Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Wageningen University

Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at Cattolica's SMEA (Alta Scuola in Economia Agro-alimentare) & Wageningen University (WU)

Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore's Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences at SMEA (Alta Scuola in Economia Agro-alimentare) gives participants of the Master of Science in Agricultural and Food Economics the opportunity to undertake the second year of their course at Wageningen University, Netherlands and receive both degrees:


Students will spend their second year at WU. Students will depart during the second half of August of the academic year 2020/21.

Entry Requirements

The number of students entering the program is limited to 3 and they are required to:

  • Have an average mark of at least 24/30 
  • English language proficiency (TOEFL overall score of at least 92 (with a minimum sub-score of 23 for speaking) or IELTS overall grade 6.5 (with a minimum sub-score of 6.0 for speaking) obtained not before April 15, 2018 and dated no later than April 15, 2020)

How to apply

Students in the first year of the M.Sc. in Agricultural and Food Economics that are interested in the Double Degree Program have to:

The application deadline is April 15, 2020.

Selection process

A board appointed by the Faculty will select the students based on merit and the basis of the study curriculum. The list of admitted students will be based on:

  • The average mark (weight 45%)
  • CFU reached (weight 45%)
  • Academic motivation (weight 10%)

Tuition Fee

Starting from the a.y 2020/2021, Double Degree students will have to enrol directly to the Master of Science in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies. Consequently, they will be asked to pay the full WUR tuition fee of about 2,200 Euros per year for EU students. The fee will be refunded within 2020.

Expenses for insurance, travel, and living costs in the host country will be the responsibility of the participating student.

If available, students can apply for a scholarship from LLP Erasmus.

Health insurance and Student Safety Package

Selected students will benefit from the health insurance provided by Europe Assistance in collaboration with Cattolica. In addition, the “Student Safety Package” will be activated, and the students will be able to download the “Safety Check Students” app for the geolocation and instant communications in case of emergency. More information about the activation procedure will be provided to the selected students.

For further information, please refer to the flyer.



For information about the academic content of the program, please refer to:
Prof. Paolo Sckokai (@: paolo.sckokai@unicatt.it)
Prof. Claudio Soregaroli (@: claudio.soregaroli@unicatt.it)

For information about the application procedures, please refer to:
International Office
Tel. 0523 599 436
Fax 0523 599 441
@: francesca.lucchi@unicatt.it