Admisión y Matrícula

El proceso de admisión de los programas de doctorado depende directamente de los centros. Aquellos alumnos interesados en iniciar su carrera académica o su tesis doctoral, pueden informarse de los plazos y requisitos en la web del doctorado de interés.

Proceso de Admisión - Doctorado

Proceso de Admisión

The academic course at the University of Navarra begins on September 1st and ends on August 31st. Admission to the doctorate for that course may be requested until January 31st. The application for admission to the following academic year may begin on January 1st. Some Phd programs like Nursing or Applied Medicine and Biomedicine have their own deadline.

The candidate will present the Application for Admission in MiUnav

  • Interview the candidate and if necessary (if specified by the Program for admission), the candidate will take objective tests that evaluate his/her abilities and the minimum requirements for entrance, and if necessary, the knowledge of foreign languages.

  • Establish a thesis director(s) and if necessary, educational complements and a Thesis Reviewer if established by the program.

  • Issue a positive/negative report regarding admission to the program.

  • Send all the documentation to the Governing Board of the center in charge of the program.

When the Governing Board of the Center gives its approval, the admission petition will then go onto the School of Doctoral Studies. Finally, the Office of the Executive Council of the University delegates the job of reviewing the paper work to assure that all requirements for entrance have been met to the School of Doctoral Studies.

The “Secretaría Técnica de Investigación” (Administrative Office for Research): will send the “carta de admission” (acceptance letter) to the candidate by email. This correspondence will include at least the following information: Name of the Doctoral Program, Name of the Thesis Director, and when necessary and the prescribed educational complements.

Vías de acceso - Doctorado

Entrance routes

In general, in order to enter into an official doctoral program the candidates must have received his/her Bachelor’s Degree, or the equivalent, and a university Master’s Degree.

  • To have received an official Spanish university degree or degree from some other country within the European Higher Education Area which allows entrance into a Master Program as established by article 16 of the Royal decree 1393/2007, of October 29 and having received a minimum of 300 ECTS credits in the total official university studies, of which at least 60 must correspond to the Master level.

  • To have an official Spanish undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree, whose duration, conforming to the European Union law, is of at least 300 ECTS credits. Said degrees are required to cover the educational compliments referred to in article 7.2 of the RD 99/2011, unless the study curriculum plan corresponding to the undergraduate degree includes education research credits, equivalent to the research credits in Master studies.

  • The candidates with university degrees that, after having been accepted into specialized health care education have had a positive evaluation during their two years of health care training in a program for obtaining an official degree of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

  • To have obtained a degree in accordance with foreign educational systems, without the need of having it officially accredited as being equivalent to a Spanish degree, after having the university give its approval, affirming that said foreign degree is equivalent to a Spanish Master’s degree and that in the country where said degree was handed out, the holder of said title has earned the right to enter a Doctoral program. However, in this case where the university has considered the foreign degree to be an equivalent, this does not mean that the university officially accredits the foreign degree or previous foreign degrees nor that it recognizes this foreign degree for any reason other than to gain entrance into a doctoral program.

  • To have obtained another doctoral degree consistent with university organization regulations.

 Likewise, students with recognized research sufficiency or Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained from previous legal regimens.
Matrícula - Doctorado



Enrollment is carried out in the Self-Enrollment section of the Academic Information Portal.

In order to access the program, students should sign in with their ID card number and personal password; students who are beginning their studies are provided with this in the proof of application fee payment. They should then carry out the self-enrollment process with the guidance of the program. Any issues that arise must be resolved within the enrollment period. Students may choose to put enrollment on hold and exit the program; in any case, it must be formalized before September 10.

If any questions arise during the enrollment process, you can call (+34) 948 425 611, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. (Monday through Friday), or email

When registration is finalized and the payment method is chosen, the program prints out a summary of the enrollment and its financial repercussions.

All students must enroll within the time period indicated. Those defending doctoral dissertations before December 31 must also enroll, although they only have to pay the administration fees, since they are exempt from the registration fee. If they pay any amount, this will be used for registration of the dissertation defense, which must be paid a few days before the planned defense date.

Payment can be made via:

a) Single payment:

Students using this payment method must pay the corresponding registration fees upon formalization of enrollment via:

- direct debit: the self-enrollment program will request the complete number of the account from which the registration fee will be debited; payment will be taken within a few days

- a check payable to the University of Navarra

- a bank transfer made in advance; the deposit can be made into any of the following accounts and the receipt of the transaction must be submitted.

  • CaixaBank: ES 80 2100.2173.86.0200492729

  • Caja Rural de Navarra: ES10 3008.0001.15.2583731928

  • Banco Popular: ES12 0075.4610.11.0601614196

  • Banco Santander: ES 40 0049.1821.09.2210657574

If the transfer is made from another country, the same accounts may be used with these codes:


  • Caja Rural de Navarra: SWIFT/BIC BCOEESMMM008

  • Banco Popular: SWIFT/BIC POPUESMM

  • Banco Santander: SWIFT/BIC BSCHESMM

- credit card: authorization from the cardholder (Visa or MasterCard), including the full card number (16 digits) and expiration date. This document may be used (print here).

b) Payment by installments:

Spanish students and those with legal residency in Spain can choose this payment system, which allows them to split the registration fees into 10 equal monthly payments using the financing plan agreed with the main banks and savings banks. Using this installment payment method, every €1,000 paid in installments results in a monthly payment of approximately €102.31. If desired, part of the registration fee may be paid via a check payable to the University of Navarra, bank transfer or credit card at the time of enrollment and the rest paid via an installment plan.

Documentation required

Loan policy for payment of the registration fee in installments

- Photocopy of the National Identity Cards of the borrowers.

- Photocopy of the bank document showing the number of the account that will be debited (e.g., photocopy of passbook, check, receipts).

The amount the student wishes to pay via an installment plan will be debited from the checking or savings account in ten equal monthly payments starting in the month of November.

If payment is made in full via direct debit, it is not necessary to send any receipts to the University. The amount will be debited within a few days of formalizing enrollment.

In other cases, the following documentation must be sent within three days of the date of enrollment to University of Navarra, Office of the Registrar, Self-Enrollment, Central Building, 31080 Pamplona, Spain:

- a receipt for a transfer previously made into the University’s account.

- a check payable to the University of Navarra

- if payment is made via credit card, it is necessary to send a written statement signed by the cardholder authorizing the University to process the charges; the statement must include the cardholder’s full name, the type of card (Visa or MasterCard), the complete card number (16 digits) and the card expiration date.

- the application for an installment payment plan (along with copies of the National Identity Cards of the borrowers and of a receipt or passbook for the account that will be used).

This documentation may also be sent by fax to (+34) 948 425 701 or by email to

Payment may also be made at the Office of the Registrar at the University (Central Building), Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Once payment is made, enrollment is complete.

If, for any reason, payment is not made within three days, the enrollment may be canceled.

Interruption of studies

When students fail to enroll in an academic year, they are considered to have interrupted their third cycle studies. When they wish to continue, they must apply for readmission; if they had previously been accepted for the dissertation project, they must also apply for revalidation, since the interruption affects the previously approved project and the appointment of the dissertation supervisor.


Enrollment takes place just once per academic year and, once completed, is irrevocable. Nonetheless, students may make changes to their enrollment, with due cause, within 10 days of formalizing enrollment. Canceling enrollment does not entail a refund of registration fees or the ability to re-enroll with a different status or for a different program.


The University normally does not provide scholarships or financial aid for these studies. In order to obtain such aid, it is necessary to approach other public or private institutions or international organizations that may award such financial aid; it is also possible to approach Spanish embassies and consulates in other countries or the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation.

Student insurance

All Spanish students under 28 years of age and foreign students from most European and North and South American countries (also under 28 years of age) must have compulsory student insurance. Registration for compulsory student insurance is included in the formalization of enrollment. Students who do not have this compulsory student insurance must prove that they are protected by an equivalent insurance policy at the time of enrolling. Hospital insurance is also available from the Clínica Universidad de Navarra for those who wish to take it.


If you have any queries or questions about these instructions, please contact the Office of the Registrar (enrollment process or registration fee) or the Student Aid Office (questions concerning medical insurance).

More information of an academic or regulatory nature can be found at:

During the enrollment period, questions can be asked by calling (+34) 948 42 56 11, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (except Saturdays), or emailing

University ID card for new students

Students enrolling at the University of Navarra for the first time can obtain their university ID card from the Office of the Registrar once they have made payment.

Submission of the application

Admissions applications are submitted to the University’s Office of the Registrar (Central Building). The application form should be accompanied by:

  • Photocopy of DNI (National Identity Card) or passport.

  • Certified photocopy of the degree for which official recognition is being requested or a certificate proving that it has been issued.

  • Certified photocopy of the academic transcript for the study program completed; the transcript must indicate the official duration, the subjects taken, the academic load of each subject and the grades received.

  • A report (in Spanish) outlining the dissertation carried out, and indicating the committee members and the grade.

  • A copy of the doctoral dissertation in which the university states that the copy corresponds to the doctoral dissertation presented or, failing that, a certificate that attests to this.

  • Processing fees for applying for official recognition (€535 in the 2013-2014 academic year).

Registration and processing of the application

The documents submitted should meet the following requirements:

  • They should be official and issued by the competent authorities in accordance with the law in the relevant country.

  • They must be authenticated diplomatically or, where appropriate, by the Apostille of the Hague Convention. This requirement does not apply to documents issued by the authorities of EU member states or signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

  • They must be accompanied, if applicable, by a corresponding official Spanish translation (except the copy of the doctoral dissertation).

  • See the instructions on the required documents.

       In order to process the application, compliance with the following conditions will be checked:

  • That it is not a degree or diploma issued by a Spanish university.

  • That it is an official degree in the home country.

  • That the studies are taught at authorized centers with fully implemented study programs.

  • That the degree has not already been officially recognized in Spain, or that the studies completed to obtain it have not been subject to prior validation.

  • The content of the doctoral dissertation is related to one of the academic fields addressed at the University of Navarra.

Issuing the certificate of official recognition

Once the application has been accepted, the Subdirectorate General of Degrees, Validations and Recognitions of the Ministry of Education will be notified and will register it, and the University will issue the certificate of official recognition, which will be sent to the student.

One-time payment

Complementary education or training period

- Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Science, Economics and Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering: €203 per credit

- Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Communication: €181 per credit

Registration in the period of undertaking the doctoral dissertation: €1,330.


- employees and faculty members, and family members: 90%

- adjunct professors: 20%

- Research Personnel in Training (EPIF): 80%

An administration fee of €95 should be added to the above figures. In all centers, no reduction is available on the dissertation defense (€660).

Doctors and other resident physicians at health centers with teaching collaboration agreements with the University may apply for a discount equivalent to the one applicable to research assistants by means of a formal request submitted to the Administrative Office of their School in September. It must be accompanied by a certificate issued by the Personnel Service of the relevant health center.

Installment payment:

- Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, Economics and Business Administration, Architecture, Engineering: €540 per credit

- Research projects (students who started their studies before 1999-2000): €2,080.

- Law, Humanities and Social Sciences, Communication: €436 per credit

- Research projects (students who started their studies before 1999-2000): €1673.

Registration in the period of undertaking the doctoral dissertation: €1125.


- employees and faculty members, and family members: 90%

- adjunct professors: 20%

- Research Personnel in Training (EPIF): 80%

An administration fee of €95 should be added to the above figures.

In all centers, no reduction is available on the dissertation defense (€560).