National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance

Prize: National/international honourAcademic

José Luis Estévez Navarro (Recipient)

The National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance (known in Spanish as "Premios Nacionales de Fin de Carrera de Educación Universitaria") is the most prestigious award granted by the Ministry of Education (Government of Spain) to the students that have just accomplished their undergraduate degree outstanding greatly among the rest of students. It is one of the oldest academic awards continuously granted, with a history that goes back to the 19th century.

Prior to the academic year 2008-09, the award was granted to the students who had the highest average score in their correspondent degree. However, since 2009 every candidate compete in one of the five field categories: Arts and Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences, Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering and Architecture. Each category counts with a variable number of National Awards (1st prize), Honorable Mentions (2nd prize) and "Accésits" (3rd prize). Therefore, the winners of these awards are not only recognized for being the best students on their degree, but the best students on their field category in the country.
Awarded date19-Nov-2018
Degree of recognitionNational
Granting OrganisationsGovt Spain

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