Please check your submission deadline and note that it refers to the date of authorization of the program academic committee, so you must submit at least your application one month before your submission deadline date. 
  1. Please make an appointment with the PhD Programme in Biomedicine Secretariat by email: [email protected] to submit the Doctoral Thesis. 
  2. Once you'll have your appointemnt scheduled, the PhD secretaria will give you access to a Personal Drive Folder to upload all your thesis submission documents. 
  3. Bring to the PhD PRBB office 300.04, 3rd floor; 1 printed book-copy of the doctoral thesis for the UPF library. Together with the original hand signed  "Declaration by the author of the thesis" document (see point 6).

All documents must be submitted at the same time and duly filled in and signed:

Doctoral Thesis Copies:


A book-copy of the doctoral thesis for the UPF 

See compulsory format requirements 

IMPORTANT! please indicate the University name and program departement (DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES
UNIVERSITAT POMPEU FABRA) on your thesis.   Without this information the deposit will not be considered valid.  
  • Bring 1 printed book to the PhD PRBB office


Five copies of the doctoral thesis for the thesis committee members

You can choose between:

  • sending personally your thesis copies to your tribunal member (with electronic support or printed copies, both are valid)
  • or bring your printed book-copies to the PhD secretariat on your submission day and we'll send them by post.

Documents to upload on your Personal Drive Folder


Doctoral thesis submission form

Thesis submission form


The PhD supervisor report 

Free-format document (approx. 2 pages) 

(The report should highlight which has been the original major research contribution of the doctoral thesis as well as contain the specific approval of the thesis supervisor confirming that the thesis has the appropriate quality for its presentation )

* In case you have a UPF tutor (different from your thesis supervisor) you also need to present a letter confirming your tutor agreement with your thesis submission.


The doctoral thesis Committee

Committee proposal form ( word )

The composition of the court must respect gender parity.

The thesis committee must be composed of:

  • 3 full members: must belong to 3 different universities or institutions between them
  • 2 substitutes: must belong to 2 different universities or institutions between them, although the universities or institutions of the full members can be repeated
  • All members must be doctors and have proven experience in research

It is recommended that the secretary of the board should belong to UPF or to a research institution at the PRBB
It is also recommended that at least one of the substituts should belong to UPF or to a research centre at the PRBB

Keep in mind that:
The indicated emails must match the workplace of each proposed doctor.

contact us before deciding the members of your board in order to confirm that you’ll be able to afford the necessary tribunal expenses)


Declaration by the author of the thesis

Declaration form

Please upload a copy of this document on your Personal Drive Folder and bring the original hand signed document to the PhD secretariat together with the printed thesis book for the Upf Library.

7. A electronic copy of the doctoral thesis:
  • The complete doctoral thesis (pdf)
8. A word document with:
  • short explanation of the project in Catalan or Spanish AND English (approx. 150 words)
9. A word document with:
  • Keyword list related to the PhD thesis in Catalan or Spanish AND English. Maximum 10 words (5 in English + 5 in Catalan or Spanish)

Other requirements:


Fill in the online application form

Online application form


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