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Prospective students

1. WHAT IS THE THIRD ACCESS ROUTE FOR THE MASTER’S DEGREE IN LEGAL SCIENCES?

This is the access route for graduates from university systems that have not accredited the equivalence of their degree with the Spanish university system.Foreign applicants that wish to access the Master's Degree in Legal Sciences via this route must submit a document from their university of origin (or from the competent authorities in their country) which certifies that the qualifications that the applicant has achieved are sufficient to allow them to access postgraduate studies in the country in which they qualified. This document is ESSENTIAL, given that this is the only way in which the University of Lleida can ascertain that the applicant's qualifications are really of an equivalent level to a Bachelor's Degree. The supplementary fee that applies along with this requirement corresponds to 'Accreditation study for foreign higher education qualifications for Master’s and Doctorate qualifications'.

2. WHAT REQUIREMENTS ARE THERE IN RELATION TO DOCUMENTS ISSUED ABROAD?

All documentation must at least be translated into Spanish by a sworn translator and apostilled or notarized. The letter from the university of origin certifying that the qualifications that the applicant has achieved are sufficient to allow them to access postgraduate studies in the country in which they qualified (route 3) must also be translated and apostilled or notarized.
If applicants do not wish to send the original documents, they have to send a copy certified by a notary of each document on which it can clearly be seen that the original document has been apostilled or notarized.

3. WHEN IS AN APOSTILLE SUITABLE AND WHEN IS NOTARIZATION?

If the country in which the documents were issued has signed the Hague Convention, an apostille is acceptable.

If the country in which the documents were issued has signed the Hague Convention, notarization is required (UdL Master’s Degree Regulations, point 2.2.5).

4. PROCEDURE BY WHICH THE MASTER’S DEGREE IN LEGAL SCIENCES ISSUED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LLEIDA MAY BE VALIDATED FOR USE ABROAD.

  1. In the case of countries that have signed the Hague Apostille Convention, the procedure can be performed by any Spanish notary.
  2. In the case of countries that have not signed the Hague Apostille Convention, the following procedure should be followed:
    • MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: GENERAL REGISTER
      • Plaza de Jacinto Benavente, nº 3 28012 Madrid
    • MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS - CERTIFICATIONS
      • C/ Juan de Mena nº 4 28071 Madrid
    • EMBASSY (CONSULATE SECTION) OR CONSULATE
      • Accredited in Spain, corresponding to the country for which the qualification needs to be validated.