A Double Degree, known also as Dual or combined degree, allow you to be enrolled in parallel in two study programs developed in two universities (the own and the “host” one located in another country) so you could gain a more comprehensive knowledge of the specific disciplines. Part of the study program has to be carried out at the hosting university and by studying abroad you will enrich your learning experience and enhance your personal and professional skills in a European or international perspective.
A dual degree is a worthwhile endeavour and can be beneficial for your future professional career, even if it does demand a little more commitment and self-discipline, as well as excellent time management skills as you adapt to alternative teaching styles and overcome language barriers.
Each university provide for the offer of all the courses and of the activities necessary to achieve the qualification, which, on the basis of the bilateral agreement, are required for the completion of the study program during your mobility at the host university.
At the end of the study programme the two partner institutions of the Double degree study program will issue each the national title to the students, following the bilateral agreement rules.
The curriculum “Food Science and Technology – Double Degree with the Chulalongkorn University” implies that students enrolled at the university of Teramo will spend minimum two semesters (= 9 months) at the Chulalongkorn University (CU) starting from the beginning of the 1st semester of the 2nd year (August each year). During this time, they have to follow classes, take exams of three courses, carry out the research project for the Master degree thesis and deliver two seminars on the project thesis.
The participating institutions, namely the University of Teramo and the Chulalongkorn University, will issue at the end of the study program, both the Italian and Thai national titles to the students following the bilateral agreement.
Chair of the curriculum at UNITE
Prof. Paola Pittia firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Bioscience and Technology for Food Agriculture and Environment
University of Teramo, Teramo
Chair of the curriculum at CU
Dr Chaleeda Borompichaichartkul email@example.com
Food Technology, Faculty of Science
Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Patumwan
The Chulalongkorn University is a prestigious Thai university ranked 1st university in Thailand and it is among the ‘World’s Top 100 Universities for the Best Academic Reputation’ (QS World University Ranking). The Master of Science Program in Food Science and Technology of the Chulalongkorn Univeristy, Faculty of Science, has many collaborations with universities in the Asian, American and European countries.
The curriculum ‘Double Degree with the Chulalongkorn University’ of the Master degree program in Food Science and Technology provides thus the release to the graduates of two degrees valid in Italy and Thailand.
The students of UNITE will have the following study programme
1st year: common to all students as the Master degree
2nd year (in Chulalongkorn University; starting 1st semester: August, 9 months).
- Courses and exams:
- Packaging of food products (partly equivalent to Food Technology II)
- Instrumentation Techniques in Food Research (equivalent to Food Analysis)
- Applied Food Microbiology (equivalent to Food Microbiology)
- Project thesis: research in the laboratory under the supervision of the local tutor + 2 seminars
When back from the mobility in Chulalongkorn University (after the end of the 2nd semester 2nd year , ca. May of the following year), students have to complete the exams planned in the 2nd year of the Master degree in Food Science and Technology with reference to the following courses:
- Food Technology II: Advanced Food Technologies (Module of Food Technology II)
- Food legislation.
The student enrolled at the curriculum, before requesting for their thesis dissertation, has to present one publication in a peer-reviewed journal (status: accepted), or be co-author of a presentation (oral, poster) presented at a conference.
Students willing to apply for the curriculum have to comply with the general rules for the enrolment at the International Master degree in Food Science and Technology.
If the pre-requisites are satisfied, students have to apply for the “Curriculum Food Science and Technology – Double Degree with the Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand)”. The application has to be done by the end of the first semester of the first year in response to a dedicated call that will be opened by the end of February.
If more than 5 students will apply for the curriculum, a selection will be done based on quality criteria (number of exams and ECTS achieved, average score, certified English level higher than B2).
Students of the University of Teramo is exempted of the payment of enrolment or tuition fees at CU.
The University of Teramo will offer financial support to at least two students by using Erasmus International Credit Mobility or national Ministerial funds for international mobility to partly cover the expenses for travelling and living costs in Bangkok for the mobility. Dedicated calls will be open to students enrolled at the curriculum at the beginning of the 2nd semester of the 1st year. If the number of interested students will be higher than that of available grants, ranking will be made based on quality criteria (number of exams and ECTS achieved, average score, English language proficiency).
Additional benefits will be communicated to the enrolled students.