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To enrich your international experience, you can choose to do an exchange semester or a Double Degree with one of CATÓLICA-LISBON's prestigious partner schools around the world.

The International immersions gained through these experiences are highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase the potential for an international career.


Double Degree or Joint Degree:
Your passport for an international career

Spend one year at CATÓLICA-LISBON followed by a second year at the partner school of your choice, and get two diplomas.

Double Degree programs offer you the opportunity to gain a deep international experience and to challenge yourself by experiencing two distinctive academic cultures and approaches.

At the end of the program, you will be granted two diplomas – one from CATÓLICA-LISBON and one from our partner school.

Above all, the cross-cultural awareness gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase your potential for an international career.


What is a Double Degree?

A Double Degree is a dual program that allows you to:

  • Study at two top business schools
  • Receive two diplomas, hence be part of two alumni networks
  • Create a differentiating factor in your CV
  • Spend the first academic year at CATÓLICA-LISBON and the second academic year at a partner school
  • Both programs are taught in English

Why a Double Degree?

  • To challenge yourself academically, through new academic experiences
  • To increase your cultural and social experiences
  • To explore a new business environment
  • To create an international business network
  • To spend one full year abroad in a great city and a great school
  • To be part of an international community
  • To gain a passport for an international career

Who Can Apply?

  • Candidates with an exceptional curriculum
  • Candidates previously admitted to CATÓLICA-LISBON MSc Programs
  • Candidates with strong international outreach

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General Requirements

  • Only available only during the 1st and 2nd rounds of applications;
  • Admission to the MSc in Economics: in order to apply for the Double/Joint Degree, candidates must apply and be admitted first to the MSc in Economics;
  • In addition to the motivation letter for the MSc in Economics, candidates are asked to include a statement of purpose for the Double Degree, stating to the Admissions Committee from CATÓLICA-LISBON and the partner School, why they should be selected/considered for this program;
  • After admission to the MSc in Economics, the Admissions Committee will pre-select the candidates for the Double Degree or Joint Degree;
  • The pre-selected candidates for the Double Degree or Joint Degree may be interviewed by CATÓLICA-LISBON and/or by the partner School. These interviews can take place in Lisbon, on the CATÓLICA-LISBON campus, or via skype;
  • After the interviews, admitted students will be required to complete the application documents for the partner School;
  • Admitted students are required to achieve an average of at least 14 in their first year at CATÓLICA-LISBON in order to complete the Double Degree or Joint Degree programs.

Please note that some partner schools may have specific entry requirements.

 

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Double Degree with Aston Business School

Founded in 1966, Aston Business School is among 1% of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation. Aston provides students with an inspirational educational experience coupled with strong business links, offering them rapid career progression in international business.

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Program at CATÓLICA-LISBON Majors available Program at ASTON
MSc in Economics Finance & Banking

MSc in Finance or MSc in Investment Analysis

Macroeconomic Policy

MSc in Investment Analysis

Public Policy & Regulation

MSc in Business Economics & Finance

General Economics

MSc in Business Economics & Finance or MSc in Finance

Special Requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 93 IBT (26 in writing, 22 in speaking, 18 in reading and 19 in listening) or an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in reading and listening) or a Pearson Academic test score of 63 (63 in writing and speaking and 57 in listening and reading).

 

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Double Degree with BI Norwegian Business School

With 20.000 students, a unique range of study programs and a solid commitment to research, BI is recognized as one of the largest and most productive academic environments in Europe.

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Program at CATÓLICA-LISBON Majors available Program at BI
MSc in Economics Finance & Banking

MSc in Business, Majors in Finance or in Economics or MSc in Financial Economics

Macroeconomic Policy, General Economics or Public Policy & Regulation

MSc in Business, Major in Economics

 
Students' Experiences in the double degree

"The double degree between CATÓLICA-LISBON and BI is perfect for students that are looking for a challenging experience.

The main interest is definitely the change in terms of culture, economy, weather and obviously, studies. Both universities are very complementary. As an example, doing my Master thesis report at BI was great thanks to its fabulous library and talented researchers."

Hortense Lasserez, France

Double Degree CATÓLICA-LISBON and BI

 

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Joint Degree with Université Catholique de Louvain

Founded in 1425, Université Catholique de Louvain is one of the best business schools according to the Financial Times Ranking.

Enroll in one of the following Joint Master Degrees in Economics:

Program at CATÓLICA-LISBON Majors available Program at LOUVAIN
MSc in Economics All majors

Master en Sciences Économiques Orientation Générale à Finalité Approfondie or à Finalité Spécialisée

You will be issued with a Master en Sciences Économiques Orientation Générale à Finalité Approfondie or à Finalité Spécialisée by UCL and FUNDP and an International MSc in Economics by CATÓLICA-LISBON.

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“If you are planning to do a Master in Economics, a Joint Degree is definitely one of the best options. It offers you the best of two universities, and a really international environment. If you are willing to have an experience as a teacher assistant, there are plenty of opportunities at CATÓLICA-LISBON. If you plan to work in Portugal, you will have the opportunity to tighten your relationships with companies and the career office.

Louvain is a student city, where you can travel all over Europe. Focusing in the academic experience, Louvain offers you a wider range of subjects you can choose. You also can learn how to use many different software, which can be a key factor for proceeding with a research career or even to apply for a job.

During my last year at Louvain, I discovered what I really wanted to do in my life. Now I am working in São Paulo and my life would be completely different if I had not applied for this program. Just take a chance.”

João Nery, Portugal

Joint Degree CATÓLICA-LISBON and Université Catholique de Louvain

 

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Double Degree with Università degli studi di Napoli Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II, established in 1224, was the first public founded University in Europe. This Institution of nearly eight-centuries incorporates nowadays 13 schools, 82 different departments and it is school to nearly 100.000 students.

Enroll in a Double Degree Program and you will be awarded two degrees:

Program at CATÓLICA-LISBON Majors available Program at UNINA
MSc in Economics Finance & Banking or Macroeconomic Policy

MSc in Economics and Finance

 

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Ruben Vaz

Portugal
Master of Science in Economics
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