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 5 September to 4 November 2019 (recommended option).
- Second phase: from 9 January to 28 Fabruary 2020.


Students must:

  1. Complete the application form at the following address:
    https://www.urv.cat/doctorat/alumne/index.jsp?idioma=3 (It only will be open in the above mentioned periods).

  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 2 December 2019.
- Second phase: from 10 January to 19 March 2020.


  • Doctoral students must take into account:

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

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

    • The selection criteria specified in the 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 totally or partially, doctoral students should include them in their personal Activities Record (DAD). 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 and supervisor who have been assigned to them, the documentsrequired for the registrations and the deadline for the registration.

    • Before the deadline, admitted doctoral students must register for the new doctoral programme.


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).