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Duration of study programme: Change from full-time to part-time status or vice versa

  • DESCRIPTION: Although doctoral students generally have full-time status, they can apply for part-time status, although this will affect the deadline by which the doctoral students have to present their theses.

First-year doctoral students

Who

The person who wishes to join a doctoral programme.

Those doctoral students who are the beneficiaries of a grant or a bursary that stipulates full-time status shall not be permitted to apply for part-time status.

Where

In the pre-registration form.

When

  1. In the pre-registration period.

  • 1st phase → 5/09 to 2/11

  • 2nd phase → 9/01 to 1/03

How

By checking the PT box when filling in the corresponding field on the pre-registration form.

Cost

This procedure has no cost if it is done before the stipulated deadline.

Obervations

Those doctoral students who have been registered for at least one year as part-time students will have five years in which to complete and deposit their thesis, as from the date of registration.

Resolution of application

Who

The academic committee of the doctoral programme.

When

At the same time as when the decision is taken to admit/exclude pre-registration application.

How

When registering online, new doctoral students must select the FT or PT status in accordance with what has been authorised by the academic committee.

Observations

  • The resolution will remain valid for the duration of the programme.

  • Should students need to change their full-time or part-time status once registration has been completed, they will have to pay the corresponding fee to modify their registration.

Non-first year students

Administrative procedure

Who

After registration, the doctoral student or authorized person on presentation of the necessary identification.

Those doctoral students who are the beneficiaries of a grant or a bursary that stipulates full-time status shall not be permitted to apply for part-time status.

Where

Via the online administrative procedures on the URV's intranet.

Students who are unable to make the application online may present the application at the auxiliary registry corresponding to the Campus Secretariat/Secretary's Office of the Faculty/School where the student is studying/has studied (if students are entitled to any exemption, they must also present the necessary documentation that demonstrates this entitlement, e.g. large family certificate, etc.).

When

2 May to 10 September. A favourable resolution will come into effect as from the following academic year.

How

Students must present:

Cost

This procedure has no cost if it is done before the stipulated deadline.

Observations

The secretariat of the campus/faculty/school will confirm that the authorization by the thesis supervisor that the doctoral student has included in the application is correct.

Those doctoral students who have been registered for at least one year as part-time students will have five years in which to complete and deposit their thesis, as from the date of registration.

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Resolution of the application

Who

The academic committee of the doctoral programme.

When

When required, at least before 30 September.

How

The academic committee, via the secretary's office of the department, will inform the campus/faculty/school secretariat by sending the original resolution, which will be put in the doctoral student's file.
The campus/faculty/school secretariat shall update the student's file and forward the corresponding resolution by email to the interested party, to corresponding department and UDR.

Observations

  • The resolution will remain valid for the duration of the programme.
  • Should students need to change their full-time or part-time status once registration has been completed, they will have to pay the corresponding fee to modify their registration.