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EU citizens have the right to work, study or live in Sweden without a residence permit if they can show they have “right of residence” which means they are employed, self-employed, a student or have sufficient means to support oneself.
Those who have the right of residence in Sweden do not need to contact the Swedish Migration Agency.
Non-EU citizens who want to visit Sweden for more than 90 days need to apply for a “visitor’s permit”. Information can be found on the website of the Swedish Migration Agency regarding the application procedure and the documents requested. Depending on the reason for the visit, different documents are requested.
From 1 November 2022 the Swedish Migration Agency will start new procedures for stricter checks of passports in connection with applications for a residence permit. All applicants for a resident permit, including exchange students, must show their passport at an in-person visit before the Swedish Migration Agency can make a decision. Please find more information at: Stricter passport checks - Swedish Migration Agency (migrationsverket.se) and The Swedish Migration Agency is introducing new rules for better passport check - Swedish Migration Agency (migrationsverket.se). These new procedures may cause extra steps and time to apply for the visa. Students planning to travel to Sweden are advised to check this information in advance.
The host institution will attempt to assist dual degree students to obtain, at students’ own expenses, on-campus accommodation or, if not available, off-campus accommodation within reasonable access to the campus, e.g. by public transport. The host institution will provide further reasonable assistance, at its discretion and within its capabilities.
(a) The host institution will issue appropriate documents to assist a prospective dual degree student to obtain a visa under the current legislation of the host country. Each dual degree student is responsible for obtaining his or her own visa and for complying with further immigration formalities. Moreover, he or she is solely responsible to submit in due time all documents required to pursue the exchange period at the host institution.
(b) An exchange student is also liable for all personal expenses incurred at the host institution, including visa, travel, housing, meals, health, books, and stationery.
(c) An exchange student is required to cover, at his or her own expense, adequate travel and medical insurance for the entire period he or she is away from his or her home country for study abroad purposes, including the exchange period.
(d) Students must pay their tuition fees only to their home institution. No tuition fee will be requested by the host institution.
Scope of the agreement
(a) This dual degree program is a unique exchange based upon the principle of reciprocity in numbers of fellows admitted each year as degree-seeking students under the terms of this agreement.
(b) A maximum of 2 units of exchange each way per academic year will be initially arranged. However, this number may vary in any given year, provided a balance of exchanges is obtained over the term of this agreement. The number may be amended in mutual consent. Once a student from the home institution has registered at the host institution for the dual degree program, the quota is regarded as filled even if the student fails to complete the term or academic year for any reason.
(c) During the master scheme, the students shall study at their home institution in their first year and transfer to the host institution in the second year.
(d) A joint commission composed by an equal number of professors from each institution will be responsible to follow the activities under the present agreement.
Screening and selection
(a) To join this program, candidates must be officially enrolled in a master program at their home institution.
Candidates must have completed at least 60 ECTS at their home institution before they attend the courses at the host institutions.
(b) Student recruitment is the responsibility of the home institution. Candidates joining this program will be interviewed and admitted by each institution. The host institution, however, reserves the right to reject students if it considers that candidates have not met academic standards required by the host institution.
The host institution's decision in the selection of students is binding.
Which courses can I take?
Tor Vergata Students leaving for Gothenburg for the second year must have completed all the compulsory courses of the first year, for 60 total credits.
To obtain the dual degree, a student from Tor Vergata must complete the following courses.
At Tor Vergata (first year):
- Coding and Data Analysis for Finance
- Financial Econometrics
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Market Models
- Time Series and Econometrics
- Elective: Advanced Topics in Finance and Insurance
At Gothenburg (second year):
- Private Equity or Applied Portfolio Management
- Behavioural Finance*
- Quantitative Finance
- Financial Institutions and Markets
- Elective: Applied Econometrics
Students must present a thesis at both institutions.
*Students who are able to take the exam ‘Securities Regulation and Responsible Investments’ at Tor Vergata will be exonerated from taking Behavioural Finance at Gothenburg.
At the following link you can find the course syllabus:
Obligations by both parties
(a) Courses in both institutions are taught in English. Credits obtained at the host institution are recognized by the home institution. Specific course loads, credits and contact hours shall be specified in an appendix to this agreement. Specific course requirements will be updated in relation to the admission process to the program in January each year.
(b) Provided a student has completed all courses, obtained enough credits, received a passing grade on his/her thesis and on his/her oral defense in English, and has met all additional requirements of both institutions according to this dual degree program, he/she will be awarded the corresponding Master degree from each institution, in accordance with this agreement.
(c) Each dual degree student will be assigned a faculty member from the host institution as a mentor.
(d) The joint commission will propose the final grade to assign to the students who completed all requirements for the joint degree by taking into account the grades reported in the exams and the thesis.
(e) The Master Thesis of students participating in the program must be presented at both institutions.
Obligations by Tor Vergata students
(a) Students must fulfill the program-specific entry requirements upon admission.
(b) Required workload at GU: 36 ECTS of courses and 24 ECTS for Thesis. Total 60 ECTS.
How will my dissertation be supervised?
Provided a student has completed all courses, obtained enough credits, received a passing grade on his/her thesis and on his/her oral defense in English, and has met all additional requirements of both institutions according to this Dual Degree program, he/she will be awarded the corresponding master degree from each institution, in accordance with this agreement.
Each Dual Degree student will be assigned a faculty member from the host institution as a mentor.
The joint commission will propose the final grade to be assigned to the students who have completed all requirements for the joint degree by taking into account the grades reported in the exams and the thesis.
The Master Thesis of students participating in the program must be presented at both institutions.