Art. 50 - CHANGE TO PART-TIME LEARNING

 

    1.    What is part-time learning. Part-time learning is the opportunity given to all students who cannot spend their time as full-time students, to arrange a study plan with a number of ECTS ranging from 18 and 45 instead of the 60 ECTS per year usually provided for full-time students, in order to avoid becoming irregular, upon enrolment or in the following years.

    2.    Exclusions. Part-time learning does not apply to:

    -      students enrolled in old academic system degree programmes prior to Ministerial Decree no. 509/99;

    -      students enrolled in e-learning degree programmes in agreement with Consorzio Nettuno and Unitelma (art. 26);

    -      students who exceeded the standard term for the achievement of degree (art. 33), although they have to sit only the final exam. Any submitted applications will be automatically cancelled.

    3.    Submission of the application. The application for part-time learning must be submitted on Infostud starting from 24 hours after payment of the first instalment for the 2019-2020 academic year and within December 20, 2019, by following the procedures available at https://www.uniroma1.it/it/pagina/infostud-procedura-part-time. After the application has been submitted on Infostud, it is automatically sent to the student’s faculty. Students will receive a confirmation message for the successful submission of the part-time learning application at their email address (if confirmed) and they may cancel their application within 7 days after submission. The faculty accepts applications within January 31 and Infostud communicates the outcome of the procedure to each student by email. The application for part-time learning may be filed only once and, after it has been accepted, students are not allowed to withdraw and go back to full-time learning.

    4.    Tuition fee reductions. Students whose application for part-time learning has been accepted are entitled to tuition fee reduction, to the extent indicated as follows. The tuition fees reduction applies from the year of enrolment in part-time learning to the instalments following the first one, and on no account is retroactive.

    a.    Bachelor’s degree programmes. Students who enrol in a bachelor’s degree programme, without prejudice to the regional tax, pay tuition fees as follows:

    -      1st and 2nd year of part-time learning: 90% of the tuition fees due;

    -      3rd year of part-time learning: 80% of the tuition fees due;

    -      subsequent years of part-time learning: 60% of the tuition fees due.

    b.    Master’s degree programmes. Students who enrol in a master’s degree programme, without prejudice to the regional tax, pay tuition fees as follows:

    -      1st year of part-time learning: 90% of the tuition fees due;

    -      2nd year of part-time learning: 80% of the tuition fees due;

    -      subsequent years of part-time learning: 60% of the tuition fees due.

    c.    Single cycle master’s degree programmes. Students who enrol in a single cycle master’s degree programme, without prejudice to the regional tax, pay tuition fees as follows:

    -      1st, 2nd and 3rd year of part-time learning: 90% of the tuition fees due;

    -      4th, 5th and 6th year of part-time learning: 80% of the tuition fees due;

    -      subsequent years of part-time learning: 60% of the tuition fees due.

    5.    Reductions for irregular students. A 50% increase in tuition fees applies to students who in the 2019-2020 academic year enrol as irregular students from the 3rd year beyond the standard term of the degree programme on (i.e., third “irregular” year, fourth “irregular” year and so on). Such students can avoid the tuition fees increase if they submit the application for part-time learning according to the procedures indicated in this article (Board of Directors of April 19, 2011). Students who have paid the first instalment of tuition fees in an increased amount, after changing to part-time learning will be granted a balance when paying the third instalment.

    6.    Validity of tuition fee reductions. Tuition fee reductions for students benefitting from part-time learning are valid throughout the agreed term only; students who become irregular will have to pay tuition fees in the standard amount according to their ISEE for the right to academic education with a 50% increase, starting from the first “irregular” year (Board of Directors of June 14, 2011).

    7.    Term to achieve the degree. Students enrolled in part-time learning must take all the exams within twice as many years as those agreed upon for their study plan. To make an example: if the agreed time is 4 years, exams must be successfully taken within 8 years. After such term, the ECTS acquired can be no longer deemed as suitable to achieve the degree and the Programme Area Council, after carrying out the required verifications, establishes any additional learning requirements to be fulfilled in order to achieve the degree.

    8.    Graduation before the end of the agreed term. Students may also obtain their degree before the end of the agreed term, but in order to sit the final exam they shall have paid the tuition fees relating to the entire agreed term.

    In such cases, the lump-sum amount of tuition fees will be determined according to:

    - the students’ 2019 ISEE for the right to academic education;

    - the amount of tuition fees provided for the academic year in which the student graduates;

    - the reduction provided for the remainder of term.

    9.    Changes of degree programmes. In the event of a change of degree programme (art. 10) or of academic system (art. 38), students already enrolled in part-time learning can submit again the application from November of the year following that of change of degree programme or of academic system. As regards the financial aspects, students will be enrolled in the first year of part-time learning in the year in which they apply for change to part-time learning; the academic year and the study plan will be instead determined by the competent Faculty bodies, according to the students’ academic career.

    10.   Incompatibility. Students who choose part-time learning cannot apply for the interruption of academic career (art. 45) or for suspension of academic career (art. 47), nor can they apply for the family bonus referred to in art. 28 of these Regulations or, in the same year of their change to part-time learning, apply for a degree programme shortening (art. 49).

    11.   Term of degree programme for redemption of years of studies for pension purposes. The students’ choice to enrol in part-time learning does not modify the “standard term of degree programme” for redemption of year of studies for pensions purposes. Certificates will therefore specify “standard term of degree programme” for legal purposes, and “agreed term of degree programme”, that refers to the educational organisation of the same degree programme.

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