PhD students may audit courses in which they have an interest so that they can increase their knowledge and proficiency. An auditor is a student who attends a class to acquire knowledge, but not to earn credits or a grade. Audited courses do not count toward completing degree requirements. Auditors must attend classes regularly, complete assigned reading, and participate in discussions, but they will be exempted from submitting assignments and will not receive marks/comments for their work. Teachers are under no obligation to assess or comment on auditor students' work as this would place an additional burden on them. The admission of non-registered students is in itself an act of enormous generosity on the part of the instructor.

Auditors are admitted to a course, without tuition charge, on a space-available basis and with the approval of the instructor. Students eligible to audit a course should confirm their eligibility with the department. “Unofficial” auditing is not permitted.


This policy applies to the masters in the Department.


Registration guidelines

  1. Students must formally register to audit courses in the same manner as for any other course. First of all, you should talk to your supervisor to discuss which courses or training sessions may be a priority for you.
  2. Once you have identified the course or sessions you are interested in, you should send a request by email to (1) the professor indicating in the subject: “Application to attend your course as an auditor” with a copy to (2) the secretary's office (Anna Salas: [email protected]).
  3. If the professor gives his/her approval and the number of audit students does not exceed 5 seats, your place on the course will be approved. Otherwise, you will be put on the waiting list for the next academic year.
  4. You will receive a confirmation from the secretary. If you are accepted, you will be provided access to “Aula global” so that you can access the course materials.