Doctoral Degree Equivalency

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Doctoral Degree Equivalency

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Doctoral Degree Equivalency

Doctoral degree equivalency: universities are the entities responsible to certify the equivalence of non-Spanish university degrees as Spanish doctoral level degrees.

The procedure is initiated when the interested party applies for the equivalence of his/her degree to the rector of the university of his/her choice, along with the documents required by said University.

The concession of doctoral degree equivalence will be accredited via an equivalence degree certificate issued by a Spanish University. The certificate must state the title of the non-Spanish degree and the University that issued the diploma. Before issuing it, the university will communicate the equivalence to the Department of Qualifications and Recognition of Qualifications Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport in order to make effective the inscription of the recognized degree in the special section of the Official University Graduates National Registry.

The doctoral degree equivalence can be requested to more than one university at a time. If a non-Spanish degree has been already recognized as equivalent, you cannot request the degree equivalence procedure again. However, if the degree equivalence is denied, you can request it to another Spanish university.

The degree equivalence at doctoral level does not imply, in any case, the recognition of any other non-Spanish degree hold by the applicant, or the recognition of any other academic level different to the doctoral one in Spain.


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You can hand this form in at the UGR General Register Office or at any of the UGR auxiliary register offices, or at any office established by article 38 of the Law 30/1992, dated 26 November, of the Legal Regime of Public Administration and Common Administrative Procedures.

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