Students with foreign degrees

This section is aimed at students with foreign degrees who would like to take official postgraduate studies (Master's or Doctorate) at the UIB. Such students are not required to have their foreign degrees officially recognised by the Spanish education authorities. This access shall not, in any case, involve the recognition of the prior degree possessed by the interested party or its recognition for any other purposes than access to Master's degree studies. Students with foreign degrees recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education will follow the pre-registration process undertaken by students with Spanish degrees.

If you are interested in having your foreign degree (Bachelor’s or Master’s) officially recognised by the Spanish education authorities, please contact the Spanish Ministry of Education.

If you are interested in having your foreign PhD officially recognised in Spain, please visit the website of Doctoral School of the UIB - section "Declaración de equivalencia".

Certification of documents at the UIB

Students with foreign qualifications who have been admitted to take an official postgraduate degree at the UIB must formally register at the CEP or at the EDUIB. In order to do this, they must present the documents in accordance with what is stipulated in stage "4. Presentation of original documents".

Along with each original document, you must present a photocopy of each one. The administrative services will check the identity of the two documents and the originals will be returned to the interested party, after issuing a stamp or accreditation certifying the photocopies. If the photocopies have already been certified before a notary registered in Spain (certifications made by a notary in the country of origin are not valid) or by Spanish diplomatic or consular representations, it will not be necessary to present the original document.

None of the documents submitted will be returned to the interested parties once the procedure has been completed, except in some exceptional cases where they are original documents and this return is possible and appropriate.

Should there be any doubt as to authenticity, validity or content of the documents submitted, the competent organisation may make the necessary inquiries for their verification, as well as contact the issuing authority in order to resolve the doubts raised.