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 fully devote their time to study, to arrange a study plan, upon enrolment or in the subsequent years, 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.

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 2020-2021 academic year and within December 21, 2020, by following the procedures available at www.uniroma1.it/it/pagina/infostud-procedura-part-time.

After the application has been submitted on Infostud, it is automatically sent to the reference Faculty. Students will receive a confirmation message of the successful submission of the application at their email address (if confirmed) and may withdraw it within 7 days after submission. The Faculty approves the applications within January 31 of each year and Infostud communicates to each student by email the outcome of the assessment. 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, in the amounts indicated as follows. The tuition fees reduction applies to the instalments following the first, starting from the year of enrolment in part-time learning 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:

-      first and second year of part-time learning: 90% of the tuition fees due;

-      third 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:

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

-      second 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 degree programmes. Students who enrol in a single cycle degree programme, without prejudice to the regional tax, pay tuition fees as follows:

-      first, second and third year of part-time learning: 90% of the tuition fees due;

-      fourth, fifth and sixth year of part-time learning: 80% of the tuition fees due;

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

5.    Reliefs for irregular students. Students who in the 2020-2021 academic year enrol as irregular students from the third irregular year onward of the standard term of the degree programme (i.e., third irregular year, fourth irregular year and so on) will incur a 50% increase in tuition fees. Such students can avoid the 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 in 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 valid for the reference academic year 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 Educational Board, after carrying out the required verifications, will establish any Further Required Courses to be fulfilled in order for students to achieve the degree.

8.    Graduation before the end of the agreed term. Students may obtain their degree even before the end of the agreed term, but to sit the final exam they shall have paid the tuition fees due for the entire agreed term.

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

- the students’ 2020 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 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 entitled to a reduced payment of tuition fees, as they 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 reconstruction of the students’ academic career.

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

11.   Term of degree programme for redemption of university years for pension purposes. The students’ choice to enrol in part-time learning does not modify the “standard term of degree programme” for redemption of university years for pension 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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