First Year Registration

Below you will find information on how to enrol in the first year of the PhD at UAB. There are 5 simple steps:

  1. Appointment
  2. Essential documents for registering
  3. Fees and methods of payment
  4. Student card and post-registration
  5. Check the Frequently Asked Questions

 

Make an appointment to 'General Procedures'.

Appointment request to Escola de Doctorat

Remember that the deadline for registering is a maximum of one month from the date of admission, which is indicated in the admission letter. After that time if you have not registered you will lose your place and will have to re-apply, if there are still places left.

If you are unable to register personally because you are abroad, you can authorise somebody else to register for you. You must provide written authorisation indicating the person who will register for you and attaching a copy of your identity document (DNI, NIE or passport). That person must make an appointment to be seen to register for you and must indicate your full name.

If you are coming from abroad, please see this link for general information of interest.

 

Remember that ALL THE DOCUMENTS MUST BE ORIGINALS and if they are issued by a country other than Spain they must be LEGALISED.

It is essential that you deliver ALL documentation on the day of registration. Otherwise, enrollment will not be effective until you have all the documentation.

If you have been conditionally admitted while waiting for the Master's Degree, once you have it, you must send us the document to ed.admissions@uab.cat (if you send an email, you must identify yourself by indicating your ID / passport, NIU, name and surname) before the registration, and you must bring the original and a photocopy the day you register.

If you are not a Spanish citizen, you can download the Handbook for international students, where you can find useful information about the UAB, the legal procedures to be done before and after your arrival at the University, information about accommodation and other useful topics, such as cost of living, and language courses, among other services. Please visit the International Support Service page for more information on legal requirements (visa, student residence permit, etc.) or contact International.Welcome.Point@uab.cat directly.

The documents to be presented to register for the first year are as follows:

  • If your degree is Spanish and you have studied for a Master’s degree or PhD at the UAB:
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport or other identification document (for applicants from  EU countries) which is valid at the time of registration
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport if your nationality is of a country outside the EU (if you do not have a NIE) which is valid at the time of registration
    • A colour passport sized photograph.
    • Form of the external thesis supervisor to the UAB (download the file here)

  • If your degree is Spanish and you have studied for a Master’s degree or PhD at a different Spanish university:
    • Original or attested photocopies of degree certificate and Master’s degree certificate.
    • Original or attested photocopies of Academic records of the Bachelor / Engineering / Degree and Master's Degree studies
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport or identification document (for applicants from EU countries) valid at the time of registration
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport if your nationality is of a country outside the EU (if you do not have a NIE) which is valid at the time of registration
    • A colour passport sized photograph.
    • Form of the external thesis supervisor to the UAB (download the file here)

  • If you do not have Spanish nationality:
    • Original and attested photocopy of degree certificate (or equivalent) and Master’s degree certificate. Both must be legalised (unless issued in the European Union). Titles issued in languages other than Catalan, Spanish or English must be translated in accordance with the instructions for official translation in the 'Legalisations' section of this website.
    • Original and attested photocopy of academic records (subjects and qualifications) of the Bachelor (or equivalent) and Master’s degree studies. Both must be legalised (unless issued in the European Union). Certificates issued in languages other than Catalan, Spanish or English must be translated in accordance with the instructions for official translation in the 'Legalisations' section of this website.
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport or identification document (for applicants from EU countries) valid at the time of registration
    • Original and a photocopy of your passport if your nationality is of a country outside the EU (if you do not have a NIE) which is valid at the time of registration
    • A colour passport sized photograph.
    • Form of the external thesis supervisor to the UAB (download the file here)

 

Fees: for the academic year 2019-2020, the cost of the fees is as follows:

There are two prices depending on whether the access qualification is from within or outside Spain:

  • If your access qualification for the PhD is from outside Spain the price is €760.19 (542.04 plus 218.15 equivalence fee for foreign qualifications).
  • If your access qualification for the PhD is from within Spain the price is €542.04.

The fees include:

  • Supervision, tuition and continual assessment of the doctoral thesis: €401.12
  • Management of the academic record: €69.80
  • Specific and management services for learning: €70.00
  • Insurance:
    • Scholarly (obligatory for 28 years or under): €1.12

Complementary insurance: NOT INCLUDED IN THE STANDARD FEES. Complementary insurance is a service offered by the university to cover accident and travel insurance and is available to all students registered at the UAB. If you wish to take out complementary insurance you must do so at the time of registration. If you are thinking of taking part in an exchange programme outside Spain or you are spending a research period abroad you should take out complementary mobility insurance.
The Doctoral School recommends that you take out complementary insurance for your PhD studies.

If you have to register for bridging courses, you must register for and obtain these credits during the first year of the PhD, making the appropriate payment of the fees as set out for the Master’s degree to which they belong. If you are an applicant from outside the EU you must pay the corresponding fee.

If you are a grant holder or you have any other fee reduction please see the prices that apply in this document (in Catalan). If your scholarship is not related in this table, you will have to pay the registration fee (the PhD students of CONACYD -Mexico- must pay the registration fee).

If you are registered disabled with the Government of Catalonia or a large family cardholder you should send a copy as soon as possible to ed.matrícula@uab.cat (if you send an email, you must identify yourself by indicating your ID / passport, NIU, name and surname).

If you have any other documentation which implies a reduction in the cost of the fees, you should bring the original and a photocopy on the day of registration.

Methods of payment: To pay the registration fee by bank card or by direct debit from a Spanish or European bank account. If you wish to pay by direct debit please fill in and bring with you this document.

If you opt to pay in three payments you must register before 30 October by direct debit from a Spanish or European bank account.

For more information about payment methods, payment dates, etc. please click here.

Once you have registered if you do not make full payment of the fees you will be charged a surcharge on the next payment. See here the consequences of non-payment of fees.

If you pay by direct debit from a Spanish or European bank account it is important to make sure that you have the required amount in your account as you will be charged from the same day on which you register. You will probably receive an email reminding you that the charge will be made to your bank account.

If your fees are being paid by a third party (company or institution) we can issue an invoice for this third party. To do this, you have to submit, at the time of the face-to-face registration, this invoice request, indicating your personal data and the data of the company or institution. If this is the first time you request an invoice from the UAB, you must also fill, in typescript, in this document. In the case that the institution is the ICMAB, the Computer Vision Center or the ICN2, it is not necessary to provide any of these documents.

If you have already paid the registration fee and need an invoice for a company or institution, you can request it by mail to ed.economia@uab.cat (you mus identify yourself by indicating your ID / passport, NIU, name and surname), indicating your personal data and the data of the company or institution in this invoice request (it is essential to fill in all the data requested by the document in order to manage it). If this is the first time you request an invoice from the UAB, you must also fill, in typescript, in this document.

If your registration fees are being paid in full or in part by one of the cost centres of the UAB you must bring documents to accredit that you are the beneficiary. For more information please contact the coordinator of your PhD programme.


Optional services at the UAB that you can pay for when you register:

  • Physical Activity Service (SAF)
    You can sign up for the physical activity service when you register except if you are a new student or you have a contract with the University Village. The monthly payments are charged by the SAF by direct debit to your bank account. To get your SAF membership card  you need to go personally to the SAF office before 31 December with proof of registration and your bank details. If you want to cancel your membership after registering any payments made will not be returned. You can find more information at the SAF website.

  • Fundació Autònoma Solidària (FAS)
    You can make a voluntary contribution of €15 for activities of solidarity and cooperation for development. You can find more information about the 0.7% campaign and the projects of the foundation at the website of the Fundació Autònoma Solidària.

Other optional services offered by the UAB which you can sign up for once you have registered: for the PhD:

 

PhD Administrative Services Fees 2019-2020 (PDF, )

Once you have registered:

  1. You should go to the Banco de Santander branch on the campus or visit this page.
  2. Go to the section after registration.
  3. Once you have registered, paid the fees and provided the access documents, you will be considered a PhD student of the UAB. To register for the second and subsequent years you can use the online registration system on any computer.

If you need to renew or replace your student card you should go to the same branch of the bank or choose the option “Request a university card” at the “Services” section of http://sia.uab.cat.

 

  1. If I choose to pay by direct debit when will the fees be charged to my account?
    Once the registration process is complete the fees will be charged to your account either during the same week or the next.
    If you have not been charged with a Spanish bank account after 15 days from the date of registration, please contact us at ed.matricula@uab.cat (if you send an email, you must identify yourself by indicating your ID / passport, NIU, name and surname).

  2. What if I want to modify the period allowed for my studies?
    If you want to modify the period allowed for completion of the PhD you can do so after you have registered for the first time. See this section.