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Additional exam session for Master's courses

  • ITEM: This is a third exam session that allows students who are in the final stages of their courses during a given academic year to take exams for additional subjects on payment of the corresponding fees.

Implementation course: 2021-22


Application procedure


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


At the Secretary's Office of the Faculty/School where they are carrying out their studies.


From the day on which their registration is completed until 30 October.
For first-semester subjects: from 5 to 26 February.

(1) check the comments section to find out the academic requirements.



In the case of second semester and annual subjects, if the student submits the application for an additional exam session more than five days after registering and before the 30 October or during the extraordinary period in February, the student must pay the registration modification fee required by the secretary's office of the faculty/school, in accordance with the decree on public prices. The student must also pay the full registration fee for each additional subject taken in the additional exam session.


  • Students who cannot submit the application in person may do so via the online administrative procedures on the URV's intranet.

  • (1) Academic requirements to be able to request the additional exam session:

    • for 60-credit master's degrees. There is no minimum requirement for outstanding credits.

      • for 1st semester subjects, the same course in which the master's degree is taken may be applied for.

      • for 2nd semester or annual subjects, the student must register during the following academic year and select the additional exam session. If the faculty/school agrees, this exam session, exceptionally, may be brought forward to September of the new academic year (2).

    • for 90-credit master's degrees. The additional exam session may be applied if the student requires up to a maximum of 13.5 credits to complete their studies.
    • for 120-credit master’s degrees. The additional exam session may be applied if the student requires up to a maximum of 18 credits to complete their studies.
  • The number of credits to complete studies does not include the credits from the Master's Thesis and Internship subjects.
  • In order to comply with the pending credits requirement, students who apply for an additional exam session during the extraordinary period in February may also include the credits that they have passed during the first semester of the current academic year.
  • Students may not apply for an additional exam session if they only have one standard exam session, as is the case with:
    • Subjects that are highly practical in nature or others that may be stipulated by the Faculty/School. The student will be specifically informed of this in the course guide for the affected subject.
    • Subjects studied during a mobility visit (outgoing students).
    • Subjects on the Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Human Evolution.
    • Subjects on the Master's degree in Computational Engineering and Mathematics.
    • Subjects on the Interuniversity Master's Degree in Computational Fluid Mechanics.
  • Students who are completing their courses may ask to increase the number of subjects for which they are registered and, on payment of the necessary fees, obtain a third exam session for the subjects of their choice.  
  • Depending on the period in which the subjects are taught, additional exam sessions will take place during the following periods, at the discretion of the faculty/school, which must inform the relevant competent vice-rector:
    • December
    • January
    • May
    • June
    • (2) September of the following year


Resolution of the application


The Head of the Secretariat. 


Applications presented up to 30 October must be dealt with by 15 December at the latest.
Applications presented up to 26 February must be dealt with by 1 April at the latest.


The outcome of the applications will be published on the notice board and, if appropriate, added to the student's academic transcript. Unsuccessful applications will be communicated directly to the student.


In addition to the registration fee, the student must pay the examination fee for the chosen subjects.

The fee for resitting exams will not be applied in the additional exam session if the student has registered for the subjects in previous academic years.