Double degree programme

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Double degree programme

This programme is based on bilateral agreements between LIUC and universities inside and outside Europe for student mobility and to obtain at the end of the path 2 diplomas (the one of the country of origin and the LIUC one). In order to take part to this programme and carry out a double degree programme at LIUC you have to be a student of one of our Partner Universities in this programme.

According to the home university of the student this programme is open to Bachelor and Master students, please check on the link and with your university if you are entitled for this programme.

If you need any further information on the enrolment procedures, please contact the International Office at

According to the home university of the student, he/she is obliged to spend one semester or one academic year at LIUC following a specific study plan. Write the final thesis, discuss it in LIUC and obtain therefore also the Bachelor (180 ECTS/credits) or Master of Science (120 ECTS/credits) degree in LIUC beside the diploma they will obtain with their home university.
All courses will be taught in English but if the student has the proof of the good knowledge of Italian language different arrangements can be made.

A B2/C1 level of English is required to the students participating to this programme.

Students are expecting to pay a small fee or 242 euro at the end of the programme for state duties to be allowed to discuss/present the final thesis and therefore obtain the degree.

You will be awarded credits for each course successfully completed and provided with a transcript detailing your results. And once the degree will be awarded students will receive the so called “degree parchment” and a final transcript of records stating also they obtained the degree and the final mark.

Once you have been selected by your home Institution you will have to complete an Application Form to be sent by the deadlines indicated below (with the required documents).
These information and forms are sent to the students by the International Office in LIUC once they have received the nominations from your home University.

After receiving the completed application form, the International Office at LIUC will confirm your acceptance as a Double degree student and will send you further information on accommodation, courses and registration. Please ensure that these forms are sent by the deadlines indicated below.

All students coming from outside the European Union are required to apply for a student visa to enter Italy. Please ensure you start procedures early as requirements are often subject to changes. We advise you to contact the Italian Consular Authorities for further information.

Before leaving your country, ensure that the International Office at LIUC has received the following documents. You will find further information about each document by clicking on the links below.

Follow these steps to complete your application.

STEP ONE: Application forms

Once your University informs us that you have been selected to study at Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC for the Double degree programme, you will receive an e-mail with the instructions and forms for your Application.

Please check if you are coming from our partner universities.

The Application form has to be completed in all its parts and has to be sent along with the following documents:

  • 1 photo (scanned photos are not accepted) it will be used for the student LIUC card
  • Readable photocopy of your Identity card or Passport (driving licences are not accepted)
  • Current Transcript of records (academic certificate of exams passed in the home university before the mobility)
  • Language proficiency (it could be the form received along with the other documents or an English language certification like TOEFLS, IELTS, etc.) only if you are not English or Italian mother tongue

Download the Application form here.

Language proficiency

It is a document which should state the level of knowledge of English language of instruction. It can be the excel form sent to you by LIUC International Office along with all the other information and forms; or a recent international certification  like TOEFL, IELTS or similar. If you use the form provided by LIUC it has to be completed and signed by a language teacher or the International office of your home university.

Download the Language Proficiency Form here


Students will receive further information about their study plan at LIUC once their application will be processed as being part of the Double degree programme the International Office at LIUC will give indications for the study plan to be followed. Within this programme students will follow courses offered in English if they do not have a sufficient knowledge of Italian language.

Italian language courses

The University offers 3 levels of Italian language open to all exchange students.

  • Italian level 1 – Beginners
  • Italian level 2 – pre-intermediate
  • Italian level 3 – intermediate-advanced

All Double degree students are welcome to follow Italian language courses although they will not be considered towards the completion of the Double degree. It is not possible to combine levels.

STEP TWO: Housing request

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this information could be changed

The University offers campus accommodation and guarantees a number of rooms for International Exchange students.

Students may of course make their own housing arrangements. In this case we suggest arriving at least 1 week before the Orientation Week to look for accommodation. You may apply for temporary accommodation at the campus hotel during your search.

Temporary accommodation

If you wish to book a room before arriving at the University you should send an e-mail to indicating the exact period of the stay. The Residence Halls will confirm the booking by e-mail. The payment has to be made upon arrival.

If you are arriving with friends or relatives, please write an e-mail to to book a room for them.

Current rates are indicated on the booking form.

STEP THREE: Documents to be ready before arriving in Italy

DOCUMENTS FOR REGISTRATION, to be given to the International Office the first day of the Orientation week:

Students who do NOT require a visa to enter Italy

  • photocopy of your international health insurance card

N.B.= Non EU students currently studying in the European Union should check whether their current visa is also valid for Italy.

Students who do require a visa to enter Italy

  • photocopy of your health insurance
  • photocopy of student visa appearing on your passport

N.B.= all students from outside the European Union are advised to contact the Italian Consular Authority in their country to receive updated information about visa requirements for Italy. These students will be also asked to apply for a Residence Permit once they arrive in Italy, please check on the following link the documents required from the Italian Police.

STEP FOUR: Arrival form

NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this information could be changed

Please complete and send this form ONLY once you know all travel details and write in capital letters.

It is very important that the International Office has your arrival date and time by the deadlines:

  • First semester: 17th August
  • Second semester: 18th January

Students are required to arrive by the start of the Orientation Week. Please note that the campus accommodation is made available on the first of the month. Students arriving earlier can apply for temporary accommodation or make alternative arrangements.

Download the Arrival Form here

If you arrive by car it is essential that you give an approximate arrival time to the International Office (

Documents: Application Form
1st Semester Deadlines: 31st May
2nd Semester Deadlines: 15th November

Documents: Accommodation Form
1st Semester Deadlines: TO BE DEFINED IN THE NEXT WEEKS
2nd Semester Deadlines: 30th November

Documents: Arrival Form
1st Semester Deadlines: 17th August
2nd Semester Deadlines: 18th January

Non European Union Citizens

You are required to apply for a student visa prior to leaving your home country. Applications should be made at your nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate. When you apply, be prepared to submit the following documents in their original form (no photocopies are accepted):

  • valid passport
  • letter of acceptance at LIUC
  • proof of sufficient funds to support your stay in Italy, either through a scholarship or bank documentation.
  • private health insurance

NOTE: We advise you to contact the Italian Consular Authorities for further information as requirements are often subject to changes. This process can take one month or more, so please ensure you start procedures early.

European Union Citizens

EU citizens are not required to obtain a visa unless they intend to stay more than 90 consecutive days in Italy.

Non European Union Citizens

You will be informed upon arrival (during the Orientation week) about the procedures to be followed. All procedures will be done through the post office in Castellanza. To carry out these procedures you will be helped by the International Office during the Orientation Week.

Students applying for a “Permesso di soggiorno” should prepare the following documents for the Italian authorities:

  1. photocopy of student visa appearing on your passport
  2. 4 passport size photographs (scanned photos are not accepted)
  3. valid passport and two copies of all its pages
  4. “Marca da bollo” (Italian stamp duty) € 16,00 (to be bought in Italy)
  5. 1 copy of the declaration of admission to the University (provided by LIUC)
  6. bank statement or grant document with amount expressed in Euro that proves you can support yourself during your study period in Italy (documents accepted are: letter from your parents that they support you financially, a letter from you bank stating that you can support yourself financially) Please make sure you have this letter before leaving for Italy
  7. valid health insurance with clear coverage explanations if possible in English (period and country of validity).
  8. 1 copy of housing contract

Please ensure you have original documents as photocopies will not be accepted. This is an additional cost for students as they will have to pay in total around € 200,00

Non EU citizens are required to have some form of private insurance with a consular declaration of validity for Italy.

Coming from an EU country you can use the Italian health service by presenting the European Insurance card, issued by the health insurance authorities of your country.
In any case, it is strongly suggested to have also a personal private health insurance.

Accommodation: from 400 to 780 €/month (including heating and electricity) (it could be in the Residence halls inside the University premises or in a private flat) NOTE: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic this information could be changed

Food: maximum of 300 €/month (it could be considered both if students prepare their own food or if they go out for lunches and dinners every day)

Social life: around 50 € (if you consider on day per month)

Books and similar: 100-150 € per month (if needed as most of the courses have their material online)

Transports (if a student lives in Milan): 150€ per month

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