International opportunities for students

Who can apply?

UniTrento students enrolled in the first year of the Master's degree course in:

  • Sociology and Social Research

with knowledge of the English language at B2 level

These requirements will be assessed when applying for the UniTrento call which is published annually.

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

Why UPF?

The dual degree program combines the strengths of two of the highest-rated social science departments in Europe to offer a high-level research education in sociology and demography with the opportunity to develop one's expertise in social inequality and use advanced qualitative social research methods.

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 achieved at least 45 ECTS on the master's degree including "Quantitative methods" and "Research on public opinion" or Culture analytics "
  • have a weighted average of marks of at least 25/30

The requirements listed above will be checked before departure, approximately between August and early September.

How long does mobility abroad take?

2 semesters (40 credits + 20 credits for thesis work) from September.

Study plan

The study plan must be agreed and approved in advance by both academic supervisors.
Arrange any exams to be anticipated to the first year at UniTrento with the academic referent professor (eg: Thesis seminar or other credits).
A template is available in the downloads

In which language?

Some activities are in in English and some in Spanish

How does the conversion of grades take place?

The conversion takes place on the basis of the conversion table available in the downloads.


Between March and April of the first year of enrollment, each student will be assigned a first supervisor (with main supervisionary duties) and a second (acting as advisor and second marker), belonging to the two different institutions. The thesis work, in English, must be discussed in the same location of the first supervisor in September only.

Tuition fees

Students participating in the double degree program are not required to pay tuition fees at UPF since the Department of Sociology UniTrento covers them entirely.

Educational qualification

Al the end of the double degree course, students obtain two separate 2nd cycle degree diplomas:
- from UPF: Master of Arts in Sociology
- from UniTrento:  Laurea magistrale in Sociology and Social Research