit for Diversity guarantees compliance with the obligation to maintain professional secrecy and the right to personal data protection in accordance with the Organic Law on Personal Data Protection.


Facilitate access to studies for students who present some functional diversity.

Guarantee in the university community the inclusion and active participation of students who have some type of functional diversity.

Offer information, training and support to the different groups of the project.

Address the needs of students who are functionally diverse in an individualised manor.

Make academic adjustments.

Guarantee accessibility within ESIC.

Collaborate with internal and external entities to improve the attention of students who present functional diversity.

Attend to the material and personal needs that students with functional diversity present in the university.

Promote awareness campaigns and collaborate in those organized by other entities.


The prescription of curricular adaptations to guarantee equal opportunities is carried out under the provisions of Law 51/2003 on Equal Opportunities, Non-Discrimination and Universal Accessibility, of Organic Law 4/2007 which modifies Organic Law 6/2001 on Universities, of Royal Decree 1791/2010 on the Statute of University Students, and the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (together with Law 26/2011 on the normative adaptation to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities), among others, governed by the principles of equal opportunities, standardization and inclusion.

Even if you do not have a certificate of disability, if you have some kind of Special Educational Needs (SEN) you can request information, advice and support, so that the Diversity Technical Unit can analyse which curricular adaptations can best suit your needs. SEN may derive from a situation that affects the state of health and interrupts the habitual performance of academic obligations, from intellectual capacities different from the rest of the students to Specific Learning Disorders (such as dyslexia, dyscalculia or dysorthography) among others, always within the functioning academic environment.

Students with special educational needs may request the necessary support and adaptations from the Diversity Technical Unit at The Unit will open a file with the information provided by the student on the necessary adaptations. The objective of this file is to identify, with the student, the adaptations, both academic and in terms of resources, that are needed and required by law, as well as those that ESIC may add so that the student can successfully develop in their training and remain at the ESIC campus.

See Special Educational Needs Adaptations Form.

Objective and profile of candidates

This scholarship is aimed at any person who, because of their gender, race, ethnic origin, religion, or disability, is being discriminated against in a business environment, as well as people with functional diversity (who can legally prove a disability equal to or greater than 33%).

Every academic year ESIC announces the Diversity Scholarship at a national level. These grants will be applied depending on the program where they apply, the level of disability and the economic situation of the candidate, excluding registration and fees if these are official in the case of university degrees or masters because of public university affiliation.

The following is a breakdown of the scholarship amounts by type of program:

Scholarships up to 50% (excluding tuition and official fees) applicable to any of the master’s programs.

Scholarships up to 30% (excluding registration and official fees) applicable to any of the degree courses (official degrees or own degrees). Scholarships will be applied year to year, in the case of graduate programs, and may be reviewed.

Depending on the type and level of disability as well as the financial situation of the candidate, the Scholarship Committee may indicate an increase in the amount initially described in the Scholarship.

Diversity Scholarship Program Rules:

a. Criteria for selection of candidates:
• Discrimination: The candidate must present documentation that justifies the situation of discrimination experienced.
• Functional Diversity: The candidate must present a valid Certificate of Disability (where the type and degree are stated).
• Have a sufficient academic record for the degree that is being applied for as well as having been admitted by the ESIC admissions process.

b. Those candidates interested in applying for any of the scholarships of the plan must apply through the Virtual Campus.

It is important for the candidate to have all the documentation, justifying their diversity status, scanned to pdf or jpg format to be uploaded at the time of the on-line application.

c. The deadline for receiving all the information will be prior to the beginning of the academic year and according to the Postgraduate or Undergraduate calendar:

• In the month of August, for master’s programs starting in September/October.
• In the month of January, for master’s programs starting in February.

• Before September 24th.

<d. The Diversity Fellowship Committee will then meet for the selection of grantees, which will be communicated after:

• The first fortnight of September, for master's programs starting in September/October
• The first fortnight of January, for master's programs starting in February.
• The last week of October.

e. The student with an undergraduate scholarship must pass a minimum of 75% of the credits of the program studied at the end of each course in order to continue with the scholarship. Otherwise, the Scholarship Commission will examine their situation for the cessation of scholarships in remaining courses.

If you are applying for a Diversity Scholarship from ESIC under a minimum 33% disability requirement to study a master's degree at ESIC, we suggest that you also investigate the Fundación Once's Talent Opportunity Scholarship Program.

The application period for the Talent Opportunity Scholarship Program is between the months of July and October, approximately. Please confirm the period in the rules of each event.

This ESIC Diversity Project supports the contribution of women in the professional environment. This scholarship is aimed at women who wish to study a postgraduate program at ESIC in any of the following options:




This ERASMUS program provides funding for the mobility of students as well as teaching and non-teaching staff with special needs within the program. In order to access the assistance established in the Erasmus+ program for people with special needs in the field of higher education, participants must have a recognised and qualifying disability of at least 33 per cent, as well as fulfilling other eligibility criteria of the program.

See details in University Mobility.

BOE No. 169 Saturday 12 July 2014 Sec. P. 54966
7403 Resolution of 3 July 2014, of the Secretariat of State for Education, Vocational Training and Universities, which calls for aid for students with specific educational support needs for the 2014-2015 academic year.

BOE No. 191 Thursday 7 August 2014 Sec. Page 63499
548 Resolution of 28 July 2014, of the Secretariat of State for Education, Vocational Training and Universities, which calls for general scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year for students who are pursuing post-compulsory studies..  


Guide to Disability Aids. GUIDELINES. Discapnet, co-financed by Fundación ONCE and Technosite.

This ESIC Diversity Project aims to promote diversity in the classroom and the business world, offering training as well as social and occupational inclusion to people who have suffered discrimination or have some type of functional diversity.

The Employment and Diversity Service supports and advises students from the Diversity Project in their incorporation into the labour market in collaboration with special employment centres and ordinary companies.

This program is aimed at students in the last two courses of their undergraduate studies as well as master’s students, recent graduates or former students.

To contact Internship and Career Services for the Diversity Project, write to

Companies that wish to offer a job or internship to students or alumni from ESIC with functional diversity can also contact the service at the same email address (

Under the Framework Agreement for Educational Cooperation between ESIC, ONCE Foundation and FSC Inserta, the participation of university students with disabilities in external academic practices will be facilitated.

ONCE Foundation employment programs:

Orientation and Labour Inclusion Program
Training for Employment Program
Self-Employment Program
Accessibility to the Workplace

If you're a...

Candidate or student of ESIC who has suffered discrimination, have functional diversity or require special educational needs.

Student from ESIC and want to collaborate with ESIC's Diversity Project by supporting another student from ESIC who has suffered discrimination, has a functional diversity or requires special educational needs.

Teacher, management staff or collaborator from ESIC and you have functional diversity.


You can contact the Diversity Technical Unit at The staff will analyse your situation and advise you on how best to address your needs.

At ESIC we provide teachers as well as administrative and service staff with a guide with recommendations on how to act in the different scenarios which may arise with students who require special educational needs and recommendations in the development of their training program within an ESIC campus. The recommendations may be linked to the training program, physical resources and/or relationships with people in the environment. Moreover, ESIC also makes available the Adaptation Guide developed by the SAPDU Network, Network of Support Services for People with Disabilities in the University, a network organised by Spanish Universities and the ONCE Foundation.

See the recommendations guide for attention to students with functional diversity or special educational needs in ESIC.


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