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FAQ - Masters: Application & Admissions

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REGISTRATION AND USER

1. I never had an uc3m user.

You must register at the system in order to obtain your user and your password

Register and get your password


Guide to get a password

 

2. I had an uc3m user, but i don’t remember it.

Recover your user and password.

 

3. When i try to register, the application shows me that the user already exists.

Recover your user and password.

ADMISSION APPLICATION

1. How is the admission application to a master program done?

It is done through the uc3m computer application.

Admission Application

 

2. If I haven’t finished my degree studies yet, can I submit an application?

Yes you can, but you have to fill the following document, where you commit to end your degree studies: Declaration of having finished previous studies It must be uploaded instead of your previous college degree.

 

3. Which documents do I need to submit?

You will need to present your college degree or the payment of the issue fees.

In case that your previous studies have not been completed, you will have to attach a Declaration of having finished previous studies

In addition, you will have to attach your transcript of records of your previous studies, including the average grade of the academic record. (It won’t be necessary if your previous studies have been realized at the UC3M)

In addition, the following documents will be required, according the required master

Documentation that must be uploaded to the on line application

Even so at the moment you realize the admission process, the application will show you the required documents at each master studies.

 

4. How should I attach the required documents?

The documents you have to attach to your application must be uploaded by yourself through the application when the state of your application is “requested by the student” or "pending documentation", otherwise, you can send it through our contact form.

 

5. How can I know the state of my application?

You can access the information from SIGMA, with your user and your 4 digit password. At the panel of your application, you can check the administrative state of it. You will also receive information from the secretary of the corresponding master. The following status are the most common:

  • Application fee required for processing: This means that you are pending to pay the application fee (27,54€).
  • Requested by the applicant: the application is being taken into consideration by the Administration.
  • Validated: it means that the application has been validated by the Administration and now is being taken into consideration by the Master's Academic Committee.
  • Admitted: you have been admitted. This is a provisional admission and may be susceptible to change. It will be definitive when you receive the acceptance letter. In case you do not meet the requirements yet, or if there are any missing documents, you will receive a conditional admission.
  • Allowed to enroll: it means you will be able to register in the established deadlines. The deadlines will be published on the website and also be detailed in the admission letter. In case you receive a conditional offer because you are not fully graduated, you will only be able to register if you meet the graduation requirement.

 

6. I have problems trying to access the admission application.

Check your internet connection and try accessing the application using another browser, like Mozilla Firefox.

However, check at your browser preferences, that you have the pop ups enabled. Enter the browser options and allow the pop ups in order to do the application, or add as an exception “sigma.uc3m.es”.

If the error continues, next to the direction https: it appears a warning triangle, click it and allow the connection to the website, because it seems that it’s happening due to a security problem. You can also enter the Tools/Options/Security/Exceptions and give permission to the website.

If you can’t still access to the application, contact us by accessing our contact form.

 

7. Problems with the admission application.

Try to complete your application in the shortest time possible, because the application may get closed if you take too much time to complete it.

All the documents must be at PDF format with a maximum size of 4Mb.

 

8. After selecting the master, the screen appears white.

Once you are inside the application, select the master and check the box He leído el texto sobre Protección de Datos y acepto / I have read and accept the Data protection notice.

In addition, if you write something at the Observations and Scholarships text box, it has to be a short text, one line as maximum.

 

9. I forgot including a document, which I consider it important. Today, I accessed the application but I wasn’t able to upload it. Can I attach it via e-mail?

No, but from the contact form page you can easily attach files and send them.

 

10. Who and how reviews the received candidatures?

The candidature and all the received documents will be studied to determinate if its eligible (matches the admission requirements). Later, the eligible candidatures will be evaluated by the Academic Commission of the Program, who, applying the admission requirements, will determinate the admission of the applicant.

 

11. Will I be noticed if I am admitted to the master studies?

Once your application is resolved by the direction of the master, in case you have been admitted, you will receive a notification via e-mail with the admission resolution. From this moment, you will have a term of 10 days to pay the amount of the reservation fee (it will be discounted from your enrollment) or to make the payment of the reservation fee and your enrollment (all together) if the master has already began with its enrollment period (see calendars).

 

12. Which steps must I follow once I receive the admission from a Master Program?

Once you have been admitted, you must do the payment of the reservation fee within 10 calendar days since you receive your admission notification (this payment will be discounted from your enrollment) or you can do the payment of the reservation fee and your enrollment to the master if it has already began its enrollment period (see calendars)

Later, you will have to follow the enrollment instructions regarding the payments and the documentation of your previous studies.

 

13. General Information about the Admission Process

Admission Process

You can check guides that will help you preparing your application. You will have to contribute some mandatory documents, in order to get your application properly recorded at the system. All the information you upload will be revised administrative and academically.

 

14. Which is the University Code for the dispatch of the language certificate TOEFL?

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid code is 4197.

 

15. Is the application for admission free?

No. You must pay a fee of € 27.54 for each master requested that later will be deducted from your open rate exclusively in the enrolled master.

PAYMENT OF THE RESERVATION FEE

1. How can I pay the reservation fee?

You can pay it by credit card. You must access the electronic system of payments of the UC3M, with your user and you 4 digit password. Select “Taxes”: Click here

◢ Reservation payment Guide

 

2. I don’t remember my 4 digit password to Access the application.

Recover your user and password here.

 

3. Problems with seat reservations.

If previously you have had problems with the payment and it’s the second time or more that you try to do it, you must enter the "Payment process (TPV)", inside that same application.

 

4. When I enter to make the seat payment, it doesn’t appear the Price and the master where I have been admitted.

In order to be able to make the payment, your application must be in the state of “Granted Access”, not “Admitted”. Ask the manager of your master to review the state of your application.

 

5. Will the payment of the reservation fee be deducted?

Yes, the amount of the reservation fee will be deducted from your enrollment.

 

6. If I resign to the master studies once I have paid the reservation fee, will I be returned the money?

No. The reservation fee will ONLY be returned in case the master would be cancelled. In that case, the student will be able to change the reservation fee to other master's program for the SAME academic year or to ask for the refund of the money.

 

7. Should I pay the seat reservation if I am going to request the MECD scholarship?

Yes, you must pay the amount of the seat reservation, wich will be returned once the Ministry resolves favorably your scholarship concession.

 

8. Should I pay the seat reservation if I have been awarded with a financial aid/scholarships funded by one of the UC3M Departments?

Yes, you must pay the amount of the seat reservation unless you have proved the requirements specified in the resolution. The fulfillment of these requirements is a condition for the effective start of the aid obtained.

 

9. Should I pay the seat reservation if I have the Special Large Family condition?

No, you must accredit it with the updated documentation at your post grade office, so from the Secretariat make the seat reservation (in case of General Large Family, the payment has to be realized, the pending exemption will be applied at the enrollment).

 

10. Should I pay the seat reservation if I have the condition of disability?

No, you must accredit it with the updated documentation at your post grade office, so from the Secretariat make the seat reservation.

CALENDARS AND DEADLINES

1. Which are the deadlines to present an admission application to a Master Program?

You can check the deadlines here.

The University reserves the right to cancel a Masters program when an exceptional circumstance arises. This cancelation would be published on the webpage before the 30th of June.

Each applicant must pay a fee of € 27.54 for each master requested that later will be deducted from your open rate exclusively in the enrolled master.

 

2. When is the waiting list resolved?

You can check the deadlines for the waiting lists here.

 

3. How can I know the time schedule of my Master?

You can Access the time schedules application to consult the planification of the active academic year. Access to the time schedule application.

If it is a new Master, you will find the timetable and days of the week it is imparted at the tab “Practical Information” of the corresponding master.

 

4. Which term do I have to credit the overcoming of the previous studies that grant Access to the Master?

The maximum term to credit the overcoming of the previous studies is October 31st.

PRICES

1. How much should I pay for the seat reservation?

The amount of the seat reservation of each master is published at the tab Admission » Enrollment, of the corresponding master. You can check it by accesing the master's website.

This amount paid will be discounted from the final payment at the first enrollment you realize.

 

2. Should I pay any amount in concept of fees for realizing the admission application?

Yes, you must pay a fee of € 27.54 for each master requested that later will be deducted from your open rate exclusively in the enrolled master.

 

3. What is the Price of the enrolment I should pay?

The amount of each Master is published at the tab Admission » Enrollment, of the corresponding master. You can check it by accessing the master's website.

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