Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering - Financial aid and tuition fees


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.

First academic year Access qualifications                    Approximate cost                   
  Spanish master’s degree 548€
  Foreign master’s degree 766€*
Second academic year and successive years 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.

At present there is no specific assistance for this doctoral programme.

However, students may enter the programme through a series of competitive grants, such as the URV's Marti i Franquès programme, the Grants for Training and Contracting of New Research Staff of the Generalitat of Catalonia, the grants for Research Staff Training (FPI) and University Teaching Staff Training (FPU) of the Spanish government, the Programme of Industrial Doctorates, etc. The coordinator and the administrative staff will help applicants to apply for these grants.

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.