Summary of the information required for enrolment for the academic year 2021-22

Requirements for access to PhD studies in Spain

According to  Royal Decree 99/2011:

In general, to gain access to an official PhD programme the candidate must hold a Spanish degree or equivalent and a Master's degree, summing at least 300 ECTS.

Access may be granted where the following cases apply:

  1. Hold an official Spanish university degree or a degree from another country in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) which grants access to a Master's degree in accordance with article 16 of RD 1393/2007, of 29 October, and have achieved a minimum of 300 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)  credits in university studies of which at least 60 must be at Master's level.
  2. Hold an official Spanish qualification at graduate level, the duration of which, in accordance with European law, must be at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must take compulsory background credit referred to in article 7.2 of RD 99/2011, except where the syllabus of the degree course includes research training credits equivalent to the research credits awarded on Master's courses.
  3. University graduates who, before obtaining a place as a result of the entrance exam for specialised health courses, have passed at least two years of a programme for an official qualification in one of the Health Science speciality.
  4. Holder of a qualification obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems without the need for official recognition, having previously confirmed with the university that this qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish University Master's degree and that it would serve as a means of access to a PhD in the country in which it was awarded. This admission does not under any circumstances imply official recognition of the previous qualification or recognition for any purpose other than access to PhD studies.
  5. Holders of another Spanish PhD qualification, obtained in accordance with the previous university's rules.
  6. Hold an official university degree which has obtained correspondence to level 3 of the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education (MECES), according to the procedure in Royal Decree 967/2014, for official degrees of Architect, Engineer or Bachelor.

Requirements for admission in DocTIC

Summary of the admission requirements:

  • The recommended entry profile is: Telecommunication Engineer, Master’s Degree in Telecommunication Engineering, Master’s Degree in Signal Theory and Communications, Master in Telematics Engineering or Master in Radio Communications and Electromagnetic Engineering from the University of Vigo.
  • For those students with national or foreign Master’s Degrees related to Information and Communication Technologies, their affinity will be considered by the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme. The skills of the Official Spanish Degree will be taken as reference.  In this cases the Academic Committee may subject the admission to the successful completion of specific training complements that will be established in each case within the master’s teaching offer in the field of ICTs from the University of Vigo.
  • As some compulsory activities will be taught in English, the accreditation of linguistic competence in this language (B1 level) is a requirement, by means of a certificate from the “Centro de Linguas” (Language Centre) or equivalent. In case that the competence cannot be accredited, this requirement can be replaced by the Academic Committee by others which ensure that this competence in English language will be achieved within the first year.

IMPORTANT: Before applying for admission, check the research lines of the program here (or in atlanTTic) and contact one of the researchers to agree a research topic for your PhD.


Required documentation:

  • CV
  • Degree and Master titles
  • Academic records
  • Professional experience in the field of the PhD Programme
  • Support letters from Professors of previous degrees
  • Other academic and/or professional merits

Other: Accreditation of linguistic competence in English  (B1 level)  by means of a certificate from the “Centro de Linguas” (Language Centre) or equivalent. Alternatively you may prove that English is your mother tongue or that your followed your Degree or Master studies in English.

If your Master title is from outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) you will need to submit also the following documentation:

Link to the official call (in Galician) (soon)

Link to the enrollment official web page (in Galician)


Enrolment calendar for new students:

 First Call:

Period Activities Responsible
September 1-9 Pre-enrolment period at Secretaría Virtual (Virtual Secretariat) Applicant
September  17 Publication of provisional list Academic Committee
September 18-23 Period of claims to the Academic Committee Applicant
September 29 Publication of the final list Academic Committee
October 1-7 Enrolment period at Secretaría Virtual (Virtual Secretariat) Applicant

Second Call:

Period Activities Responsible
February 3-7 Pre-enrolment period at Secretaría Virtual (Virtual Secretariat) Applicant
February 11 Publication of provisional list Academic Committee
February 12-17 Period of claims to the Academic Committee Applicant
February 23 Publication of the final list Academic Committee

February 24-28

Enrolment period at Secretaría Virtual (Virtual Secretariat) Applicant

Relevant information:

  • Both the application for admission and the enrolment will be made through the electronic platform of the University of Vigo Secretaría Virtual.
  • The annual tutoring fees comes to a total of approximately 200 €.
  • The research topics of the Programme can be found  here


    Enrolment Renewal

    (for students already enrolled in 2020-2021)

    Period Activities Responsible

    September 1 to October 10

    Enrolment period at Secretaría Virtual (Virtual Secretariat) Applicant 

    Those students who will deposit the PhD Thesis by October 7, 2021 do not have to renew the enrolment


      Official information:

      • Official call for enrolment in the PhD Programme. Click here.
      • Offiial enrollment web page (in Galician)
      • Calendar with pre-enrolment and enrolment periods. Click here
      • Decree of fees for academic year 2021-2022, Click here