Application, access and admission

Informació general

What is pre-registration?

Pre-registration is the application that students submit in order to obtain a place on a master's degree programme at the UIB. Candidates may apply for admission to a maximum of three master's degree programmes.

This application shall determine whether students meet the entry requirements for admission to a master's degree programme or a pathway/specialisation within a specific programme. Then, the relevant body of the master's degree programme shall review and assess the applications of those who meet the requirements and allocate the places.

Depending on each master's programme, admission may be conditional on:

  • one or several pathways/specialisations on the master's programme
  • the requirement for specific prior training in some disciplines. For further information, please view the 'Admission criteria' section on the webpage for each master's degree programme
  • the need for students to take tests to ensure their level is suitable
  • admission tests to rank candidates
  • the need for supplementary training.

Who may participate?

All individuals who meet one of the following entry requirements (or who can accredit them within the relevant amendment period):

* Undergraduate students who have not yet finished their degree programme, but who plan on passing their degree before the end of the deadline for amendments to pre-register for the requested master's programme, may fill in the pre-registration form and even click on 'Formalise application'. Nevertheless, the application will remain conditional on students finishing their degree programme and paying for their degree certificate to be issued before the end of the amendment period for each programme. They will need to attach their official certificate and transcript once the UIB notifies them of the official required documentation. The deadline to provide this documentation ends after the set period on each master's programme to submit amendments.

What is conditional enrolment?

In accordance with RD 822/2021 and Regulatory Agreement 14423/2022, students who still need to pass their final degree project and, at most, nine ECTS credits may formalise conditional enrolment for master's programmes where they have been admitted. These students will be subject to the same regulations as other enrolled students on the programme.

Nevertheless, applications from students who already have their degree or equivalent will be prioritised. Conditional enrolment will only be possible for those programmes offering it in the application period. Moreover, students who formalise conditional enrolment will not be awarded their master's degree if they fail to pass their undergraduate degree programme.

Candidates must check whether the master's programme offers conditional enrolment. Please check the available places

Students who apply for conditional enrolment and an MEFP grant must ensure they fulfil the terms and conditions set out in the grant call.

Can students who have not finished their undergraduate studies submit the application?

Programmes that do not envisage conditional enrolment

Undergraduates who have not yet finished their degree programme, but who plan on passing their degree before the end of the deadline for amendments to pre-register for the requested master's programme, may fill in the pre-registration form and even click on 'Formalise application'.

Nevertheless, the application will remain conditional on students finishing their degree programme and paying for their degree certificate to be issued before the end of the amendment deadline for each programme. They will need to attach their official certificate and transcript once the UIB notifies them of the additional required documentation.

The deadline to provide this documentation ends after the set period on each master's programme to submit amendments. Please check the 'Deadlines' section on this page.

Programmes that envisage conditional enrolment

Undergraduates who have not yet finished their degree programme must fill in the master's pre-registration form and click on 'Formalise application'. 

If they do not finish their degree studies within the amendment deadline, their application will only be considered where they only have to pass their Final Degree Project and, at most, nine ECTS credits. In any event, applications from graduates will be prioritised.

 

How many places are available?

The number of places that can be made availabe on each master's degree programme is limited, as per that which is set out in the degree verification report, or amendments thereof, provided that it has been approved by ANECA. Each year, the number of general places to be made available on each master's degree programme is proposed and sent to the Academic Commission, the UIB Governing Council, the competent regional department and, where necessary, to the General Conference on University Policy, for approval.

Available places

Available places for the 2022-23 academic year and list of programmes with conditional enrolment.

Reserved places

Of the total number of places offered in the general call for admissions to master's degree programmes, the following percentages, rounded up to the nearest whole number, shall be reserved:

  • Five per cent of the total number of places for individuals with an accredited disability level equal to or above 33 per cent, as well as for students with permanent educational support needs linked to personal disability circumstances who have required specific resources and support during their previous studies in order to ensure they enjoyed full educational inclusion
  • Three per cent of the total number of places for high-level and high-performance atheletes. This percentage shall be increased to five per cent on master's programmes linked to sport sciences.

Candidates who meet the requirements to apply for admission to more than one category of reserved places may do so.

In the event that any reserved places are not taken up, they may be offered as general places. These shall be allocated following the order set out on the waiting list for general places rigurously, and students will have to enrol within the period established by the CEP.

Who can apply for part-time student status? When do you have to apply?

In accordance with article 7 of the UIB Academic Regulations, this is the status that may be requested by students who, for various duly justified reasons, are unable to comply with regulations regarding the minimum number of enrolled credits and academic progress regulations. In this way, the minimum number of credits that students must enrol for is reduced, as well as the number of credits they are required to pass to continue on the programme.

First-year full-time students must enrol for at least 30 credits, whereas first-year part-time students are required to enrol for at least 15 credits.

Some of the reasons to be granted part-time student status must be accredited on a yearly basis for said status to be renewed, whereas others grant permanent part-time status.

Requirements

In order to apply for part-time student status, students must be in one of the following situations:

  1. Working with a minimum dedication of at least half of the maximum duration of the regular working day
  2. Being affected by a physical, sensory or mental disability, to a degree of 33 per cent or above. The disability degree must be accredited by means of a certificate issued by the competent body for it to be validated
  3. Being 45 years of age or above at the start of the academic year
  4. Having family protection status or having to care for dependents
  5. Being a high-level or high-performance athlete
  6. Being enrolled full time during the current academic year on any speciality of the Advanced Diploma in Music, offered by the Advanced Conservatory of Music
  7. Being in any other extraordinary situation that the competent body deems to be decisive in order to be granted part-time student status.

Application

Students who wish to take a master's programme part-time, and who fulfil the requirements to do so, must apply for this status at the time of pre-registration, over the same online platform.

In the event of a sudden change during the first semester, students may apply for part-time student status outside the set deadline. If they apply before the start of the extended enrolment period, they may reduce the number of credits to the minimum set out in articles 5.8 and 5.9 of the UIB Academic Regulations. In turn, students may only make changes to the number of second-semester credits for which they have enrolled, and in compliance with the academic requirements for subjects in the second semester.

What is the order of precedence?

In order to allocate places, applications for admission to a master's degree programme, pathway/specialisation, method and site/centre shall be ranked in order of precedence. If there are n places, places shall be allotted to the first n applicants, and the remainder shall be placed on a waiting list in the same order of precedence.

Graduates shall be given priority over students who still need to pass their final degree project and, at most, nine ECTS credits. Selection of the latter will be prioritised as per the following criteria:

  1. Specific criteria linked to the entry profile as defined in the degree verification report for each master's programme
  2. Students who only have the foreign language level accreditation pending in order to be awarded the degree
  3. Students whose only pending subject is the final degree project. In the event of a tie, the average mark obtained in the remaining subjects on the programme will be taken into account
  4. Students who have pending credits from other subjects aside from the final degree project. In such instances, priority shall be given to students with fewer pending credits. In the event of a tie, the average mark obtained for all passed credits shall be taken into account.

In order to establish the order of precedence for reserved places, these shall be ranked in the corresponding position within each group, depending on the entry requirement fulfilled by the student.

Where students qualify for more than one category of reserved places, the following order of precedence will be used:

  1. Places reserved for individuals with an accredited disability level equal to or above 33 per cent
  2. Places reserved for high-level/high-performance athletes
  3. General places.

What are amendment lists?

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies will review pre-registrations that were correctly formalised. If the pre-registration application contains any form or content error, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies will send an e-mail to students notifying them that they need to amend their pre-registration and stating the deadline for doing so.

Moreover, where the master's pre-registration deadline has passed, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies will publish the list of students with amendments to be rectified and the final deadline to do so. Pre-registration applications with amendments still pending after the deadline has passed will not be considered.

How do admission lists work?

After verifying the access criteria are fulfilled for the requested master's programme, the Centre for Postgraduate Studies will send the pre-registration application to the corresponding academic commission for said programme for an admission assessment and decision.

The admission requirements and criteria for each master's programme are set out in the verification reports for each degree and may be viewed in the 'General Information' tab - 'Admission Criteria' section on the master's factsheet.

The Centre for Postgraduate Studies will publish the provisional admissions list, final list and, where applicable, the waiting list, within the set deadlines for each call, in accordance with the resolution issued by the Academic Commission.

Admitted students must formalise their enrolment within a set deadline via the Acadèmic app. Failure to do so in the set timeframe will lead to candidates forfeiting their right to enrol or having to re-apply for a place on the master's programme for the same academic year (where they had already been admitted). 

The admission lists may include students who are on the waiting list. After the enrolment period has finalised, they will be offered any remaining places.

Students on the waiting list who are finally admitted will be notified and have to formalise their enrolment within the set deadline. Failure to do so will lead to candidates forfeiting their right to enrol or having to re-apply for a place on the master's programme for the same academic year (where they had already been admitted).

Admission lists may include non-admitted students. Those who are not admitted may lodge an appeal, where applicable, to the CEP management team, who will request whatever reports they deem appropriate to issue a decision.

Regulations governing access and admission to master's studies

 

Sol·licitud de preinscripció

How do I fill in and submit the pre-registration application?

Find out about the current available master's programmes

Before filling in the pre-registration form, interested candidates should check the current list of available master's programmes to find out about the course that interests them: structure and length, ECTS credits, subject list and scheduling, timetables, possible specific admission criteria and requirements, tuition fees, attendance method, etc.

Moreover, if candidates have any academic queries, they may contact the programme management team by clicking on the name of the master's coordinator on the programme website and filling in the contact form.

Obtaining credentials

In order to submit any procedure, candidates must obtain a username and password from the UIB. The following video explains how to do this:

Students with non-validated overseas qualifications

Students with overseas qualifications that have not been validated must request an equivalence analysis in order to formalise pre-registration.

Pre-registration Application on the Postgrau Platform

 A maximum of three pre-registration applications may be submitted.

Pre-registration is done online over the Postgrau Platform as follows:

  • Access the application with your UIBdigital application
  • Go to the 'New pre-registration application' section
  • Click on 'Pre-registration' next to the master's programme you wish to take
    • This button is only visible and active when the pre-registration period is open
  • Access the application form
  • Fill in your personal details
    • State whether you are reserving a place
    • Check the home and termtime address details
    • State your qualifications
  • State whether you want to request part-time student status
    • Check the reason for requesting this status
  • Attach the documentation
  • Accept and formalise the application.

 

The application will not be considered as submitted until the entire process has finalised and all required documentation has been attached.

 

When is pre-registration done?

Each academic year the CEP shall open one or more application periods for UIB master's degree programmes.

There shall be a regular deadline and, where there are any vacancies, an extraordinary application period shall be opened.

Deadlines for the 2022-23 academic year.

When is the pre-registration application considered to have been submitted?

The pre-registration application is deemed to have been submitted appropriately when students click on 'Formalise application'. Once the application has been formalised, students will receive an e-mail with the application receipt, which, if necessary, will serve as proof that they have submitted an application to study a master's degree programme.

Applications which have 'Started' status once the pre-registration deadline as expired shall not be assessed, and shall therefore be withdrawn.

Documentation to Submit

General Documentation for Admission

A scanned copy of the original document must be provided in the pre-registration app:

  • DNI, NIE, passport or other valid ID document (front and back)
  • Spanish degree certificate or equivalent to be admitted to the master's programme (front and back), or the validation or equivalence credentials. Information on how to obtain equivalence
  • Official Spanish degree transcript or equivalent issued by the corresponding university. The transcript must state the average mark from students' academic records on a scale of 0 to 10 (all pages).
    Where providing the validation or equivalence credential, two documents must be submitted:
    • The official transcript for the overseas qualification
    • The equivalence document with the average mark from the overseas university. This mark may be obtained from the Average Mark Equivalence Service. Please see the instructions in this document [PDFEscolta el document]
  • CV

Specific Documentation for Admission

Certain master's programmes have specific admission requirements (e.g. accredited language level) or may assess merits requiring additional documentation (e.g. cover letter or recommendation). In these instances, the pre-inscription app will ask for the necessary documents. For more information, please see the 'Admission Criteria' section on the website for each master's programme. 

Documentation for Reserved Places

Disability Level

Candidates who are interested in applying for places reserved for people with a disability level equal to or above 33% must attach their disability level certificate or accreditation certificate:

  • A resolution or certificate issued by the main office of the regional department of social services of the Government of the Balearic Islands
  • A resolution or certificate issued by the Institute for the Elderly and Social Services (IMSERSO)
  • A resolution issued by the National Institute of Social Security (INSS) that accredits pensioner status due to permanent total disability or severe disability
  • A resolution issued by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Treasure or the Ministry of Defence that accredits a retirement pension due to permanent service disability or incapacity.

High-level or High-performance Athletes

Article 2.3 of Royal Decree 971/2007 sets out the different category levels for high-level athletes. Those mentioned in point 2.3.d depend on the autonomous regions. In turn, the CAIB has established sub-levels for this category in Decree 91/2015.

In light of this, the UIB uses the following table for high-level athlete groups, setting out the documentation to submit in each instance:

Group

Name

Documentation

Where to apply

A

High-level athlete by resolution of the Secretary of State, President of the Sports Council.

Publication in the BOE or certificate issued by the Sports Council

Corresponding Spanish sports federation

B

High-performance in accordance with Article 2.3.a of RD 971/2007 who have been selected by Spanish sports federations to represent Spain in official international competitions at senior level in at least one of the last two years.

Certificate issued by the Sports Council

Spanish sports federation

C

High-performance athletes in accordance with Article 2.3.b of RD 971/2007 who have been selected by Spanish sports federations to represent Spain at official international competitions at junior level in at least one of the last two years.

Certificate issued by the Sports Council

Spanish sports federation

D

High-performance athletes or equivalent in accordance with Article 2.3.c of RD 971/2007 and categorised by the CAIB as high-level athletes from group A, in accordance with Decree 91/2015.

Accreditation certificate issued by the relevant body in the autonomous region.

Athletes from the Balearic Islands must be included in the lists published in the BOIB in April and October.

 

E

High-performance athletes or equivalent in accordance with Article 2.3.c of RD 971/2007 and categorised by the CAIB as high-level athletes from group B or C, in accordance with Decree 91/2015.

Accreditation certificate issued by the relevant body in the autonomous region.

Athletes from the Balearic Islands must be included in the lists published in the BOIB in April and October.

 

F

High-performance athletes or equivalent in accordance with Article 2.3.c of RD 971/2007 and categorised by the CAIB as high-level athletes from group D, in accordance with Decree 91/2015, or high-performance athletes in accordance with RD 971/2007 from other autonomous regions.

Accreditation certificate issued by the relevant body in the autonomous region.

Athletes from the Balearic Islands must be included in the lists published in the BIOB in April and October.

 

G

High-performance athletes in accordance with Article 2.3.d of RD 971/2007 who follow programmes supervised by Spanish sports federations at high-performance centres accredited by the Sports Council.

Certificate issued by the Sports Council

Spanish sports federation

H

High-performance athletes in accordance with Article 2.3.e of RD 971/2007 who follow technique development programmes supervised by Spanish federations, including the national sports technique development programme run by the Sports Council.

Certificate issued by the Sports Council

Spanish sports federation

I

High-performance athletes in accordance with Article 2.3.f of RD 971/2007 who follow sports technique development programmes supervised by Spanish federations.

Certificate issued by the Sports Council

Spanish sports federation

J

High-performance athletes in accordance with Article 2.3.g of RD 971/2007 who follow programmes supervised by autonomous regions at sports technique development centres accredited by the Sports Council.

Accreditation certificate issued by the relevant body in the autonomous region.

For athletes in the Balearic Islands, the certificate issued by the Foundation for Balearic Sports

Foundation for Balearic Sports

Documentation for Part-time Student Status

According to Article 7 in the Academic Regulations (FOU 465), students may request this status where, for different reasons, they are unable to follow their programme full time, in line with what is set out for minimum enrolment credits and the academic progress regulations.

Accrediting and supporting documentation to comply with status requirements:

  • Employment contract currently in force or a valid administrative appointment in force on the day classes begin. Moreover, further documents must be provided that support current employment activity, such as contribution receipts for any social security category or a recent payslip
  • Disability levels must be accredited by the certificate issued by the relevant accreditation body
  • A copy of the candidate's ID document accrediting that they are over 45
  • Documentation accrediting family protection status or having to care for dependents
  • Any document accrediting the reason given by the student to be considered for part-time status.

 

Do I need to attach documentation if my prior studies were taken at the UIB?

No, you do not need attach your degree certificate or any official transcript for UIB qualifications.

What format should the documentation to attach to the application have?

Documents that are uploaded to the pre-registration application must be legible and preferably in .pdf format, or be original documents with an electronic signature and a secure verification code.

Where do I have to upload the documents?

Each document must be attached to the corresponding place in the application, and must contain all the pages in the correct order.

What validity do scanned documents have? When do the originals need to be submitted?

Scanned documents attached to the pre-registration application are accepted provisionally for the application process.

  • In this instance, the originals must be submitted between 1st November and 31st March of the current year. Until original documents are submitted, the CEP is unable to issue any academic certificate for the master's programme, including the final degree certificate
  • The original and a photocopy must be submitted to the admin services in the Antoni Maria Alcover i Sureda building (Centre for Postgraduate Studies). You must request an appointment to do this step
  • Where documents are sent by post, a certified copy of each document must be included. The only stamps accepted are those issued by a registered Spanish notary public, a diplomatic service or the issuing body for the document, as long as payment for the certified stamp is accredited.

Documents with an electronic signature and secure verification code are equivalent to an original document.