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In order to apply for a place in the Master's Degree in Design and Communication is necessary to have a credential equivalent to:
Also, the following profiles can apply to the Master’s Degree in Design and Communication:
Those persons with a foreign degree can apply for the Master’s Degree in Design and Communication if they have standardised that degree with an equivalent title that allows them to do it, or, if they have not standarised their degree, they must confirm that their studies fulfil the equivalent level of education of a graduate diploma in Spain, and that their degree entitles them to apply for a master’s degree programme within the country where it was obtained. The request for confirmation of equivalent levels of studies should be accompanied by the following documentation at the time of application for admission:
Students with foreign degrees from countries that are NOT members of the European Union
a. University diploma legalised via diplomatic conventions.
The legalisation via diplomatic conventions is mandatory for all foreign degrees under the following conditions:
- Documents issued from countries that have subscribed to The Hague Convention of October 5th, 1961: it is sufficient with the single legalisation or Apostille (seal) of The Hague (abbreviated legalisation). Each country issues the seal through a specific government body, such as, for example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. (1)
The countries that have subscribed to the Convention of The Hague are:
Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Australia, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Byelorussia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei-Darussalam, Colombia, South Korea, Croatia, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States of America, Russian Federation, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Niue Isles, Cook Islands, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Macao, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mexico, Moldavia, Monaco, Namibia, New Zealand, Panama, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, South Africa, Surinam, Swaziland, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Extensions: Netherlands (Dutch West Indies, Aruba); United Kingdom (Anguilla, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Santa Elena, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands).
- Documents emitted by countries that have subscribed to the Andres Bello Convention: can obtain the legalisation via diplomatic conventions; three seals are required: from the Ministry of Education of the issuing country, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in question, and from the diplomatic or consular representative of Spain in the issuing country. (1)
The countries that have subscribed to the Andres Bello Convention are: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Chile, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela.
(1) In the case of a country that has subscribed to both conventions (the Convention of The Hague and the Andres Bello Convention, such as Panama and Venezuela), either form of legalisation shall be valid.
- In those countries that have not subscribed to either convention the legalisation should be done with the seals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and from the embassy or consulate of Spain in that country, with the exception of the following countries:
Brazil: the legalisation should be done with the seals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the embassy or consulate of Spain in that country, and the seal of the University that issued the diploma shall be accepted in lieu of the seal of the Ministry of Education.
China: the legalisation should be done with the seals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the embassy or consulate of Spain in that country, the seal of the University that issued the diploma shall be accepted in lieu of the seal of the Ministry of Education (always, and only, in the event that in the legalised translation each of the seals required is clearly visible).
Dominican Republic: the legalisation should be done with the seals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and from the embassy or consulate of Spain in that country, and the seal of the Secretary General for Education will be accepted in lieu of the seal of the Ministry of Education.
b. Original or authenticated photocopy of the certificate of academic transcript of records.
In the event that the language in which the diploma is written is NOT Spanish, Catalan, English, French, Italian or Portuguese, the documents submitted should include a sworn translation that may be made:
Additional documentation may be requested in order to confirm the equivalence of studies undertaken in obtaining the foreign degree and those studies required for obtaining the graduate diploma in Spain, including the curriculum of studies in which the breadth and content of the courses are described and/or the academic documentation reflecting that the courses taken are sufficient for applying for a master’s degree in that country.In the case of doubts in regard to the authenticity, validity, or content of the documents submitted, the necessary steps shall be taken in order to rectify such doubts, including making inquiries to the competent authorities.
The resolution of the request for validation of the proper studies does not imply a grant of admission to the master’s degree programme. The granting of admission depends on the favourable resolution of the application for admission.
The admission to the Master’s Degree in Design and Communication does not imply the recognition of the previous degree, however once the studies are successfully completed for a master’s degree that diploma shall have full official validity.
Students are obligated to register for all the credits required at the master’s degree programme.
The student should formalise registration for the master’s degree within the time periods established by ELISAVA and should bring the original of their diploma as well as the certificate of the academic transcript of records along with all of the aforementioned requirements.
This documentation is compulsory at the moment of formalising registration. The approval of the application for enrollment on the part of ELISAVA is conditioned on the veracity of the data contained in the application, by compliance on the part of the student with the rules requiring that acceptance to the master’s degree programme be finalised by the submission of the original documentation and payment in full of the registration in the form and under the terms established.
The final day by which a request to withdraw registration can be submitted is November 28th.
The withdrawal of registration has the same effect as if the student had not registered.
The withdrawal of registration does not entail the refund of registration fees.
In order to continue in their studies, students must have passed, at a minimum, 50% of the credits corresponding to the subjects registered within the master’s degree programme.
Those students with ongoing studies in the master’s degree programme who want to enrol or reinstate themselves in another master’s degree programme, or graduate degree from the UPF, while simultaneously completing the first, should request permission to undertake concurrent studies.
Those students that have abandoned their studies at ELISAVA because they failed to formalise their registration for two consecutive terms, and that wish to return to their studies, should request their readmission and this should be accompanied by documentation reflecting the motives for the request, not being necessary to have exhausted the terms set out for minimum progress at UPF.
For more information please consult the following UPF’s web page:www.upf.edu/sgen/normativa/propia/9bis.htm
Courses are given in Spanish and English (some classes).
It is essential that you understand Spanish, as well as to speak, read, and write, in order to follow the lessons of the Master's Degree in Design and Communication (Official Programme).
Overseas Students from non-EU countries:
Student visas are authorised or denied by a commission of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain. Students must obtain information from a Spanish consulate regarding requirements and deadlines for obtaining visas and the correct presentation of applications.
ELISAVA handles admissions sufficiently in advance, as described in this document.