Procedure and assignment of tutor and thesis supervisor:

 

In the admission process, applications from candidate students are evaluated by the Academic Committee (AC), on the basis of a research project proposal, its suitability to the research lines of the doctoral programme and a support letter from a doctor with accredited research experience. Once a student has been admitted by the AC to the doctoral programme, the AC will assign to the student a tutor and a thesis supervisor, among doctors with accredited research experience, within a maximum period of 3 months after the student enrols in the doctoral programme for the first time. The tutor has a close relationship with the doctoral programme and will help the student to interact with the AC. Depending on the specific affiliation of the thesis supervisor to an academic research institution both, tutor and thesis supervisor, may be the same person. The AC will assign the tutor and the thesis supervisor on the basis of the research project proposal and the support letter submitted by the student in the application to join the doctoral programme.  The assignment, however, will only be valid and binding once it is authorised by the UPF Doctoral School with the following procedure:

 

  1. The doctoral student will present an original copy of the Document of Commitment, signed by the student, the tutor and the thesis supervisor previously assigned by the AC during the admission process:

Form

 

When & where  to submit

Document of Commitment

  • Read it carefully and sign it.
  • The original document must be submitted with the signatures of the PhD student, the supervisor and the tutor (if the tutor and the supervisor are the same person, he/she can sign twice).

During the enrolment process.

By prior appointment established by the secretary of the program

 

When the PhD student receives the e-mail from the Secretariat (notifying that the document is signed by the Director of the UPF Doctoral School) then, the student should collect the original document from the Secretariat and upload the original signed document at the Activities Document.

Upload to the Activities Document 

(registration code for this activity: 30)

 

2. Once the assignment of tutor and thesis supervisor has been authorised by the UPF Doctoral School, the programme secretariat will make the official assignment at the student’s academic file and will communicate it to the tutor and thesis supervisor.