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MODIFICATIONS TO REGISTRATION, moving between subjects (Master's degree)

  • DESCRIPTION: This procedure allows students to move from one subject to another during the academic year. The procedure involves the partial modification of the student's registration record once 5 calendar days have passed since the student registered.
Application procedure

The interested party or the authorized person on presentation of the necessary identification.


Secretary's Office of Faculty or School/Campus Secretariat where the course is taught.

  • Ordinary period: from the day on which the registration process is completed to 30 November.
  • Extraordinary period: from 5 to 15 February, only for subjects taught in the second semester.
How Students must present the following documentation:

Students must pay the fee issued by the Secretary's Office for modifying the number of subjects for which they are registered. This fee is established by the current decree on public prices.

Students must be up to date with their payments on the date the application is made.

  • If the application is presented before 1 October, it will be resolved automatically by the Secretary's Office of the Faculty/School.
  • If it is presented between 1 October and 30 November, it will require the approval of head of the study programme.
  • The authorisation of the master's degree coordinator is required if the change of subjects during the February extraordinary period affects the subjects External Practicals and Final Master's Project. Previously, but the faculty/school decides whether to permit this or not. (check with the faculty/shcool)
  • Full-time students must be registered for a minimum of 30 credits; part-time students must be registered for a minimum of 20 credits. The minimum number of credits must include any compulsory subjects and any that the has not passed from previous the academic year.
  • Student grantholders who change subjects should be aware that they must still be registered for the full number of credits as stipulated by the academic requirements for the current academic year and by the terms and conditions of the grant so that they are still eligible for the grant during the following academic year.

Resolution of the application

The faculty/school at which the application form has been presented.

When Wherever possible, when the application is made. At most 5 days after presenting the application and any necessary documentation.

* August is not considered to be a working month.


The student will be informed of the resolution and, if appropriate, their academic transcript will be updated.

The resolution regarding change of subjects may not be reversed.


Students must pay any additional cost for changing between subjects worth different numbers of credits. Students who change subjects during the February extraordinary period will incur a charge. They will receive a bill for the corresponding amount which they must pay at a bank.

Academic consequences

For the subjects from which the student has withdrawn:

  • the student may not receive any tuition in that subject or be evaluated for it.

For the new subjects which the student has changed to:

  • the student will be entitled to all the rights guaranteed by official registration starting from the date on which the change was completed.

The faculty/school will only authorise any change provided that there are enough places on the new subject and, if appropriate, the attendance regulations are fully complied with.

Students must be up to date with their registration payments on the date on which they make an application to change subjects or their applications will not be authorised.