Issuance of university diplomas
Degree programs corresponding to programs of study approved by the Ministry of Education confer an Official Degree. These diplomas are issued by the President of the University on behalf of His Majesty the King of Spain. The University of Navarra issues official undergraduate degrees; Engineering and Architecture degrees; Diplomas and Construction Engineering degrees; master's degrees and doctoral degrees. In these cases, when issue of the official diploma is requested, the University of Navarra also issues a diploma certifying the programs of study.
All other University degree programs confer University-accredited qualifications.
To submit an application for a diploma, the student's file must be complete, that is:
All credits for the degree program must have been obtained and all grades must have "certifiable" status.
All required documents must have been submitted in advance (including the student's high school diploma).
All registration fees must be paid.
The "Degree Status" section on the academic information portal will allow the application to be submitted if these conditions are met, or will report on the circumstances preventing eligibility.
If these conditions are met, the diploma can be requested in the "Degree Status" section. The program only needs to verify some information, and no documents need to be provided; the entire process is done through the website. Payment is made by Visa or MasterCard; a screen will appear asking for the complete card number and expiration date and the payment will be processed over a secure connection through the 4B service. When the process is completed, a receipt can be obtained.
The application is then processed by the Office of the Registrar, which in the following days will send the receipt for the diploma to the address specified by the graduate. This receipt, in the case of official degrees, has the same effects as the diploma itself, until the latter is issued, in accordance with the fourth final provision of Royal Decree 1496 of November 6, 1987.
At the same time, if desired, an academic transcript showing the grades obtained throughout the program can be requested. This document is always useful, since it is often required to begin one's professional career; in some cases it is absolutely necessary, for example, to take MIR-FIR-BIR (medical, pharmacy or biochemistry residency program) exams. The transcript can be requested through the website at the same time as the diploma, and is mailed to the student along with the diploma receipt; the cost of the transcript (€25) is also charged to the credit card. The transcript can also be requested any time thereafter, as described in the section "Academic Records."
Issuing fees (2014-2015 academic year), in euros:
Ordinary cost Alumni association members Large family 1st cat. / General Large family 2nd cat./ Special/ Extr. Prize Doctoral Doctor 435 410 310 145
Undergraduate / Architect / Engineering / Graduate / Master's (Official)
350 335 250 135 Diploma in Nursing or Nutrition
305 295 220 130 Master (Non-official), Diplomas, Liberal Arts 200 190 155 125
OFFICIAL DEGREES (the university-accredited qualification is issued at no additional cost to those paying for an official degree).
These prices are valid until October 31, 2015.
Another way to apply for a degree
You must submit this documentation:
Fill out the Degree application form.
Photocopy of National Identity Document (Spanish students) or passport (international students).
Single photocopy of the high school diploma or of documents not previously submitted.
If you are a member of a large family, a photocopy of a current certificate.
The application for the degree, along with the required documentation, can be submitted to the Office of the Registrar, in the Central Building. Office hours are 9:30 to 13:30 and 15:30 to 17:00, Monday through Friday (in July and August, only at mornings).
It is also possible to send the documentation via postal mail to:
Oficinas Generales. Universidad de Navarra
31080 Pamplona (Navarra)
Or by fax to: (34) 948 425701
Payment of issuing fees
If the application is submitted at the Office of the Registrar, it can be paid for in cash or via check, credit card or a bank transfer made in advance into the University of Navarra's account.
If the request is made via postal mail, a check or receipt for transfer into the University's account must be included; payment may also be made via credit card, in which the cardholder must include written authorization indicating the type of card (Visa, MasterCard, etc.), the complete card number (16 digits) and the expiration date.
In either case, transfers may be made into any of the University's accounts. One of the following can be used:
La Caixa ES16 2100.9161.41.2200077798 (swift CAIXESBBXXX)
Banco Popular ES23 0075.4610.11.0600 676978 (swift POPUESMM)
Banco Santander ES18 0049.1821.00.2010571564 (swift BSCHESMM)
Caja Rural de Navarra ES05 3008.0001.12.07000164825 (swift BCOEESMM008)
Receipt for payment for the diploma
Immediately upon submission of this documentation, if all is correct, a receipt will be issued certifying payment of the fees for the diploma in question. This receipt will be issued by hand if the application is submitted at the Office of the Registrar; if the diploma is requested by mail, the receipt will be mailed to the student at his or her address.
Issue and receipt
Diplomas are issued within approximately 10 months from the time they are applied for. When they are issued, the Office of the Registrar will notify the student via a message sent to the email address indicated on the application for the diploma, or via a letter mailed to the student's home address.
The status of your diploma can be checked on the "Degree Status" section of the Student academic information portal.
University diplomas are only issued to the student. They can also be issued to a proxy presenting a copy of the student's National Identity Card or passport and an authorization signed by the student.
Degrees can be picked up:
At the Office of the Registrar, during opening hours (from 10:00 to 13:00, Monday through Friday).
Official diplomas can be requested to be sent to any of the Offices of Education located in all provincial capitals in Spain, where they can be picked up by the student. The form that can be used to request that the diploma be sent there is provided along with the notice that the diploma has been issued.
University-accredited qualifications can be sent by postal mail to any requested address.
Those residing outside of Spain can request that official diplomas or university-accredited qualifications be sent to them by mail.
Copies of official degrees
It is possible to obtain a copy if the original is lost, destroyed or damaged, or if any substantial data change (e.g., the student's first or last name).
- Fill out the Application for copy of degree.
- Photocopy of National Identity Document (Spanish students) or passport (international students).
- If the original degree needs modification or has been damaged, it must be returned when the application for a copy is submitted.
Issuing fees (2012-2013 academic year)
- €330 in case of loss
- €110 in all other cases (deterioration, name change, etc.).
Submission of the application and payment of fees
- It is not possible to do this through the website: you must follow the directions above for applying for a degree in person or by mail through the Office of the Registrar.
- When the application has been submitted correctly, a certificate is issued that contains the degree record information and certifies that the process of issuing a copy has been started. This certificate is given (or sent) to the holder as soon as possible.
Issue and receipt of the copy
- Done in the same way as indicated for the degree above.
Copy of the university-accredited qualification or degree issued by the President
The procedure is the same as for official degrees; the issuing fee is €110 in all cases.
It is possible to legalize the document proving that the degree scroll has been requested. To do so, the substitute certificate issued for this purpose should be requested when the degree scroll is requested.
It is also possible to legalize the degree scroll once it has been printed. Since this procedure can be carried out only in Spain, we recommend that students ask someone they trust or an administrative agency to do it for them, as the University does not perform this procedure. This process involves signing a document at a notary public’s office granting power of attorney to the person who will perform the procedure.
Students who are no longer in Spain should sign this document at a notary public’s office in their country and send it to the person who will perform the legalization procedure in Spain.
You can request information about administrative agencies by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.