International Study – Dual Degree Programs


College of Computing students can choose to participate in a dual degree program, obtaining their second degree from either the University of Trento (Italy) or the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany. Classes and laboratories at the European universities are taught in both English and either Italian or German.

At the end of their studies, students will receive an M.S. degree from Georgia Tech and an M.S. degree from the European university they chose.


Just two and a half hours from Milan in the Alpine region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the northern Italian town of Trento is perhaps best known as the location of the 16th century Council of Trent. The city dates back to at least the 4th century B.C. By the late first century B.C., Trento had been conquered by the Romans, but in the two millennia since, it has come under the control of many different empires and nations. Located in the foothills of the Alps, Trento is near several mountain lakes and smaller villages that retain the distinct identities of the region’s history.

The University of Trento is one the most dynamic technical universities in Italy. Its faculty and students collaborate with 13 public research centers and industrial laboratories, including the Microsoft Research Center in Trento. The university is particularly strong in computer science, specifically in distributed systems, networking, knowledge management and bioinformatics. With more than 16,000 students enrolled in over 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, the University of Trento has consistently been ranked as one of Italy’s best medium-sized universities by the country’s national CENSIS ranking.


Located just an hour and a half from the German Alps, Munich is the capital of the German state of Bavaria and home to nearly 1.4 million residents. Though known worldwide for its beer gardens and Oktoberfest, modern-day Munich is a cosmopolitan German city boasting nearly 900 years of history and stunning architecture—despite the city’s being largely rebuilt following its devastation during World War II. National Geographic Traveler once ranked Munich 30th on its list of Top 100 destinations worldwide.

The Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) is one of Germany’s leading research universities. With more than 22,000 students, it is among the best in the country and has produced a constant stream of Nobel laureates, the latest being Gerhard Ertl who won the 2007 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

UPC (Barcelona, Spain)

Earn two MSCS degrees, from Georgia Tech and UPC (Universidad Politecnica de Catalonia) in Barcelona, Spain.

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research that specializes in the fields of architecture, science and engineering. The UPC schools and research centers are known, nationally and internationally, for the education and training of professionals and for research in these areas.

This university is forward-looking and seeks to teach high-quality technical courses that are responsive to the training needs and requirements of traditional, evolving and newly developing production sectors. Visit the UPC site for more information.

Georgia Tech-Lorraine (Metz, France)

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech-Lorraine signed cooperative agreements with renowned engineering schools and universities in France and Europe to develop innovative academic collaborations and allow students to graduate with a double master's degree. Within the framework of these agreements, students may take courses offered by these partner institutions in their local language. Upon successful completion of these highly innovative and integrated programs, students are awarded a master's degree from Georgia Tech and a graduate diploma from a partner institution. Visit the GTL site for more information.