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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 the link below for more information:

The web tool to manage admissions is open between February and May. 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 in the first and second semesters and paying for the corresponding tuition fees. This can only be done at designated periods that the University establishes every year.

The enrolment period is set by the UPM, usually between July and August. In any case, the admitted candidates will receive instructions with detailed information on dates and procedures.


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.

You can check here the UPM official prices for course 2022/2023 (see "Resto de másteres").

* 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.

In this sense, the authorization for stay granted to foreign students according to Royal 557/2011, of 20 de April, approving the Regulation of the Organic Law 4/2000, of 11 January, concerning rights and freedoms of foreign nationals in Spain and their integration into society, does not imply the status of permanent residents.




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