PhD in Information Technology Research



Students who meet some of the criteria listed in Article 15 of the UDC PhD Policies and Regulations will be able to access to UDC PhD programmes.


Candidates matching one of the general entry requirements for PhD students will be assessed in accordance with the specific criteria and merits for each programme. Information relating to application procedures and requirements are included in the programme structure for each course.

The decision to offer a student a place on a UDC PhD programme is the result of an application-specific evaluation process, and does not affect the academic or professional status of the candidate’s existing qualifications.

See also UDC PhD Policies and Regulations, Article 16: Applications.

15 places offered in academic year 2020/2021

Recommended profile of admission

In general, the master studies that allow to enter this PhD program without complements are Participating university 1: Santiago de Compostela. 1. Master in Information Technologies 2. Master in High Performance Computing 3. Master in Mathematical Engineering 4. Master in Mathematics 5. Master in Statistical Techniques 6. Master in Renewable Energies and Energy Sustainability Participating university 2: A Coruña 1. Master in High Performance Computing 2. Master in Computer Engineering 3. Master in Mathematical Engineering 4. Master in Statistical Techniques 5. Master in Information Technologies and Communication in Movile Networks 6. Master in Computing 7. Master in Computing Systems Engineering It must be stressed that the ideal entry profile for most of this PhD program research lines corresponds to the Master in Information Technologies of the USC, the Master in Computer Engineering of the UDC, and the Master in High Performance Computing, although because of the peculiarities of each line, the other masters could properly fit. In addition, students with an Advanced Studies Diplomma (DEA) obtained through the PhD program in Information Technologies of the USC and UDC can enter this PhD program without complements.

Application general procedure

Applications and registration for PhD programmes will be made using the online application system on the UDC website, accompanied by all necessary supporting documents. Applications and registration for external students will be made here.

If you need more information, you can check this sources the Application general procedure.

Applications procedure for students whose foreign degree/diplome has not been officially recognised

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

General procedure by the CAPD

See EIDUDC Application and registration.

Specific access requirements of the CAPD

Students will be able to apply for admission in the PhD program in the established pre-enrollment period. Such application will be made through the Virtual Student Office, and the related documentation will be delivered through the UADI of the Faculty of Computer Science. Once such period has finished, the CAPD will publish the provisional listing of admitted students and its corresponding list of waiting students in the PhD program website in the portal of studies of the UDC. No admitted applicants will be able to present a claim in the term and form established in the corresponding announcement in the UADI of the Faculty of Computer Science. Once the claims period has ended and the claims have been resolved, the final relation of students admitted will be made public and it will be submitted to the corresponding organ in charge of the students management, so that they are able to formalise their enrollment in the associated period. The applications for part time enrollment, change of enrollment modality and temporary leave in the PhD program will have to be presented in the UADI of the Faculty of Computer Science.


The application for admission (or registration renewal) and enrollment in PhD studies will be carried out according to the terms approved by the Governing Council of the UDC.


See information on how to register for UDC PhD courses.

Predoctoral grants

See UDC predoctoral grants.