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Application for recognition of credits obtained from official university courses in the same cycle


The exceptional situation caused by the COVID-19 health alert makes it necessary for the URV to take certain measures that alter its normal operation.

For this reason all applications for administrative procedures must be submitted via the following links: "Intranet Lynx Procedures" or "Electronic Registry of the URV".

Where possible, we will attend to your request by email or by telephone; however, if you need to speak to us in person, you can ask for an appointment via the website of your Campus Secretariat

  • CONCEPT: The URV's acceptance of credits that have been obtained in official courses of the same level at the same or at another university and that count towards the Master's degree courses of the URV for the purposes of obtaining the qualification.

Implementation course: 2021-22


Application procedure:


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

Only those who have already pre-registered on a Master's Degree programme can request recognition.


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


Period: between 2 May and 30 October.


Presenting the following documentation:

The body responsible for granting recognition may request all the documentation it considers necessary in order to determine whether subjects can be recognized.


  • Subjects passed in first cycle courses are not recognized. These include: Diplomas, Master's Degrees, Technical Engineering, Technical Architecture (before the EHEA) and Bachelor's Degrees (after the EHEA).

  • Second cycle subjects passed in first and second cycle courses (before the EHEA) and subjects passed in University Master's Degrees (after the EHEA) are recognized.


Students must pay the fee for determining whether recognition can be granted. The secretariat of the faculty or school will inform students how much they have to pay in accordance with what is established in the current decree on public prices.

See also other costs in the Resolution section


  • 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.).

  • The recognition of previous studies will be based on the final grades listed on the student's academic transcript on the date that the deadline for this recognition expires.

  • The recognition will also take into account the competencies and knowledge associated with the previous studies.   

  • Under no circumstances will credits corresponding to final master’s projects be recognized. 

  • If a student is admitted on a master's degree and applies for recognition, the coordinator will hold a tutorial session within ten days of having been admitted to inform the student of the resulting academic situation.


Resolution of the application:


The dean or director of the faculty or school.


  • Almost, one month after presenting the application and the necessary documentation. August is not considered to be a working month. 


  • The coordinator will hold a tutorial with the students (face-to-face or on-line), in which they will be informed of the academic situation resulting from applying the established criteria.

  • The interested party will be informed of the decision.

  • The secretariat of the faculty/school will automatically update the student's transcript, if necessary.

  • Applications submitted between 2 May 2021 and 8 July 2021 will academics effects for the 2020-21 academic year (shall not apply if the subjects to recognize are enrolled in 2020-21 academic year).

  • Applications submitted between 9 July 2021 and 30 October 2021 will have academic and economic purposes for 2021-22 academic year.


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


In the Master studies, the number maximum of credit to recognize is established:

  • Master of 120 credits: 60 credits

  • Master of 90 credits: 45 credits

  • Master of 60 credits: 30 credits