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Extension of the thesis submission deadline

  • ITEM: This is the procedure that students of doctoral programmes regulated by RD 99/2011 must follow if they do not think they can present their theses within the specified deadline, which will be either:
    • 3 years from the date on which they were admitted onto the programme, for full-time students
    • 5 years from the date on which they were admitted onto the programme, for part-time students
Application procedure

The doctoral student or duly authorized person on presentation of the necessary identification.

Where At the General Registry of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili or at any of its auxiliary registries, addressed to the secretary's office of the department to which the doctoral programme coordinator is affiliated
When When the existing deadline expires.
If possible, the application should be submitted three months in advance.
How Students must present:

• An application form addressed to the doctoral programme coordinator.

Cost None

The conditions of the extension:

  • Full time:
    • 1 additional year
  • Part-time:
    • 2 additional years

Resolution of the application
Who The academic committee of the doctoral programme.
When When the academic committee meets, usually from 15th to 20th of each month.
At the latest, two months after submitting the application.


  • The academic committee informs the EPD by presenting it with the original document in which the resolution was passed
  • The EPD updates the data in the system and sends a copy of the document in which the resolution was passed to the interested party, to the thesis tutor and/or the thesis supervisor and to the academic committee
  • The EPD keeps the original in the student record.