Art. 50 - CHANGE TO PART-TIME LEARNING

 

1.    What part-time learning is. Part-time learning is the option given to students who do not have the full availability of their own time to dedicate to study, to agree, at the time of enrolment or during subsequent years of enrolment, on a study plan with a number of credits varying between 18 and 45 ECTS credits ( including the credits foreseen for the final degree exam) instead of the 60 credits/year normally envisaged, in order to avoid becoming fuoricorso students.

2.    Exclusions. The part-time learning scheme does not apply:

-      to students enrolled in degree programmes under the Ministerial Decree 509/99 academic system;

-      to students enrolled in distance learning degree programmes in agreement with the 'Consorzio Nettuno' and the Unitelma Telematic University (Art. 26);

-      to students who have completed the prescribed time for obtaining the degree (Art. 33), even if they only lack the final degree exam.

Any applications submitted in cases of exclusion will be automatically revoked.

3.    Submission of the application. The application can be carried out on Infostud from 24 hours after payment of the first instalment for the academic year 2023-2024. For freshers, the deadline corresponds to the date set for payment of the first instalment or, for non-restricted access programmes, to January 31, 2024; for students enrolled in years subsequent to the first, the deadline is December 21, 2023. The procedures are indicated on the university website at https://www.uniroma1.it/en/pagina/infostud-part-time.

After completing the procedure on Infostud, the application is automatically sent to the relevant Faculty.

The message of successful submission of the part-time learning application will be sent by email to the institutional email address.

It is possible to withdraw the application within 7 natural and consecutive days of its submission.

The Faculty approves the applications by January 31 each year, and the system sends the evaluation outcome via email to the institutional email address. The request for a part-time option may only be made once, and once it has been accepted, there is no possibility of withdrawing and returning to full-time learning.

4.    Reductions in tuition fees. Students who obtain authorisation for the part-time status are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees to the extent indicated in the scheme below. The reduction in tuition fees applies from the year of enrolment in the part-time learning scheme and is in no event to be applied retroactively. The reduction applies to the instalments following the first one. The sums indicated in Table 1 of Article 20 of these Regulations do not apply to students who choose to enrol part-time.

a.    Bachelor's degrees. Anyone enrolling in a bachelor's degree, in addition to the regional tax, pays tuition fees in the following amounts:

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

-      third year of part-time learning: 80% of tuition fees due;

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

b.    Master's degrees. Anyone enrolling in a two-year master's degree, in addition to the regional tax, pays tuition fees in the following amounts:

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

-      second year of part-time learning: 80% of tuition fees due;

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

c.     Single-cycle degree programmes. Anyone enrolling in a single-cycle degree programme, in addition to the regional tax, pays tuition fees as follows:

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

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

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

5.    Relief for fuoricorso students. Students who enrol outside the legal duration of the programme in the academic year 2023-2024 from the third additional year onwards (e.g. third additional year, fourth additional year, etc.) will incur a 50% increase in tuition fees. It is possible to avoid the increase by applying for part-time learning by following the procedures set out in this article (Board of Governors April 19, 2011). Students who have paid the increased first instalment after switching to part-time learning status will receive an adjustment on the third instalment

6.    Validity of reduced tuition fees. The reduced amount of tuition fees for part-time students is only valid for the agreed period; students who become fuoricorso compared to the agreed duration must pay tuition fees at the ordinary amount due based on the Isee value for the right to academic study valid for the academic year of reference, increased by 50%, starting from the first year fuoricorso (Board of Governors June 14, 2011).

7.    Deadline for obtaining the degree. Candidates enrolled part-time must pass all the exams within a period equal to twice the agreed programme length (e.g. if the agreed programme length is 4 years, the exams must be passed within a total of 8 years). Once this period has elapsed, the credits acquired may no longer be deemed adequate for the required qualification. After appropriate checks, the Educational Board shall determine any new educational obligations for the award of the qualification.

8.    Graduating earlier than the agreed time. It is possible to obtain the degree even before the expiry of the agreed period, but in order to sit the final degree exam in advance, it is still necessary to have paid the tuition fees due for the entire agreed period.

In this case, the following will be considered in determining the (necessarily lump-sum) amount of the tuition fees:

-      the last declaration of the Isee 2023 for the right to academic studies;

-      the amount of tuition fees provided for the academic year in which the degree is obtained;

-      the reduction envisaged for the missing period.

9.    Degree programme switches. In the case of changes to another degree programme (Art. 10) or the case of a change of academic system (Art. 38), those already enrolled part-time may submit a new application from November of the year following the one in which the change of degree programme or academic system took place. As far as the economic effects are concerned, in the year of the application to switch to part-time status, students will be enrolled in the first year of part-time learning while the programme year and study plan will be determined by the competent Faculty bodies based on the student's career evaluation.

10.   Incompatibilities. Those who opt for part-time learning may not request a career interruption (Art. 45) or career freezing (Art. 47), nor may they request the family bonus relief referred to in Art. 28 of these Regulations, nor may they request, in the year of changeover to part-time learning, a degree programme shortening (Art. 49).

11.   Duration of the degree programme for redemption for pension purposes. The option formulated for the choice of the part-time scheme cannot change the "normal duration of the degree programme" for the redemption of years for pension purposes. The certificates will therefore indicate "normal duration of the degree programme", which is valid for legal purposes, and "agreed duration of the degree programme", which concerns the educational organisation of the programme itself.

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