The IN3 offers a total of 20 doctoral scholarships for the 2012 edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Information and Knowledge Society. The IN3 offers grants for following the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme in each new edition. The IN3-UOC Doctoral Theses Grants Programme require full-time dedication from the student and being physically present in the research institute’s facilities.
The maximum duration of the grants is four years. Grants require annual renewal. Renewal is contingent on the students benefitting from such grants achieving the training and research objectives established in each case. One of these objectives is to complete the organised research period within a maximum of three years. Another is to carry out research papers derived from the doctoral thesis.
As a research centre, the IN3 welcomes and provides support to the Information and Knowledge Society Doctoral Programme. This programme, first offered in the year 2000, was one of the first ones created in the field of research into the information and knowledge society and the first doctoral course to be offered fully online.
- Hold the Master’s Degree in the Information and Knowledge Society, which is the study period prior to the Doctoral Programme.
- Hold an official master’s degree or another on the same level, issued by a higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area.
- Have passed 60 ECTS credits, included in one or various master’s degrees, in accordance with the University’s offer.
- Hold the Diploma in Advanced Studies (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados, DEA), obtained according to the stipulations of Royal Decree 778/1998 of April 30th.
- Have achieved Research Sufficiency level, as regulated by Royal Decree 185/1985 of January 23rd.
- Hold an official university degree qualification which, in accordance with Community Law regulations, comprises 300 ECTS credits.
- In the case of students with degrees from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area, have obtained recognition for their foreign higher education qualification as being equivalent to the Spanish master’s degree.
- In the case of students with qualifications from education systems outside the European Higher Education Area without needing recognition for their qualifications, if they can prove a level of training equivalent to the Spanish master’s degree qualification entitling them to access doctorate education in the country which has issued the qualification.