T.I.M.E. Double Degrees are organised under bilateral agreements between two of the Association’s members.
In principle, voluntary bilateral agreements may be signed between any two T.I.M.E. members.
However, to support our goal of cultural and linguistic diversity, the two signatories may not be from the same country.
According to the 2014 Member Survey, using figures reported by our members themselves, there were in 2014-2015 317 bilateral agreements active within the T.I.M.E. network. Over the four academic years from 2010 to 2014, it is estimated that a total of 2,172 students were mobile in T.I.M.E. Double Degree exchanges, which is an average of 543 newly-mobile students per year over the period.
Who can apply?
if you are a student in engineering or a related field, finishing your Bachelor Degree or already enrolled in a Master of Science programme at a T.I.M.E. member institution, you are eligible to apply to a T.I.M.E. Double Degree.
Admission to a T.I.M.E. Double Degree study track is through your home study institution. The first step is for you to check, at the International Relations Office of your home institution, which Double Degree agreements your institution has with other T.I.M.E. members.
Each T.I.M.E. member has a designated T.I.M.E. Coordinator. Find out who yours is and learn more about T.I.M.E.!
How does it work?
Once you have been selected for a T.I.M.E. Double Degree study track, in order to qualify for the T.I.M.E. Label Certificate you are required to fulfill the following minimum requirements:
- Earn at least 360 ECTS credits (or equivalent in the local system) over your full academic career (Bachelor + Master);
- Study at least 3 Semesters at the T.I.M.E. host institution where you study under a bilateral agreement with your home institution
In addition, you may be asked to fulfill any other requirement stipulated in the bilateral agreement.
You will have to pay any tuition and fees only at your home institution for the entire duration of your Double Degree.
Some of the ECTS credits (or equivalent) earned at your host institution may be recognized at your home institution, according to the rules indicated in the specific bilateral agreement.
When you have completed all the required credits in both your home and host institutions and have been awarded two fully-fledged Master of Science Degrees , each one legally valid in the country of the awarding institution and also in those countries where at least one of these two Degrees is recognized as equivalent, you may apply for your T.I.M.E. Label Certificate.
What are the main characteristics?
During your study period abroad as a T.I.M.E. student, you will experience :
- High-level education in a different cultural context, educational system and (usually) language.
- Projects in research laboratories.
- International team-working.
- Development of interpersonal and intercultural skills.
- Language learning.
- In-depth cultural and international exposure.
- Opportunities of Internships in companies.
How can you apply?
If you are interested in participating in a T.I.M.E. Double Degree, you should first contact the International Office and T.I.M.E. Coordinator of your home institution about:
- possible destinations;
- the application process;
- the selection process.