22. Dec 2021
© Sabine Zwedorn

First dual degree graduate

Burliyat Zavrumova is the first student to graduate from the St. Pölten UAS' master degree programme Digital Marketing & Communication within the framework of a dual degree. In parallel, she completed the master degree programme Advertising and PR at her home university, the Russian Pyatigorsk State University.

Since autumn 2018, students of the St. Pölten UAS' master degree programme Digital Marketing & Communication and students of Pyatigorsk State University in the programme Advertising and PR may study a year at the other institution and obtain a dual degree of both universities.

International Dual Degree

In the summer semester 2020, Burliyat Zavrumova left the Pyatigorsk State University to continue her studies in St. Pölten. During her one-year studies in Austria, she completed courses both at the UAS and – thanks to distance learning – at her home university. She completed her master thesis in English and in the summer of 2021, she was the first student of the programme to graduate with a dual degree. During her studies, Burliyat worked as a student assistant for the UAS' Service and Competence Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (SKILL). She used her time in Austria to improve her language skills and explore the country and its people.

Dual Degree Study Programmes

In addition to the master degree programme Digital Marketing & Communication, the St. Pölten UAS has established further dual degree partnerships that allow students to earn two academic degrees at once. One of them is the master degree programme Digital Media Production, which is offered in cooperation with the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. This dual degree programme allows students to complete at least one semester at the partner university and write two master theses respectively.