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Recognition of higher education courses carried out in other countries (master's degrees)

  • DESCRIPTION: Official recognition, for academic purposes, of higher education courses that the student has completed or partially completed in another country and their equivalence to Spanish higher education courses. 

 

Application procedure

Who

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

Where

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

When

Period: 2 May to 22 September

How

By presenting the following documentation:

  • Application form addressed to the head of the Secretary's Office who, if necessary, will pass it onto the Office of the Dean or the Management of the Faculty/School.

  • Original and photocopy or attested photocopy of  the document accrediting the identity and nationality of the applicant issued by the competent authorities in the country of origin or by the Spanish authorities competent in foreign affairs. If the applicant has Spanish nationality, he/she must present an attested photo the original and photocopy of his/her Spanish National Identification Card.

  • Original and photocopy of the document that accredits the type of exemption, if appropriate (large family certificate, etc.).

  • Original and photocopy or attested photocopy  of the academic transcript for the studies carried out by the applicant, issued by the foreign university. The transcript must show, among other information, the subjects studied, the workload in hours for each subject and an explanation of the grading system used. The applicant may also be required to provide legalised and translated versions of the transcript.

  • Original and photocopy of the course programmes of the subjects that the applicant has passed (legalised and translated, if required). 

  • Curriculum of the qualification proving official academic validity in the country of origin (legalised and translated, if required). 

Documents issued abroad must comply with the following requirements:

  • They must be official and issued by the competent authorities, in accordance with the legal regulations of the country concerned.

  • They must be legalised by diplomatic means or, if possible, with the apostille of the Hague Convention. No form of legalisation is required for documents issued by member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area (click here for list of states).

  • They must be accompanied by an official translation in Catalan or Spanish. The official translation may be carried out by:

    • Any diplomatic or consular representative of the Spanish State abroad.

    • The diplomatic or consular representation in Spain of the applicant's country of origin or of the country in which the document was issued.

    • sworn translator duly authorised by or registered with the Spanish state.

    • The Language Service of the URV, if the applicant intends to use the translation only at the URV.

Cost

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

Observations

As far as possible, the applicant should present the application before registering.

Only those qualifications obtained by the expiry of the corresponding period will be taken into account when grading the academic transcript for academic purposes at the URV. 

 

Resolution of the application

Who

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

When

At most, five days after presenting the application and the necessary documentation.

* August is not considered to be a working month.

How

  • The applicant will be informed as to which subjects, if any, have been recognised. Any such subjects will be added to the applicant's academic transcript at the URV.

  • Applications presented between 2 May and 9 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 presented between 10 July and 22 November will be accepted and charged for the 2016-17 academic year.

Cost

Students must pay the fee for the recognized subjects established by the current decree of public prices.

Observations

  • If the student cannot present the application when registering, the student will register in the standard manner and, once the application has been received and resolved, will make any modifications to his/her registration status.

  • ​It is recommended that the student, when registering, chooses to pay the registration fees in instalments because the resolution of the application may mean that the student receives a refund of registration fees or is required to pay additional fees.