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Double Degree - University of San Diego

A single Undergraduate Program, 2 Bachelor Degrees.


What is a Double Degree

To enrich your international experience, you can choose to complete a Double Degree with the University of San Diego (United States of America)

This exclusive Program allows students to spend two years at CATÓLICA-LISBON, followed by two years at the University of San Diego.

The University of San Diego is considered the #1 Best Business School in California for undergraduates, according to the 2021 ranking from Poets & Quants for Undergrads.

Obtained Diplomas and Degrees

At the end of the Program, graduates will be granted two diplomas:

1st possible path

2nd possible path

3rd possible path

The Double Degree program offers you the extraordinary opportunity to get two diplomas, to gain a deep international experience and to challenge yourself by experiencing two distinctive academic cultures and approaches. 

Above all, the cross-cultural awareness gained through this experience is highly valued by recruiters and likely to increase your potential for a truly global career.

Applications for Double Degrees take place during the International Undergraduate Program.

Admissions to Double Degree programs are subject to a competitive selection process, due to the limited number of slots.


Application dates

Applications to the Double Degree programs will occur during the month of November of the 2nd academic year. Exact dates shall be released in due time by the International Relations Office.


Application requirement

In order to be able to apply for the Double Degree program with the University of San Diego, you must:

  • have a minimum GPA of 13.35/20 and must have completed a minimum of 50 ECTS of coursework at the time of the application, that is, at the end of the first 2 semesters at CATÓLICA-LISBON (students are also expected to maintain a GPA equal or superior to 13.35/20 at the end of the first two years);
  • submit an updated Curriculum Vitae and Personal Statement (such documents might be shared with our partner school).


Exit requirement

In order to graduate from the International Undergraduate Program of CATÓLICA-LISBON, students must have completed a minimum of 92 ECTS of coursework along their 2 years at CATÓLICA-LISBON.


Cost of the Double Degree Program with University of San Diego

During the entire duration and until completion of the Double Degree program, students pay the tuition fees and annual enrollment fees at CATÓLICA-LISBON, according to the official Tuition Fee List of Universidade Católica Portuguesa at the time of the program.

Travel & health insurance expenses, passport and visa expenses (if applicable), accommodation and cost of living expenses, books, etc. are the sole responsibility of the students.

While at University of San Diego, students will pay a University Fee each semester (currently US$304 per semester and updated on a yearly basis).

In the event of withdrawal from the Double Degree program (after application deadline), the corresponding €2.000 penalty fee will apply, as per the official Tuition Fee List of Universidade Católica Portuguesa.



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