International opportunities for students
Double degree with Universität Graz

Who can apply?

 1st year UniTrento students of the master's degree course in:

  • Sociology and Social Research

with a B2 English level
These requirements will be assessed when applying for the UniTrento call which is published every year in autumn. Selected students will have to formally register to the Cultural Sociology Programme according to the instructions they will receive by the host degree-awarding Insititution.

Please note that complete information and updates are to be checked on UniTrento call for applications and on the partner website. 

What is the Cultural Sociology Programme?

The Cultural Sociology Program is a 2nd level international programme offered by the following universities of the Consortium:

  • UniTrento, University of Graz (Austria) - within the double dregree programme
  • Masaryk University, Brno (Czech Republic) - within Erasmus programme
  • University of Zadar (Croatia) - within Erasmus programme

Mobility scheme

The following mobility scheme is possible:

  • the first 60 credits are completed at the university of origin ("entry university")
  • at least 30 credits at the University of Graz ("degree awarding institution")
  • the remaining 30 ECTS credits can be made in one of the following locations:
  1. at the home university;
  2. at the University of Graz, also by extending the mobility for a double degree by one semester;
  3. at Masaryk University or at the University of Zadar (Croatia), without the issuing of the local degree but with a final certificate attesting that mobility has taken place and without UniTrento double degree scholarship. In this case, the selected student must apply to obtain a scholarship under the Erasmus + II call.

What is the added value?

In Italy and abroad, a double degree is always an added value. Not only the experts say it, you just have to browse through the job offers to realize that companies and organizations are looking for international and open-minded profiles, able to work in multicultural teams and to face ever new global challenges: these are the workers of the future.

What are the requirements at the time of departure?

  • have obtained all credits of the 1st year
  • candidates are reviewed by the partner university

The requisites will be checked just before the mobility, between August and the beginning of September.

How long does mobility abroad take?

1 or 2 semesters (30 or 60 credits) from September.

Study plan

The study plan must be agreed and approved in advance by both academic supervisors.

In which language?

Courses are in English.


The thesis can be discussed either at UniTrento or at Graz under the supervision of one professor from each university.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program pay the tuition fees exclusively at UniTrento.

Educational qualification

At the end of the double degree course, students obtain two separate second cycle degree diplomas
- from University of Graz: Master's degree  
-  from UniTrento: Laurea magistrale in Sociology and Social Research
A final Certificate will be awarded to students who will spend their second semester of mobility at Zadar or Masaryk University.