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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.

Administrative procedure


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

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


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

If doctoral students cannot carry out procedures online, they can present the application in person at the URV's General Registry or at any of its auxiliary registries.


At any time during the academic year.


Students must present:

  • An application sent to the President of the Academic Committee of the doctoral programme.


This procedure has no cost.


The secretariat of the campus/faculty/school will send the application to the corresponding Academic Committee.

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 the application


The academic committee of the doctoral programme.


When it will be required.


  • The academic committee must first request the approval of the thesis supervisor, evaluate the application and, if it is valid, accept it by digitally signin the document and sending it to the Campus Secretariat.
  • The campus/faculty/school secretariat shall update the student's file and forward the corresponding resolution by electronic notification to the interested party. Send a copy of this resolution to the Postgraduate and Doctoral School and to the Secretary’s office of the corresponding department.


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