Joint supervision

The procedure of joint supervision establishes the possibility of collaboration between two universities for the supervision, production and defence of doctoral theses under their joint responsibility, leading to the degree of doctor by each of the two universities.


For access and admission to one of the doctoral programmes of the University of Salamanca, applicants to produce a doctoral thesis under joint supervision are to fulfil the following requirements established in accordance with the existing legal procedures and provisions. The current Spanish regulations are those laid down in Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies in Spain.

In addition, the following circumstances must exist:

a) The doctoral thesis must be supervised by one or more Doctor’s Degree holders from two universities, Spanish and foreign, which must formalize a joint supervision agreement.

b) During the training period required for achieving the Doctor’s Degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent a minimum of six months conducting research at the institution that the joint supervision agreement is established with. The stay may be divided into different periods, which will be reflected, alongside the activities, in the joint supervision agreement.

The procedure shall be initiated by the Vice-Rectorate for Internationalization upon request of the interested party.

Contact details

Doctorate: + 34 923 29 44 00 Ext. 1548
Thesis: +34 923 29 44 00 Ext. 1182
Finance: +34 923 29 44 00 Ext. 3069
Edificio I+D+i
C/ Espejo nº 2
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