The double degree is an integrated study programme (also called joint programme), established by two or more universities, that allows students to attend part of their university career at the University of Trento and part at a partner university, thus obtaining both the Italian and the foreign qualifications at the same time.The programme pursues three main aims: diversification of the education; quality learning of a foreign language; deeper understanding of a different nation and culture.
students attending a course of study that entails a double degree programme with a foreign university.
between 2 and 4 semesters depending on the agreements.
UniTrento has activated agreements with universities all over the world (see the Download Box).
A selection call for the double degree programme is published annually and includes several partner destinations (see the last selections call in the download box of the webpage "open selection calls"). The mobility is supported through a scholarship of € 3.500 for a.y. The selection call is normally published in October/November at the dedicated webpage with deadline in December/January.
Besides this general call, the single Faculties offer additional double degree opportunities with separate calls for each destination and different timetables and selection procedures:
- Erasmus University Rotterdam, NL (Dept. of Economics) - mobility-ssh [at] unitn.it (info)
- University of Tuebingen, DE (Dept. Of Maths) - mobility-st [at] unitn.it (info)
- EIT ICT LABS Master (Dept. of Information Eng. and Computer Science)
- EIT Raw Materials - Master in Sustainable Materials (Dept. of Industrial Engineering)
- TLP (Transnational Law Program), Dept. of Law
- Cultural Sociology Degree, Dept. of Sociology
Scholarships amount depends on the country of destination:
- EU destinations: €2.000/semester
- Extra-EU destinations: €2.500/semester
an information guide regarding the application to the Double Degree Program is available at the download box.
How to apply
Candidates may participate in a double degree programme participating in the yearly selection call based on the following criteria:
- language requirements (CLA test or international certificate);
- curriculum studiorum;
- interview with an academic board (composed of UniTrento academic and non-academic staff).
The grants are assigned on the basis of the selections results. Students can be admitted with a hold in case they have not obtained the required amount of credits, that they will have to gain before the beginning of the programme.
Doctoral thesis co-tutelle
A co-tutelle programme allows a PhD student to obtain a double doctoral degree within the framework of an agreement between the two participating institutions. Each “cotutelle-de-thèse” is carried out through the cooperative supervision of two professors, one from the University of Trento and one from the partner university. Further information is available at the dedicated webpage.