FAQ Admitted PhD students

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All you need to know and to do once you are accepted to the Phd Programme:

When should I enrol to the Programme?

The enrolment registration usually takes place after summer (September-October), although some years it might be open from July. However, since the PPIR Program Welcome Session will take place during the first two weeks of October (date tbc) , we expect all Phd Candidates to be in Barcelona no later than the 1st of October.  

Do I have to comply with the 30 days term to enrol?

Despite the UAB establishes that once received the acceptation letter to the program the student should enrol within the next 30 days, our program is flexible. Therefore, the enrolment process will take place after summer (September- October).

How do I enrol?

The enrolment process is currently under improvements since the UAB is implementing changes from face-to-face enrolment (by appointment for 2017-2018 course) to  on-line enrolment (for 2018-2019 course). During the following months updated information will be included here.

What kind of documents should I bring/submit to enrol?

All students will have to:

  • Fill the enrolment form (2018/2019 will be available soon) and have it validated by the Program coordinator
  • Provide pictures (only 1 if you did your BA or MA at the UAB)
  • Attach the following documents:
    • If the university courses (BA and MA) were taken at a different Spanish university, the following should be submitted:
      • Attested photocopy or a  photocopy together with original degree certificate (or equivalent)
      • Academic certificate or attested copy of degree studies (or equivalent).
      • Attested copy or a photocopy together with the original of the certificate of postgraduate studies that justify the access route through which you are applying.
      • Attested copy or a photocopy together with the original of the postgraduate qualification that justifies the access route through which you are applying.
      • Photocopy of DNI or passport.
    • If your diplomas are not from a Spanish university:
      • Attested photocopies of your degree (or equivalent) and Masters degree. These should be legalized for countries outside the EU. Certificates issued in languages other than Catalan, Spanish or English must be translated in accordance with the official translation guidelines which you can find in the Legalizations section of this website.
      • Academic certificates or attested photocopies of your degree (or equivalent) and Masters degree. These should be legalized for countries outside the EU. Certificates issued in languages other than Catalan, Spanish or English must be translated in accordance with the official translation guidelines which you can find in the Legalizations section of this website.
      • Photocopy of ID document(DNI/NIE or passport).
      • Two passport-sized photographs.

Please check the legalization specification before checking the list above.

 

Do I have to legalize the documents?

If your diplomas are not from an EU country you will need to legalize the documents according to the following information:

  • Documents issued in countries subscribed to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961: the only requirement is an apostille from the competent authorities in the country.
  • Documents issued in other countries. These must be legalised diplomatically.

Please check all the details here: http://www.uab.cat/web/study/phds/phd-qualifications/legalisation-1345680560451.html

Do I need to translate my documents?

  1. In the remaninig cases take into account the language in which the documents you submit are written:
  2. Procedure for official recognition of PhD degree certificates obtaines abroad: In this procedure documents issued in languages other than Catalan or Spanish must be accompanied by an official translation into Catalan or Spanish carried out by a sworn translator who is duly authorised and appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreing Affairs and Cooperation.
    • Documents issued in Catalan, Spanish or English do not need an official translation.
    • Documents issued in French, Italian or Portuguese: the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will accept a translation by the Language Service of the UAB of documents written in French, Italian or Portuguese, or a sworn translation.
    • Documents issued in other languages must be accompanied by a translation into Catalan or Spanish carried out by a sworn translator who is duly authorised and appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.

What are the fees I should pay to enrol?

The cost for each course is approximately 540€/year.
The information for 2018/2019 is not available yet but check the fees and costs from last year here:
http://www.uab.cat/web/postgraduate/phds/all-phd-programmes/registration/fees/politics-policies-and-international-relations-1345468070521.html?param2=1345674105712

How can I request a VISA or solve any other aspect before I arrive to Barcelona?

Please check the International Welcome Point of the UAB: http://www.uab.cat/web/mobility-international-exchange/mobility-international-exchange-programmes/international-welcome-point-1345671079656.html

 

**For any other clarification please check the First Year registration section:**
http://www.uab.cat/web/study/phds/enrolment/first-year-registration-1345691030261.html