Double Degree with Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt)

Since the academic year 2016/2017, Ca’ Foscari University has had an inter-university co-operation relationship with the Goethe-Universität of Frankfurt am Main (Germany). It was created as a joint study program, integrating the educational paths of the two partner universities and providing mobility periods for students and teachers. At the end of the course the students then get a double degree:

  • Master's Degree in Language Sciences at the University Ca 'Foscari University of Venice;
  • Master of Arts in Sprachwissenschaft from the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

For selected Ca’ Foscari students in particular, the course of study within the two-year curriculum provides attendance of the second and third semester at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.

Partner University website

Contacts

Coordinator: Prof. Roland Hinterhölzl

Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies
Dott.ssa Martina Ferialdi

International Office:  jointdegree@unive.it


Entry Requirements

Access to the double degree is reserved for students of the Master of Language Sciences at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. The call for applications is published every year around October time, and can be downloaded from this website, from the Attached Documents table.

To access this course you must have at least level B2 in your knowledge of the German language which will be evaluated in the selection process.

Equivalences between courses

After passing through the selection process, the student must get in touch with the person of contact for the programme (Prof. Roland Hinterhölzl) to agree on their curriculum, including the exams to be taken on the basis of equivalences between courses at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and those at Ca’ Foscari. 

Ca’ Foscari students can contact prof. Roland Hinterholzl for information about any economic incentives and scholarships.

Period of study abroad

Before departing to go abroad

The student must fill out a schedule of educational activities to be followed at the host university (Learning Agreement) and have this authorized by the representative of the exchange (prof Hinterholz).

The LA should then be signed and delivered to the International Relations Office at Ca’ Foscari;

for completing the remaining documentation required, the student must refer to the International Office ( jointdegree@unive.it).

During the mobility

Upon arriving the host university, the student must go to 'International Students Office of the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main to sign and deliver the following documents:

  • the Learning Agreement;
  • the confirmation of stay abroad form (the first to be completed on arrival at the host university).

Soon after, all documents must be sent to the International Relations Office at Ca’ Foscari via e-mail ( jointdegree@unive.it). The student must keep the originals.

Before returning to Italy

Before returning to Italy, the student must the second section of the confirmation of stay abroad form completed and signed by the host university (ie the part related to departure from the host university for the return in Italy).

Upon returning to Italy

The student must submit the following original documents to the International Relations Office at Ca’ Foscari

  • the confirmation of the stay abroad form, which officially states the entire period of mobility that has been carried out;
  • signed copy of the Learning Agreement;
  • transcript of Records, ie the certificate of exams taken abroad;
  • boarding passes and supporting expenditure (accommodation, travel) in their original format.

Graduation Application

To apply for graduation, the Double Diploma in Language Sciences student must follow the procedure laid down for all other Ca’ Foscari students. The dissertation will be assessed by a Ca’ Foscari invigilator and co-rapporteur from the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main.