|The Academic Committee has set the following specific admission requirements for the standard admission pathways:
Candidates must hold one of the following qualifications:
1. Official university master's degree at the University of Barcelona in:
' Environmental Engineering
' Biomedical Engineering
' Photonic Engineering, Nanophotonics and Biophotonics
' Chemical Engineering
' Artificial Intelligence
' Applied Materials Chemistry
' Advanced Physics
' Renewable Energy and Energy Sustainability
' Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
' Electrochemistry Science and Technology
2. A master's degree issued by a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area, of the same academic level and offering equivalent research training to the master's degrees indicated above, at the discretion of the Academic Committee.
3.A qualification issued by an education system outside the European Higher Education Area, which shows that the holder has a level of education equivalent to the master's degrees mentioned in the first section.
4. Knowledge of English. Applicants must have certified English language skills at a level equivalent to B2. If this is not possible, a representative designed by the Academic Committee will assess the candidate's English language skills in a personal interview.
Candidate evaluation criteria
The Committee will also consider the following aspects, which are prioritized according to the weighting shown:
1. The academic record and other academic merits. The Committee will focus particularly on whether the candidate has sufficient training to begin the preparation of a doctoral thesis in the requested area. In particular, it will assess whether the bachelor's degree and master's degree training is compatible with the requested research area (60%).
2. Curriculum vitae. Other training and professional aspects of the candidate's curriculum vitae will be taken into account (20%).
3. English language proficiency. Certified English language skills will be taken into consideration (15%).
4. Letters of recommendation. These may be written by former lecturers or people who have had a professional or academic relationship with the candidate. Letters of recommendation must make reference to the candidate's previous training, analytical skills, and general motivation for learning (5%).