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Registration step by step


In order to formalize your registration (after being accepted on the Master’s degree), you should have received an e-mail informing you about the process. Registration is on-line, which makes registration very convenient. You will only have to contact the administration staff at the faculty/school where you are going to study if you are entitled to benefit from any kind of allowance.

First step: Username and password

If this is your first year at UAM, you will need the username/NIA (Unique Academic ID) that obtained when registering and the password you used in that process.

In order to access UAM’s services (e-mail, Moodle, Wi-Fi, etc.) after registering, you will be sent your final ID-UAM access codes (name.surnames@estudiante.uam.es) and how to activate them. Instructions about how to do this can be found via this link.

If you are a UAM student, you will already have these codes. If you have forgotten your password, you can retrieve it here.

Second step: Self-Registration

You will need to self-register within the deadline stated in the e-mail we send you, by accessing here  or via the link provided in the e-mail. If you fail to self-register within the deadline, you will lose the place you were assigned.

Before self-registering, we recommend you have the Master’s degree curriculum with you in order to consult the optional subject codes which you will need to enter when registering on the subjects. You can find the syllabus on the Master’s degree website.

You can also previously consult the information in the “Registration completion guide step by step” available in the downloads section.

Please pay special attention to the following items:

  • In order to register, you application must be in the “ACCEPTED” status in the SIGMA platform, which means that all the documents requested by the Postgraduate Studies Center are correct.
  • If you have been accepted, but the Master’s degree coordinators consider that you require complementary training, the e-mail we send you will state the subjects (and relevant codes) that you will need to take as “additional training”. You will need to register on those subjects. If the subject codes are not stated, you should contact the Master’s degree administration staff at the faculty/school to request them.
  • Registration options:

Full time: you will have to register for a total number of credits no higher than 60 and no less than 37.

Part time: if you choose this option, you will have to register for a total number of credits no higher than 36 and no less than 24.

You will need to choose your registration option (full or part time) when you formalize your registration, and it will be final for the academic year, although you may change your choice for the next academic year. Furthermore, if you are going to apply for a Ministry of Education Grant or any other type of allowance/grant, bear in mind the academic requirements for beneficiaries of these allowances, because this could include registering full time.

  • Allowances for large families, disabled persons and honors degree holders

If you are the beneficiary of allowances for large families, disabled persons, etc., in the days before you register, you will need to call in at the Faculty/School administration to justify such accordingly, in order to update the information in the computer system and apply the allowance/benefit when you actually register.

If you have graduated on a previous degree with honors, contact the faculty/school administration staff after you have registered. They will inform you about the procedure to follow for the allowance.

  • Grants for refugee students or in situations of asylum:  

If you are waiting to apply for a registration allowance as a refugee student or student in a situation of asylum, we recommend you state such in your grant application and do not make the payment until the resolution has been passed. Information: Charity and Cooperation Office.

  • Credit card payment:

If you choose to pay by credit/debit card (POS) YOU WILL NOT be able to pay in instalments.

If you are not able to enter your card details during the registration process, you can finish the process. When you have confirmed your registration, you can access it through the check file module. You will be able to enter the said data in the “Fees” option.

Incidents while Self-registering

If the message “you do not have a file” is displayed when you are self-registering, please contact us at posgrado.oficial@uam.es and we will help you to find a solution.

If any incidents occur while you are self-registering in relation to the subjects, unavailable groups, large families, etc., you should contact the relevant faculty/school administration staff.

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