BUA Joint Degree Programs
Existing and newly developed cooperative degree programs of the partners of the Berlin University Alliance can become BUA joint degree programs upon application. For this purpose, a degree program must be supported by at least two alliance partners and fulfill the following criteria:
- Societal challenges of global importance are addressed in the courses offered.
- The qualifications gained in the courses improve the student’s prospects in their future professional or academic career.
- Research-based education and the transfer of cutting-edge research are core elements of the curriculum.
- The courses offered feature an international dimension.
- The courses offered are interdisciplinary in nature.
If a joint degree program meets the criteria, it can be classified as a BUA degree program upon application by the lead institution.
The following BUA joint degree programs are currently offered:
For the development of new cooperative study programs, the partner institutions have agreed on key points that are intended to enable the conceptual development of cross-university study programs within a manageable timeframe, their legally secure establishment, and their successful and mutually beneficial implementation.
Criteria and process for classifying study programs as special BUA study programs are outlined in a process description. An application may be submitted using the BUA Joint Degree Program / BUA Certificate Program Classification Form.
For more information on the certification process, please contact the BUA Office on Teaching and Learning.