International doctorate mention
The UIB offers doctorate students the chance to obtain the International doctorate mention, which gives an added value to the degree. The International doctorate mention may be included on the front page of the doctoral diploma, whenever the following requirements are met:
- During the compulsory study period to achieve the doctoral degree, the doctoral student must have completed a three-month stay outside Spain, in an institution of higher education or a prestigious research centre, completing studies or carrying out research studies. The period outside Spain and the activities involved need to be endorsed by the director and authorised by the academic commission and will be included in the doctorate activities document.
- Part of the thesis, which must include the summary and conclusions, must be written in one of the standard languages of scientific communication in the relevant field (languages with official status in Spain will not be considered). This requirement does not apply to students whose period of study or research has been spent at an institution in a Spanish-speaking country (if the expert reports are written by native Spanish speakers).
- At least two favourable thesis reports written by experts affiliated to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain.
- The thesis examination panel must have included at least one expert affiliated to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain. This examiner cannot be the supervisor of the period of study or research aforementioned.