The candidate must choose one of the Doctoral Programs within the offer of programs of the Doctoral School of the University of Valladolid.
Application for Admission: Candidates wishing to enter a doctoral program must apply for admission to the academic committee of the program during the pre-registration period (see academic calendar).
In general, doctoral studies are carried out on a full-time basis; however, admission may be requested on a part-time basis. In order to be admitted as a part-time student, one of the following situations must be accredited:
- To develop an employment activity for at least one four-month period of the academic year to be started, whose accreditation will be made through the document of registration in the Social Security or Equivalent.
- Be responsible for the care of a relative up to the second degree of kinship by blood or affinity.
- To be a high level athlete, high performance or high level university athlete.
- Be affected by a degree of physical, sensory or mental disability, recognized by the competent authority, equal to or greater than 33% or be a student with special educational needs.
- Be in other extraordinary situations that the academic committee responsible for the program considers to be decisive to be included in the situation of part-time study.
Resolution of Admission applications: The Academic Committees of the Doctoral Programs will resolve the applications applying the admission criteria of each program (included in its verified report) and authorizing the enrollment of the admitted candidates. The authorization of enrollment may require specific training complements in accordance with article 7.2 of RD99/2011.
Once admitted, enrollment will be authorized and a tutor and director/s will be assigned.
How should I apply for admission?
In Academic management-students you must register and fill in the admission application form.
1º Register as a user.
See our Registration Guide. If you have been a UVa student you do not need to do this step, but if you do not remember your password you should consult the Admission Application Guide to recover it.
2º Fill in the application form.
Access the application form with the password generated.
Follow the steps indicated in our PhD pre-enrolment application guide.
Make sure you have all the documentation you need to provide ready.
Once submitted, your application must undergo two stages of review:
Administrative validation. The EsDUVa's Administrative Secretary's Office will check that your application meets the requirements and that the attached documentation is correct. If this is not the case, we will contact you by email to correct any deficiencies we may have detected.
Academic validation and resolution. If your application passes the previous stage, it will be validated by the Academic Committee of the PhD programme, which will decide on your admission within the deadlines established in the calendar. Subsequently, the lists of Admitted Students will be published. Consult the Admission Calendar for the dates.
In case of a favourable decision, you will have to register within the established deadlines. Consult the Enrolment Calendar for new students.
If the decision is unfavourable, you may exercise your right to appeal in accordance with Law 39/2015, of 1 October (BOE of 2 October), on the Common Administrative Procedure for Public Administrations.
- Ordinary period:
- Pre-registration: From September 1 to September 20, 2023.
- Admission by the Academic Committees: From September 28 to October 11, 2023.
- Enrollment: From October 22 to October 31, 2023
Important: Students admitted in this first period who do not enroll, must re-apply for pre-enrollment in the extraordinary period.
- Extraordinary period, only for Doctorate programs with vacant places:
- Pre-registration: From February 1 to February 8, 2024.
- Admission by the Academic Committees: February 14 to 20, 2024.
- Enrollment: February 23 to 28, 2024
Application for admission and registration after the deadline:
Exceptionally, students who have not pre-registered within the established deadlines, may be admitted and formalize their enrollment after the deadline, but only if there are vacancies in the requested program.
To do so, they should contact the Coordinator of the Doctoral Program to which they wish to apply.
If the Academic Committee of the program deems it appropriate, it will inform the Administrative Secretariat of the Doctoral School so that the necessary procedures can be initiated.
The Administrative Secretariat will contact the student so that he/she can pre-register through the SIGMA application and thus be registered in the system.
During the processing of the admission application you must upload a copy of the following documents to the application:
- Copy of your passport (foreign applicants who do not have a NIE).
- Documentation required according to the mode of access (the originals must be submitted to the Administrative Secretariat of the Doctoral School once you have been admitted and enrolled).
- Documentation specifically required by the programme to which you are applying for admission (see programme information).
- Part-time PhD application and document accrediting part-time status.
- For applicants from outside the EHEA: Application for verification of studies and copy of the relevant documents from among the following:
- Official foreign university degree at Spanish Master's level.
- Academic certification of the Master's level studies stating the duration of the course, the subjects taken, with the grades and number of credits or hourly load of each one.
- Certificate issued by the university issuing the degree accrediting that these studies allow access to doctoral studies in the country issuing the degree.
- Previous degree level qualification.
- Academic certificate corresponding to the previous bachelor's degree, stating the duration of the studies, the subjects taken, with the grades and number of credits or time load for each one.
Admission to doctoral programmes may include the requirement for specific additional training.
The training complements will always be carried out within the training offer of official university master's degrees.
These training complements are compulsory for those students who access the programme with a Spanish Graduate degree, the duration of which, in accordance with EU law, is at least 300 ECTS credits, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes research training credits, equivalent in training value to the research credits from Master's studies.
For the rest of the students, depending on their profile of access to the programme, certain complements may be established as an admission requirement.
At the time of admission to the programme, after consulting the lecturers who have accepted the student's supervision and the tutor if applicable, the academic committee of the programme and, on its behalf, the coordinator will have to specify, if applicable, the training complements that each doctoral student must take and pass in order to be admitted, and will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the training complements taken.
Those students who are indicated as needing to take certain training complements for admission to the doctoral programme will have a maximum of one academic year if they are full-time students and two if they are part-time students to complete them. During this academic year, the student will be considered a doctoral student through provisional admission to the programme. Once the complements have been passed, the student's admission to the programme will be definitive.