Double Degree with Russian State University for the Humanities 
Slavic Studies / Philology in the Slavonic World and Italy

Mobility suspended for a.y. 2024/2025

The international mobility for this programme has been suspended for the 2024/2025 academic year. This destination has thus not been included in the Double/Joint Degree call for applications 2024.

Partner University website

Coordinator: prof. Svetlana Nistratova
Department DSLCC: 
International Office: Counseling and Welcome Unit: 

The Double Degree programme in Slavic Studies / Philology in the Slavonic World and Italy, jointly realized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice - Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies (DSLCC) and the Russian State University for the Humanities (Moscow), offers the opportunity to take part in an international study path and to spend a semester at the partner University.

At the end of the study path, upon completion of all the exams and the thesis defense, students will receive a double degree:

  • Laurea Magistrale in Lingue e letterature europee, americane e postcoloniali – percorso slavistica - balcanistica from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice;
  • Master in Philology in the Slavonic World and Italy from the Russian State University for the Humanities.

Admission requirements

The programme is reserved for students in possession of the admission requirements for the master’s degree in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures of Ca’ Foscari University.

Students shall demonstrate a good level of Russian language proficiency (B2).

Study period abroad

Students will be contacted by the staff of the Counseling and Welcome Unit for information about the procedures to carry out before, during and after the mobility period, taking place in the first semester of the second academic year.

Information about scholarship possibilities can be found in the annual call for applications.

All students will be required to submit a Learning Agreement, listing all the academic activities they are planning to take abroad, which will be recognized in their study plan after the completion of the mobility.

In order to receive the double degree, students must obtain at least 30 ECTS during the mobility.

It is highly recommended to contact the academic coordinator of the programme in Venice (Prof. Svetlana Nistratova) to arrange the Learning Agreement with the exams to be taken abroad. We suggest to visit the Partner University’s website for information about the courses.


In order to submint the request to graduate, students must follow the standard procedure for all Ca’ Foscari students.

The final thesis shall be written under co-supervision of Professors of both Universities in Italian, with a summary (avtopeferat) in Russian.

After the thesis discussion, it will be possible to start the procedure to request the diploma of the partner University.

Both diplomas will be legally recognized in the countries of issuance.

Final thesis

The topic of the Master Degree’s final thesis has to be agreed with the supervisor, namely a Ca’ Foscari Professor. Besides the Ca’ Foscari supervisor there will be an external co-supervisor from the partner University. The co-supervisor will provide a report and their evaluation to the Commitee.

In order to find the co-supervisor and get further information about procedures and typology of final thesis, students are suggested to contact the coordinator of the programme, Prof. Svetlana Nistratova, well in advance.

Last update: 19/06/2024