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International doctorate certification in the doctoral degree

Students seeking award of the International Doctorate certification must meet the following requirements:

 

  • They must be able to provide certification of the period of study or research at a foreign institution (photocopies will not be accepted) on official headed paper or stamp of the institution or research centre (see introductory section on the international doctorate certification).
  • Part of the thesis, which must include the summary and conclusions, must be written in one of the standard languages of scientific communication in the relevant field (languages with official status in Spain will not be considered). This requirement does not apply to students whose period of study or research was spent at an institution in a Spanish-speaking country (if the expert reports are written by native Spanish speakers).
  • Students must be able to provide original copies (photocopies will not be accepted) of at least two favourable reports written by experts affiliated to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain.
  • The thesis examination panel must have included at least one expert affiliated to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain. This examiner cannot be the supervisor of the period of study or research (see introductory section).

 

The thesis defence must be held on UPC premises. In the case of joint doctoral programmes or co-tutoring agreement, the thesis defence must be held at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

 

N.B.: If you have signed a co-tutoring agreement this fact does not relieve you of the obligation to comply with the requirements described above.

 

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