Pre-enrolment and admission for Masters



  • Ordinary period: 29 March to 14 May, 2021
  • Extraordinary period: 28 June to 23 July, 2021

Applicants can pre-enrol ONLINE through the GAUR application, or at the secretariat of the Master’s course on which you wish to pre-enrol. The address, email and phone number of these secretariats can be found on the websites of the different Master's courses.

Applicants may pre-enrol on up to 3 different Master's courses.

During the extraordinary period, the list of Master's courses on which places are still available will be updated every Monday: on 28 June, 5 July, 12 July and 19 July. Those who did not apply during the ordinary period may pre-enrol ONLINE during the extraordinary period.

Applicants who were not admitted onto any Master's course during the initial admissions period may change their pre-enrolment and apply to another course. To do so, they should contact the secretariat featured on the corresponding website.

Documents required:

Applicants must submit the required documents online.

General documents for all students:

  • Photocopy of ID card, residence permit, national identity card or passport (UPV/EHU students do not have to submit these documents).
  • Photocopy of your personal academic transcript, specifying all grades and subjects taken over the course of the undergraduate degree (UPV/EHU students do not have to submit this transcript).
  • Projects, articles and/or publications by the student.
  • Language certificates.
  • Other achievements (letter of recommendation, etc.).

In addition to the above, students with foreign degrees that have not been officially recognised must submit:

  • A sworn translation of the degree and transcript in one of the two official languages of the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. If the Master’s course on which they wish to pre-enrol is taught in English, documents can be sent in that language.
  • Certificate of Equivalence for Average Grades.
  • Students with a foreign qualification from a university outside the European Union must also (in addition to the documents listed above) submit their legalised certificate through diplomatic channels.

Final-year undergraduate students who wish to enrol on a Master’s course and who are as yet unable to request their degree certificate, must pre-enrol and will be admitted on the condition that they are in possession of said certificate when finalising their registration.

The average grade from your academic record that will be used to calculate your access grade will be that which appears on the record submitted with your pre-enrolment. If you have not submitted a personal academic record, the grade used will be a 5. In the case of students from the UPV/EHU, it will be the grade as calculated on 14 May, 2021.

In the case of the following Master's courses, obligatory subjects will be taught in either Spanish or Basque. Applicants should therefore complete the language selection document (doc, 216 Kb), stating their language of choice and should send it along with the other documents required when pre-enrolling:

  • Law
  • Architecture
  • General Health Psychology

If you have any problems, please contact the secretariat of the Master's degree on which you wish to enrol. Contact details are provided on the websites of the corresponding Master's degree courses.


Selected students will receive an e-mail from each Master’s course onto which they have been accepted.

Deadlines for receiving confirmation:

  • Ordinary period: 11 June
  • First extraordinary period: 30 July

Students can consult their pre-enrolment status (accepted, rejected or on waiting list) here: pre-enrolment applications status.

Confirmation / Reservation of your place

Once a student has been accepted, following the instructions given in the acceptance e-mail, they have from 14 to 18 June (ordinary period) and from 2 to 31 August (extraordinary period) to confirm their intention to participate on the Master's degree course over the GAUR platform. For those Master’s courses for which a confirmation fee must be paid, students must pay said fee in order to confirm their place. If they fail to do so, their acceptance will automatically be cancelled.

The confirmation fee will be subtracted from the sum of the total fees. This fee is non-refundable, even in the event of the student finally deciding not to complete the registration process at a later date.

Successful applicants who confirm their intention to study the Master’s degree in question will be requested to begin the definitive registration process. In order to complete the registration process, students must submit both the original documents and photocopies for comparison, or certified photocopies. Please consult the secretariat of your chosen Master’s course regarding the procedure for submitting said documents.