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  1. Instructions for application
  2. Documentation to be submitted
  3. Resolution
  4. Notification and publication
  5. Claim term
  6. Enrolment

1. Instructions for application

Applicants holding the general admission requirements and the specific admission requirements of the Doctoral Program can do the pre-registration request for Doctoral Studies Programme.

Pre-registration request must be done through the on-line form accessible in the tab Online Application from 25th April 2024 at 10:00 (Spanish time).

Students can do only one application, in which they will be able to choose a maximum of three options among the different Doctoral Programmes.

Students who will complete the studies required to be eligible for admission to a doctoral programme during the current academic year may pre-enrol even if they have not completed such studies at the time of submitting their application. Successful applicants may be admitted and enrol conditionally subject to compliance with the requirements before 30 November at 11.59 p.m (Spanish time). Failure to provide evidence of compliance of admission requirements within the deadline set will result in their enrolment being automatically cancelled.

2. Documentation

Documents must be submitted in digital format, in the pre-registration application. The student is responsible of authenticity of the provided documents.

Original copies are not requested, except in the case that there are doubts about their authenticity.

In this case, the University will ask to the student the presentation of evidence  by the comparison of the copies or, if it is opportune, the original documents.

The documents which must be attached in the application are:

a) Photocopy of the ID (Spanish citizens), NIE (residents in Spain) or Passport (foreign citizens) all of them valid. If the previous official higher studies have been carried out at the Universitat de València, it will not be necessary to provide this documentation.

b) Official University Degree (as the case may be)

  •  Degree and master’s degree  certificates (Article 6.1 Royal Decree 576/2023).
  • Licenciado qualification (former Spanish undergraduate degree) (Governing Council agreement 24/06/2014).
  • Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Tertiary Education Diploma) obtained according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 77/1998, 30 April, or to have reached the research proficiency regulated by the Royal Decree 185/1985, 23 January.
  • Certificate of a Positive Assessment in 2 courses for specialised healthcare training.
  • Former Doctoral certificates according to former regulations (Former Doctoral programme certification).

If the admission is by means of an official master's degree, the master's degree and the degree of the previous official university studies must be provided.

If the degrees are obtained at universities in states that are neither European Union members nor signatories to the European Economic Agreement or a bilateral agreement with the European Union, the degree must be duly legalised or apostilled and, as the case may be, accompanied by an official translation (see admission requirements for foreign graduates).

In addition, in the case of official degrees obtained at universities in states outside the European Higher Education Area, it will be necessary to present the degree's homologation credential from the Spanish Ministry of Education. If the degree has not been homologated, the applicant will have to pay, at the time of pre-enrolment, the corresponding fee for the equivalence study of his/her degree. The study of the equivalence of degrees is subject to an administrative fee payable at the time of electronic pre-registration for the doctorate. (See the annual Decree of the Government of the Generalitat Valenciana which sets the fees for the provision of university academic services). If the pre-enrolment for the doctorate has already been made in previous years and the corresponding equivalence decision has been obtained, the fee will be waived.

c) Official Academic Certificates. Certificates corresponding to the master's degree and to the previous official studies (Bachelor's degree, etc.). 

Foreign students must submit the official transcript or records legalised or apostilled and, if it is the case, with the official translation. Besides, they must submit the document with the average grade calculated according the procedure established by the Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional.

More information about the procedure here.

If the student provides the official university dregree but not the academic certificate with averagre grade and its conversion, or the grades are not legalized, the average grade which will be taken into account is a 5 (pass) in a scale from 0 to 10.

d) If the Master's degree is from outside the EHEA, a certificate issued by the university of origin indicating that these studies give access to a doctorate in that country (Model certificate). However, for countries within the EHEA, a certificate issued by the university of origin may be required when there is reasonable doubt as to its veracity.

e) Doctoral programme Specific Documentation (languages knowledge, etc).

f) Justification of part-time dedication (work justification, family obligations...): if the chosen dedication is full-time, the student must not submit any document.

g) Motivation letter

h)  In case of disability, copy of the certificate issued by the assessment unit of the Autonomous Community.

i) Other documents 

1. 3. Resolution 

Once the deadline for submitting the pre-registration application forms have finished, the Academic Phd Committee (Cad) of each Phd’s will evaluate the application forms according to the entry criteria of each Phd’s.

The places offered will be allocated according to the result of the evaluation of the pre-registration application form and of the priority order indicated by the student in the application form.

If the interested part has applied for more than one doctoral programme, the prioritisation of options made at the time of application is binding. Thus, if the applicant has been favourably rated in more than one programme, admission will be to the one he or she has selected as preferential.

1. 4. Notification and publication 

The provisional resolution of the pre-registration procedure will be announced to students through the electronic site “my procedures”, on 25th September 2024. The announcement will be notified by an email sent to the email address indicated on the pre-registration application form.

Each student may only be admitted in a single Phd, and they might be in the waiting lists of different degrees.

The resolution will be also published at the webpage of the Doctoral School and at the Official Board of the Universitat de València.

1. 5. Claim Term 

After the notification and publication of the results on 25th September 2023, applicants will have from 26th to 27th of September for claiming to the corresponding CAD. The complaint together with the additional documentation that you will deemed pertinent it should be submitted or sent to the offices of the Doctoral School.

1. 6. Enrolment 

Only the students who are “admitted” may enrol in the established deadline. You can check the enrolment process here.