Universidad
Politécnica de Madrid

Admission Procedure

1. Application for admission on-line: Pre-enrolment
1.1. Pre-enrolment period

Consult the calendar to see the pre-enrolment periods.

1.2. pre-enrolment on-line Form

The pre-enrolment process must be done by filling in the web pre-enrolment form. Up to three different PhD programs may be selected in order of preference.

Note: In those cases in which the telematic application does not work, and with prior authorisation from the e-mail address doctorado@upm.es, the documents may be sent by e-mail to the same address or handed in personally at the Vicerrectorado de Doctorado y Posgrado.

1.3. Required Documentation

1.3.a. Students from the European Space for Higher Education (EEES) or with officially approved degrees

The following documents will have to be sent by means of the Web pre-enrolment form:

  • Degree: Engineering Degree, Graduate, Architect or Master of the EEES or justification of having applied for it. In the case of students with officially approved degrees, they must present the Official Approval form from the Ministerio de Educación, Política Social y Deporte (Ministry of Education, Social and Sports Policy).
  • National Identity Document or Passport.
  • Certification of marks which will consist of the list, the credits (or number of hours) and the qualification obtained in each of the subjects taken.

Note: In the case of being admitted, the students will have a maximum period of one month, after enrolment, to present the originals of the documents sent to the Secretaries’ Offices of the centres. If these documents are not presented, the enrolment will, to all intents and purposes, be rescinded.

1.3.b. Other students

The following documents will have to be sent by means of the Web pre-enrolment form:

  • Degree or justification of having applied for it, with prior authentication by diplomatic means.
  • Identity documents: Passport, Foreigner Identity Number or identity card.
  • Certification of marks which will consist of the list, the credits (or number of hours) and the qualification obtained in each of the subjects taken.
  • Certification of the number of hours studied, signed by the relevant person from the University and in which the number of classroom hours and the practical classes are differentiated, in case this information does not appear on the marks Certificate. This information is essential.

Note: In the pre-enrolment via the Web, unauthenticated documentation may be sent under exceptional circumstances. In the case of being admitted, the students will have a maximum period of one month, after enrolment, to present the originals of the documents sent to the Secretaries’ Offices of the centres. If these documents are not presented, the enrolment will, to all intents and purposes, be rescinded.

Note: Admission to take PhD courses does not imply in any way the official recognition of any previous degree, which must be formalised in accordance with the la established procedures for the official recognition of foreign academic degrees.

2. Notification of the resolution to the student

The academic commissions of the PhD programs will publish the definitive list of admitted students in all physical and telematic means at its disposal. Once admitted, the student can enrol within the periods established in the calendar.

2.a. Students from the European Space of Higher Education (EEES) or with officially approved degrees

The notification of admission will correspond to the academic commission of the PhD program.

2.b. Other students

The Vice Rector’s Office for PhD and Postgraduate Studies will notify the student of his or her admission to the selected PhD Programs.