Description

Students enrolled from the 2023-2024 academic year onwards

You have to deposit your doctoral thesis before the end of the 4th full-time or 7th part-time academic year.

Before the end of the above deadlines, if you have not submitted the application for deposit, you can request an extension of one more year

In case of presenting a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the duration will be a maximum of 6 years full-time and 9 years part-time.

Situations of temporary disability, birth, adoption, guardianship for the purpose of adoption, foster care, risk during pregnancy, risk during breastfeeding and gender violence or any other situation contemplated in the current regulations will interrupt the computation of the time limit for the duration of the studies.
 

Students enrolled before the 2023-2024 academic year

You must deposit your doctoral thesis before the end of the 3rd full-time academic year or the 5th part-time academic year.

Before the end of the above deadlines, if you have not submitted the application for deposit, you can request an extension of one more year. In exceptional cases, there is the possibility of requesting a second one-year extension*.

Health, maternity and paternity-related leaves of absence also extend the deposit deadline.

*Not all doctoral programs authorize second extensions.

 Procedure

Any request related to the duration should be addressed to the secretary's office of your studies

You should note:

  • Each doctoral program may establish the format and content of the extension request. 
  • Requests must be communicated at the time they take place and not retroactively.

 Regulations

Art. 3 of the RD99/2011 (students enrolled before the 2023-2024 academic year will be subject to the text of RD99/2011 prior to the modification incorporated by RD576/2023).