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
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