Admission requirements to the Biomedicine PhD programme

In order to be admitted to Biomedicine PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accredited undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).  

Moreover, they have to proof that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country. 

In order to access a doctoral programme at UPF, you need to have completed 300 ECTS credits, 60 of those have to correspond to an official graduate, research orientated master's programme.

Mandatory documents to be submitted

  • A photocopy of the undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion  (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
  • A photocopy of the official final undergraduate transcript

If you have finished your Master's degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:

  • A photocopy of the graduate/master's degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
  • A photocopy of the official final graduate/master's transcript .

However, if you have not yet completed your graduate/master's studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents: 

  • A signed declaration of obtaining your graduate/master's degree before the commencement of the master's programme. PDF
  • A photocopy of the provisional graduate/master's transcript.

    If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish. 

Students holding a Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) according to  RD 778/1998 / Suficiencia Investigadora according to RD185/1985 or an undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits (such as Medicine...) will not need to have completed a master's degree.

All candidates must also present the following mandatory documents:

Letter of acceptance into a laboratory and personal and research data of the ​PhD thesis supervisor, in case he​/she​ does not belong to the UPF​ or to the CRG

  • Research project
  • In case the PhD thesis supervisor does not belong to the UPF/CRG/IBE, the student should be accepted by a UPF Principal Investigator to act as his/her tutor. The student should present an acceptance letter signed by the UPF tutor during the registration process.
  • Identity Card or Passport.