Double degree

Academic Coordinator: Prof. Giovanni MATTEI (email:

Administrative Secretariat: Segreteria didattica e post lauream (email:

The Curriculum ‘Materials Science’ is dedicated to Students, already enrolled in the first Year of the MSc Degree (Laurea Magistrale) in ‘Scienza dei Materiali’ of the University of Padova, who intend to participate in the Double Degree (DD) Program between the Justus-Liebig University (JLU), Giessen (Germany) and the University of Padova.

The aim of the DD is to award Students with the Double Degree ‘MSc in Materials Science’ from both Universities. Students are required to spend the Second Year at the JLU University and to obtain 60 ECTS (courses and final thesis).

The number of available positions (over a maximum of 5) for each Academic Year will be reported in the Call for Admission, normally published in March.

More details on the structure of the DD Program in Materials Science can be found in the file ‘Double Degree Program in Materials Science JLU - UniPD’, downloadable below.

Details on how to apply can be found in the section Outgoing students below.

Deadline for DD Application for the academic year 2021-22 is April 10, 2022 at 08:00 PM (CET).

  Outgoing students

Instructions about application can be found in the Call for Admission, that is published every year in March. The applicant must deliver to the Administrative Secretariat the following documents:

  1. application form (attached to the Call for Admission);
  2. bachelor certificate with marks (if you’ve graduated in Padova, you can find it in your Uniweb profile);
  3. letter of motivation.

If you are selected for the Double Degree, you should ask the Mobility Office at UNIPD for all the necessary procedures and documents.

After your graduation in Gießen, in order to close your career also in Padova, the Administrative Secretariat needs the following information:

  1. self-certification of the exams dates in Gießen (the form is downloadable from this page);
  2. graduation date in Gießen;
  3. copy of the Master Thesis in PDF/A;
  4. names of the Master Thesis supervisors;
  5. receipt of the AlmaLaurea survey (you can find the access link in your Uniweb profile).

  Incoming students

Any question related to the accomodation should be sent to the Mobility Office (

Documents needed by the Administrative Secretariat after your arrival in Padova:

  1. Transcript of Records of the exams you’ve passed in your first year of Master’s Degree in Giessen;
  2. Self-certification of the exams dates in Gießen (if the dates are not included in the Transcript of Records).

Remember to fill in your study plan during the compilation period, which is usually set in November: if you need help to choose the exams, you can ask the Double Degree Academic Coordinator or your tutor.

If you take the final exam in Padua, remember to register for graduation by the deadline set for each graduation period. For more information you can ask the Administrative Secretariat.