Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Humanistic Studies - Fees, assistance and grants


Doctoral students must register for each academic year. The registration period begins in October and finishes in September of the following year.

The structure of the doctoral programmes is not based on ECTS credits. This means that students register instead for thesis tuition, which forms the foundation of doctoral study.

In additions to thesis tuition, doctoral registration includes administrative fees and compulsory insurance.

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Approximate cost

First academic year Spanish master's degree 548€
Foreign master's degree  766€*
Second and successive academic year All qualifications 548€

*Students with foreign qualifications must bear in mind that when they first register they will have to pay theAcademic fee for university graduates from foreign educational systems. This fee is €218.15 for the academic year 2016-2017.

For further information on exemptions from registration fees for details of the items included in the registration fees, click on the following link.

If the Academic Committee requires the students to take a bridging course, it will be counted in ECTS credits because the subjects tend to belong to master's degrees. The enrolment fee will be calculated according to the master's degree credit fee.

The Academic Committee of the URV's doctoral programme in Humanistic Studies awards a series of specific grants (Types A and B) to doctoral candidates and thesis supervisors every academic year.

The Academic Committee will evaluate the applications and award a grant to selected projects depending on the funds available and the allocation criteria in each case.

These grants are divided into three categories:

1. Financial assistance for doctoral students and thesis supervisors under the URV's doctoral programme in Humanistic Studies.

2. Mobility grants of up to €1500 for doctoral students of the URV's programme in Humanistic Studies.

3. Grants of up to €600 for doctoral students in order to promote academic activities by doctoral students that benefit their training. 

A great variety of support is available for training of doctoral students in the form of contracts for research, mobility grants and prizes for top-quality work.

For more information, consult the website Grants and awards for doctoral studies.