Double Degree with Universitat de Valencia

The Double Degree Programme in Philosophical Sciences/Pensamiento Filosófico Contemporaneo (Contemporary Philosophical Thinking) is a new Master’s Programme developed jointly by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and the University of Valencia (Spain).
The students enrolled at these universities have the opportunity to participate in this programme of international studies, completing one part at their home university and one semester (equivalent of 30 ECTS) at the other, enjoying the recognition of both programs of study. The participating students will be able to write a co-supervised thesis with faculty from both universities, potentially pursuing their semester abroad for this purpose, however the thesis will be presented at the student’s home university in compliance with its various requirements for graduation.
At the end of this joint programme the students will obtain two graduation titles:

  • Master’s Degree in Philosophical Sciences, issued by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice;
  • Master’s Degree in Pensamiento Filosófico Contemporaneo, issued by the University of Valencia.

Students studying abroad in Spain will be able to receive an Erasmus grant or an equal contribution.

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Coordinator: Prof. Roberta Dreon

Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage:
Elisabetta Esposto

International Office:

Admission Requirements

The programme is reserved for students who have already taken a total of 240 credits (ECTF) during the first three years of their Bachelor’s and the first year of their Master’s in the Philosophical Sciences. At the time of the selection students must have received an additional 30 credits as first year Master’s students, and they must get an additional 60 before the start of the exchange.

The students who enroll in this programme must demonstrate that they possess a satisfactory knowledge of the Spanish language (level B2 European Frame of Reference).

Application Submission

To be able to participate as an applicant, the candidate must comply with the requirements and deadlines provided in the application announcement. 
The selection announcement is published from year to year, during May or June.

DJD selection results will be published on the devoted webpage according to the specific timeline mentioned in the Annex A.

Required Submission of Documents for Semester Abroad

Before departure

Before departure the student must have completed the following steps:

  • discuss their study plan/academic curriculum (Learning Agreement) at the host university with Professor Dreon;
  • go over any potential changes to the study plan with the Chairman of the Board of Master Degree Programmes;
  • fill out and sign the Outgoing Learning Agreement form, and deliver it to the International Relations Office.

The International Relations Office will contact students who have been accepted to specify the other documents required by the University of Valencia.

Arrival abroad

Upon arrival at the host university, the student must go to the International Relations Office to deliver and sign the following documents:

  • the Learning Agreement;
  • any changes to the original Learning Agreement, if the student wishes to modify their curriculum prior to departure (the modifications must be approved by the faculty coordinator of both the home and host universities, before courses begin);
  • the confirmation form of their stay abroad

All documents must be sent to the International Relations Office of Ca’ Foscari via email ( or fax (+39 041234 7567).
The student should keep the original documents.

Before returning to Italy

Before returning to Italy, the student must complete, and ask the host university to complete, the second part of the confirmation form for their stay abroad.

Upon return in Italy

Once the student has returned to Italy, he/she must present the following documents to the International Relations Office:

  • the confirmation form for their stay abroad, which will encompass the entire period abroad;
  • the Learning Agreement, and if necessary the changes made to the original Learning Agreement, signed and completed;
  • Transcript of records and the exam certificate obtained abroad.

Application for Graduation

In order to apply for graduation the student must follow the procedures required for all Ca’ Foscari students.

Last update: 06/11/2018