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|Application deadline:||July 15, 2011|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 180 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
Application 2011-2012 - Call for EU Students - Deadline July 15, 2011
Description of the Programme
The University of Trento-Italy (UniTN henceforth in this document) and the University of Tübingen (Germany) (UniTUE henceforth in this document) offer a two-year (120 ECTS credits) Double Masters Programme, named Double Degree in Physics.
Upon the successful completion of the curriculum and fulfilment of the Masters course requirements, students will be awarded a qualification equivalent to Master of Science degrees in the two visited universities.
The awarded degree corresponds to:
Masterprüfungsordnung in Tübingen (Germany), and the
Ordinamento della Laurea Magistrale in Fisica LM 17 in Trento (Italy). A joint curriculum is specified which involves the two universities. The student will study in two universities, taking courses on advanced topics in physics. The student will spend half of his/her Masters course in one university (2 semesters) and the other half in the other university (2 semesters).
The Programme will admit a maximum number of 6 EU students, for the academic year 2011/2012. o Citizens from Countries part of the European Union, the European Economic Area /
European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway). o Citizens of EU candidate countries (Croatia, Former Yugoslav Rep. of Macedonia,
Turkey) are NOT ELIGIBLE for this Call
This agreement is inspired by the idea of mutual recognition of studies within European Universities.
The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is used to assess the work done by the students.
The proposed curriculum follows the idea that the students will attend the first two semesters in one University and the other two semesters in the other; specifically:
The thesis is understood as a cooperative work between both institutions: Supervisors from each university will guide the work of the student (joint supervision of the thesis)
The procedure will ensure that each Faculty can interact and guarantee the quality
of the work when awarding the academic Degrees. The credit content of the
thesis ranges between 36 and 42 credits.
First year: The student follows advanced courses or introductory courses (basic modules), for a
total of 60 credits.
Second year + Thesis: The student works mainly at the thesis and follows connected
courses/seminars, totalling 60 credits.
The Programme aims at training students in emerging research domains in physics. It prepares
students for employment in multidisciplinary areas and/or for continuing their studies within PhD
After completing the programme the student will have become familiar with some of the most
advanced subjects in modern physics. Depending on his choice he will have acquired skill in
manipulating some sophisticated instrumentation or will possess the competencies necessary for
the design and implementation of complex
During his/her studies, the student will work within research groups of two leading European
universities, and will interact with professors, researchers and scholars.
The international dimension of the Masters Course guarantees that students will become familiar
with different educational methods and a multicultural environment, through the immersion in two
different European universities and two different Countries.
All courses are taught in English at UNITN. At UNITUE, most courses are taught in German, some in English. Students will also undertake courses on the culture and language of the European countries of the two universities.
Students are accepted in the program regardless of sex, age, or nationality.
Students will be selected according to the following criteria:
Profile: academic records, work experience, other related qualifications
Level of English knowledge
Research & Development experience
In order to be accepted, a student must fulfil the following requirements:
a Bachelor degree in Physics, or any other equivalent University qualification with at least 30
MATH/* and 90 PHYS/* credits. Students who have not yet completed their first degree but expect to graduate before September 30 2011, are allowed to apply to the Program. If selected, their final admission will be subject to the submission of a copy of the degree certificate before September 30, 2011.
German: Institutional Certificates, B1 level
English language certification; TOEFL, IELTS, CAE, Institutional Certificates (B2 level) Applicants who are nationals and/or first-degree-holders of the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom, do not have to submit language certificates.
The Selection Committed is composed by at least 2 professors from UNITUE and 2 professors from UNITN. If reputed necessary an interview can be requested in order to assess the students academic knowledge; the interview can be held via video-conference (like Skype) or via telephone conference- call.
A list of students admissible to the program (Short-List), evaluated in a ranking scale, will be published on the website in an anonymous way (only applicants ID numbers will be visible) and the first 6 applicants will also be notified via email. Selected students have 7 working days to send an Acceptance- notice.
In case of a refusal or no-answer, the next-in-line selected candidate will be contacted and offered the position, following the short-list ranking.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||490|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||160|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||57|
Top selected students will have the opportunity to access the Trento Opera Universitaria scholarship system; it consists in the possibility to receive
- a full tuition waiver and
- up to euros 4.000 per year Other tuition waivers and/or scholarships may be available in Trento and in Tubingen, depending on the funding available at the end of the selection process.
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