Admission, enrollment and cost
Your admission to the Master of Science in Photovoltaic Solar Energy depends on your prior education. To be accepted to the Master studies, applicants should hold a degree equivalent to 240 ECTS credits.
The admission process is done via HELIOS web; there you have to provide your personal data and upload some documentation (application form, scan of your passport, Résumé in English, diplomas and degrees, transcript of courses with grades, ...). Detailed instructions on what documentation is needed depending of your country of origin is available at the web platform. You can also check these links:
The web tool to manage admissions is usually open from February to July. In case there were remaining vacancies by the closing date, the admission period would be extended till late July, but don’t be late: there are a limited number of available positions in the Masters.
The admission committee will process your application and will decide about your admission. In case admitted, you will be notified via email with additional instructions about how to proceed with your enrollment.
Once you have been admitted it is time to start arranging your student Visa (in case needed). Please, check with the Spanish consulate in your country what documentation is needed in your particular case. Be aware that the processing of a student Visa may take several weeks or even months so don’t procrastinate!
Once admitted, the process of enrollment essentially consists in selecting the courses you will take the first semester and paying for the corresponding tuition fees. This can only be done at designated periods that the University establishes every year.
To process your student Visa (if needed) you will need a payment certificate. Therefore, for students needing a Visa only the first period is of practical relevance since the processing of the Visa will take several weeks and thus registration in September is not an option as the course starts in late Sept.
Tuition fees to enroll to the Master of Science on Photovoltaic Solar Energy are officially set by the Council for Education, Culture and Sports of the Government of Madrid. These are published once a year, usually in August, and are applicable for the course starting in September. The complete program has an overall workload of 60 ECTS.
The official prices for the current academic year 2017-18 can be checked at www.emes.es (see BOCM 184 of August 4, 2017).
You can check here the UPM official prices for course 2017/2018, according to which, those corresponding to our Master are as follows:
* Pursuant to the Royal Decree 83/2016 and according to article 81.3 b) of the Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December concerning Universities, the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid establishes that foreign students of legal age, not having the status of permanent residents (with the exception of those coming from UE Member States as well of those covered by the community rules) will be charged the amount corresponding to the third and subsequent enrollment fees.