DOING THE PHD IN OUR PROGRAMME
Your journey in our programme as PhD candidate starts with the admission application process. The admission applications to the programme are collected exclusively through this website, in the admission application section. There you can find the documents required for the admission application, and the current calendar for admission applications. Before submitting your application, you are suggested to contact a prospective supervisor aligned with your research interests. The application process for course 2021/2022 is now closed. The aplication dates for the 2022/2023 course will be announced on December 2021.
Once you are admitted, the Academic Committee will assign you a tutor from the academic staff of the programme. You will register in the university of your tutor. Your academic qualification giving you access to the doctoral programme will be verified by the university you register.
The Academic Committee may establish for some students the obligation to carry out training complements considered appropriate for his/her success in the programme.
Doing your PhD
If training complements are not required, studying for the doctoral programme means doing the doctoral thesis. The ordinary period to complete the doctoral thesis is three years full-time, or five years part-time. Learn here about the yearly assessment process of PhD candidates on the programme.
To present your PhD thesis, you are requested to get published in peer review, indexed academic journals the research output of your doctoral research. You will obtain your doctoral degree once you present successfully your PhD thesis to a committee of three PhD researchers experts in the field of your thesis.
Links to regulations (PDF):
- Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, to access doctoral studies: https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2011/01/28/99
- Regulation of the interuniversity doctorate: PDIADE (Spanish)
- Verification report: Verificacion (Spanish)
- Specific regulations of doctoral studies UOC, UPCT, UPC, UPM