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PRE-REGISTRATION FOR OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREES

 

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  •  WHAT IS AN OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREE?

It is an official postgraduate degree implemented under the measures envisaged by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). An undergraduate degree certificate is required to enter a Master's degree. The purpose of an official Master's degree is to enable students an advanced specialised or multidisciplinary training for their academic and professional career, complemented with some start-up research tasks. Because of their official nature, these degrees are academically valid all over Spain and the European Union.

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  • WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREE AND A UA MASTER'S DEGREE?

An official Master degree the set of regulated postgraduate courses valid throughout the Spanish territory and within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that have passed and prepared in accordance with the regulations in force of the Spanish central governments and its regional departments (Acts, Decrees, Orders), which has been recognised within the framework of the EHEA regulations and agreements.

Holding at least a three-year undergraduate degree is required to access an official Master's degree.

The UA Master's degree undergoes a more flexible and diversified internal regulatory process aimed at offering specific training in tune with the demands of society.

- Its official nature comes from the guarantee of being a degree that has undergone all the regulatory and quality controls of a public university.

- Objective: To offer a more flexible and diversified training aimed at professional and academic specialisation, and knowledge updating according to the demands of life long learning, as defended by the EHEA.

- Access: Holding at least a four-year undergraduate degree is required to access UA Master's degrees In certain cases, a three-year undergraduate degree can be accepted.

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  • HOW TO APPLY FOR A PLACE IN AN OFFICIAL MASTER'S DEGREE

 Application for admission in Master's degrees are sorted out through a pre-registration procedure.

All the places are offered in the first pre-registration phase. The remaining places after allocations in the first phase will be offered in subsequent pre-registration phases.

Applications are invited through an online form that must be completed with personal and academic details. The required documents must be attached to the online form as digital files.

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  • HOW TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF YOUR DEGREE CERTIFICATE IF YOU HAVE RECENTLY FINISHED YOUR STUDIES AND DO NOT HAVE IT PHYSICALLY YET

 By means of a provisional degree certificate and,  if it is not available yet, by the proof of having paid the fees thereof.

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  • TIMETABLES, CLASSROOMS, STARTING OF LESSONS, STUDY PROGRAMME...?

Check courses of your study programme. Access the study programme of each course through the menu "Studies Offered" and click on the official or UA own Master's degree of your interest. Ask the course organiser if you have any questions (contact details are available on section +info of the study programme information sheet).

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  • HOW TO APPLY FOR THE UNIVERSITY ID CARD (TIU) OR ITS RENEWAL

Check this information here

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  • DEADLINE LIMITS

The calculation of deadlines are envisaged on article 48 of Act  30/1992, of 26 November, on the Legal Framework applicable to Public Administrations and the general Administrative Procedures, by virtue of:

1. Provided that by law or European Community legislation is not otherwise expressed, when the deadlines are indicated by days, it is understood that these are working days, excluding Sundays and declared public holidays.

When deadlines are expressed in calendar days, this fact must be stated in the corresponding notices.

3. When the last day is a bank holiday, the deadline will be extended up to the next working day.

4. The periods expressed in days shall be counted from the day following the day on which the notification or publication of the event concerned, or from the next one to that in which the constructive approval or constructive rejection occurs.

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  • PAYMENTS BY BANKING CARD THROUGH THE VIRTUAL CAMPUS

Payment of invoices can de done by banking card through your Virtual campus profile. If you have any questions, check the payment instructions.

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PRE-REGISTRATION

 

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  •  WHAT IS REQUIRED TO DE ADMITTED IN A MASTER'S DEGREE?

Applicants for Master's degrees must:

  1. Hold a Spanish official undergraduate degree issued by any higher education institution included in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
  2. Hold a foreign higher education degree that has previously been officially approved.
  3. Hold a not officially recognised foreign higher education degree issued by a non-EHEA institution (this requires the a previous technical report and the payment of an issuing fee for an equivalence report of non-officially approved foreign degrees for access to Master's and PhD degrees with not officially recognised foreign qualifications")

IMPORTANT NOTE: the favourable technical report of the equivalence does not imply, in any case, the official recognition of the foreign degree nor does it replace the such recognition.

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  • IS THERE ANY SPECIAL ADMISSION QUOTA?

Yes. Each Master's degree has a percentage of 5% (at least one place)  reserved for students with a recognised disability equal as or higher than 33 %.

In the same way, 3 % of the places for each Master's degree (at least one place) are reserved for high-level and high-performance athletes.

Eligibility for any of these two special groups is subject to documentary evidence of belonging to any of these groups. (Applications as either a disabled person or an athlete musy include documentation proving that the applicant qualifies as such a person)

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  • HOW TO PAY THE EQUIVALENCE REPORT FEE FOR PREVIOUS FOREIGN STUDIES?

If your entry qualifications DO NOT belong to a country member of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), you must pay a fee for an equivalence report to access a Master's degree (DOCV 17/08/2016 Annex I, chapter II, section 3.3). The payment can be done online with a credit card by clicking here.

The pre-registration form contains a link from where you can pay the fee You need to select "Equivalence report of foreign studies for admission to Master's and PhD degrees"

Do not forget to attach the proof of payment along with the pre-registration form, otherwise you will not be admitted.

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  • GPA (GRADE POINT AVERAGE) EQUIVALENCE FOR FOREIGN UNIVERSITY QUALIFICATIONS

If you have foreign entry qualifications, you must reckon your grade point average from this link.

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  • HOW TO PRE-REGISTER BEFORE YOU GET THE CERTIFICATE OF YOUR ENTRY QUALIFICATIONS

Yes. Each pre-registration phase have a deadline for rectifications and the documents that you failed to submit will be accepted.

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  • WHAT IS THE PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

Pre-registration starts on 7 April.

- The academic committees will perform a first point-system assessment with the applications registered between 0:00 on 7 April to 23:59 on 30 May (local time).

- A second point-system assessment will be carried out with the applications registered between 0:00 on 31 May to 23:59 on 5 June (local time).

Master's Academic Committees will request the block of new applications whenever they consider that places have been already covered after each point-system assessment. Should you meet the requirements, we recommend that you apply for pre-registration as soon as possible so that you do not lose your place.

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  • HOW TO PRE-REGISTER

Pre-registration is done exclusively through the Internet by completing the form available for this purpose.

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  • WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PRE-REGISTRATION?

The documents required are the following:

1- Entry qualifications or a proof of having paid their issuance fee.(*)

2- ID card: ID card, Passport card or Foreign Resident ID card

3- Official Transcript of Records (*)

4- Curriculum Vitae

5- Translation of documents (only in the case of documents not submitted in Spanish or Catalan)

6- proof of having paid the issuance fee for the equivalence report of foreign qualifications (only for non-EHEA entry qualifications)

Other than the above documents, Master's admission may require further specific documents. We recommend that you visit the relevant Master's degree website to find all the information.

(*) University of Alicante students will only need to submit a valid ID card.

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  • WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR PRE-REGISTRATION WITH FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS?

The documents mentioned above applies here as well. Also, documents that are not written in Spanish or Catalan must be translated into one of these languages.    Sworn translations are not required.

Authentication is not required either; an uncertified copy will be enough.

For registration purposes, you must submit the documents  to the centre where the Master's degree you are applying for is managed, which must meet the meet the following requirements:

They must be official and be issued by the competent authorities for this purpose, in accordance with the legal framework of the country in question, as well as officially translated into Spanish.

Translations must be done by any diplomatic or consular office of Spain abroad, by any diplomatic or consular office in Spain of the country where the students is a citizen or, if applicable, of the country where the document comes from; or by a  registered sworn duly authorised or appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Translations must be authenticated by a diplomatic officer or, if applicable, by a Hague Apostille certificate. This requirement shall not be required for documents issued by the authorities of the European Union member states or signatories to the European Economic Area Agreement.

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  • CAN I STILL PRE-REGISTER WITHOUT ANY OF THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED?

Yes. Each pre-registration phase has a deadline for rectifications and the documents that you failed to submit will be accepted.

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  • HOW CAN I SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTS?

Documents will be exclusively submitted online, attached to the pre-registration form. There is a section for each document to be attached and uploaded online. Attachments should not exceed 28 MB.

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  • HOW TO KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED

A list containing the names of admitted and excluded students as well as those on the waiting list will be published on the following days:

  • First phase: admission decision on 8 June and appeals decision on 20 June
  • Second phase: admission decision on 12 June and decision on appeals on 21 June.

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  • CAN I LODGE A COMPLAINT IF I HAVE NOT BEEN ADMITTED?

If you consider it appropriate, and once the admission decision is published, you can lodge an appeal to this email address: registre.gral@ua.es. You can also submit any document that you fail to do on your application. The subject line must contain the following text: "reclamación-preinscripción másteres universitarios 17-18"

You must use this application form,  that you need to fill in, sign, scan and attach to the email that you send to the UA  Records Office.

Deadlines for submission are as follows:

  • First phase: 9 to 13 June both inclusive
  • Second phase: 13 to 14 June both inclusive
  • Unic phase: 13 to 14 June both inclusive

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  • WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON THE PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS?

For any questions on the pre-registration process, you can contact the UA Centre for Lifelong Postgraduate Education secretary's office using this form.

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  • WHO CAN I CONTACT TO GET INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION ONCE I HAVE BEEN ADMITTED?

You will be sent an email (to the e-mail address you notified on your pre-registration form) with all the information you need for enrolment.

If you need clarification or further information on the registration process, you have to contact the centre where your master's degree is managed.

Centres responsible for Master's degrees

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  • WHO CAN I CONTACT TO GET INFORMATION ON WAITING LISTS AND AVAILABLE PLACES?

For information on the waiting lists and their movements, you need to contact the centre responsible for the Master's degree that you have made your pre-registration for.

Dates for waiting list movements are the following:

1st PHASE: 26 and 27 June

2nd PHASE: 24 and 25 July

Information on the remaining places after the whole pre-registration and registration process can be requested to the centre responsible for the relevant Master's degree.

Centres responsible for Master's degrees

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Life Long Learning Centre


Edificio Germán Bernácer
Universidad de Alicante
Carretera San Vicente s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 9422

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