Masters' Degrees - Pre-enrolment and Enrolment

Menéndez Pelayo International University, together with its Collaborating Institutions, report that, if at any time during the 2020/2021 academic year there are health reasons that advise it, it will adapt the teaching of the master's degrees that are taught face-to-face, guaranteeing that the skills provided for in the degrees can be achieved.

Pre-enrolment 

Pre-enrolment procedure

UIMP Governing Council approves, for each academic year, the calendar to apply for a place in the official Master's Degree programs. The calendar is made public, in due time, on the UIMP website (Academic and Administrative Calendar) and on the website of the Collaborating Institutions.

Prior to pre-enrolment in a Master's Degree, each student should check that he or she meets with the entry requirements, as well as the specific criteria for admission to the Program concerned, and that he or she is in possession of the required documentation.

Pre-enrolment should be carried out via internet by completing the online Pre-enrolment Form (Formulario de Preinscripción) available on the UIMP website.

Pre-enrolment via this online platform requires that, in addition to personal data, an indication should also be made of the Degree which facilitates access to Master's Degree Studies, the date of its being awarded, together with an average-grade transcript based on academic records.

In those university Master's Degrees in which it is indicated by the Vice-Rector for Postgraduate and Research, the pre-registration will be carried out by filling in the Enrollment Application Form (Forms).

Entrance requirements

All students must provide documentary proof that they meet the entrance requirements to official Master's Degree programs at the time of pre-registration, although the documentation does not need to be duly certified at this time.

Pre-registrations made by students who have not completed previous studies that enable them to access Master's Degree programs will be considered "conditional admissions" until students documentaryly prove compliance with academic requirements to access such studies.

Students currently enrolled in the last year of their university degree who are due to present and defend their End of Degree Project can pre-enroll. Admission will depend, in this case, on meeting the admission requirements and the accreditation of the degree granting access during the registration period.

All other students who do not meet these circumstances will have 5 working days from the end date of the pre-registration period.

Documents required

In order to formalize the online Pre-enrolment Form, students must attach in PDF format the documentation required in the "Required Documentation" section of the Online Pre-enrolment Platform, although the documents do not need to be duly certified at this time.

Some studies require additional documentation, so it is recommended to consult the Master's website on which you will pre-enrolment. On the specific web-pages of each Master's Program, information is available regarding the documentation to be included as part of the application process.This additional documentation must be attached in a single document in PDF format in the "Additional documentation required" section. 

However, in general, the following documents will be required:

Students with an official Spanish University Degree or an European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Degree:

  • Authenticated photocopy of National ID card, in the case of Spanish citizens, or of passport or identity document, in the case of foreign nationals.
  • Authenticated photocopy of the Qualification Certificate which provides access to Masters' Degree studies, or proof of having paid for the issuance of the certificate concerned.
  • Affidavit reflecting the status of completion of studies in the current academic year: Students currently enrolled in the last year of their university degree who are due to present and defend their End of Degree Project can pre-enroll. Admission will depend, in this case, on meeting the admission requirements and the accreditation of the degree granting access during the registration period. These students will replace the photocopy of the degree with this statement (download here).
  • Certification of personal academic records, or authenticated copy thereof.
  • ID or Passport-size photograph.
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages), so as to facilitate the assessment of other merits appropriate to the admissions profile.

Students with qualification certificates issued in accordance with education systems outside the EHEA:

  1. Homologated higher education qualification certificate:
    • Authenticated photocopy of National ID card, in the case of Spanish citizens, or of passport or identity document, in the case of foreign nationals.
    • Authenticated copy of the homologation credentials of the actual Higher Education Qualification Certificate which provides access to Masters' Degree studies.
    • Certification of personal academic records, or authenticated copy thereof, in which the duration of the official Study Plan in terms of the number of academic years concerned is set down, together with the courses taken, the grades obtained and the quantifiable workload each of them involves.
    • ID or passport-size photograph.
    • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages), so as to facilitate the assessment of other merits appropriate to the admissions profile.
  2. Non-homologated Higher Education Qualification Certificate or one that is currently being homologated:
    • Authenticated photocopy of National ID card, in the case of Spanish citizens, or of passport or identity document, in the case of foreign nationals.
    • Legalized Higher Education Qualification Certificate which ensures access to Masters' Degree studies.
    • Legalized photocopy of the certification of personal academic records, or an authenticated copy thereof, in which the duration of the official Study Plan in terms of the number of academic years concerned is set down, together with the courses taken, the grades obtained, and the quantifiable workload each of them involves.
    • Certification issued by the University of origin where in it is set down that the Higher Education Qualification obtained provides access to Postgraduate Studies in that same country which issued it (download here). The University may use the UIMP model or issue its own certificate, provided it contains the same information.
    • ID or passport-size photograph.
    • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 4 pages), so as to facilitate the assessment of other merits appropriate to the admissions profile.

Access to these students is subject to the Rector's approval, once the report issued by the Commission for Postgraduate Graduate Studies has been heard. In any case, the Rector's approval does not imply the homologation of the Degree concerned beyond the fact that it is held by the applicant, nor the acknowledgement of it for purposes other than that of admission to the Courses taught within the Master's Degree.

Legalisation and translation of documents issued in other countries

Students with non-homologated Higher Education Qualification Certificates from universities outside Spain, or which are currently pending homologation, are required to submit duly authenticated documents, together with their corresponding translations into Spanish, should the circumstances arise.

Related links:

Legalisation and translation of documents issued in other countries

Submission of Documentation

If the student concerned is accepted for admission: The required documentation in original format should ONLY be submitted to the Student Administration Office (Secretaría de Estudiantes - C/ Isaac Peral 23. 28040 Madrid - Spain) in the event that the application has been passed by the Academic Commission of the area of Study concerned:

  • Originals and copies: in person in the Student Administration Office. Once copies have been checked for authenticity, originals will be returned.
  • Authenticated copies: may be submitted in person in the Student Administration Office or be sent in by post.

Applications for admission will be cancelled by the Student Administration Office, if the required documentation in original format, and / or in its authenticated version, were not received within the stipulated period, or in the case that the data indicated did not match the documentation provided.

Admission Lists

A student will be admitted to study a University Master's Degree if he/she is on the list of admitted students and has formalized pre-enrolment within the established period. 

The lists of those admitted, those refused a place, and those still pending, will be published on the UIMP website, via the link Admission Lists, in accordance with the calendar established for each academic year. 

Students not included in the lists of those who have been accepted for admission, or who find themselves on a waiting list, should consider their status as that of "Application Refused" and may submit claims against their non-acceptance within the stipulated period established each year (the Academic and Administrative Calendar should be consulted in this regard). Claims should be submitted to the Academic Commission of the Program, through the Secretary of Students via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Once the complaints have been analyzed, first by the Academic Commission of the Program and then by the Vice-Rector for Postgraduate and Research, the final resolution of the Rector will be formulated on the list of admitted students that will be published on the website of the UIMP (Admission Lists). Against this resolution, which exhausts the administrative process, an appeal for reversal may be brought before the Rector within one month, or directly challenged before the Juzgado de lo Contencioso-Administrativo of Madrid, within two months, in accordance with current legislation.

Enrolment 

Enrolment procedure

To enroll in a Master's Degree, the process of pre-enrolment should have been completed within the stipulated period and acceptance by the Program's Academic Commission been obtained. 

The student admitted will be notified by the Student Administration Office by e-mail, which will also include an identification code that will allow him or her to formalize the enrolment via the on-line registration website located at the UIMP's Online Administration Office (Secretaría Virtual). 

The Online Enrolment site will guide the student in selecting the Master's Program in which he or she is enrolling, in the method of payment and in the stipulated periods of payment. It is important that, prior to enrolment, the syllabus plan of the Master's concerned be consulted in order to facilitate becoming familiar with the subjects in which to enroll.

Documents required

1) Students who begin studies in a University Master's Degree

  • All students: Application form duly completed (Forms).
  • All students: Certified photocopy of the DNI, in the case of Spanish citizens, or of the passport or NIE, in the case of foreign citizens (only if this documentation has not been previously provided during the pre-enrolment and admission process).
  • Students who have exemptions from payment and fee reductions according to the Resolution of the Official State Gazette, which publishes the public prices for university academic services leading to official postgraduate university degrees, must present the required supporting documentation (these were not required as part of the admission process, and consist of, for example, accreditation of large-family status).
  • All students who are studying an official Master's or Doctoral program at the UIMP and who are not covered by School Insurance or registered with Social Security must take out an accident insurance policy. At the time of enrolment, they must present proof of having taken out the aforementioned policy. In case the student is registered in the Social Security, he/she must provide a photocopy of the Health Card in his/her name.

2) Students who are continuing their studies in a University Master's Degree

Students enrolled in previous courses in a University Master's Degree and who wish to continue the same studies, will register through the means enabled for this purpose by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo in accordance with the calendar established for each academic year. 

The documentation to be provided to carry out their registration will be as follows: 

  • Proof of payment of fees at the bank indicated in the payment letter.
  • Students who have exemptions from payment and fee reductions according to the Resolution of the Official State Gazette, which publishes the public prices for university academic services leading to official postgraduate university degrees, must present the required supporting documentation (these were not required as part of the admission process, and consist of, for example, accreditation of large-family status).
  • All students who are studying an official Master's or Doctoral program at the UIMP and who are not covered by School Insurance or registered with Social Security must take out an accident insurance policy. At the time of enrolment, they must present proof of having taken out the aforementioned policy. In case the student is registered in the Social Security, he/she must provide a photocopy of the Health Card in his/her name.

School insurance

School Insurance must be paid by all Spanish or foreign students under 28 years of age legally residing in Spain. 

All students who are studying an official Master's or Doctoral program at the UIMP and who are not covered by the School Insurance or registered with the Social Security must take out an accident insurance policy. At the time of enrolment, students must present proof of having taken out the aforementioned policy. In case the student is registered in the Social Security, he/she must provide a photocopy of the Health Card in his/her name.

Related links:

Insurance for students in official Master's and Doctoral studies

Full-time students and part-time students

Students may enrol in one of two ways:

  • Part-time students: Students will be enroled in a maximum of 36 credits.
  • Full-time students: Students who enrol in more than 36 credits.

Enrolment in one or the other way will affect the student's permanence regime.

Students who start Master's Degree studies and wish to complete it part-time must apply at the time of enrolment through the Enrolment Application form.

Students who continue the same studies at the University and wish to do so part-time must submit their application to the UIMP Student Administration Office.

  • Application Form to request Enrolment (Forms)

A student, due to supervening and justified causes, may request the change to part-time enrolment until the end of the first quarter of the academic year by means of Application Form to request Modification to Enrolment.

  • Application Form to request Modification to Enrolment (Forms)

The Vice-rectorate for Postgraduate and Research after consulting with the Collaborating Center where the University Master's is taught, will resolve the student's application and if it is positive, will modify the student's enrolment to adjust it to the part-time enrolment mode.

Number of credits that can be enrolled in an Academic Course

In each academic year, students may register for a maximum of 80 credits. This amount includes all the subjects that make up the study plan of the University Master's where the student is enrolled: those of the University Master's, those of training supplements, etc.

If a student wishes to pursue more than one University  Master's Degree, he/she must apply for explicit approval from the UIMP's Governing Council.

Minimum number of students enrolled

The number of students enrolled in a Master's Degree cannot be less than ten (10), so that the Master's Program in which enrolment is below that number will be cancelled.