Requesting doctoral degree certificates

Doctoral degree certificate

Doctoral degree certificates from the University of the Basque Country are issued by the Vice Chancellor in a standard format and recorded in the University Register of Official Degrees.

Where to submit your request form

Please submit your degree request form by email to the Office of Master's and PhD Studies at the Leoia campus:, once the student has received the communication of the qualification of his defense by email.

Along with your request form, please submit:

  • Your contact information
  • A scanned copy of your national ID card

The Office of Master's and PhD Studies will issue a statement which will serve as a provisional degree certificate until the definitive certificate is issued.

Once your degree certificate has been printed, you will receive notification that your certificate is ready to be picked up. You must pick up your degree in person where you originally requested it. If you are unable to pick it up yourself, you can authorise another person to do so through a notarised statement.

Notwithstanding the above, you may send an email requesting that your degree certificate be released to the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor at the Bizkaia campus, the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor at the Gipuzkoa campus, the Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor at the Álava campus, the Provincial Office of Education and Culture, or the Office of Education or Consular Office nearest to your place of residence.

Public fees

  • Doctoral degree certificate: 241,06 €

Diploma of Advanced Studies and Certificate

The Diploma of Advanced Studies (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados, or DEA) is a certificate recognising a student's doctoral studies; it confirms and guarantees the PhD candidate's research proficiency and recognises the work the student has carried out in a particular field of study.

Once students have completed their academic training and supervised research projects, the knowledge they have gained in the courses, seminars and research undertaken will be assessed by means of a public presentation before a single examination panel appointed for each doctoral programme (R.D. 778/1998, Article 6.2 and Article 1.7 of the Regulations for the Management of Doctoral Programmes at the University of the Basque Country). Students may request their Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA) certificate once they have passed this assessment.

This certificate (issued upon request of the student after the corresponding fees have been paid) is to be granted in one of the disciplines stipulated for each doctoral programme. The discipline in which the diploma is issued will be determined by the pertinent department or institution in light of the courses and research projects undertaken by the student and the field of study of this research. The department or institution is to make this determination before the student enrols in the research portion of the doctoral programme.

The diploma will be registered in the University Register of Degrees as a degree specific to the University of the Basque Country.

Students who wish to obtain the diploma may request it at the Master's and PhD Office ( and will be issued the certificate upon paying the corresponding fees.

Public fees

  • Certificates of university-specific degrees associated with doctoral programmes: 158,17 €
  • Diploma of Advanced Studies certificates: 88,05 €