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 MDDP with University of Florence


​The agreement on the establishment of the Master Double Diploma Programme between SGH Warsaw School of Economics and University of Florence (UNIFI) has been signed on 6th of December 2016. 

SGH and UNIFI will grant a Master’s degree to students registered in their Master’s programs, respectively:

Within the programme students of each university will be studying 2nd year of the programme at partner university. 


 Partner of the MDDP

The University of Florence (Italian: Università degli Studi di Firenze, UniFI) is an Italian public research university located in Florence, Italy. It is an important and influential centre for research and higher training in Italy, with 1,800 lecturers and internal research staff, 1,600 technical and administrative staff, and over 1,600 research assistants and doctoral students.

 Programme structure


​The intended period of study for the double degree program shall be two years (4 semesters). Double degree students will spend their first year at home institution, the second year at host institution. Mobility students will acquire at the partner University at least 60 ECTS. 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 shall have access to courses and enjoy the same rights and privileges 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 shall be registered at the host institution only for the parts of the study program that will be carried out under the responsibility of the host institution. Students admitted for the double degree program shall complete study plan of the programme presented in the Annexes 1 and 2.

Any deviations from the study structure as stated in the agreement shall be approved jointly by the partner institutions by mutual written agreement on an individual case-by-case basis.


 Study programme


Annex 1: Plan of studies for SGH students

Annex 2: Plan of studies for UNIFI students

Annex 3: Grades conversion

The double degree shall only be awarded after the student has completed the program by fulfilling the following requirements: 


  1. the award of at least 60 ECTS credit points during the 1st year of studies at UNIFI or SGH equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement,

  2. the award of at least 60 ECTS (40 ECTS +20 ECTS Master Thesis in the case of UNIFI students) during the 2nd year at SGH for the Major “Finance and Accounting”, equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement,

  3. the award of at least 60 ECTS (42 ECTS +18 ECTS Master Thesis in the case of SGH students) during the 2nd year at UNIFI for the Major “Finance and Risk Management”, equivalent to the regulations constituted in this agreement.

The double degree shall award both the academic degree of the home institution and the corresponding academic degree of the host institution. Upon completion of the double degree the student shall receive two diploma certificates, two grade transcripts and two diploma supplements. Each institution shall issue only the certificate and corresponding transcripts of grades for the part of the double degree it is accountable for. The diploma supplement shall provide detailed information on the nature, regulations and credit transfer mechanisms of the double degree program.

The conversion of grades between both institutions is presented in Annex 3.


 Master thesis


​In addition to the mandatory coursework at both institutions, as set forth in the agreement, the double degree student is required to write a Master thesis. The Master thesis is worth 18 ECTS at UNIFI and 20 ECTS at SGH. The partner institutions assure the legal and organizational preconditions required for enabling the double degree students to start with the Master thesis in their second study year.

The Master thesis shall be supervised by the faculty member from the university at which the student writes the thesis and reviewed by a faculty member from the partner university. SGH students write Master thesis at UNIFI; UNIFI students write Master thesis at SGH. 

The language of the Master thesis is English. Part of the completion of the Master thesis at SGH and UNIFI is a defence of the thesis. The defence will be conducted in English.

The management process of the preparation of the Master thesis should meet all the legal and academic constraints of the institution at which student writes and defends the Master thesis.


 Requirements for the students

The double degree candidates must satisfy all admission requirements of the double degree, including language proficiency requirements and good knowledge on Bachelor level of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Mathematics and Statistics. All double degree candidates must provide evidence of a satisfactory level of English language proficiency Level B2 according to the requirements of the Common European Framework (CEF).

 Key dates


Selection dates for 2021:

17 September 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

Please note, that we don't accept originals of the certificates. 


 Selection and documents


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

  • Motivation letter addressed to Selection Commission to double degree programme between University of Florence 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

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





Prof. Maria Elvira MANCINO

Via delle Pandette, 9
50127 Firenze
Tel. 055 2759660
Fax +39 055 2759737

SGH – A​cademic tutor

Dr Ewa Cichowicz

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.