Students with overseas qualifications

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".

Students who would like to take an official postgraduate programme at the UIB must pre-register. The pre-registration procedure involves students applying for a place on one or several UIB postgraduate programmes and comprises the following stages:

Resumen del procedimiento de preinscripción

Available Postgraduate Programmes

Current Master’s and PhD degrees may be viewed at the following links providing information on the degree programme you would like to take: ECTS credit structure and length; a subject list with the corresponding teaching language; possible criteria and specific admission requirements; schedules; fees, etc.

Moreover, should you have any academic query, you may contact the degree coordinator stated in the programme factsheet by clicking on their name.

1. Online Pre-registration Application

The application is launched by clicking on the "Pre-registration" button alongside the name of the degree you would like to study. This button is only visible and active when the pre-registration period is open.

In order to access the app for online pre-registration, you will required a username and password. These credentials can be obtained by clicking on UIBdigital Online Sign-up.

Once inside the pre-registration app, you will be provided with instructions on the information and documents to be submitted.

Subir documentos  Documents to be submitted

During the pre-registration process, digital copies will be uploaded via the app. Each of the documents listed below must be attached in separate individual files, regardless of many pages it may have:

  • A copy of your ID card, NIE (Foreign Identification document) or passport
  • A copy of your academic diploma or degree (in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese)
  • A copy of your official academic transcript issued by your university on headed notepaper and signed by the relevant authority for the programme taken by the applicant. This document shall, amongst other details, set out the subjects taken alongside the awarded grade, the total number of hours or number of credits for each and the marking system used (in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese)
  • Documentation for overseas GPA/average mark equivalence: degrees whose admission criteria include a required grade point average accreditation, said foreign GPA equivalence may be requested via the Grade Point Average calculator service [es]. (Instructions [PDF])
  • A copy of the European Diploma Supplement (EDS). If the degree was taken at a University in the EHEA, it is advisable to submit your EDS
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Other documents: please see the programme admission criteria as there may be specific requirements or merits for consideration that require the submission of additional documents.
Tasa de evaluación de expediente  Fee

In addition, the application will require payment of 46.76 euro for degrees from overseas education systems outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) for an equivalence analysis of foreign university degree access to official Master’s and/or PhD degree programmes without an accredited degree, in accordance with Governing Council Agreement approving the public fees for academic and administrative services for official programmes at the Unviersity of the Balearic Islands. This payment is made by bank card in the app.

2. Access: Assessment and Resolution

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies (CEP) and the Doctoral School of the University of the Balearic Islands (EDUIB) shall analyse and verify that the applicant meets the entry requirements, i.e. that their degree or degrees grant them access to official postgraduate studies at the UIB. Candidates will be sent an e-mail containing the final decision. The following entry requirements shall be taken into account.

Access Requirements for Master’s Studies
  • A university degree issued by a higher education institution belonging to another member state within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), enabling access to a master's degree within this area
  • Graduates from education systems outside the EHEA: these candidates may access official master's studies without having to validate their degrees, subject to verification by the UIB that the degree accredits a standard of education similar to the corresponding official university degree programmes in Spain and that the qualification obtained enables access to postgraduate programmes in the country that issued the degree. This access shall in no way include accreditation of the prior degree held by the interested party or its recognition for any other purposes than access to master's degree programmes.
Access Requirements for Doctoral Studies
  • Holding an official university degree issued within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that enables entry to a master’s degree programme and having completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits, where at least 60 are from a master’s degree.
  • Holding of a degree awarded in accordance with foreign education systems, with no need for accrediation, subject to verification by the university that this accredits a standard of education similar to official Master’s degrees in Spain and that it enables access to doctoral studies in the country that issued the degree. This admission shall in no way include accrediation of the prior degree held by the interested party or its recognition for any other purposes than access to doctoral studies.

If the decision on access is positive, the CEP and/or the EDUIB shall forward the pre-registration application to the Academic Degree Commission so that the student’s admission to the degree may be assessed and resolved.

If the decision on access is negative, the procedure comes to an end. Students do have has the right to file a corresponding appeal procedure.

3. Admission: Assessment and Resolution

Once students are deemed to have the right to access their programme of choice, their application will be forwarded to the Academic Degree Commission so that their admission to the degree can be assessed and resolved. Applicants will be sent a notification of the admission resolution including the dates when they must enrol.

Admitted students who require an official letter of admission issued by the UIB to apply for a student visa at the Spanish embassy or consulate in their home country or any other procedure related to pursuing their studies at the UIB, may request one via e-mail <postgrauarrobauib.es>. Their e-mail should indicate the information that needs to be included in their letter of admission.

If the decision on admission is negative, the procedure comes to an end. Students have the right to file a corresponding appeal.

Admission Requirements

Please see the information for each master's or PhD programme in the 'General Information' tab, 'Admission criteria' section in the individual factsheet.

4. Enrolment

Once students are admitted on their requested course, they will have a set enrolment deadline, i.e. to enrol on the subjects to be taken during the academic year for master's programmes or for academic supervision on PhD programmes. In both instances, enrolment involves students paying course fees.

Admitted PhD students will receive an e-mail from the EDUIB containing their enrolment instructions and deadline.

Admitted master’s students must enrol online via the Acadèmic app. In order to access enrolment, they will need to access their personal student area and enter their username (3 letters and 3 numbers) and password. Here they will find a section that takes them to the Acadèmic enrolment app.

In Acadèmic, students need to select the 'Enrolment> Enrol' option and follow the steps indicated in the app:

  • Review personal details
  • Read and accept the enrolment terms and conditions
  • Fill in the statistical questionnaire
  • View the requirements in order to be awarded the degree
  • Select the subjects they wish to enrol in
  • Select, where applicable, any possible discounts they may have the right to, as well as whether they have a general grant awarded by the Ministry or any other specific grant from the CEP
  • Select the fee payment method
  • Review the enrolment print-out to ensure everything is correct
  • Moreover, if payment is to be made by direct debit, the SEPA mandate document must be printed out, signed and submitted to the CEP within the set deadline (please see the Documentation section for information on the documents to be submitted to the CEP after formalising their enrolment).
Important points to bear in mind during the registration process
  • Students need to enrol for the subjects they will be taking during the entire academic year (first and second semester)
  • Students who are starting a master's programme must register for a minimum of 30 ECTS, unless they have been accepted as a part-time student, in which case the minimum shall be 15 credits (as per the relevant regulation).
  • Students need to pay their tuition fees within the set deadline. Failure to do so means the course fee, alongside the late-payment supplements, remains pending
  • Students may also query other enrolment-linked procedures (changes, cancellation, extension, etc.) at this link.

5. Submitting Original Documents

When enrolment is completed, students undertake to submit the original documents they initially provided in digital format during pre-registration to the CEP or the EDUIB at the UIB.

The original documentation must be submitted within the established deadline in one of the following ways:

  • In-person at the CEP or EDUIB: originals or *certified copies of the documents, in addition to photocopies for their record
  • By post to the CEP or EDUIB: *certified copies of the original documents.
* Certified copies must be issued by a registered notary public in Spain or by Spanish diplomatic or consular services in the students' home countries.

Originals or certified copies must comply with specific requirements in terms of TRANSLATION and AUTHENTICATION.

 Documentos  Documents to be Submitted for Comparison
  • Passport or proof of identity
    • Legalisation. No legalisation is required. The original or a certified copy of the identification document provided by applicants and issued by the relevant authorities with regard to immigration must be submitted
    • Translation. No translation shall be necessary, except in instances where the document is solely in a language other than Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese.
  • Degree or academic diploma
    Legalisation:
    • Case 1. European Union Member States (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Romania, Sweden, Cyprus), signatories to the agreement on the European Economic Area (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and those nations with a bilateral agreement with the European Union (Switzerland):
      No legalisation is required. The original or a certified copy of the original shall be submitted.
    • Case 2. Other countries:
      The legalised original or a certified copy of the legalised original shall be submitted. See legalisation requirements.
    Translation:
    • In both of the above instances (1 and 2). The document may be submitted in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese. Where the document is not in one of these languages, it must be translated into Spanish or Catalan. See translation requirements.
  • Official academic transcript issued by candidates' universities on headed notepaper and signed by the relevant authority for the programme taken by them. This document shall, amongst other details, set out the subjects taken alongside the awarded grade, the total number of hours or number of credits for each and the marking system used:
    • Legalisation. No legalisation is required. The original or a certified copy of the original shall be submitted.
    • Translation. The document may be submitted in Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese. Where the document is not in one of the languages, it must be translated into Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese. See translation requirements.
  • Proof of residency. See document requirements.