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Questions and answers

What is a double degree?
The Department of Political Science at University of Gothenburg cooperates with the Department of Politics and Public Administration at University of Konstanz. Through this cooperation we are able to give students the opportunity to study one year in Sweden and one in Germany. After completing these two years you get one master’s degree from each university.

How many students are accepted to the double degree option each year?
We select two students to each of our three master’s programmes. The same amount of students are selected from Konstanz. That makes a total of twelve students, six from Sweden and six from Germany.

How is the selection made?
The selection is based on the same grounds as for the corresponding master’s programme. Please read more at these links:
MA in Political Science, MA in European Studies, MA in International Administration and Global Governance.

How do I apply for the double degree option?
Before January 15 you apply for the double degree option of a master’s programme at universityadmissions.se or antagning.se. You apply the same way you apply for a regular education. Do not forget to submit your CV and Statement of Intent.

If you only are interested in the option that gives you the opportunity to study half your education in Germany and half in Sweden you should only apply for the programme with the double degree option. However, if you are interested in the programme even if you get to study both years in Sweden, you must also apply for the regular option. Note that they have different application codes, and you need to rank them.

If you are one of the selected students that gets to go to Konstanz, we ask you to confirm your spot as soon as possible. We also ask you to contact our partner in Konstanz as soon as possible. This is because they need to get started with organising your accommodation. You can find all the information about what to send where here.

If I don't get admitted to the double degree option, will I then automaticly get selected to the regular programme in Gothenburg?
No, you have to apply to both options (with and without double degree) if you are interested in both. Note that they have different application codes, and you need to rank them.

Am I qualified to receive financial aid from CSN during my stay in Konstanz?
Yes, you are entitled to apply for financial aid if you meet the requirements of CSN. Read more on CSN.se.

Will I be covered by any insurance during my stay in Germany?
Yes, you will have insurance during your education, both in Sweden and in Germany. Learn more about the insurances before you decide to quit any other insurance. Read about them here.

How much do I need to pay?
Neither Gothenburg nor Konstanz university charge any tution fees for EU/EEA-students. At the University of Konstanz there is a social and administrative fee. Learn more here.

If you want to join the optional pre-semester intensive language course or orientation in September you will have to pay for this. Read more here.

May I be eligible for the Erasmus+ grant?
Yes, students admitted to the double degree programme may also be eligible for the Erasmus+ grant during their studies in Germany.

How do I find accommodation in Konstanz?
The students admitted to the double degree option will get help finding accommodation during their stay in Konstanz. Find more information here.

When do the semesters start?
The calender for the academic year is not the same in Gothenburg as in Konstanz. You find all the information about this among the practical information and student support.

Where can I learn more about Konstanz university?
Here are some useful links:
The University of Konstanz.
The Department of Politics and Public Administration.
Checklist for international students.
Introductory events.
Study preparation and Orientation programs.
Student-Information-System (StudIS).

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