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Qualifications and authorisation

General requirements


  • You need to hold the official Spanish title of Bachelor, or equivalent, and the University Master's degree or equivalent, having passed at least 300 ECTS credits summing up both studies or titles.

  • Those who fulfil any of the following conditions may also access:

    • Official university title of Bachelor (5 years), Architect, Engineer or PhD, or equivalent, issued by a Spanish university or approved or declared equivalent to such titles by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

    • Official Spanish university degree, or from a country member of the European Higher Education Area, which qualifies to access the Master's degree, having “passed” (not recognised) a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at Master's level.

    • Official Spanish Bachelor Degree, the duration of which, in accordance with European regulations, is at least 300 ECTS credits.

    • University graduates who have passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official degree of one of the specialties in Health Sciences (MIR, BIR, FIR, etc.)..

    • A degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems outside the European Higher Education Area, without the need for homologation, subject to prior authorisation by the rector (verification made by the university that the level of training is equivalent to that of the official University Master's degree and that it entitles in the issuing country to access a PhD programme). 

      • These students may apply for admission within the time limits indicated in the call for admission, attaching the proof of having applied for authorisation.

    • Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 778/1998, of 30 April, or have achieved the “research sufficiency” regulated by Royal Decree 185/1985, of 23 January.

    • To be studying, during the 2020-2021 academic year, an official Spanish university degree that entitles to access a PhD program and to be in a position to accredit it before 30th November 2021.

    • Official university degree that has obtained the correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.


Specific requirements

PhD programmes may establish specific requirements for admission. You can consult them by accessing the website of the program itself. In the list of programs on the EDUCM website, you can select the requested program and access their own website

Some programs include the requirement to pass training complements, which will be determined by the Academic Committee of the programme, according to the student's access profile.