University of Konstanz


GET YOUR SECOND DEGREE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ

Every year our first year students have the possibility to apply to the international  program and the selected students will spend their first year at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and their second year at the University of Konstanz.


Call for Application a.y. 2017/18

Application form

Brief Summary in English language

Fact Sheet Double Degree in Economics, Tor Vergata - Konstanz, 2016/17

Fact Sheet Double Degree in Economics, Tor Vergata - Konstanz, 2017/18

WHICH COURSES CAN I TAKE?
Modules Total
Year II  

Third and Fourth semester in Konstanz

Students choose elective courses in the MSc, agreed upon with the Tor Vergata coordinator, raccomanded courses include

For both semester 60 ECTS
Microeconometrics  for the specialisation in Applied Economics (taught in the fourth semester)  
Portfolio Management for the specilisation in International Financial Economics (taught in the third semester)  
Advanced Macro II in the specilisation in Macroeconomics and International Economics (taught in the fourth semester)  
International Monetary Economics for the specialisation Macroeconomics and International Economics (taught in the fourth semester)  
Behavioural Economics for the specilisation Microeconomics and International Making (taught in the third semester)  
Advanced Micro II from the specilisation Micorconomics and Decision Making (taught in the third semester)  

as well as courses on

 - Labour economics (taught in the fourth semester)

 - Health (taught in the fourth semester)

 - Topics in auction theory (taught in the fourth semester)

 - Behavioural public economics (taught in the third semester)

 

Fourth semester in Konstanz:

master thesis (30 ECTS) and one course maximum

At least 120 ECTS

Students may not take courses in their secon year with identical or similar contents as fisrt-year courses.

Duplication of first year courses taken at Tor Vergata is not allowed.

Information on specialising in Konstanz in combination with the Dual Degree.

HOW WILL MY DISSERTATION BE SUPERVISED?

OVERALL SETUP


• The thesis in English (30 ECTS) is to be written within a fixed period of 4 months (April – July) and is usually written in the fourth semester. Under exceptional circumstances a one month-extension can be granted – this extension has to be agreed to by both supervisors. The length should not be exceed 15,000 words = ~ 50 p.

• The thesis is jointly supervised and marked by a full (?) professor from each department at the home and the host university.

• After the application – see below – has been finalized, the topic of the thesis may not be changed.

• The topic of the thesis is to be discussed and agreed upon with both supervisors; the supervisor at the university where the student spends her/his second year is the primary supervisor and should be the one primarily advising the student (in order to avoid conflicting advice). Students should start discussing the topic with their supervisors towards the end of the third semester.

• At the latest on the last day of the writing period the student is to submit three bound hardcopy versions to the exams office in Konstanz (Room F258). At the same time the student is to send one electronic copy to office.wiwi@uni.kn in Konstanz, and one copy to her/his supervisor at the home university.

• The thesis is jointly marked. The Konstanz professor usually submits a mark and a report to the exams office within 8 weeks; before that s/he should have had contact with the supervisor at the home university and should have either agreed upon a mark, or should have discussed her/his mark with his colleague. The home university supervisor sends her/his mark and the report to the exams office at office.wiwi@uni.kn in Konstanz.

• The student is sent both reports and the final mark. The final mark is aggregated from the Konstanz mark and the conversed mark of the home university, based on the grade conversion table agreed upon and published on the KN double degree website.

• The KN thesis is recognized as an equivalent to the home universities thesis.

 

HOW ARE MARKS CONVERTED?
Marks Konstanz 1.0 1.3 1.7 2.0 2.3 2.7 3.0 3.3 3.7 4.0
Marks Tor Vergata 30+30 e lode 29 27/28 26 25/24 23 22 21/20 19 18

 

WILL I HAVE A TUTOR MENTORING ME?

Yes one of Tor Vergata and one from the host istitution.

FAQ SHEET FOR CANDIDATES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ROME TOR VERGATA

WHAT ARE THE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM?


Candidates must be officially enrolled at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
Candidates must have completed at least 60 ECTS at the MSc in Economics Tor Vergata before they attend the courses at the host institution.


HOW MANY PLACES ARE AVAILABLE?


A maximum of 2 students will be selected each academic year by the home institution.


HOW IS THE SELECTION DONE?


  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of their GPA by the home institution.
  • A maximum of 2 students will be selected each academic year.

WHERE DO I PAY TUITION?


Students must pay their tuition fee to the University of Rome Tor Vergata. Tor Vergata students in Konstanz will have to pay only 90 euro for student services fee.  Students will be liable for all expenses including visa, travel, housing etc.


DO STUDENTS RECEIVE FUNDINGS?


Selected students who complete the 60 credits by the end of the first year will receive financial support (euro 1500 each student) during the second year of study, conditioned on them completing the program. Furthermore, if they apply for an Erasmus scholarship, they will receive additional funds.


COST OF LIVING AT KONSTANZ


Here is a cost overview that will help you plan your budget (visa, housing, public transportation, etc.)


VOICES FROM SELECTED STUDENTS