International Master Programme in "Earth Dynamics" - Student Exchange Plan


The Department of Geosciences proposes the "Earth Dynamics" International Master Programme, characterized by a student exchange plan between the University of Padova and the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.

The main objective of the programme is to train up to 5 recruited students in the field of Geosciences, with a multidisciplinary approach focused on active and fossil orogeneses and coupling processes from mantle to atmosphere. Moreover, it aims to endow them with the ability to tackle advanced problems using state-of-the-art theoretical and analytical tools.

The International Master Programme, coordinated by an Academic Board, will consist of a first year at the home university (first and second semester), the third semester spent at the host university, and a jointly supervised Master project in the fourth semester.

Students must obtain a minimum of 48 ECTS at the home institution before going abroad, and a minimum of 30 ECTS credits at the host institution, according to the study plan. 

Studies leading to the degree shall last two years, totalling 120 ECTS credits and upon successful completion of the International Master Programme, students shall be awarded a degree by their respective home university.

Admission requirements

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by students applying for the programme:

  1. To have successfully completed the first cycle of studies (equivalent to a First Level Degree / Bachelor of Science in Geosciences or a closely related degree).
  2. To be regularly enrolled in the Master’s Degree Course in “Geologia e Geologia Tecnica” at UNIPD or the Master Programme “Geosciences” at UNIFR. Students have to apply for the International Master Programme in their first semester until March 11th. During the 3rd semester, students may request an extension for an extra semester (4th semester) of their mobility period at the Partner Institution. All requests for extension will have to be agreed by the Academic Board.
  3. To yield English skills at the level C1 or equivalent proven by appropriate certificates. Lower levels (e.g. B2) must be approved by the Academic Board*.

*If the student does not provide a valid English certificate, the Board will evaluate the language skills

The admission of students whose academic profile partially doesn't meet these requirements will be subjected to an additional assessment by the Academic Board, which will make the final decision and will propose a suitable study plan.

Student selection process

The parties may recruit up to 5 students per institution and academic year. The selection of the exchange students, made by the Academic Board, will be based on a ranking according to the following criteria:

  1. Grade of the first level degree (Bachelor) and academic records.
  2. Motivational interview.

Call for Application

Click here to Apply (with Single Sign On - Deadline 11th March, 19.00 CET)