In the event that the previous studies were taken under educational systems that do not belong to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), what requirements are necessary to study for a PhD in Spain?
If you have the homologation credentials or a declaration of equivalence to a degree and academic level of a graduate, architect, engineer, doctorate or doctoral degree (the duration of which, in accordance with community law rules, is at least 300 ECTS) granted by the Ministry of Universities, the procedures to be followed to apply for admission to the doctoral programme will be the same as those for students who have obtained their degree in Spain.
Students who do not have validation or a declaration of equivalence in Spain must provide the following documentation:
- A certified or collated photocopy of the foreign Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree, or proof of having applied for them, as well as the academic certification of the studies carried out, stating, among other details, the official duration in academic years (both documents duly legalised and translated, if applicable).
- A certified or collated photocopy of the certificate issued by the university that issued the degree stating that it allows access to doctoral studies in the issuing country.