Double degree and study abroad


Saarland University (UdS) and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) are currently in the process of creating a double degree programme within the M.Sc. High-Performance Sport. This degree programme will be available with the start of the winter term 19/20 (starting in October 2019). Interested students who are already accepted for the M.Sc. High-Performance Sport at UdS and who want to seek admission to the double degree programme have to apply separately. General regulations, application requirements, information on the application process as well as deadlines will be published in the cooperation agreement between both universities.

This agreement will further regulate the specific study and exam regulations dissident from the official regulations within the M.Sc. High-Performance studied solely at UdS. Students accepted for the double degree programme have to spend a minimum of 6 months at UTS in Australia and have to achieve a minimum of 30 CPs according to the exam regulations at the partner university. UdS will accept all units passed within the M.Sc. High-performance Sport at UTS, however seeking advice at the student counselling prior to leaving is highly recommended in order to assure that the courses will complement the content of those offered and passed at UdS. After completion of the Master´s double degree programme, the students will earn a double degree issued by the universities involved.

According to the regular study plan it is recommended to spend the 3rd semester at UTS as students mostly have to attend the complementary and free elective modules but no mandatory or core theme modules. As such, completing the double degree programme should not extend the regular degree duration.

Besides the opportunity to achieve a double degree, students have the possibility to study abroad via Erasmus+. As the M.Sc. High-Performance Sport has a strong focus on internationalisation, studying abroad is highly recommended for all students. As in the double degree programme, Erasmus+ exchanges are recommended in the 3rd semester. Active collaborations exist with the Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU, England; internship agreement) and the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands; study agreement). General information on Erasmus+ regulations and funding can be found here. Students can apply via the degree coordinator (Dr. Sabrina Skorski: s.skorski@mx.uni-saarland.de). It is highly recommended that students contact the degree coordinator early in advance for counselling to assure that the courses/internships will complement the content of those offered and passed at UdS.