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 online by the deadlines indicated under FORMS AND DEADLINES (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.

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 link below.


Documents: Application Online
1st Semester Deadlines: 31st May

Documents: Learning Agreement
1st Semester Deadlines: end of July

Documents: Accommodation Form
1st Semester Deadlines: 30th June

Documents: Arrival Form
1st Semester Deadlines: 22th August

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



Once your University informs us that you have been selected to study for the Double Degree programme at Università Carlo Cattaneo – LIUC, you will receive an e-mail with the instructions for the Application online as you will need credentials provided by the International Relations Office at LIUC.
The Application online has to be completed uploading the following documents:

  • 1 scanned photo (jpeg format is preferable) 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)
  • 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
  • Learning agreement (signed both by the student and the home university), if the case.

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

Study Plan

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

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

Reservations and availability for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS:


We will provide details during your application.

From the international office you will receive the information and the application form to be filled in.


We will provide details during your application

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

It is very important that the International Office knows the arrival date within the deadlines:

  • First semester: August 22th

Students are required to arrive by the beginning of orientation week. Please note that on-campus housing becomes available on the first of the month. Early arriving students may request temporary accommodation or make alternative arrangements.

After having completed the Application online, the International Office at LIUC will confirm your acceptance as an Erasmus+ student with a letter and will send you further information on registration. Please ensure that all the requested information and forms are sent by the deadlines.

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.

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:

  • photocopy of student visa appearing on your passport
  • 4 passport size photographs (scanned photos are not accepted)
  • valid passport and one copy of all its pages
  • “Marca da bollo” (Italian stamp duty) € 16,00 (to be bought in Italy)
  • 1 copy of the declaration of admission to the University (provided by LIUC)
  • 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
  • valid health insurance with clear coverage explanations if possible in English (period and country of validity).
  • 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. You can contact the International office at LIUC for some suggestions concerning private insurance.

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: The cost per month for a double room in the Campus is 500€ per person; for a single superior room is 750€.

Food: A meal in an inexpensive Restaurant/Pizzeria is around 20€. A combo meal at McDonalds is around 9,50€

If a student lives in Milan:

Transports: 150€ per month

Metro (Tube/Subway): one way ticket (local transports) is 2,20€ – students monthly pass is 22€

From Castellanza station to LIUC: one way ticket (local transports) is 1,50€

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