UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

Information and inscription

  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

Recognition of foreign academic degrees

All documents must be official, issued by the competent authorities and diplomatically authenticated.

If any document was originally issued in a language other than Spanish or Catalan, an official translation must be provided. Documents without official translation will not be accepted.

a) Students with university degrees from a EU Country

- Certified copy of the academic degree issued by the students' home institution.
- Certified copy of academic records.

b) Students with a university degree from a Third Country

University diplomas obtained outside the European Union must be authenticated. The official accreditation of studies should be carried before the UB always prior the enrollment in the MAED.
Documents that must be sent diplomatically authenticated are:

- Photocopy of university degree.
- Photocopy of academic record.

Depending on whether your country is part of the Hague Convention, the necessary formalities for the authentication vary:

If your country is part of the Hague Convention:

1) Apostille of the Hague original documents (diploma and academic record) in the relevant corresponding institution in your country.
2) Make photocopies of the certified documents and bring them, along with the original, to the Spanish consulate or embassy in your country in order to verify compliance.
3) Send, along with the other documentation, such copies to the Secretariat of the Master by post mail.

If your country is not part of the Hague Convention a:

The originals must be presented in the indicated order in:

1)  Certificates of study and diplomas, to the Ministry of Education of the country in which the studies were coursed.
2) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of that country.
3) The diplomatic or consular representation of Spain in that country.
4) Make copies and bring them along with the originals to the Spanish consulate or embassy in order to verify compliance.
5) Send the copies by post to the Secretariat of the Master, along with the rest of the documents.

Documents issued by diplomatic or consular authorities of other countries in Spain must be authenticated at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Official translation of documents

All foreign language documents issued by the competent authorities of the country of origin must attach a translation into Spanish or Catalan. This translation can be made by:

  • The Language Interpretation Office of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Palacio de Santa Cruz, Plaza de la Provincia 1 28012 Madrid. Tel. +34 91 379 97 00).
  • UNESCO's Office of the Ibero-American Cooperation Centre or any other organization recognized by Spain.
  • Any diplomatic or consular representation of Spain.
  • The diplomatic or consular representation in Spain of the country of the applicant's citizenship or, where applicable, the appropriate document.
  • Sworn translator, duly authorized or registered in Spain. The following link gives access to the updated list of sworn translators throughout Spain (Language Interpretation Office of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

 

Master in Bioethics and Law UB