International Mention

The title of Doctor by the UPV may include the mention “International Doctorate”, provided that the following circumstances are met:

  1. That, during the training period necessary to obtain the title of Doctor, the doctoral candidate has made one or more stays for at least three months outside Spain in one or more institutions of higher education or prestigious research centers in order to complement and reinforce his or her research training. In case of several stays, at least one of them will have a minimum duration of one month. Stays and activities must be endorsed by the Director and authorized by the Academic Committee and, once carried out and validated by the host entity, they will be included in the doctoral student’s activities document.
  1. Part of the doctoral thesis, at least the abstract and conclusions, must have been written and defended in one of the usual languages for scientific communication in the field of study, other than any of the official languages in Spain. This rule will not apply when the stays, reports and experts come from a Spanish-speaking country.
  1. At least two of the expert informants of the thesis must belong to a non-Spanish higher education institution or research institute. These experts may not coincide with the researchers who received the doctoral student and carried out tutoring or supervision tasks in the host institution.
  1. At least one expert person belonging to a non-Spanish higher education institution or research center, with the title of Doctor or PhD, and other than the person responsible for the stay mentioned in paragraph a), must have been a member of the thesis evaluation board.

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