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Transfer of doctoral students from programmes governed by the previous regulations to doctoral programmes specified in RD 99/2011

  • ITEM: This process allows students who are registered for a doctoral programme governed by previous Royal Decrees to request that they be incorporated into a programme specified in RD 99/2011.
Application procedure

Doctoral student or the duly person on presentation of the necessary identification who until the 2012-13 academic year have been registered on a doctoral programme governed by the previous regulations:

  • RD 185/1985
  • RD 778/1998
  • RD 56/2005
  • RD 1393/2007
Where At the URV website

Ordinary period from 5 September 2016 to 17 November 2016. 

Extraordinary period from 9 January 2017 to 28 February 2017.

How Students must:
  1. Complete the application form at the following address:
  2. Write 'TRANSFER FROM PREVIOUS ROYAL DECREES' in the 'Observations' section of the online pre-registration form.
  3. If doctoral students have completed activities under the previous regulations that can be submitted under the new doctoral regulations, they must submit these activities along with the corresponding accrediting documentation before the corresponding pre-registration period expires.

Doctoral students who have moved to doctoral programmes governed by RD 99/2011 to request a reduction in the minimum duration of the doctoral degree to one academic year so that they can initiate the procedures for the thesis defence. 

Reduction of the minimum course duration and study time for doctoral students.

Resolution of the application
Who The academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Ordinary period from 6 September 2016 to 30 November 2016. 

Extraordinary period from 10 January 2017 to 10 March 2017.


Doctoral students must take into account:

  • The number of places specified in the initial doctoral programme report.
  • The report and documentation provided by the Postgraduate and Doctoral School.
  • The selection criteria specified in the initial doctoral programme report.
  • Whether the courses, seminars and study visits that they completed under the previous regulations have the same duration and content as those of the new doctoral programme.
  • If these activities are recognized, doctoral students may include them in their personal Activities Record.
  • These activities will then count towards the final qualification in the place of other activities on the programme.
  • For programmes that allow for possible bridging courses (CF), once the academic committee has evaluated the academic transcript it must specify which additional training the student has to carry out.

Once the decision has been taken:

  • An email will be sent to the doctoral students informing them as to whether they have been admitted or excluded.
  • The list of admitted and excluded candidates will be published on the website created for this purpose.
Observations The duration of the doctoral student's studies will be calculated from the moment in which the candidate is admitted.