According to article 16 of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29 (last modification: March 5, 2014), the following requirements need to be met to access an official university master's degree program:
  1. Students need to hold an official university degree issued by a Spanish university or by another higher education institution within the European Higher Education Area, which entitles the student to access its’ Master programs.
  2. Likewise, students holding a title from outside the European Higher Education Area may access the program after verification by the University that theirs accredited level of education is equivalent to an official Spanish university degree, without general admission of their degree. The level of education also needs to authorize the student within the issuing country for postgraduate education. Gaining access to the program this way does not imply by any means the general admission of the title itself. It cannot be used for other purposes than studying this Masters’ program.



  1. Dates: all the deadlines can be found in:

Registration calendar for UPM masters

There are two registration periods, depending on the start date of the course:

o Start in September: 1st of February to 30st of Jun 2022

o Start in January: 14th of November 2022 to 15th of January 2023

  1. Required Application Documents

The registration and the submission of the documents is done online via HELIOS, the registration platform of the UPM.

To select the program in HELIOS MASTER, go to Pre-enrollment / Choice of degree / Type / Master / University Master's Degree in Rural Development Project Planning and Sustainable Management.

After the registration you will obtain a .pdf document which serves as prove of your registration at the UPM.

For the registration you must submit the following documents in pdf format, each needs to be less than 1Mb:

  • National Identity Document of Spain (DNI) or Passport. IMPORTANT: Identity Cards from other countries are not valid.
  • Motivation letter.
  • Letter of recommendation, a maximum of 2 letters will be evaluated.
  • Undergraduate and graduate degree, if applicable.
  • Official academic transcript of records of the degree and postgraduate, if applicable. This document must be issued, stamped and signed by the same academic authorities as the degree itself. Documents generated through web pages will not be accepted, due to their lack of academic validity.

Optional documents:

  • Language certificate of English or Spanish

For more information about the required documents, visit the UPM website


  1. In order to register you should have completed the requirements. It is possible to register without representing all documentation at once. In this case however, the registration is preliminary, and the required documentation must be sent, as soon as it is available, to helios@upm.es. If the registration has not been justified in time, the assigned place and the right for admission will be revoked.
  2. In the online application, documents can be presented without being legally certified. Admitted students have a maximum of two months, after registration, to present the original or legally certified documents in the appropriate secretary. If these documents are not presented, the registration will be annulled. It is expected that these documents are presented in September with the beginning of the taught classes.

The Vice-Rectorate of Research, Innovation and Doctorates, Department of Doctorates and Research Support will review the documentation provided to verify that it meets the legal requirements of Spain.


Where we are

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería
Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas

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28040 Madrid, Spain

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Schools and Department

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería  de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural
Grupo de Investigación Gesplan
Grupo de Investigación Silvanet

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Collaborating institutions

IPMA International Project Management Association
Asociación Española de Dirección e Ingeniería de Proyectos
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura
Università degli Studi di Catania
University College Cork
Sup Agro Montpellier
Wageningen University and Research