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

1. Instructions for the Request 

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 17th May 2021.
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. 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). 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 99/2011)
  • 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 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, which amounts to €155.22. 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 Certificate. Certificate which corresponds to the master’s degree, degree or llicenciatura depending on the case.

Foreing students must subtmit the official transcript or records legalised or apostilled and, if it is the case, with the official translation. Other hand, they must submit the document with the average grade  calculated according the procedure established by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

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

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

f) Motivation letter

g) Other documents 


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.


4.- Notification and publication

The resolution of the pre-registration procedure will be announced to students through the electronic site “my personal site”, on 19th October 2021. 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 Universitat de València.

5.- Claim Term

After the notification and publication of the results on 19th October 2021, applicants will have from 20th to 22nd of October 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.


6.- Enrolment

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