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The UAB has over 65 PhD program regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011, on PhD studies, and these are categorized in 5 areas of interest: Arts and Humanities, Sciences, Social and Juridical Sciences, Health Sciences and Engineering.

If you are interested in joining one of our PhD program or would like further information, please contact the relevant programme. Contact details, together with other general information, are on the first page of each program’s website.

School Information
Program Length  3 years
Program Full Time / Part Time Residency (Indicate time split) 5 years part time
School Official Website See official website
Admissions Web Page See official website
International Admissions Web Page See official website
Total Graduate (Doctoral) Enrollment  4,820
Total International Graduate (Doctoral) Enrollment 1,667
Male/Female % Male: 45%; Female: 55%
Application Information
Application Fee  None
Supplemental Materials Required (Y/N) Can be required:

  • Copy of a valid passport.
  • An up-to- date Europass CV, presenting the skills and qualifications of the candidates in a clear way.
  • Copy of TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge EFL certificate if necessary.
  • A letter of motivation explaining background and reasons for applying to the program.
  • Certified copies of diplomas and transcripts in the original language as well as certified English translations detailing subjects studied (ECTS or hours), grade per subject and overall grade.
  • Letter of recommendation: a letter with the contact detail (full name, position and e-mail) of a faculty member or job supervisor whom can contact any time, if necessary.
Regular Application Deadline (Date or Rolling)  From 1st of April to Mid November
Early Decision Application Deadline From Mid May
TOEFEL / IELTS (Y/N, Minimum Score?) Depending on the program
GMAT / GRE (Y/N, Minimum Score?)  No
Admission Rate (%) 80%
Offer Conditional Admission (Y/N) Yes
Financial Information (approximate)
Annual Tuition Tuition Fee: 401,12 €
Administration Fee (all nationalities): 140,92 €
Annual Room & Board
  • Shared flat: from 200 to 400 €/monthly (Barcelona not included)
  • Not shared flat: from 500 to 800 €/monthly (Barcelona not included)
Annual Other Fees
  • Degree Equivalence Fee (only applicable to students holding a foreign university degree): 218,15 € (one-time payment).
  • Deposit of thesis: 156,87 € (one-time payment)
International Doctoral Scholarship (Y/N)  Pre-doctoral contracts UAB
Average Amount Awarded to International Doctoral Students 1000 € /month

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