Admission to the Doctoral Programme in Biotechnology and Genetic Resources of Plants and Associated Microorganisms follows the general regulations of Royal Decree 99/2011. This programme is aimed mainly at Graduates in Engineering (Agronomic, Food, Forestry, Environmental or similar) and in Experimental Sciences (Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Food Technology, or related areas), who have exceeded 60 ECTS credits in the Master of Agroforestal Biotechnology of the UPM or in other University Masters with an important theoretical content and research orientation in the areas of Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, and related areas. Students who present these preferred profiles will not require additional training. Likewise, the Programme is also addressed to students in possession of a Graduate degree whose duration, according to community law regulations, is at least 300 credits with a profile similar to that indicated.

Since research in Biotechnology and Genetic Resources has become a multidisciplinary activity, access profiles other than the preferred ones indicated above may be considered, such as those related to Degrees in Fundamental Sciences (Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry), in Computer Science or other Engineering, who have passed 60 ECT credits of Master's degrees that do not have relevant content in related areas in the preferred profiles. These students may require the completion of training supplements to complement their training in the "Bio" knowledge areas.

The doctoral program offers up to 30 direct access places per year. Applicants must pre-register through the UPM website (, where they must attach the requested documentation, which includes: updated CV; motivation letter (where it is important to indicate the interest in the research group where the doctorate is going to be carried out, as well as the type of funding requested or available); title and academic record of Degree/Bachelor's degree; Master's degree and academic record. Students who have studied in countries not belonging to the European Education Area, in addition to the documents indicated above, must attach a certificate from their home University signed by the competent academic authority, of recent date and personalized, in which they indicate the studies carried out and degrees obtained, and certify that the mentioned degree allows access to the doctorate in the country in which they have studied. The admission of participants to the Doctoral Programme and specific training studies will be the responsibility of the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme, which will be advised by the Programme Management Committee. Queries about the access profile and requirements can be made to the Coordination of the Doctorate Program who will answer personally and try to solve the doubts raised by future students.

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