You can obtain information about your academic record without the need to apply for a certificate, by accessing My Portal with your username and password. If you have forgotten your account details, go to the doctorate registry page, register, and then click on remember password.
If you wish to obtain certificates that attest to your academic record, these will be issued on application following payment of the public fees applicable at the time of application. Instructions for application and payment are given below.
Note: The certificate will not be prepared or issued if the amount transferred is less than the price of the requested document.
Issue of Certificate:
If you paid in cash at the bank, your certificate will be issued within ten days from the date you presented the bank receipt at the Graduate Students’ Secretariat.
If you paid by bank transfer, your certificate will be issued within ten days from the date of verification of payment made. Where bank fees and charges have reduced the amount due for the academic certificate, the outstanding amount will be requested and your certificate will be issued within ten days from the date on which full payment is completed.
Delivery of the certificate:
The certificate will be sent or made available for collection via the method specified in the application for the certificate.
The full title of the Doctoral degree is "Doctor of the University of Alcalá". The degree certificate will also include information specifying the field of knowledge to which the thesis corresponds.
The doctoral degree will be officially recognised as valid throughout the national territory and entitles the holder to enjoy the rights associated with this qualification endowed by the regulations in force.
At the back, the certificate may also include the “European Doctorate” mention, in those thesis under the decree RD 98/1998, or the “International Doctorate” mention in those thesis regulated by later decrees.
You must take into account the following:
Documents to submit:
Where to present them:
At the Doctoral School or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application for degree duplicate:
A duplicate of the certificate can only be requested once the original certificate has been applied for and the fees have been paid. Go to the following link.
Collection of degree certificate
When the certificate is issued, we will write to your email address listed on your record. You can collect it from the Doctoral School:
In person: you will need to bring proof of your identity - your DNI (Spanish citizens) or NIE/Passport (foreign citizens) or the national ID of a EU country.
By another person: they will need to be authorised by power of attorney in order to collect the certificate on your behalf. If the power of attorney is issued abroad, it must be duly authenticated and translated into Spanish.
If you reside in a Autonomous Community different from that of the University or abroad, you can request, on payment of the established fees, to collect the certificate from the Delegation or Sub-Delegation of the Government of the Autonomous Community which you have indicated or from the Diplomatic Representation of Spain in the country concerned.
Steps to apply for having the certificate sent this way:
1. Fill in the Application form (PDF) and sign it.
2. Go to Receipts management and create the receipt to pay.
3. Submit the application form along with proof of payment to: email@example.com
After sending the certificate to the address on your application, if it is returned to the University for reasons not attributable to this institution, if you want to use this service again, you will have to make a new application and pay the fees again.
Once applicants have paid their degree certificate issuance fees, they may request a provisional degree certificate which shall serve as a substitute of equal value until such time as the definitive certificate is issued. This provisional certificate shall be signed by the Rector and shall have the same effect as the definitive degree certificate, without incurring any additional cost.
If the applicant intends to validate this certificate and the successfully completed doctoral programme is regulated by Royal Decree 56/2005 and Royal Decree 1393/2007, the provisional certificate shall be available within approximately one month of submitting the application. Application for Provisional Degree Certificate (PDF)
Requests to establish the declaration of equivalence of foreign higher education degree titles to the title of Doctoral Degree must be submitted to the Doctoral School, in accordance with the provisions of the Regulation approved by the Governing Body of the University of Alcalá at its session of 25 June 2015. Application form