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 MDDP with European University Viadrina


In the spirit of successful international partnership and academic cooperation, the Warsaw School of Economics and Viadrina European University want to further strengthen their ties through providing program of the highest academic standard and cultural diversity. Thus the two institutions have decided to establish and carry out Master Double Degree Programme (MDDP) in management. The agreeement, signed by the two sides in August 2010, will enable the most qualified students from the two universities to improve their language skills and enrich their knowledge of culture and social attitudes. 

Following the agreement, the Double Degree Programme offers three fields of study at the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) in Warsaw:

as well as permanently International Business Administration at European University Viadrina (EUV).

“Home institution” refers to the institution at which a student is initially enrolled.

“Host institution” denotes the institution which has agreed to receive an MDDP candidate from the “home institution.”


 MDDP Partner


European University Viadrina (EUV) contributes to the development of Polish-German relations, exchanges with Central and Eastern Europe and endorsing a joint European identity. Viadrina European University is closely cooperating with a number of European and non-European universities within the framework of two-folded or multi-folded agreements (enabling the student to obtain two or more diplomas or degrees, in accordance with a given country's legislature). Since the year 2000, SGH students have studied at EUV through the Erasmus exchange programme.

More information for students interested in participating in the programme available at the website of EUV.


 Programme structure


​The intended period of study for the MDDP is two years (4 semesters). Double degree students will spend their first year at their "home institution", the second year at the "host institution". Full information should be provided to the "host institution" on the courses that participants have taken at their "home institution" and vice versa.

Double degree students will have access to courses and enjoy the same rights and obligations and be subject to the same rules and regulations as the regular graduate students in the corresponding master study track of the “host institution”. They should have access at the “host institution” only for the parts of the study programme that will be carried out under the responsibility of the “host institution”.


 Study programme


 Master thesis


​While at EUV, SGH students must successfully complete a Master’s thesis seminar of 20 ECTS at SGH and 24 ECTS at EUV.

The Master thesis shall be supervised by one supervisor and co-tutored by a co-supervisor. The double degree students shall choose one supervisor from either institution, the co-supervisor has to come from the respective partner institution. The language of the Master thesis should be English. Part of Master thesis completion is the defence of the thesis. Members of the host institution are invited to attend the defence. In preparation of the thesis defence, a double degree candidate has to write a thesis summary in English. The defence will be conducted mainly in English.


 Conditions for obtaining MDDP diploma


​Full-time students of their home university will be able to enroll in courses of at the host institution enumerated in the study programme and - upon completing them - will receive a Master degree at the host institution. Degrees received at home and host institutions are separate and independent from each other. Should the student fail to complete courses at either of the institutions, it is possible to obtain a single degree at either home or host institution.

Upon successful completion of the Double Degree Programme, partner institutions will award the following titles:


  • Magister in Management or
  • Master of Science in International Business or
  • Magister in Finance and Accounting


EUV: Master of Science in International Business Administration in the following study paths:

  • Marketing and Management – M&M
  • Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Taxation – FACT
  • Finance and International Economics – FINE
  • Information and Operation Management – IOM.

Upon completion the Master Double Degree Programme, the student will receive two diplomas, two grade transcripts and diploma supplements. Each of the institutions should issue a diploma certificate and transcript of grades for the workload completed by the student there.

The diploma supplement should contain detailed information about the rules and regulations as well as MDDP credit transfer.


 Requirements for the students


​Requirements for SGH students wanting to study abroad at EUV:

  1. Students from SGH must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent before going to EUV.

  2. In order to receive the EUV Master’s degree, students from SGH must obtain in total at least 120 ECTS credits, either at their home university or at EUV.

  3. SGH students must study at EUV for at least two semesters and successfully obtain at least 60 ECTS credits. The respective study scheme in the field of study “International Business Administration” at EUV together with the study tracks is documented in the annexes to the agreement.

It has to be pointed out that the aforementioned regulations are based on the present curricula in EUV and SGH. The regulations, however, are subject to change if the curriculum changes in any of the institutions.

Requirements for EUV students wanting to study abroad at SGH:

  1. Students from EUV must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent prior to coming to SGH.

  2. In order to receive the SGH Master’s Degree, EUV students must obtain at least 120 ECTS credits, either at their home university or at SGH.

  3. EUV students must study at SGH for at least two semesters and successfully obtain at least 60 ECTS credits.

Candidates for the Master Double Degree Programme will be selected by their home institution according to selection criteria jointly defined and agreed on by SGH and EUV. Each institution will have access to all written application documents and selection reports on the procedures for MDDP. Each institution has the right to send a representative with advisory status to selection interviews of partner institution for the Master Double Degree Programme. Joint selection interviews by both institutions are encouraged. MDDP candidates must fulfil all admission requirements of the partner institution, including language proficiency requirements. All MDDP candidates must provide evidence of a satisfactory language proficiency according to the requirements of the Common European Framework (CEF):

  • SGH students:

    • German B2 (or higher) and English B1 (or higher) for all Tracks except General and IOM

    • English B2 (or higher) for General or IOM Track

  • EUV students:  

    • English B2 (or higher),

    • English B1 (or higher) and Polish B2 (or higher)


 Key dates


Selection for 2021/2022 


17 Sep​tember 2021

Applications should be sent by email and by post to:

SGH Warsaw School of Economics - International Centre, build. A, room 7


Office hours:  Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11.00 – 13.00


 Selection and documents


Application documents [printed on both sides] required from the SGH candidates to double diploma include:

  • Application form (filled in on computer) – please choose from drop-down lists relevant options concerning: Partner University, majors at each university, language proficiency, and additional certificates [if applicable]
  • Motivation letter addressed to Selection Commission to double degree programme between European University Viadrina and Warsaw School of Economics (in English, max. 1 page)

  • CV of the Applicant in the Europass format

  • Copy of the BA diploma

  • Official course transcript or diploma supplement with grades received (in English)

  • Document certifying fluency in English and German

  • First draft of the study programme (preferred field of study/study path, list of academic interests, etc.) 

Please, note, we do not accept originals of language certificates.






Torsten GLASE / Aleksandra KLECHA

Faculty of Business Administration
Department of International Affairs
European University Viadrina

SGH – Academic tutor

Prof. Marcin JAMROŻY

Institute of Finance,
Collegium of Management and Finance



​According to the Rules and Regulations of selection for international programmes and exchanges at SGH, all students accepted for double diploma programmes are not allowed to apply for any other exchange or programme that involves mobility abroad in the given academic year. It especially refers to Erasmus, PIM and bilateral exchanges and and international  programmes like CEMS MIM.