Studying for Two Degrees (Doppelstudium)
The University of Würzburg will allow you to study for two degrees at the same time if certain conditions are satisfied. Please note that you will need to obtain prior written approval from the University.
Approval will only be granted if you provide sufficiently convincing evidence of your ability to duly complete both programmes and demonstrate that you are fully aware of the implications of studying for two degrees at the same time. It will not be granted if the courses of the two programmes clash or it can be expected that the proposed arrangement will prolong your time to degree completion. Please be aware that you are fully responsible for any disadvantages that may result from you studying for two degrees at the same time. Therefore, please review all available information carefully before you make a decision to apply for permission. For information and advice, please contact the competent course advisory service.
If admission restrictions are in place for one or both of the degree programmes, you must also demonstrate that strong professional, academic, or artistic grounds exist for which you are seeking to study for the two degrees at the same time.
Whether you will be given permission to study in the two programmes at the same time will depend on the opinion of the course advisor(s) of the restricted admission degree programme(s) in question. The course advisor will give his/her opinion as to whether you are suitable, whether the time commitment is manageable, and whether it makes sense to study in the two programmes of your choice at the same time.
If admission to the programme you want to add is restricted, you must apply for a place and be granted admission. Please note the application deadlines.
If you want to add a programme/subject admission to which requires successful completion of an aptitude test, you must pass said test.
You cannot be enrolled in degree programmes in human medicine and dentistry at the same time. In Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes governed by ASPO (General Academic and Examination Regulations) 2015, it is not allowed to study for two degrees in the same major with identical ECTS credits at the same time.
Studying at the University of Würzburg and another university at the same time:
You may be granted permission to study at two German universities at the same time if you provide sufficiently convincing evidence of your ability to duly complete both programmes. Normally, you cannot be enrolled in the same degree programme at two different German universities at the same time.
Please note that you will only be able to enrol in the programme at the University of Würzburg if your other university has also granted you permission to study for two degrees at the same time.
Deadlines and other important information:
Please submit your application for permission to study for two degrees at the same time at the time you enrol or re-enrol to continue your studies in the semester in question. Please note that you must submit said application to the University of Würzburg one month after commencement of the lecture period of the semester in question at the latest. Please note the exact date of the lecture periode of the semester in question.
If you are underage at the time you submit your application for permission to study for two degrees at the same time, please make sure your parents/legal guardians also sign the document. Information for underage university students and their parents.
The form you will have to complete is available for download in pdf format:
Application for permission to study for two degrees at the same time