PhD in Information and Communications Technology



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.

20 places offered in academic year 2023/2024

Recommended profile of admission

The students of the doctoral program must have knowledge acquired in engineering or degrees in the field of computing and/or information and communication technologies. It is also an interesting profile for the doctoral program those students who have acquired technological knowledge in computer science, complementing their basic training, with a master's degree that provides a computational complement, such as biologists or chemists who carry out a master's degree in bioinformatics.

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

A list will be generated to prioritize admission in the following way:

  • In the first place, students who have completed master's studies at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of Coruña, ordered by academic record.
  • Next, also ordered by academic record, the students who have completed any other master's degree that has facilitated the acquisition of skills similar to those of the aforementioned master's degrees, under the criteria of the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program.


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.