Phd In Computer Science

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Presentation (Doctorate In Computer Science)

The Doctoral Programme in Informatics is born from a synergy between the software line of research of the Departments of Computer Science and Computer Systems (DSIC) and the hardware research line of the Department of Computer Systems and Computer Science (DISCA).

The main objective is the training of PhDs in the field of Information Technology, with the ability to carry out research, development, innovation and technology transfer work, as well as directing or collaborating with other researchers and professionals in their field of competence.

The training objectives of the programme enable the students to obtain a multidisciplinary and generalist training, or to deepen their knowledge in one of the four areas that represent the Official Postgraduate Programme in Computer Science:

  • Parallel and Distributed Computing (DSIC)
  • Computer Engineering (DISCA)
  • Software Engineering, Formal Methods and Information Systems (DSIC)
  • Artificial Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Digital Imaging (DSIC)

The Doctoral Programme in Informatics is aimed at students who wish to acquire advanced computer skills to perform key tasks in the industry, administration or the academic world.


General info on the course.

The main objective is the training of PhDs in the field of Information Technology, with the ability to carry out research, development, innovation and technology transfer work, as well as directing or collaborating with other researchers and professionals in their field of competence.

  • Duration - Call for a human assistant
  • Study Method - Long Distance
  • Given Degree - PhD
  • Institue - Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia
  • TutionFee - Call for a human assistant
  • Unesco Recognition - Yes
  • Local Recognition - Yes

Application Procedures

Application procedures and requirements.

Access requirements

The pre-enrolment is the process by which a candidate applies for the admission to a doctoral programme.

The requirements that the applicant must meet to be admitted are regulated by the Spanish Royal Decree 99/2011. Please note that the information shown here is just a summary. If you have any doubts, please contact the Doctorate School.

Specific information for candidates outside the EHEA.

The pre-enrolment process is completely online. If you do not have a UPV user you will have to request one as a first step of the application. At the end of the pre-enrolment process you must upload a PDF copy of the required documentation. The originals (or certified / legalized copies) will be required later, after the official enrolment is done.

The Academic Commission of the requested doctoral program will study the application and in case of needing additional information, will contact the candidate. According to the Doctoral School’s Services Charter the deadline for resolving applications (duly submitted) is 45 days.

The enrolment is annual (by academic year) and, as in any other degree, must be renewed obligatorily during all the doctoral study period.

Access requirements for new students

Bachelor degree + masters degree, with a total of 300 ECTS (minimum) and of which at least 60 ECTS must be master level.

Degree of five years (or more) of previous plans (engineer, licensee, architect, ...) with an equivalence to master degrees.

Degrees from outside the EHEA with an equivalence to master degrees (must provide a certificate issued by the university of origin stating that the degree gives access to doctoral studies in the home country).

Other Requirements

A PDF copy of the following documentation will be asked to complete a pre-enrolment in a doctoral programme:

  • Copy of an identification document (European ID, Passport, NIE, DNI).
    For those who provide a copy of the passport, they must provide, as soon as possible, a copy of the N.I.E (Identification Number for foreigners) to be provided by the competent Spanish administration.
  • Degree and Academic Certificate (transcript of records) of all studies that are accredited to justify the access requirements (master and bachelor degrees)
    Not necessary for studies carried out at the UPV
  • Currículum vitae, together with any other documentation proving merits.
  • Each doctoral program may establish as additional requirement the need to provide specific documentation: proposal of a research plan, proposal of thesis director, etc.
    Check previously the section corresponding to each doctoral program.
  • If the Master's degree is from outside the EHEA, a certificate issued by the home university indicating that these studies give access to doctoral studies in that country.

Copy of this documentation will be uploaded to the UPV server through the same pre-enrolment application (as a last step of the pre enrolment process). The format must be 1 PDF file per document.


The university valid recognitions.

Doctorate in Computer Science

The student who access the doctoral programme must comply with the requirements set out in RD 99/2011 of 28 January. Regarding the programme’s academic qualification: Spanish or overseas graduates with training in computer engineering, telecommunications engineering, industrial engineering, electronic engineering, mathematics and physics will be able to access the programme. Regarding postgraduate training, candidates must prove they have completed at least 60 postgraduate training credits (master's degree) in the field of computer science. The Academic Committee of the programme will determine the degree of similarity of the postgraduate degree provided with any of the master's degrees offered by the DSIC or DISCA and may establish complementary training, where appropriate.


Details of the accademic intitute

.The Polytechnic University of Valencia is an innovative public institution, dynamic and dedicated to research and teaching at the same time maintaining strong links with the social environment in which it operates, who opt for a strong presence abroad

  • Institue Name - Polytechnic Univesity of Valencia
  • Country - AFGHANISTAN
  • Address - Camí de Vera, s/n, 46022 València, España

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