1.    Definition of graduand student. Graduand students are those who, by the date of submitting the graduation application, have acquired 96% (rounded down) of the ECTS envisaged for their degree programme, excluding the ECTS envisaged for the final degree exam unless otherwise provided for by the individual Faculties, as set out in the Graduating Student Checklist of each faculty.

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2.    Tuition fees for students graduating by January 31, 2024. Graduand students of all degree programmes are entitled not to pay tuition fees for the academic year 2023-2024 if they graduate by January 31, 2024. If they do not take their final degree exam by this date, they must pay the first and second instalments for the 2023-2024 academic year (without a late payment fine) by January 31, 2024, and the third instalment by March 28, 2024.

Degree sessions that take place from February 1, 2024, onwards will pertain to the academic year 2023-2024.

The above-mentioned calendar does not apply to the degree programme of the Health Professions, for which the current regulations provide for two graduation periods per academic year (the first in the October-November period and the second in the March-April period). Consequently, the March-April 2024 session pertains to the academic year 2022-2023, and therefore, the payment of tuition fees for the year 2023-2024 is not required.

3.    Tuition fees for students who graduate by March 28, 2024. Graduand students who have paid the first and second instalments for the 2023-2024 academic year and who obtain their degree by March 28, 2024, do not pay the third instalment of the tuition fees, which will be cancelled on the information system by the relevant Student Affairs Office. This provision does not apply to students enrolled in part-time learning (resolution of the Board of Governors of December 9, 2009).

4.    Payments for students who only have to take their final degree exam and are not up to date with their payments. In this case, graduand students must pay the University a fixed fee for each year of suspension, as indicated in Article 46 of these Regulations.

5.    Choice of the thesis/final paper supervisor and subject. The final degree exam for degree programmes involves the presentation of a dissertation. The topic must be agreed upon with a lecturer in a scientific-disciplinary sector included in the student's study plan among the foundation, core and related or supplementary activities. The final degree exam for Master's degree programmes involves writing a thesis with original characteristics. The subject of the thesis must be agreed upon with a lecturer in a scientific-disciplinary sector included in the student's study plan. Graduand students are entitled to be assigned a thesis topic with a supervisor at least six months before the end of their study plan and, in any case, within a maximum of 30 days from the time the request is submitted to the competent bodies.

In the event that the chosen lecturer is not available, the Programme Coordinator must identify a lecturer for the student.

6.    Preparation of the thesis/final paper. During the preparation of the thesis/final paper, lecturers are required to assist students in their work. Students must produce an essay on the basis of the agreed indications, making explicit the sources used and adhering to the scientific conventions of the specific field of study with regard to the recognition of the work of others.

The duration of the commitment for the preparation of the final paper must be commensurate with the number of credits (ECTS) assigned to it.

The thesis/final paper is an intellectual work of a creative nature with scientific content protected by copyright law (Law 633/1941).

The dissertation must be uploaded in the "Thesis" section of the graduation application (see below), only after acceptance by the Student Affairs Office.

7.    Submission of the graduation application. The deadlines and procedures for submitting the degree application are included in the Graduating Student Checklist of each Faculty, available on the University website on the appropriate page. Further information, including information related to the final degree exam, is published on the web page of each Faculty, in the "Graduation" section of the course catalogue on the website.

The graduation application may be withdrawn and submitted in a subsequent graduation session (resubmission) in the same way as the first submission.

When submitting the graduation application, it is compulsory to complete the Alma Laurea questionnaire according to the procedures described on the page

8.    Final paper – thesis. The graduation application submission requires that the final paper or thesis, if applicable, must be uploaded in electronic format only. A paper format is not required.

9.    Assessment of the student's study plan for graduation purposes. Before admitting students to the final degree exam, the Student Affairs Office is required to check the regularity of payments and of the entire educational pathway to verify compliance with the academic system, the Regulations of the degree programme and/or the study plan (if existing and authorised by the educational bodies), also in relation to the number of credits (ECTS) envisaged and any propedeutic order for taking courses. Students who do not comply with the regulations cannot be admitted to the final degree exam.

10.   Early graduation. It is possible to graduate with the advancement of one session, subject to express authorisation for the advancement of individual exams by the Programme Coordinator and of the final degree exam by the Faculty Board (Resolution S.A. November 22, 2005).

Particularly deserving students who have obtained authorisation from the Faculty to take their exams in advance and who have passed them with an average mark of 29 out of 30 may sit the final degree exam one year earlier (Academic Senate Resolution December 15, 2009).

Candidates who request to graduate a year earlier (either by a single semester or by an entire year) than the graduation session scheduled by the Educational Board of their degree programme are in any case required to pay the tuition fees for the final year of the programme in which they are enrolled.

11.   Graduation parchment. The graduation parchment must be collected from the Student Affairs Office. Graduates will receive a communication by email (to the institutional email address, Art. 53) indicating when it will be possible to collect the parchment.

12.   Duplicate of the graduation parchment following theft/loss/deterioration. To request a duplicate parchment following theft or loss, it is necessary to submit an application using the "Duplicate parchment" (Duplicato Pergamena) form available on the University website on the Student Forms page, attaching the report of theft or loss.

To request a duplicate of the parchment due to deterioration, it is necessary to submit the application in the same way as above and deliver the deteriorated original of which the duplicate is requested to the Student Affairs Office.

A payment of 70 euros and two revenue stamps worth 16 euros are due for the duplicate. Payment instructions are indicated on the form.

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