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Budget for the examination panel

UPC funding

In addition to the following criteria, note that university fund for each examination panel:

  • a maximum of €600 if the student is pursuing the “International Doctor” distinction
  • a maximum of €300 for the rest of the PhD tesis

If the total cost of the examination panel exceeds this amount, the research group of the thesis must finance the extra. In the event that the group does not have funding, it must contact the Academic Committe.


Criteria funding

University will pay the following travel expenses for the thesis examination panel members:

Spanish residents:

  • Per diem: the panel members can deliver the tickets corresponding to the meals, or instead of this, UPC will pay them maximum 1 full day for the total amount of 37.40€, or half-day if the stay was initiated after 14h or finished before 22h (18.70€). In this case, is not considered as a compensation of expenses but rent, so it will be subject to income taxes (1).
    If they have the invoices or tickets, it will be paid the amount due (maximum 37.40€). In this case it is considered a compensation of expenses, so not subject to income taxes.
  • Accommodation: it will only be funded by the university in exceptional cases; in that case maximum stay 1 night, and maximum for the amount of 102.56€ (VAT included) with breakfast included.
    The university has the Torre Girona residence, very close to campus and with good prices.
  • Travel expenses: the round-trip expenses from home city to Barcelona; not other combinations are permitted, except that they are cheaper. It will be paid the total amount of the invoices submitted (taxis included).

 


UE residents:

 

  • Per diem: the panel members can deliver the tickets corresponding to the meals, or instead of this, UPC will pay them maximum 1 full day for the total amount of 37.40€, or half-day if the stay was initiated after 14h or finished before 22h (18.70€). In this case, is not considered as a compensation of expenses but rent, so it will be subject to income taxes (2).
    If they have the invoices or tickets, it will be paid the amount due (maximum 37.40€). In this case it is considered a compensation of expenses, so not subject to income taxes.
  • Accommodation: maximum stay 1 night, and maximum for the amount of 102.56€ (VAT included) with breakfast included.
    The university has the Torre Girona residence, very close to campus and with good prices.
  • Travel expenses: the round-trip expenses from home country to Barcelona; not other combinations are permitted, except that they are cheaper. It will be paid the total amount of the invoices submitted (taxis included).

 

 

Other countries (long distance):

 

  • Per diem: the panel members can deliver the tickets corresponding to the meals, or instead of this, UPC will pay them maximum 3 full days for the total amount of 37.40€/day, or half-day if the stay was initiated after 14h or finished before 22h (18.70€/half day). In this case, is not considered as a compensation of expenses but rent, so it will be subject to income taxes (2).
    If they have the invoices or tickets, it will be paid the amount due (maximum 37.40€ x 3). In this case it is considered a compensation of expenses, so not subject to income taxes.
  • Accommodation: maximum stay 2 nights, and maximum for the amount of 102.56€/night (VAT included) with breakfast included.
    The university has the Torre Girona residence, very close to campus and with good prices.
  • Travel expenses: the round-trip expenses from home country to Barcelona; not other combinations are permitted, except that they are cheaper. It will be paid the total amount of the invoices submitted (taxis included).

 

 

Once the Doctoral Studies Committee considers the thesis suitable for reading and public defence, the administration of the department contact to the panel members to offer them the possibility to reserve for them the flight or train tickets and, if necessary, also the accommodation.



(1) Payments made by YPC to spanish residents are subject to 19% income tax.

 

(2) In general, payments made by UPC to non-residents of Spain are subject to 24% income tax. In the event that there is an agreement between Spain and the country of residence of the beneficiary, the terms of that agreement will apply.

In order for the terms of the agreement to apply, the interested party must provide UPC with a "tax residence certificate", which he or she must obtain from the relevant department or authority in his or her country. The authority responsible for collecting income tax.

If UPC fails to receive this certificate, it will not be able to apply the terms of the corresponding agreement and 24% income tax will therefore be deducted from the payment.