If you are participating in a grants competition you may need to demonstrate that you have been admitted to a URV programme. If the competition finishes before the admissions dates specified on the URV timetable, the URV can provide you with a letter stating that you have been provisionally admitted pending your successful completion of the access procedures within the specified dates. Write to us at phd(ELIMINAR)@urv.cat giving your name, the competition to which you are applying and the document that you require.
I need a certificate of admission in order to apply for a grant before the dates specified on the URV admissions timetable. How can I obtain this certificate?
I have a diploma. Can I apply to study for a doctorate?
Yes, provided that you have obtained a total of 300 ECTS credits during your higher education. Of these ECTS credits, 60 must be at master's degree level.
Do postgraduate courses allow me to access a doctoral course?
No, the 60 ECTS credits at master's degree level must be from official master's degrees.
I have a pre-Bologna bachelor's degree. Can I apply to study for a doctorate?
Yes, you are able to apply for a doctoral programme provided that your Bachelor's Degree has obtained the equivalence to the level 3 of the Spanish Qualification Framework for Higher Education and after submission of the certificate obtained through the electronic office of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.
How much does part-time registration cost?
The same as full-time registration. Part-time registration refers to the time taken to complete the thesis. It does not affect the price.
I have a DEA or my research aptitude has been recognised. Can I continue with my doctorate?
No, you can't. You must apply for access for a doctoral programme regulated by RD 99/2011 and state on the pre-registrations form that you want to adapt to an RD 99/2011 programme.
For how many academic years must I have been registered before I can defend my thesis?
It is compulsory to be enrolled to the Doctoral Programme two years minimum and achieve a positive evaluation both years (DAD and Pla d'Investigació).
Do I have to register every academic year to do the doctorate?
Yes, every year from the date of admission to when you deposit your thesis.
I began my doctorate at another university. What must I do to be able to register at the URV?
You must apply for admission within the specified period and state on your application that you want to adapt/transfer to an RD 99/2011 programme. If you are admitted, the work you have completed at the other university may be recognized as part of your DAD and Research Plan.