enquiry the University's academic calendar


notice FOR THE STUDENTS OF International Office AND THEIR DOUBLES Degrees: the dates of the on-site exams are still to be defined. The dates of the May and June exams are therefore subject to change.

The academic year 2023-2024 begins Monday, September 4, 2023 and ends Thursday, August 31, 2024. Classes begin on September 4.

  • First semester: From September 4 to December 1, inclusive.

  • Exams first semester: From December 5 to 21, both inclusive. 

  • Second semester: From January 8 to April 26, both inclusive.

  • Second exams semester: From April 29 to May 18, both inclusive.

  • re-sit examination period Examination period: From June 7 to June 29, 2024, both inclusive.

Study regime

I. enrollment

1. The incorporation of students to the School is made effective through the formalisation of the enrollment, once admission has been obtained.

2. In order to formalise the enrollment the documents that justify the fulfilment of the requirements required in each case to study the studies shall be provided.

3. The enrollment shall be formalised in accordance with the deadlines and conditions established in the general rules of the University.

4. The enrollment is only available once a year, and once it has been formalised it is irrevocable. However, within 10 days of its formalisation, or in the first week of classes of the second semester, students who allege a just and proportionate cause may make a change in their enrolment. It is advisable to read carefully the report of enrollment which lists the subjects in which the student has been enrolled; if an error is detected, it should be rectified as soon as possible (on the spot, if possible), and in any case before the aforementioned 10-day period has elapsed. After this period, any modification of the enrollment should be raised by means of written request, giving the reasons for it.

5. Admission lapses if enrollment is not formalised during the academic year for which it was granted. After joining the corresponding Centre, the condition of student is lost if one academic year passes without renewing the enrollment.

6. As a general rule, all students must enrol annually for the minimum number of credits established for each degree, so that the pace of their studies is distributed in an orderly fashion according to the number of years of the degree course. Students must first enrol in those basic or compulsory subjects that they have pending from the previous year and fill in the rest of the credits with other subjects, until they reach a minimum of 40 credits or a maximum of 78 (with a tolerance of 2 credits in both the maximum and minimum).

7. When there are justified reasons for registering for fewer or more credits than the minimum or maximum number of credits established, the corresponding exception to the opening of the enrollment may be requested to President thirty calendar days prior to the deadline for opening the enrollment or within ten days of notification of the grade obtained in the last exam. The President will decide in each case following report of the management committee of the School.

8. First-year students must formalise the enrollment of all the basic and compulsory subjects that the Study program establishes for that academic year. Those who are also taking one of the Diplomas offered by the School will also have to take the specific optional subjects.

More information at Office of the Registrar:


II. Permanence in the University

General Provisions

a) The permanence of students at the University is limited to a period comprising two more academic years than those established in the corresponding plans.

b) However, this period may be extended by one or two additional academic years, provided that there are extraordinary circumstances that do not affect the academic performance of student.

c) The extension must be requested within the last year of the stay, by means of written request addressed to President, which will decide after verifying the reasons given and with the report of the management committee of the Centre.

2. First course

First-year students may not continue their studies if they have not obtained a minimum of 21 credits ECTS credit in core or compulsory subjects during the academic year as a whole.

3. Alumni part-time

Those students who cannot dedicate full-time to their studies may apply for their status as students part-time by written request addressed to President of the University, which will decide after report of the management committee of the Centre. They may register for a minimum of 3 ECTS credit and a maximum of 39.

4. Examination dates for core and compulsory subjects

a) Number of exam sittings: students are entitled to four exam sittings in each compulsory or basic subject , except as indicated in section II.2. for first-year students.

b) Grace sittings: those who do not manage to approve a compulsory or basic subject after the third sitting may apply for the extension of the four sittings to two more. The application must be formalised within one month of the publication of the grades of the third sitting, by means of a reasoned letter addressed to Dean.

Other than in exceptional cases, applications for calls for more than the 6th call will be rejected. The following factors may be taken into account by the Board in granting them:

  • illness, accredited by means of report medical;
  • the number of credits needed to complete the degree course is, at the time of applying, less than 30 credits ECTS credit of compulsory and basic subjects;
  • concurrence of extraordinary circumstances justifying the grant.

In the case of 5th and 6th call applications, the general criterion will be their granting. The Board may reject applications if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • in addition, applications are made to sit sit more than the 6th period for other subjects;
  • apply for 5th and 6th sittings in more compulsory or core subjects;
  • students who are continuing in the 1st or 2nd year.

These circumstances may also be taken into consideration for the granting or refusal of any other request for an application for a pardon.

The management committee may deviate from the established criteria when there are sufficient grounds for doing so.

c) Waivers of exam sittings: management committee may grant waivers of exam sittings provided that the request, duly motivated, is submitted within the established deadline and that it considers there to be a justified cause for doing so. The mere accumulation of exams in the December, May or June exam periods is not considered sufficient cause. If the event justifying the Withdrawal occurs after the deadline for submitting the application has expired, the Board may grant the Withdrawal if, in view of the seriousness of the reasons given, it deems it appropriate to do so. No waivers will be granted for subjects taken in the fourth or grace period. The granting of Withdrawal has no financial effect.

d) Calculation of sittings: except in the cases of dispensation mentioned above (letter c), all sittings in which the student was enrolled will be counted, including those in which he/she did not sit the examination and those in which he/she did not sit the examination.

e) Examinations in the 6th call: The examinations corresponding to the sixth or higher call, when this has been granted, are held before a board constituted for this purpose. The examining board will establish the content and modality of the exam, as well as the marking criteria.

f) Coincidence of examination dates: in the event that the examination of a subject compulsory subject coincides on the same day with that of another subject which for the interested parties is elective subject, the teacher of the latter will hold another examination for those students. The Board will decide how to proceed in the event that two compulsory subjects coincide, according to the established criteria, at agreement .

The students affected must notify the coincidence of dates to the Directorate of Studies of the School within the deadlines indicated on the website(

If they fail to do so, they shall forfeit their right to be examined on a different date.

5. Call for exams for elective subjects

Subjects that are electives for student in a given degree programme will only appear in their academic transcript once they have obtained the corresponding credits. Therefore, as long as they have not been passed, students may leave subject without approve and substitute subject elective subject for another from the same subject, as many times as they wish, within the general limitation of years of permanence at the Centre.

6. Special call End of Degree

Official students who lack a maximum of 30 credits ECTS credit to complete their degree, even if they have not enrolled for them in previous years, may sit the End of Year Examination Degree in September and December, provided they have completed their studies within the period of schooling stipulated in the current regulations. Students who take advantage of this special call may choose to sit the exam in one of these two months, but in no case in both, and they must take the exam for all the subjects they have enrolled in.

The credits related to the Final Project Degree cannot be obtained in this call.

7. Recognition of some activities

Participation in university cultural, sporting, student representation, solidarity and cooperation activities, approved by Office of the Executive Council or by each Centre, and up to a maximum of 6 credits of an optional nature, have academic recognition, at agreement with the provisions of each Study program.

The necessary application must be submitted to the relevant Centre. The credits obtained must be made effective at Office of the Registrar. The amount of these credits is the same as that of the credits of the subjects enrolled.

Students who have enrolled in optional subjects cannot cancel the enrollment in some of them because they have subsequently obtained the recognition of some credit; the obtaining of these credits must be foreseen when formalising the enrollment.

8. Change of degree program and transfers of transcript

In cases where it is possible to change degree, it is necessary to apply to the centre responsible for the studies, which will decide on agreement according to the criteria it has established.

Those wishing to transfer their transcript to another university should apply for and obtain admission to the degree course they will be pursuing.

9. issuance of qualifications and titles

Transcripts can only refer to subjects for which conference proceedings has been registered on Office of the Registrar; i.e. conference proceedings signed by the teacher and which have been entrance on Office of the Registrar.

Applications for academic qualifications can only be accepted when all the conference proceedings necessary to fill in the programs of study of the applicant have been registered on the Office of the Registrar , from agreement with its Study program. Only if this condition is fulfilled, the application will be accepted for processing and the receipt with proof of payment of the fee for issuing the degree scroll can be issued.

Minimum standards of conduct that should govern the development activity. professor

Students must:

1) attend to class with punctuality: unless there is a justified cause previously authorized by the teacher, it is not appropriate for a student to join student at classroom, when class has already started.  

2) To dispense with the use of electronic devices: as a general rule, it will not be necessary for students to use laptops or other electronic media during classes. However, the teacher, if he/she deems it appropriate, may authorize their use individually to those students who justifiably request it. Under no circumstances may students use their cell phones at class.  

3) Avoid consumption of food and beverages, including water bottles, inside classroom .  

4) Know the information available in ADI for each subject: ADI represents one more tool of work of the subject and the teacher is concerned that the content of the information provided through ADI is clear and accurate. Therefore, any document available on ADI is considered to have been officially statement by the teacher to the students, and the students should periodically refer to enquiry.  

Regarding the first three points, failure to comply with these minimum standards of conduct may be punishable by sanction, even on occasions, not necessarily exceptional, will require the expulsion of student from classroom. During or at the end of class and by means of individual or collective measures, teachers are authorized to adopt individual or joint measures to ensure compliance.  

In cases of plagiarism in papers, copying or other irregularities in the practical or partial tests, the professor is authorized to cancel the test and grade it with grade of zero. If the irregularity is serious or the student is a repeat offender of a minor irregularity, the professor may prevent the student from presentation to the final exam of the subject. In this case, the professor will put it in knowledge of Direction of programs of study of the School.

In the case of copying by any means or other serious irregularities in a final exam, the professor is empowered to expel student from the exam and suspend the student from the exam. The professor will report the incident and the sanction to programs of study. The School of Law board may even extend the sanction to the loss of the extraordinary exam.  

In particularly serious cases - due to the methods used, the behavior of the student or the recidivism in copying - the board Directive of the School may propose to Office of the Executive Council the non-continuation of the student in the Law School . 

rules and regulations general about the assessment

Date of approval: October 2013

Modification date: May 2019


The assessment has a significant influence on the way students work and on the quality of learning. The purpose of this document is to transmit a series of general guidelines that the Boards of Directors of each center should specify according to the specific characteristics of its teaching. Some positive experiences that should be taken as recommendations are also included in the appendix.


1. The task of assessment is a primary responsibility of academic staff. It is also a responsibility of the governing bodies, which must ensure that the programs of study plans have the most appropriate assessment systems. This will ensure, among other things, the coherence of these systems with the objectives of the subjects and the necessary coordination between the different subjects. Departmental boards and boards of directors should identify situations in which the assessment is not responding to the intended objectives and act to ensure that they are corrected, bearing in mind that these systems should encourage the active involvement of students and at the same time provide incentives for rigorous and serious study of the subjects.

2. Both professors and governing bodies should take these ideas into account (n. 1) when orienting, preparing and revising the teaching guides, so that the programmed activities and their assessment are appropriate for the dedication of work of student foreseen for each subject. It is important to ensure that students have sufficient time to dedicate to reflection and study of the contents.


3. The assessment criteria must be published in the guide professor . The academic staff must adhere to these criteria and not change them, except in exceptional cases, once the guide professor has been published for the corresponding course. The activities expected to be carried out by the student, the dates of completion or submission and their weight in the overall grade must be detailed.

4. The guide professor should clearly indicate the criteria to be applied for grading students with specific plans, such as students repeating the subject or others with special educational needs.

5. When the assessment system includes final exams, it should be established in the guide professor how its grade influences the final grade of student.

6. The method of assessment should ensure that students can obtain grades commensurate with their dedication and performance, so that high grades are not an impossible goal to achieve at internship.

7. Oral examinations shall be public. The teacher must be accompanied by at least one other teacher professor.

8. There must be an extraordinary convocation. Each professor will explain in his guide professor the criteria of assessment to pass it.

9. Students of Degree who request it may be evaluated in the re-sit examination period even if they have passed the subject that course. To do so, they should apply for be included in the certificate at least five days before the beginning of the examination period of that course. The final grade of the subject will be that of the extraordinary call, even if it is lower than the one obtained previously.

10. When for any reason of force majeure a teacher is unable to conduct the exam on the appointed day, he/she must provide the students with the most favorable time to do so, from agreement with the board Directive.


11. The distribution of final exams for the ordinary and extraordinary exams must be programmed before the enrollment of the students.

12. In order to change the date of the exams, the approval of the board Board of Directors is required, at least one month before the two dates. The committee of the course will collect the written agreement of all the students summoned to that exam, and will send the request for a change of date to the board Board of Directors.

13. The board Board of Directors of a Center should consider whether it is appropriate to hold mid-term exams and whether they should be concentrated on certain dates.

14. The complexity of double Degrees, elective subjects, Core Curriculum subjects with students from several centers, etc., sometimes makes it necessary to schedule a final examination outside the official exam period. This internship should not be abused because of its negative repercussion on the rest of the subjects. These exceptional cases must be approved by the Center's Board of Directors board .

15. When drawing up the exam calendar, overlapping dates that prevent students repeating subjects from taking the exam must be avoided. The board Board of Directors of the Center will establish the criteria applicable in case of coincidence and the deadline in which students may apply for change the date of the exam due to this circumstance.

16. The student who represents the University in an institutional activity (e.g. official sports competitions or university congresses), will have the right to take the exam on a date other than the scheduled date when it coincides with such activity. He/she must request it to the Center's Board of Directors at board , with sufficient notice.

17. Examinations will always take place in one of the university buildings; if possible, in the building where the corresponding course usually takes place or in another nearby building.

18. They will be held from Monday to Friday, between 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. There is no objection if the final exams, both ordinary and extraordinary, can be held on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 2:15 pm. However, no other subject tests should be scheduled on Saturdays; any exception to this criterion must be authorized by the board Directive.  

19. Teachers must keep the written material, in paper or electronic format, of the assessment tests or, if applicable, the corresponding documentation of the oral tests, until the end of the following academic year .


20. It is important that students receive the results of the different tests from assessment that they take during the school period outside of exams as soon as possible, and in any case in a deadline never more than twenty school days.

21. The student will be able to access the final grade of each subject through management Academic.

22. For courses of a coordinated nature, the publication will be made after the board Coordination meeting has been held. The first course and those that the board Board of Directors deems appropriate are of a coordinated nature.

23. The professor must close the certificate and make it available to the administrative office of the Center within nine working days after the last exam of the official exam period.

24. No lists of final results or names of failed students should be published on any midterm examination or other subject at test.

25. The teacher is manager to correctly publish the grades of all students. If the teacher detects any error in the published grades, he/she must correct it as soon as possible and notify the affected students of the cause of the change at grade.


26. Once the grades have been published, the professor will remain at the disposal of the students to review the exams for at least three days and with the necessary time to attend to these reviews. The object of the review will be about Materials or arithmetic errors in the grade. In no case will it be about the teacher's judgment and technical discretion to determine the assessment.

27. Any student may appeal to the academic authority to apply for a new correction of his examination, alleging the causes he deems appropriate, even if the grade obtained is recorded in certificate. The application will be presented by the student before the board Directive of the Center of the five working days following the notification of the grades.

  • The board Board of Directors shall resolve it and communicate the resolution to student or students concerned. The resolution of the board Board of Directors may be appealed resource to Office of the Executive Council.
  • If the resource is resolved favorably for the student, a panel of three professors of the same academic rank, or higher, as the professor manager of the subject will be formed. The board Board of Directors of the Center may decide at its discretion the participation in this tribunal of the Senior Associate Professor of the subject. The panel thus appointed shall review the written evidence submitted by the student or - in the case of a oral examination- the evidence collected at test.


28. It is necessary to inform students adequately and in advance about what is considered plagiarism and train them to carry out academic work with rigor and honesty. In case of plagiarism or other irregularities such as cheating in exams, the sanction should be academic: a Fail, a penalty in the grade, etc., of agreement as established in the rules and regulations on discipline academic. In the guide professor should be informed of the consequences of this subject of actions.


29. The "Instruction on the Examination System" (June 14, 2006) is hereby repealed. 

Annex. Good practices and positive experiences

1. The delegates, together with the coordinator of the course, can be counted on to establish the calendar of exams for the following year.

2. To make it easier for students to obtain high grades, at the teacher's discretion, extraordinary activities or ways of raising grades can be established, so that the evolution of learning over time is also taken into account. Some examples:

  • Give opportunities to raise the grade to all those who have reached certain values in their final grade .
  • Add questions in the exams themselves to upload grade.
  • Recognize in some way the positive evolution of student throughout the course. It is convenient, in any case, that the criteria of assessment of initial or orientative tests do not penalize excessively the final result , especially in first year students.

3. It is convenient that in oral exams the teacher takes some notes on the exhibition or asks the student for a brief outline of what he/she is going to say. It will be from financial aid in case a student wants to review the result.

4. In the final numerical grades, scores with values close to the limit by a few decimal places should be avoided, especially if they have relevant academic consequences (e.g. students who do not pass the subject having obtained a final grade of 4.9).