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Online or in person admission process

When do I have to hand in my admission

The extraordinary application period for the Doctoral programs for the 2020/21 academic year in now open until July 31st, only online through the virtual secretariat.

What supporting documents must be submitted

1. A valid ID card. A photocopy.
Passport, only for foreign students (for EU citizens, the ID card is also valid). If your date and place of birth do not appear on your identity card, you must provide proof of these personal details as this information will be shown on your degree certificate.

2. Motivation letter: two pages (maximum 800 words) outlining your motivation, potential to study successfully at postgraduate level and future professional interests.

3. Curriculum Vitae, with a photocopy of the relevant supporting documents.

4. Certification of competence in a foreign language (and/or Spanish) required in the programme, if applicable. A photocopy.

5. Academic transcript of BA, BSc, Licenciatura, Engineering, Diploma, Technical Engineering degree certificate or equivalent. A photocopy.

6. Academic Transcript of an official Master’s degree, Diploma in Advanced Studies or equivalent qualifications.

7. Degree certificate granting access to the PhD programme, if Diplomas are issued abroad: it must provide proof that the diploma is valid to enter PhD studies in the issuing country.

8. Two reference letters.

9. Initial proposal of the research area and topic.

10. Proof of being a research grant holder, if applicable.

Students with a Foreign university diploma

Documents issued abroad must:

  • Be official and issued by the competent authorities, in accordance with the legal system in the country concerned.
  • The degree certificate granting access to the programme must be submitted at the time of enrolment. It must be legalised or authenticated by the relevant diplomatic authorities, or, where necessary, certified by the Hague Convention Apostille. This is not required for documents issued by the authorities of the Member States of the European Union, or signatories of specific exemption agreements.
  • They must be accompanied, if appropriate, by the corresponding certified translation into Spanish, English, French or Italian.

Instructions for the legalisation of foreign documents 

Language requirements

The candidate who opts for a Doctorate program that requires the accreditation of a minimum language level and does not present it at the time of applying for admission, may take a level test through the University of Deusto Language Center.

The presentation of said accreditation (external, according to the CEFR table, or by means of a test at the UD Language Center) will be a condition for enrollment.

Non-Spanish speaking foreign candidates

Non-Spanish speaking foreign candidates must also provide proof of having a good knowledge of Spanish language equivalent to B2 level of the CEFR (see the appendix), by submitting either a valid certificate or language test conducted at the Language Centre of the University of Deusto. This accreditation is not required for courses that are fully taught in English

Online Admission

PRE-ENROLMENT FOR STUDENTS FROM OTHER UNIVERSITIES

1. Log in to our Virtual Office: deusto.es/virtualoffice

2. Register and obtain your User Identification Number (UIN) and password.

1. Click on “I do not have a username. I want to register”.
2. Complete the required data and click "continue".
3. Verify the data you have entered, accept the privacy policy and click "continue".
4. You will obtain your UIN. Enter your UIN in the “user” field and a password.
5. Check that all your data have been correctly entered and click ‘Finish’. You can apply now.

If you have any problems with your online registration, you can download the user guide or contact:aula.tic@deusto.es or 0034 944139003 (ext. 2695/2933/3280)

3. Apply online

1. Log in to the Virtual Office: deusto.es/virtualoffice
2. Enter your UIN and password
3. Select the button that includes the type of degree programme you want to study:
Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees
4. Select “PhD pre-enrolment” > Student pre-enrolment
5. Complete your personal data
6. Select your university country and previous studies. If your University does not appear on the list, select 'Otros/sin especificar'
7. Submit all the required documents
*Important: Each required document must be attached in a single file
8. Confirm your application

If you have any problems with your online registration, you can download the user guide or contact: aula.tic@deusto.es or 0034 944139003 (ext. 2695/2933/3280)

PRE-ENROLMENT FOR UNIVERSITY OF DEUSTO STUDENTS

1. Enter in to our Virtual Office: https://deusto.es/virtualoffice 

2. Log in with your @opendeusto account and password

3.Select the button that includes the type of degree programme you want to study:
Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees

4. Select “PhD pre-emrolment” > Student pre-enrolment

5. Review your personal data and previous studies

6. Submit all the required documents.
*Important: Each required document must be attached in a single file
University of Deusto styudents can attach the academic transcript downloaded from the Extranet / Virtual Office

7. Confirm your application

If you have any problems with your online registration, you can download the user guide or contact: aula.tic@deusto.es or 0034 944139003 (ext. 2695/2933/3280)

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