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IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic restriction measures in place, some exceptional measures and procedures are being generated by our University regarding PhD studies. We include links to them below in this page for your convenience.

Many of these documents are in Spanish. If you need clarification on any aspect of them in English, you can write an email to

To read all the UPM-wide announcements from all Vice-rectorates, please visit

Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.


Extension of maximum dates

The officially declared Spanish state of alert ("Estado de alarma por la crisis sanitaria COVID-19") automatically extends the following maximum dates, without the need of any explicit request:

  • Maximum PhD. thesis deposit date, whether the Thesis has already entered an (ordinary or extraordinary) extension period or not.
  • Maximum PhD. defense date, if the state of alert affects the period between the approval of the panel that has to assess the Thesis and the aforementioned date.

These maximum periods are re-started after June 1, 2020 (Resolución de 20 de mayo de 2020). Thus the general case is an extension of 79 days (March 14 to May 31 2020, included). However,the following exceptions exist with a shorter extension (official rectorate's document):

  1. If the admission date is between 14 March 2020 and 1 June 2020: the extension comprises from the admission date to 1 June 2020
  2. If the PhD student had a medical leave overlapping the deadline extension period: the overlapping days are not taken into account
  3. If the PhD student had a temporary leave during academic course 2019/2020, no extension is applied.

Official announcements and procedures

The following official announcements and procedures have been generated by UPM's Rectorate regarding PhD studies since the beginning of the sanitary crisis: