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DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES OFFERS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. What is the UV doctoral programmes offer?

2. Which qualifications are required to access a doctoral programme?

3. How can I know what specific requirements are needed for each doctoral programme?

4. Is previous professional experience needed to access a doctoral programme?

5. Is it necessary to have finished the studies corresponding to the access degree included in the pre-enrolment?

6. Is it mandatory to have a tutor in order to pre-enrol and to be accepted in a doctoral programme?

7. How long are doctoral programmes?

8. Can I ask for an extension of the doctoral programme?

9. Does the doctoral formal include formative activities?

10. Can I study the doctoral programme on a part-time basis?

11. I am  a foreigner. Do I have to apply for my visa in order to access to the doctoral programme?

PRE-ENROLMENT PROCESS

12. When does the period for pre-enrolment or to postulate for a doctoral programme start?

13. What is the difference between pre-enrolment and enrolment?

14. Does the registration imply any kind of cost?

15. How is the selection process to be admitted in a doctoral programme?

16.  Modification of the presented pre-registration application or attaching documentation.

17. What happens if I get a conditional admission but I have not been able of attaching the pending documentation within the stablished deadline?

18. Do I have to be phisically present in the waiting list adjudication in order to be able to participate from it?

19. How many waiting list calls are there?

20. What happens if I am on the conditional waiting list and I have not been able to amend it within the stablished deadline?

DOCUMENTATION

21. How can I request a pre-admission letter?

22. When can I request an admission letter?

23. What documentation do I have to attach in the online request in order to be admitted in a doctoral programme?

24. When do I have to send the legalised or apostilled documentation?

25. Which is the difference between a homologated degree and a legalised or apostilled degree?

26. Do I have to provide the documentation translated into Spanish?

27. What address do I need to send the printed copy of the pre-registration documentation to?

28. Is it necessasry to present a disability certificate?

 

DOCTORAL PROGRAMMES OFFERS AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1. What is the UV doctoral programmes offer?

The UV has a wide offer of doctoral programmes. In total, 17 programmes in the branch of Basic Sciences and Engineering, 14 programmes in the Health Sciences area, 19 programmes in Social Sciences area and 12 programmes in the Humanities area. You can check the complete offer here:

https://www.uv.es/uvweb/college/en/postgraduate-courses/doctoral-studies/programme-offering/doctoral-programmes-branches-knowledge-1285957738812.html

 

2.     Which qualifications are required to access a doctoral programme?

You can access a doctoral programme with some of these qualifications:

·         Degree and Master’s Degree.

·         Bachelor’s Degree

·         Qualification obtained from foreign educational systems, without need of its approval, after verification of the university that certifies an educational level equivalent to that of the Spanish official qualification of the Master’s Degree and that empowers the country issuing the qualification for accessing the doctoral studies.

·         Doctoral Degree.

·         Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained according to the Royal Decree 778/1998, April 30, or having reached the Research Proficiency regulated in the Royal Decree 185/1985, January 23.

·         Graduates who have positively completed at least two years of training in a programme to obtain the official qualification of some of the specialisations in Health Sciences.

For more information, please visit General Admission Requirements.

  3How can I know what specific requirements are needed for each doctoral programme?

Each doctoral programme may ask for specific requirements to access it. In order to know the specific admission criteria for each doctoral programme, you can check the doctoral programme file in the Doctoral School website in the section "Programme Offering”.

4. Is previous professional experience needed to access a doctoral programme?

It is not a requirement. In any case, according to the doctoral programme, it may be a criterion in order to prioritise the request in case there are many of them.

5. Is it necessary to have finished the studies corresponding to the access degree included in the pre-enrolment?

Students who finish the studies to access the Doctoral Programme in the current year 2018-2019, will be able to pre-enrol even if they have not finished these studies in the moment of the 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.

6.     Is it mandatory to have a tutor in order to pre-enrol and to be accepted in a doctoral programme?

Having a director during pre-enrolment process is recommendable, but not indispensable. Students who do not have a tutor at the moment of pre-registration can be admitted and enrol in a programme. In that case, the academic committee will assign a tutor to the student in the admission procedure or within 3 months maximum from the enrolment.

7. How long are doctoral programmes?

Doctoral studies finish with the elaboration and defence of the doctoral thesis. Thus, full time students have a three years deadline from their enrolment to the defence of the thesis. Part time students have a 5 years deadline.

If the student has not defenced the thesis in the deadline, the academic committee could authorise an extension for an additional year, which could exceptionally be extended for one more year. In the case of part time students, the extension can be authorised for two years and exceptionally for an additional year.

In addition, students can ask for a temporary suspension for one year maximum, extensible for an additional one. The suspension should be authorised by the Academic Committee.

Sick or pregnancy leaves or any other circumstance provided by the law are not taken into account for the deadline to defence the thesis. Students must communicate this circumstance to the doctoral school.

8.     Can I ask for an extension of the doctoral programme?

If the student has not defenced the thesis in the deadline, the academic committee could authorise an extension for an additional year, which could exceptionally be extended for one more year. In the case of half time students, the extension can be authorised for two years and exceptionally for an additional year.

9.     Does the doctoral programme include formative activities?

While the core doctoral activity is research, doctoral programmes include other training activities covering both transversal training and specific training in the field of each programme.

In order to know the compulsory and optional activities recognised by each doctoral programme, their duration or equivalent load in hours and the minimum number of hours to be carried out, the doctoral candidate should consult the programme's website (“Structure” section, subsections "Transverse activities" and "Specific activities") and the indications of the Academic Committee and his/her tutor.

10.   Can I study the Doctoral Programme on a part-time basis?

Yes. In that case the student should demand it to the Academic Committee. In the case of part-time basis, the deadline to defence the thesis is five years from the enrolment.

11.   I am a foreigner. Do I have to apply for my visa in order to access to the doctoral programme?

The visa is not a requirement to access to the doctoral programme, but you will need it in the case that you are not a citizen from the European Union. You can find more information about visa here.

 

PRE-ENROLMENT PROCESS

12.   When does the period for pre-enrolment or to postulate for a doctoral programme start?

Pre-enrolment for doctoral programmes for the 2018-2019 school year opens up on May 15, 2019 and will remain open until 25th July 2019. During this period, people who may be interested may fill in the request through the UV electronic site.

13.   What is the difference between pre-enrolment and enrolment?

Pre-enrolment is the phase previous to the enrolment, where the registration forms are valued and the places assigned. Hence. pre-enrolment finishes notifying students whether they have been admitted, conditionally admitted, if they are on the waiting list or excluded.
Enrolment is a process subsequent to the pre-enrolment. The students admitted in the corresponding pre-enrolment phase are the only ones allowed to enrol. Conditionally admitted students who have amended their academic requirements within the established period are only allowed to enrol.

 

14.   Does the registration imply any kind of cost? 

Yes, but only to those students external to the EEES and who do not have a higher education title validated in Spain. In these cases, the processing of the pre-registration process bears a tax of 155,22 €, corresponding to the study of the equivalence of the degree with which you want to access the doctoral programme  ant that is paid through the electronic application for registration, in the moment of filing the application online, with bank card.

15.   How is the selection process to be admitted in a doctoral programme?

Each doctoral programme has an Academic Committee that runs the degree. In the admission process, once each one of the phases in which the pre-registration is organised has finished, these committees meet and value the candidates. As a result, it is published in the web of the Doctoral School the list of the admitted students, of the students on the waiting list or excluded. Furthermore, the final result of the process is notified by email, individually to each applicant.

 

16.   Modification of the presented pre-registration application or attaching documentation

Students can modify the presented registration application or attach documentation from the moment of its presentation and until the deadline for presenting applications within the pre-registration phase in which they have applied.

To carry out the modification of the presented pre-registration application, students must send an e-mail to preinscripcio.doctorat@uv.es, indicating the list of doctoral programmes and research lines finally chosen, before the application deadline (July 25, 2019).

To attach documentation, students will enter “My personal space” in ENTREU –virtual office of the Universitat de València. You can see here a list of the applications presented at the Universitat de València. In the corresponding line to the doctoral programmes pre-registration application, in the column denominated “Actions”, click on the option “Annex”.

 

17.   What happens if I have been admitted in a PhD and I have enroled, but I haven't attached the pending document  which proves that I have ended the studies required to access to a doctoral programme before 30 November 2019?

The Doctoral School will cancel the enrolment of all the students who have not attached the justifying document before 30th November 2019.

18.   Do I have to be physically present in the waiting list adjudication in order to be able to participate from it?

No, you have not. The appeal of the waiting list is not in-person. It is carried out by the Doctoral School staff, according to the number of vacancies after the enrolment period and according to the order of the published waiting list.

The result of the appeal of the waiting list is notified to the students that are admitted in a doctoral programme and is published at the Official Board of the University of Valencia.

19.   How many waiting list calls are there?

There is an appeal of the waiting list whenever there are vacancies after the enrolment period.

 

DOCUMENTATION

21. How can I request a pre-admission letter?

The issuing of the pre-admission letter is carried out once the pre-registration period is open. From this date, those people who have carried out their pre-registration application through the online office will be able to download the pre-admission letter via ENTREU-Virtual Office, in “My personal space”.

22.   When can I request an admission letter?

When the results of the pre-registration phase in which you participate have been notified and published (from 30th October 2019) you will be able to download the admission letter via ENTREU-Virtual Office, in “My personal space”. This electronic document will be electronically signed and it will contain the Secure Verification Code, therefore it can be used before any official body.

23.   What documentation do I have to attach in the online request in order to be admitted in a doctoral programme?

Generally, you have to present it in electronic format, scanned together with the electronic request:

*       Copy of the previous university degree with which you are going to access the doctoral studies.

*       Copy of the transcript of records or qualifications of the previous university degree with which you are going to access the doctoral programme, indicating the average grade. If you are a foreign student, you will have to submit the average grade calculated according to the procedure established by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte http://go.uv.es/30OjEww).

*       Copy of the ID, ACRI-CARD or passport.

Depending on your situation, it is possible that you have to submit more documents. We recommend you to visit the link Documentation.

Also, each doctoral programme may require additional documentation according to the specific requirements that they may have stablished. See the corresponding section Programme offering for more information.

24.   When do I have to send the legalised or apostilled documentation? 

You have to provide the legalised or apostilled (and, if necessary, translated) documentation at the moment of the electronic request, and in the cases of university degrees obtained in non-EU countries or countries which are not signatories of the European Economic Area agreement or the Bilateral Agreement with the European Union. For more information:

http://www.uv.es/uvweb/college/en/postgraduate-courses/official-master-s-degrees/pre-enrolment-/-admission/admission-requirements-1285846650476.html

The online submission of the documentation in the moment of the application for pre-registration will be a requirement for its processing.

According with Law 39/2015, issuing “certified copies” will not be necessary.

Exceptionally, when in doubt of the authenticity of the electronic documents issued, the comparison of the original the copies provided by the candidate will be requested in a motivated manner, for which it may be required to display the original document. The copies shall be compared at the Student Service of the University of Valencia, never at the registration units.

25.   Which is the difference between a homologated degree and a legalised or apostilled degree?

The legalisation or apostille is mandatory for degrees and academic certificates obtained in non-EU countries or countries which are not signatories of the European Economic Area agreement or the Bilateral Agreement with the European Union. For more information, you can visit:

https://www.uv.es/uvweb/college/en/postgraduate-courses/doctoral-studies/admissions/general-admission-criteria-1285958261072.html#3

On the other hand, the homologation of a foreign university degree is the resolution issued by the Spanish Ministry with competences in education, which declares that the foreign degree is equivalent to a level of studies or to an official university degree in Spain.

For the enrolment and admission in a Doctoral Programme, legalisation or apostille of the university degrees obtained in non-EU countries or countries which are not signatories of the European Economic Area agreement or the Bilateral Agreement with the European Union is mandatory. Regarding the homologation issued by the Spanish Ministry, it is not mandatory if the candidate pays the fee for the study of equivalence of the degree during the pre-registration process.

26.   Do I have to provide the documentation translated into Spanish?

The documentation is admitted in Valencian, Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese. You will have to present the translation for the documents issued in other languages.

27.   What address do I need to send the printed copy of the pre-registration documentation to?

According with Law 39/2015, issuing certified copies will not be necessary.

Exceptionally, when in doubt of the authenticity of the electronic documents issued, the comparison of the original the copies provided by the candidate will be requested in a motivated manner, for which it may be required to display the original document.

 

28.   Is it necessary to present a disability certificate?

It will suffice to attach this document in electronic format to the pre-registration application as long as it has been indicated in that same document that you have a disability equal to or higher than 33%.


 


 

 

 

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