|Admission to the PhD Track (MRes
Admissions for Visiting and EDP Students
Admission to the PhD Track (MRes / PhD)
Admission Requirements to the MRes:
In addition to fulfilling the general requirements for admission
set out in current regulations, the following specific requirements
must be fulfilled in order to be considered for the MRes:
-Possession of a degree (bachelor's or equivalent) with at
least 180 ECTS credits in economics, finance, management,
physics, mathematics, political sciences or engineering.
- Possession of a postgraduate qualification (master's) with
at least 60 ECTS credits in the fields of economics, finance
or business is highly recommended.
-Knowledge of English.
Admissions Requirements to the PhD Programme:
Candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained
an undergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent
degree from an accredited institution of Higher Education).
Moreover, they have to prove that they have obtained or are
in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree
(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial). This
must be a clearly research oriented master in the fields
of economics, finance or management.
To enter a doctoral programme at UPF, it is necessary to
have completed 300 ECTS credits, and 60 of those have to correspond
to an official graduate, research oriented master's programme.
Mandatory documents to be submitted in both cases:
-A photocopy of the official final undergraduate transcript.
(If the academic transcript is not written in Catalan, Spanish,
English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have
to include the respective sworn translation into English,
Catalan or Spanish).
-If you have finished or you are taking a Master's degree
when you submit your application, you will need to send us
the following documents: A photocopy of the provisional/final
graduate/master's transcript. (If the diploma or the academic
transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French,
Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective
sworn translations into English, Catalan or Spanish).
-A Research Proposal: this should be a concise statement
of issues of interests: importance, history, and candidate's
approach- less than 4 typed pages
-Two academic reference letters: Letters must be sent directly
-Proof of knowledge of the English language: This requirement
can be waived if English was the language used in obtaining
the undergraduate/master's degree.
The deadline for application to the program is March 31st,
2014. After this date, students' completed applications will
be considered by an academic committee. The committee will
take into account:
- academic performance
- the strength of the research proposal
- reference letters
Final decisions will be communicated via email on April 11th,
and will include both admission to the PhD or the MRes and
How to apply:
All applications must be made through the UPF plattform:
Admission Period: From January 7th to March 31st , 2014 (notice
that this period is shorter than the general one)
Application fees: 30€
Documents required to be attached:
- Spanish DNI or foreign ID or Passport
- Evidence of having completed undergraduate / graduate
work (transcript with courses taken and grades obtained)
- Proof of knowledge of the english language (if you are
from or have studied in an english speaking country, please
attach a document explaining so).
- Short research proposal (in english)
- Two letters of recommendation by your referees (you will
be required to enter the institutional email of your refeee.
They will receive a link from the system to upload the letter).
- Motivation Letter (Why a PhD? Why at UPF?)
You can also upload other documents such as your CV and other
transcripts and/or diplomas.
Please, do not upload writting samples. It's not possible
to read them due to the high number of applications.
The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2014. Be
advised that the Admissions Commitee will not consider an
application until all materials have been received. No documents
will be considered if received at UPF after that date.
Admission for Visiting and EDP
The GPEFM also accepts a number of visiting students who
are interested in spending one, two or three quarters at UPF
to follow a few graduate courses. During their stay at UPF,
they will be treated as regular PhD students. However, they
will not be considered for financial aid. After the successful
completion of their exams they will receive credits for the
Visiting Students are welcome in the Ph.D. programme
but their number will be limited by the availability of office
and computer space. The Graduate Committee will decide how
many will be allowed every year. There is an enrolment fee
for visiting students.
EDP students must provide a letter from their local
coordinator showing that they have been admitted to this program.
There is no enrolment fee for EDP students. All applications
must be made on the GPEFM application form provided by the
Applications should be accompanied by:
- Two letters of recommendation
(only for Visiting Students)
- Academic transcript
- Curriculum Vitae
- Passport (or NIF for Spanish citizens) photocopy
- Any other relevant information
Applications for admission should be submitted to:
The Graduate Programme in Economics,
Finance and Management
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Ramon Trias Fargas, 25-27
Ph: +34 93 542 2226
Fax: +34 93 542 2533
Since all courses are taught in English,
a high level of written and spoken English is required of
Be advised that the Admissions Commitee will not consider
an application until all materials have been received.