Foreing qualifications

Article 16.2 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29th October, on planning official university teachings states that whomsoever may be in possession of a qualification obtained in accordance with foreign education systems may access master’s studies without having to  convalidate  their qualification once the university has checked that said qualification accredits a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualification of a University Master that makes the holder eligible for access to post- graduate studies in the country issuing the qualification. Access obtained in this manner does not under any circumstances imply the convalidation of the qualification held by the interested party, nor its recognition for the purposes of studying a Master programmer.

Access to master programmes for students with foreign qualifications not convalidated in Spain, issued by countries outside of the European Higher Education Space (EHEA).

These students must necessarily apply for and obtain the AUTHORISATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF LA LAGUNA TO STUDY A MASTER PROGRAMME before applying for admission.

Like all other students, they most also take part in the pre-registration procedure for admission to

a Master programme for the 2017/2018 academic year within whatever official deadline is set for the purpose, even if they have not received the ruling on said authorisation by such date.

Obtaining the preliminary authorisation does not under any circumstances imply the convalidation of the foreign qualification of the applicant, nor its recognition for any purpose other than to study the Official Master programme and, in particular, it does not make the applicant a student of the University of La Laguna nor does it guarantee admission to these studies. Such students must participate in the pre-registration procedure and obtain a place.

Applications for admission from foreign students who have not already applied for authorisation from ULL to enter the Master programme will not be accepted.

This authorisation will be valid solely for access to the Master programme for the 2017-2018 academic year.


1.    Candidates must submit the corresponding application for authorisation to enter the Master programme in the 2018/2019 academic year on the ULL website, addressed to the Director to the School of Doctorate and Post-Graduate Studies. Applications can be submitted by following the following link.

2.    Deadline for submission of applications: 6th March to 2nd May 2018

3.    Documents to be submitted together with the application form: (Original scanned in PDF format)

-    National I.D. Card or Passport (in the event of providing NIE, this must be accompanied by a passport)

-    Foreign higher education qualification or certificate for having paid the issue fees.

 -    Official Academic Certification of the studies completed, stating the official duration, in academic years, of the syllabus followed, subjects studies and hours spent on each subject and the grade obtained, together with the final average grade.

-    Certificate accrediting the fact that the qualification obtained makes the holder eligible in

the country of issue to gain access to master programmes (issued by the university of origin or

by  the  Ministry  of  Education  of  the  country  in  which  the  student  has  completed  the


-    “Declaration of equivalence of the average grade of the university studies completed in foreign centres”, for which, students must fill in the declaration of equivalence of average grade form that can be found at the following address of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

-    Documentation accrediting a knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages, if necessary, along with a certificate accrediting level B1 in English.

-    Curriculum Vitae, in a separate pdf file, accompanied by documents to accredit the C.V.

All documents must be official and be issued by the competent authorities to do so, pursuant to the legislation of the country in question.

They must be authenticated by diplomatic means or by means of a Hague Convention Apostille. All documents issued in a foreign language must be accompanied by a translation into Spanish, which can be done:

*By a sworn translator, duly authorised and registered in Spain.

*By the Office of Language Interpretation of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and


*By   UNESCO,   The   office   of   the   Ibero-American   Co-operation   Centre,   or   any   other organisation recognised in Spain.

*By any diplomatic or consular representation of the Spanish state abroad.

*By the diplomatic or consular representation in Spain of the country of the nationality held

by the applicant, or the country of origin of the document, if such is the case.

The submission of a sworn translation does not exempt candidates from presenting the document that has been translated in the original language.

More information about authentication and translation of foreign documents.

4.    Decision

The applicant will be notified of the decision over the ULL web site and a copy of the file will be


Once access to the master programme has been authorised by means of the pertinent decision of

the Director of the School of Doctorate and Post-Graduate Studies, and if the applicant obtains a place

in the Master applied for, said applicant must submit originals of the qualification and the certificate of grades to match these against the copies appearing in the authorisation application form for access to the master programme, in the School of Doctorate and Post-Graduate Studies within the deadline indicated in the authorisation decision.

Doctorate students studying on-line, and who do not therefore, attend the University to follow the studies in the classroom, must send the authenticated qualification and certificate of grades, stamped by a notary in the country of origin or in the Spanish Consulate of the country in question, by mail.


Access to master programmes for students with an unconvalidated foreign qualification issued by a country of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).

These students will not have to make the preliminary application for authorisation to the University of La Laguna to enter doctorate study programme, nor will they have to authenticate documents issued in member states of the European Union or signatories to the European Economic Area Agreement listed below, but they will have to submit a sworn translation of the documents into Spanish, if any.

These students will submit their pre-registration/admission applications directly within the official deadlines set to such end.

The countries of the EHEA are: Albania, Germany, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, The Netherlands, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican (City State of).