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Double Degree Undergraduate Programme in International Relations (FDV) and Governance and Public Policy – Staatswissenschaften (University of Passau) in the academic year 2024/2025

The Double Degree programme is a combined programme that enables undergraduate students to graduate with two degrees – one in International Relations and another in Governance and Public Policy – Staatswissenschaften. After successfully completing the undergraduate programmes of both participating universities, candidates acquire two diplomas: diplomant/-tka mednarodnih odnosov (UN) at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana (FSS-UL) and B.A. Governance and Public Policy – Staatswissenschaften at the University of Passau (UNI PASSAU).

The Double Degree programme is a three-year programme that takes place in the first two years of the Undergraduate Programme in International Relations at FSS-UL where students obtain 120 ECTS credits. In the third year, students study at UNI PASSAU and obtain 60 ECTS credits. Credits obtained at both universities under the Double Degree programme are mutually recognised, which shortens the study period compared to obtaining two diplomas separately.

Students complete the following obligations at UNI PASSAU: 45 ECTS credits are obtained from the range of courses offered in the fields of international relations, political science, public and European policies, law, economics and sociology, a 2-month internship during the entire study at home or abroad (10 ECTS credits) and a final diploma thesis approx. 25-30 pages (10 ECTS credits).

Students shall also be enrolled regularly at UNI PASSAU in their 3rd year of studies. Students complete the enrolment procedure in accordance with the requirements and rules of UNI PASSAU and shall provide the necessary supporting documents to UNI PASSAU. They are exempt from tuition fees and pay only the enrolment costs.

For the studies at UNI PASSAU, students can obtain a grant under the Erasmus+ programme.

Number of available places: 5

Terms and conditions

For the Double Degree programme can apply students of the Undergraduate programme in International Relations who meet the following conditions:

  • the student is enrolled in the 2nd year of the Undergraduate programme in International Relations,
  • the student is currently completing his/her study obligations and will have completed at least 114 ECTS credits by the end of the academic year 2023/2024,
  • the student has English and German knowledge at least at B2 level.

Selection criteria

The selection of candidates will be based on the following criteria:

  • motivation to obtain two diplomas, which will be described in the motivation letter,
  • average study grade
  • knowledge of English and German Language


The application of candidates must contain:

  • CV in English, containing personal data, information on previous education and achievements, practical or work experience or qualifications, as well as information on any scholarships or awards,
  • motivation letter in English
  • proof of English language proficiency at B2 level and of German language proficiency at B2 level.

Submission of Applications

Students submit their application together with all required supporting documents by 9 January 2024 by e-mail to Maša Kolenbrand, MSc, at (International Relations Office). Applications submitted after the submission deadline shall not be considered.

The applications will be assessed by the Selection Commission and will be shortlisted for the nomination of students to UNI PASSAU. Students will be informed of the selection in writing by end of March 2024.

Additional information

More information about UNI PASSAU can be found at, information on the study programme can be found at: .

For additional information on the conditions, mode of study, study obligations, etc. please contact Maša Kolenbrand (International Relations Office), by e-mail or telephone 01/ 5805-305.

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