Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Tansfer of doctoral students between programmes governed by the regulations to doctoral programmes specified in RD 99/2011 / Transfer of doctoral students from programmes governed by previous regulations to doctoral programmes specified in RD 99/2011

Application procedure


Doctoral student or the duly person on presentation of the necessary identification

A. Who are registered for a doctoral programme governed by RD 99/2011 to request that they be incorporated into another programme specified in RD 99/2011.

B. Who until the 2012-13 academic year have been registered on a doctoral programme governed by the previous regulations (RD 185/1985, RD 778/1998, RD 56/2005, RD 1393/2007).


At the URV website


- First phase: from 05 of September to 31 of October 2017 (recommended option).
- Second phase: from 09 of January to 28 of February 2018.


Students must:

  1. Complete the application form at the following address:

  2. Write 'TRANSFER BETWEEN PROGRAMMES GOVERNED BY RD 99/2011' or 'TRANSFER FROM PREVIOUS ROYAL DECREES' in the 'Observations' section of the online pre-registration form.

  3. If doctoral students have completed activities under the previous regulations that can be submitted under the new doctoral regulations, they must submit these activities along with the corresponding accrediting documentation before the corresponding pre-registration period expires.


Doctoral students who have moved between or to doctoral programmes governed by RD 99/2011 are able to request a reduction in the minimum duration of the doctoral degree to one academic year and one positive evaluations, so that they can initiate the procedures for the thesis defence. 

Reduction of the minimum course duration for doctoral students.

Resolution of the application


The academic committee of the doctoral programme.


- First phase: from 6 September to 30 November 2017.
- Second phase: from 10 January to 16 March 2018.


  • Doctoral students must take into account:

    • The number of places specified in the initial doctoral programme report.

    • The report and documentation provided by the Postgraduate and Doctoral School.

    • The selection criteria specified in the initial doctoral programme report.

    • Whether the courses, seminars and study visits that they completed under the previous regulations have the same duration and content as those of the new doctoral programme.

    • If these activities are recognized, doctoral students may include them in their personal Activities Record.

    • These activities will then count towards the final qualification in the place of other activities on the programme.

    • For programmes that allow for possible bridging courses (CF), once the academic committee has evaluated the academic transcript it must specify which additional training the student has to carry out.

  • Once the decision has been taken:

    • An email will be sent to the doctoral students informing them as to whether they have been admitted or excluded. Students who have been admitted will receive information, in this same email, regarding the thesis tutor who has been assigned to them, the research line they are to follow, the date, time and place where the tutorials will be held, and the documentation they need to submit to complete the registration process (if there has been any change to the information that they submitted when registering under the previous regulations). This tutorial must be held between the 21st and 24th of each month (from October to March).

    • The list of admitted and excluded candidates will be published on the website created for this purpose.

    • Doctoral students must submit the corresponding documentation to the Postgraduate and Doctoral School (Academic Management Service) between the 20th and 24th of each month (from October to March).


The duration of the doctoral student's studies will be calculated from the moment in which the candidate is admitted (date on which he/she first registers for the doctoral programme).