Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Resuming doctoral studies (doctoral thesis)

Who: The interested party or the authorized person on presentation of the necessary identification.
Where: At the General Registry of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili or at any of its auxiliary registries, addressed to the secretary's office of the department to which the doctoral programme coordinator is affiliated. In certain cases, it may be presented via the online administrative procedures on the URV's intranet (registry of other administrative procedures).

From 1 June to 3 December 2020 (Stage one of registration).
From 4 December 2020 to 19 March 2021 (Stage two of registration, paying the charge for registering outside the established time period). Consult the prices


By presenting the application form duly fulfiled and addressed to the corresponding doctoral coordinator. It must include the updated research plan.

Cost: None.
Observations: The department will inform the academic committee of the doctoral programme and will hand over the application and documentation presented by the applicant
Who: The academic committee of the doctorate programme

At the latest by 10 December 2020.

Exceptionally, in the case of the second period of registration, until 22 March 2021.


The academic committee of the doctoral programme must base its decision on the content of the application and any factors it may consider relevant. On the basis of this, the academic committee will decide whether or not to accept the application. Likewise, they will ratify, or not, the initial thesis proposal and the thesis supervisor.

The academic committee sends to the EPD the original document in which the resolution is stated.

The EPD updates the data in the system and sends a copy of the resolution to the interested party, to the thesis tutor and/or the thesis supervisor, to the academic committee and to the Academic Management Service which is the unit in charge of the enrolment.

The EPD sends the original document to the Campus Secretariat for Academic Management for keeping this document in the student record.

In the event that during one academic year a doctoral student has not formalized his/her registration, he/she can request to resume his/her studies in the immediately following academic year. If authorized by the academic committee of the doctoral programme, once the doctoral student has registered, the Campus Secretariat for Academic Management (SGAC) must mark that academic year as a voluntary leave for not having formalized the registration. This type of temporary leave also extends the calculation of time for the completion of the thesis.

The sum of the period of voluntary leave for personal reasons and of voluntary leave for not having formalized registration cannot, under no circumstances, exceed two years, considering, in addition, the requirements applicable in each of these cases.


Students must contact to their Campus Secretariat for Academic Management for the enrolment and payment of the registration receipt (contact details of the Secretariat for Academic Management of each Campus):

 The standard registration period for the first stage is from 1 October to 18 December 2020.

 The registration period for the second stage is from 18 January to 24 March 2021 (paying the charge for registering outside the established time period).