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Recognition of credits from non-official university courses (master's courses)

  • ITEM: Procedure that enables students to apply for recognition by the URV of credits from university-specific degrees
Application procedure

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


At the auxiliary registry of the secretary's office of the faculty/school where they carried out their studies.


Period: 2 May to 30th November


Submitting the following documents:

  • Application form addressed to the head of the Secretary's Office who, if necessary, will submit it to the Office of the Dean or the Management of de Faculty/School.
  • Original academic transcript issued by the secretary's office of the faculty/school (if the student studied at the URV) or the original and photocopy or the attested photocopy of the personal academic transcript (if the student studied at the URV or at other universities).
  • Stamped copies of the programmes of the subjects passed (if the student studied at other universities). If the curricula correspond to courses that have been discontinued, the number of teaching hours must be indicated.
  • Photocopy of the curriculum followed.
  • For university-specific qualifications awarded by Spanish universities, a photocopy of the document demonstrating the approval of the corresponding governing body.
  • Original and photocopy of the document that accredits the type of exemption, if appropriate (large family certificate, etc.).

Students must pay the recognition fee that is charged by the secretary's office of the faculty/school in accordance with the current decree on public prices.

  • For the purposes of recognition of credits, the URV will regard the following qualifications as university-specific:
    -University-specific higher certificates issued by the URV.
    -University-specific master's and university specialist qualifications studied at the URV Foundation.
    -University-specific qualifications issued by Spanish universities.

  • The recognition of previous studies will be based on the final grades listed on the student's academic transcript on the date that the deadline for this recognition expires.

  • Subjects passed by the student will be recognized by comparing their content and competencies with the equivalent master's degree subjects.

  • Under no circumstances will credits corresponding to final master's projects be recognized.

  • The number of credits from university-specific qualifications may not exceed 15% of the total credits of the curriculum. This percentage also includes, if appropriate, recognized professional and employment credits.

  • The maximum number of credits from university-specific qualifications that can be recognized for master's courses is:
    -Master's degree of 120 credits: 18 credits
    -Master's degree of 90 credits: 13.5
    -Master's degree of 60 credits: 9 credits 

Resolution of the application

The Office of the Dean or Management of the Faculty/School


At most, five days after presenting the application and the necessary documentation.
* August is not considered to be a working month.

  • The interested party will be informed of the decision.
  • If necessary, the students' academic transcript will be updated automatically.
  • Applications presented between 2 May and 7 July will be accepted for the 2015-16 academic year (this is not the case if the subjects to be recognised are registered during the 2015-16 academic year).
  • Applications present between 8 July and 30 November will be accepted and charged for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Students must pay the fee for the recognized subjects established by the the current decree of public prices.

In exceptional cases, the percentage of university-specific credits that is recognized may be higher than the percentage indicated above or, if appropriate, all of the credits from a university-specific qualification may recognized if they are from a university-specific course that has been discontinued and substituted by an official course.

The relation between the discontinued university-specific course and the new official course must have been accredited by the corresponding evaluating body and be stated in the curriculum for which the recognition is requested.