The benefits indicated in this article apply to the amounts due according to one’s 2019 ISEE and cannot be added to the reductions provided for by art. 20.
Students entitled to such benefits as per this article must pay the regional tax of € 140 and the stamp duty of € 16.
1. “95-99 school-leaving examination” bonus. Students enrolling in 2019-2020 academic year who achieved the school-leaving diploma in the 2018-2019 school year with a grade ranging from 95 and 99/100 will benefit from a reduction in tuition fees equal to € 300. Students enrolling in 2019-2020 academic year who achieved the school-leaving diploma in the 2018-2019 school year with a grade equal to 100/100 or 100 cum laude will benefit from payment of the € 30 fixed amount fee and will maintain such exemption if they abide by the merit requirements provided for (art. 25).
2. Exam bonus (see art. 27 bis)
3. “Honours Programme” bonus. The Honours Programme aims to appreciate the training of students enrolled in a degree programme who are interested in an in-depth study and cultural integration activities. It consists in additional training activities and upon its conclusion a final certificate is issued. The faculties that create Honours Programmes issue special calls every year.
Upon conclusion of the Honours Programme created by the students’ faculty, those of them who successfully passed the selection to access it are entitled to a reimbursement equal to the amount of the tuition fees paid in the last year of enrolment, from which the one-off fee of € 30 will be deducted.
4. “Degree programmes of community interest” bonus. Students enrolled in the first, second and third year of the 2019-2020 academic year in degree programmes belonging to the academic system pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270/04 of the following classes will benefit from a partial reimbursement of tuition fees, of variable amount, that is established every year according to the Ministry’s financing obtained by the university.
Students who benefit from such reimbursement must have a 2019 ISEE lower than or equal to € 40,000 and:
- an upper secondary school-leaving grade equal to or higher than 85/100 if they are enrolled in the first year;
- have acquired at least 30 ECTS in the 2018-2019 academic year within January 31, 2020 if they are enrolled in the second and third year.
Such students pay the one-off fee according to their 2019 ISEE for the right to education and subsequently obtain a partial reimbursement.
Students are not entitled to any partial reimbursement if they are in arrears with the payment of tuition fees.
In case of change of degree programmes or transfers from other universities that do not provide for such benefit, the reduction will start from the year of enrolment (other than the first year), without prejudice to the observance of the above mentioned merit and income requirements.
The degree classes entitling to reductions are the following:
- L-7 Civil and Environmental Engineering
- L-8 Information engineering (except the degree programmes in Engineering Management and Computer science and automation engineering)
- L-9 Industrial engineering (except the degree programmes in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering and Chemical Engineering)
- L-27 Chemical Sciences and Technologies
- L-30 Physical Sciences and Technologies
- L-34 Geological Sciences
- L-35 Mathematical Sciences
- L-41 Statistics
5. Family bonus (see art. 28)
6. Part-time bonus (see art. 50)
Article 27 bis – Exam bonus
1. Requisites. The exam bonus is acknowledged to regular students who have acquired, between August 10, 2018 and August 10, 2019 of the 2018-2019 academic year, the following requisites:
- at least 10 ECTS (if in the 2019-2020 academic year they enrol in the second year of a bachelor’s degree programme or a single cycle master’s degree programme) or at least 25 ECTS (if in the 2019-2020 academic year they enrol in the third year of a bachelor’s degree programme or in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth year of a single cycle master’s degree programme or in the first or second year of a master’s degree programme);
- an exam average grade of 24/30, calculated on all the exams sat and for all the past academic career.
Students benefitting from the bonus are automatically identified by Infostud, that awards such benefit, according to the criteria provided for, to the 10% of students who have attained the best results by number of ECTS and grades obtained. In case such students are not entitled to most favourable reductions as per art. 20, they will be awarded a bonus on tuition fees due for the 2019-2020 academic year. The amount of such bonus ranges from minimum € 85 to maximum € 300 and is awarded according to the students’ merits.
The minimum value of the one-off fee provided for the 2019-2020 academic year for students benefitting from the exam bonus is € 30.
2. Bonus awarding. Infostud will take account of all the ECTS acquired by each student according to the exam grades obtained in the previous academic years, from enrolment until August 10, 2019.
Infostud will calculate 3 assessment criteria for each student:
a. the sum of the ECTS acquired with each exam multiplied by the grade obtained and divided by 100:
b. the weighted average of grades;
c. the date of birth.
The list for bonus awarding will be in decreasing order according to the a. criterion (starting from the highest grade), then to the b. criterion (starting from the highest grade average) and finally to the c. criterion (starting from the most recent date of birth).
Students enrolled in the first year of a master’s degree programme are entitled to benefit from the exam bonus and will get a 5% grade increase if they obtained their degree by August 10, 2019.
3. Grounds for exclusion and non-recognisable ECTS. Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programmes and in the first year of master’s degree programmes who achieved their degree from other universities are not entitled to the exam bonus, nor are students who have made changes of degree programmes, who transferred from other universities and applied for programme shortening in their academic career.
The following ECTS will not be valid for the awarding of the exam bonus:
- the ECTS acquired by taking extracurricular exams pursuant to art. 6 (art.42);
- the ECTS acquired by taking exams relating to single courses (art. 41);
- the ECTS acquired after validation of exams for programme shortening (art. 49).
The ECTS acquired after validation of exams passed abroad within the framework of mobility programmes are valid.