Double Degree with Goethe-Universität (Frankfurt)

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Coordinator: Prof. Roland Hinterhölzl
Department DSLCC: Dott.ssa Martina Ferialdi
International Office:

Since the academic year 2016/2017, Ca’ Foscari University - Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies (DSLCC) 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.

Entry Requirements

Access to the Double degree programme is available only to those students who are currently enrolled to Language Sciences Master’s Programme at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

In order to access to this Double degree programme students must hold a B2 German language certificate; the latter will be evaluated during the selection process.

How to apply

To be able to participate in the selection process, it is necessary to apply following the procedures and deadlines reported in the call for applications, published annually.

Double/joint degree selection results will be published on this webpage according to the specific timeline mentioned in the Annex A.

Calls and forms

file pdfCall for application 2021
The link to fill out the application form is reported in the call.
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file pdfAnnex A1.54 M
file pdfAnnex B193 K

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 (

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 ( 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.

Last update: 01/07/2021