Universitat Rovira i Virgili

International doctoral distinction

Those doctoral students who wish to be awarded the distinction of international doctor must comply with the requirements of the Royal Decree and the regulations governing the doctoral programme on which they are enrolled.

They must state this when they apply to deposit their thesis and present the required documentation.

This distinction can be earned by those doctoral students who are enrolled on doctoral programmes regulated by RD 99/2011 and 1393/2007. 

The obverse of the doctoral degree certificate may include the distinction of international doctor provided that the following requirements are met:

The thesis must be defended at the URV or one of its affiliated research institutes. In the case of joint doctoral programmes, the thesis must either be defended at any of the participating universities or respect the stipulations of the relevant collaboration agreement. 

Check how to apply for the European or international doctoral distinction