DD Structure Fulda University

Main Building of Fulda University

Starting from the a.y. 2021/2022, the Department of Economics holds a Double Degree agreement with the Business Department of the Hochschule Fulda, University of Applied Sciences in Germany, involving  the MSc GEEM and   the MSc in International Management. This agreement regards the specialisation in International Business & Entrepreneurship (IBE). 

In order to achieve the double degree diploma, GEEM students selected in the program are required to spend the I semester of the II academic year (30 ECTS at least) at the partner University in Germany. All courses within the double-degree program are taught in English.

DD students must write the Masters’ thesis in English. Students can decide wether to write the Master Thesis in the respective host or home university,  under the joint supervision of one examiner from each party. 

Before writing the Master Thesis, DD students both from Uninsubria and from Fulda have to present their topic in a interview at Fulda University (even virtually). Both students from Insubria and from Fulda will have to defend their thesis at Insubria, either in presence or in videoconference, in front of a panel of lecturers from both universities (participating in presence or in videoconference, too).

After having successfully completed the Program, students will be awarded with both the Master degree M.Sc. in “International Management” and the Master degree M.Sc. in “Global Entrepreneurship, Economics and Management, specialization in International Business and Entrepreneurship (GEEM-IBE)”. Each institution will issue its degree diploma: in Italian by the University of Insubria and in German/English by the University of Fulda. 

Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Located in the Hessen Land Fulda University of Applied Sciences is a practice-oriented university with an international profile and a strong focus on applied research.

It was founded in 1974 and in 2006, the university was renamed Hochschule Fulda - University of Applied Sciences due to the restructuring of German and European higher education.  Students at the university can now obtain state-accredited Bachelor, Master, and, as of 2016, also Doctoral degrees.

The university offers academic and professional education. Numerous research and development projects are undertaken in cooperation with private business and industry. Fulda University collaborates with more than 100 universities around the world. 

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DD outgoing students application process

in order to be admitted to the DD students must apply to a call opened every a.y.

Applicants have to submit (in English):

  • Bachelor degree diploma
  • List of the exams already passed at the moment of application
  • English language certificate (at least B2), issued by the institution of origin or by a specialized linguistic centre
  • Curriculum vitae in European format
  • Copy of personal ID (ID card or passport)
  • Motivation letter

All documents (except the ID card/passport) are submitted in English.

The Coordination Committee of the Double Degree program will select candidate students according to the following criteria: academic excellence; motivation; knowledge of English minimum B2 or equivalent. Preferential prerequisite is knowledge of the language of the hosting institution (level A1).


Students willing to enroll in the DD Program are required to take 6 ECTS in seminar courses during their first year, at Insubria. The Department of Economics offers to IBE GEEM students the course Seminar in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (6ECTS) in the 2nd semester.


Selected students will be contacted by the Host University and will receive all the  necessary instructions.

DD Incoming students application process

Incoming  Fulda students are enrolled at the II year of Msc GEEM. The length of the stay depends on their undergraduate studies: they will study at Insubria in the fall semester (2nd or 3rd semester of their studies) and stay in Varese either one or two semesters.

They attend all the courses that are listed in their Learning Agreement for a total of 33 ECTS. .

They have to contact the IRO (Erasmus@uninsubria.it) if they wish to lodge in the students house “Collegio Cattaneo – Varese”.

Students have to send by email the Transcripts of records, the Learning Agreement, the certificate of B2 knowledge of English language and a motivation letter to Gabriella Franchi (email foreign.students.eco@uninsubria.it)

DD incoming students are expected to arrive in Varese at the beginning of October when classes start. 

At the same time they have to apply for the tax code (used by the Public Administration to identify all the citizens living in Italy) at the “Agenzia delle entrate” located in Varese in Via Frattini.

Once at the Department of Economics, incoming DD students have to go to the Foreign Students Office, to meet Ms. Gabriella Franchi.