Regulation Adapted to EHEA

Regulation Adapted to EHEA



Admission Request Process

  1. Create a request
  2. Status:
a) Elaborant (Processing)
From the moment of creation until students send it.

b) Pendent/Fora de termini (Pending/Out of requesting period)
Verification of degree access requirements and of necessary documents.

c) Validada (Validated)

CAM decides if students are admitted or not.

d) Admesa/No admesa (Admitted/Not admitted)

Process of admitted requests
  1. The admission document determines the number of ECTS credits that must be passed in order to enter the research phase and, if considered necessary, the requirements for complementary education.
  2. CAM assigns a tutor to each student.
  3. Tutors design an adequate itinerary for each of their students via interview or e-mail.
  4. Students accept or reject the admission conditions.

Enrolment Process (per semester)
  1. Students must hand in the enrolment authorization sheet, signed by their tutor, at the LSI administrative department before the deadline.
  2. Enrolment takes place at the LSI administrative department on the fixed date and hour.
  3. The department determines the deadlines for enrolment modifications or cancellations.

Process description and documents needed

To register for doctoral studies candidates must first obtain admission. Registration must be carried out at the unit with administrative responsibility for the doctoral programme within the established period, that is divided into two semesters.

  • September registration (first semester): courses/seminars corresponding to the first and second semesters can be registered in this period. We advise to register at this semester all teaching courses to avoid the payment of the registration extension fee in february.
  • February registration (second semester): courses/seminars corresponding ONLY to the SECOND semester can be registered in this period.
Research or type II credits can be registered at any time.

Doctorate programme registration
Structure of PhD Programmes Adapted to EHEA

With the publication of the Royal decrees 55/2005 and 56/2005, the progressive transformation of the doctorate programmes begins in Spain. According to the new curriculum structure, which is adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the courses that lead to the Doctor diploma belong to the Official Post-grade Programmes that are being implanted and that have the following characteristics:

  • Access requirements: 300 ECTS credits must have been previously passed; 60 of these credits must have been coursed within an Official Post-grade Programme.
  • Formation phase: if access requirements are already met, there is no formation phase. If access requirements are not met, students must take and pass 60 ECTS credits of their university’s Official Post-grade Programme courses offer.
  • Investigation phase: the realization and presentation of each student’s doctoral thesis. Before its presentation, students must register and present a thesis proposal to be evaluated by the unit responsible for doctorate studies. Supposing that the thesis proposal is evaluated positively, the thesis must be carried out under the supervision of a teacher linked to the Doctorate studies.

Students must present the registration application, signed by their tutor, to the unit with administrative responsibility for the doctoral programme. Other documents which must also be presented are:

  • Registration application form signed by the tutor(see forms section). For tutorial registration, this form must be signed by the thesis supervisor or tutor
  • Application for a UPC student card (Form C) with a recent photograph (see forms section).

NOTE: those entitled to exemptions from payment of the registration must provide supporting documentary evidence.

The unit with administrative responsibility for the Doctoral Programme will check the data provided and complete the registration. Registrations will be processed in arrival order and will be emailed to the applicant and to the department's secretary. In case any problem is detected the Doctorate Office contacts by email the student and the department at charge of the doctorate programme to solve it.

The student can do the registration payment at any 'La Caixa' branch. The payment can be done by direct debit if this option has been choosen on the registration application form and you have the bank account holder information with the bank's stamp or a photocopy of documentary proof of the bank account ownership. If the payment is by direct debit it can be divided into two instalments: the first instalment can be in cash or by direct debit but the second is always by direct debit and will be carried out from 15th december on (NOTE: registrations done into the second semester do not allow payment in instalments).

Cancellation of registrations
Failure to pay september registration fees, or september and december instalments, or February extension, if exists, within the stipulated period will lead to cancellation of registration with loss of any amounts already paid during the academic year and loss of any qualification obtained also in that academic year.

This university will demand the payment of any pending amount due to registration on previous academic years as a requirement to registration or for degrees or certificates requests.