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To gain admission to a doctoral programme, applicants must have an official Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a university master's degree or equivalent, together comprising a total of at least 300 ECTS credits.

However, candidates in any of the following circumstances are also eligible:

    1. Applicants who meet one of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

      1. Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the EHEA who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level. This includes holders of official Spanish pre-EHEA degrees. The degree must correspond to Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES)(open in new window)(1)

      2. Holders of an official bachelor's degree of at least 300 ECTS credits (e.g. the degree in Architecture). In this case, you must take bridging courses if your degree does not include research training that is equivalent to the research credits on the master's degree of which the bridging courses form part. 

      3. Holders of a degree awarded in a foreign education system. In this case, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was awarded. This does not imply the homologation of your degree and is solely for the purposes of admission to doctoral studies. (2)

      4. Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.

      5. Holders of the Diploma of Advanced Studies, in accordance with Royal Decree 778/1998.

      6. Holders of the Diploma of Research Proficiency, in accordance with Royal Decree 185/1985.

      7. Holders of an official university qualification who, having gained a trainee post in the entrance examination for specialised medical training posts, have successfully passed at least two years of training on a programme leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.

The admission is opened all year round. However, you will be assigned to one of the two yearly semesters (1-spring or 2-autumn) you want to apply. All the admission process is done on-line at the address This is the UPC web portal to the Master and Doctoral programs. Once you have entered your personal information, you have to create a new application request. Please select 'Signal Theory and Communications' in the list of Doctoral Degrees. You need to upload the following documents to be attached to your application:

  • Scanned copy of your degree(s).
  • Academic records of your degree(s).
  • Curriculum Vitae