General requirements for access and admission to the Doctorate
The requirements for access to the doctorate, as determined in article 6, of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, modified by Royal Decree 43/2015, of February 2, are the following:
1. In general, to access an official doctoral program it will be necessary to be in possession of the official Spanish Bachelor's degrees, or equivalent, and University Master's degrees or equivalent, provided that at least 300 ECTS credits have been passed. in the combination of these two teachings.
2. Likewise, those who are in any of the following cases may access:
- Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree, or from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area, which qualifies for access to a Master's degree in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29 and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at the Master's level.
- Be in possession of an official Spanish Graduate degree, whose duration, in accordance with Community law regulations, is at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of this regulation, unless the study plan of the corresponding undergraduate degree includes research training credits, equivalent in training value to the research credits from of Master's studies.
- University graduates who, after obtaining a place in training in the corresponding test for access to specialized health training places, have passed with a positive evaluation at least two years of training in a program to obtain the official title of any of the specialties in Health Sciences.
- Being in possession of a degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, without the need for its homologation, after verification by the university that it accredits a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish University Master's degree and that it authorizes in the country issuing the title for access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree that the interested party is in possession of or its recognition for other purposes than that of access to doctoral studies.
- Be in possession of another Spanish Doctorate degree obtained in accordance with previous university regulations.
- Be in possession of an official university degree that has obtained correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education, in accordance with the procedure established in Royal Decree 967/2014, of November 21, which establishes the requirements and procedure for the homologation and declaration of equivalence to official university degree and academic level and for the validation of foreign Higher Education studies, and the procedure to determine the correspondence to the levels of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education the official titles of Architect, Engineer, Graduate, Technical Architect, Technical Engineer and Diploma.
The second additional provision, section 2, of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, also establishes that graduates, architects or engineers who are in possession of the Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of Royal Decree 778/1998, of April 30, or have reached research proficiency regulated in Royal Decree 185/1985, of January 23.
Likewise, article 7 of the regulations governing doctoral studies, approved by the Governing Council of the Rey Juan Carlos University, specifies the access requirements for the following cases:
Access with foreign university degrees without homologation.
Spanish or foreign students who, while in possession of degrees obtained at a foreign university or higher education center, wish to pursue Third Cycle studies at the Rey Juan Carlos University, may access them without the need for their degrees to be previously approved, according to the following forecasts:
- Submit the degree or degrees obtained at your home university, duly legalized.
- Submit academic certification stating the subjects studied with the grades obtained, as well as the years and subjects that make up said degree (equally legalized).
- In the event that the original language of the documentation is not Spanish, a translation of the university degree and the academic certificate, carried out by an official translator, must also be attached.
In no case will this access to third-cycle studies imply the homologation of the foreign degree held by the interested party, nor will it be recognized for purposes other than taking the aforementioned third-cycle university studies.
Access with approved foreign university degrees.
Students with a foreign degree approved by the Ministry of Education and Culture with the corresponding Spanish degree, engineer or architect, will be subject to the provisions of section 2 a. of article 7 of the regulations governing doctoral studies, which says: that those who are in the following case may also access:
"Being in possession of an official Spanish university degree, or from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area, which enables access to a Master's degree in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29 and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in all official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at the Master's level.
Regarding admission to doctoral programs, article 8 of the regulations governing doctoral studies, approved by the Governing Council of the Rey Juan Carlos University, establishes that:
- Applicants may request admission to any doctoral program related or not to their university curriculum.
- The Academic Committees of the doctoral programs may determine additional requirements and criteria for the selection and admission of students to a specific doctoral program. In the case of candidates for doctoral programs not directly related to their university curriculum, the Academic Committee will decide whether or not admission is appropriate.
- Admission to doctoral programs may include the requirement of specific training supplements. Said specific training complements will not require their structuring in ECTS credits and will, for the purposes of public prices and the granting of scholarships and study grants, be considered as doctorate-level training and their development will not compute for the purposes of the limit established in the article 3.2. of RD 99/2011 on the duration of doctoral studies.
Documentation to present and forms of delivery
In the pre-registration request made via the Internet, the following documentation must be attached in an attached file.
- Official Academic Certificate issued by the official center of origin in which the qualifications of the studies carried out by the applicant are recorded, accrediting compliance with the general requirements for access to doctoral studies, which are established in article 6 of RD 99/ 2011, of January 28: Academic Certification of the University Master's Degree completed, as well as the rest of previous studies for access to said Master's Degree (graduate, diploma, graduate or equivalent) issued by the official center of origin in which the total credits are recorded made. These certifications will not be necessary if the studies have been carried out at the Rey Juan Carlos University.
- University degrees or receipts of having requested them.
- National Identity Document or equivalent.
- Curriculum vitae
- Any other document specifically required by the Coordinator of the doctoral program for its acceptance.
- Presentation letter
Students with a foreign degree:
- Photocopy of the Passport or Residence Card.
- Certified/Collated Photocopy of Foreign Higher Education Degrees (Bachelor's Degree, Architect, Engineer, Master's, Doctor...)
- Certified/collated photocopy of the study certificates.
- Accredit, by means of a certificate, that the studies carried out give access to official doctoral studies in their country of origin.
All documentation provided must be legalized in accordance with Spanish law and translated by an official translator.
The scanned presentation of the documentation mentioned in the previous sections and the specific documentation that may be required from each doctoral program within the pre-registration period is essential, since otherwise the applicants will not be able to be evaluated by the Academic Committees of the programs doctorate, which are the bodies responsible for the admission of doctoral students.
In the case of not submitting the aforementioned documentation, the applicant will not be able to self-register.
Place of delivery of the documentation
Pre-registration: The detailed procedure and URL to access pre-registration can be found is located here. In the pre-registration, the delivery of documentation by the Registry is not required.
Registration: The documentation will be presented, addressed to the International Doctoral School, in the General Registry or in any of the auxiliary registries of the URJC.
The address of the General Registry of the Rey Juan Carlos University is as follows:
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos
C/ Tulipan s/n
28933 – Mostoles (Madrid)
The URL of the Electronic Headquarters of the Rey Juan Carlos University is located is located here
Request for pre-registration in doctoral programs
Number of new entry places offered
Science Doctorate Program
Doctoral Program in Health Sciences
Doctoral Program in Social and Legal Sciences
Doctoral Program in Humanities: Language and Culture
Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Hydrology and Water Resources Management (Interuniversity)
Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Tourism (Interuniversity)
Doctoral Program in Conservation of Natural Resources
Doctoral Program in Information and Communication Technologies
Doctoral Program in Industrial, Chemical, Environmental, Energy, Electronic, Mechanics, and Materials Technologies
|Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies (Interuniversity)
|Doctoral Program in Epidemiology and Public Health
Reservation of places for students with disabilities
In accordance with article 51 of Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, which regulates the conditions for access to official university education, 5% of the available places will be reserved in each of the programs of doctorate for students who have recognized a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33 per 100.
In the event that these places are not covered, they will be occupied by the rest of the students.
In the online pre-registration application, the request for a place for this quota must be stated and later, in the case of being admitted, among the documentation to be presented, the administrative resolution by which the condition of being admitted must be accredited. disabled.
In compliance with the provisions of the general regulations for the disabled, as well as in Additional Provision 24.6 of the LOMLOU, students who have some type of disability will be entitled to full exemption from fees and public prices in doctoral studies.
Pre-registration and registration deadlines
Pre-registration: from 17 from July to 15 from September of 2023
Resolution date admitted for processing: 28th September 2023
Troubleshooting: from 02 to 05 October 2023
Resolution of admitted and excluded: the 17 of October of 2023
Enrollment of first year students: from 17 to 27 October 2023
Enrollment for second-year and later students: the 12 22 September to 2023
The registration of students is done through the registration system. SELF ENROLLMENT by Internet (self-registration).
DECREE 43/2022, of June 29, of the Government Council of the Community of Madrid, which establishes the public prices for university studies leading to official degrees and services of an academic nature in the Public Universities of the Community of Madrid, being applicable for the academic year 2021-2022 .
Amount of full-time academic tutoring
Amount of part-time academic tutoring
Amount of the credit in the case of access with specific training complements
Experimentality Level 1 (corresponding to level 1 and 2 of teachings of annexes I and III of Decree 80/2014, of July 17,
Experimentality Level 2 (corresponding to level 3 of teachings of annexes I and III of Decree 80/2014, of July 17,
Opening of academic record
School Insurance (only under 28 years old)
Application for Equivalence of Foreign Doctorate Degrees
(Law 53/2002, of December 30, on Fiscal, Administrative and Social Order Measures)