Internacional Mention in the Doctoral Diploma
The International mention in the doctoral diploma is an honorary qualification given in addition to the doctoral diploma. The diploma can include on its obverse the mention of "International Doctor" in case that the following requirements are met:
a) That during the training period required to obtain the qualification of doctor, you have undertaken a minimum stage of three months outside Spain at a renowned higher education institution or research centre, studying or doing research work. The stage and activities must be approved by the supervisor and authorized by the academic committee, and they must be included in the student's Activities Document.
b) That part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) has been written and is presented in one of the usual languages for scientific communication in your field of knowledge, other than any of the official languages in Spain. This regulation is not applicable when the stages, reports and experts come from a Spanish-speaking country.
c) That at least two expert doctors belonging to a non-Spanish higher education institution or research institute have issued reports on the thesis.
d) That at least one expert with a doctorate belonging to a non-Spanish higher education institution or research centre, other than the person responsible for the stage referred to in paragraph a), has been a member of the thesis assessment board.
NOTE: the internship may be carried out either in a single period or distributed in different periods; however, the receiving institution must be always the same.
The Doctoral School's Directing Committee will decide whether to grant or deny the International Mention in the Doctoral Diploma.
The doctoral programme secretary will notify you of the decision.