1.    Graduands. Graduands are students who, by the submission date of the degree application, have acquired 96% (rounded down) of the ECTS provided for by their degree programme, except those provided for the final exam (unless otherwise provided for by each faculty).

2.    Tuition fees for students who graduate within January 24, 2020. Graduands of all degree programmes are allowed not to pay tuition fees for the 2019-2020 academic year if they graduate within January 24, 2020. Should they not graduate within the above date, or not be successful in the final exam, they will have to pay the first and the second instalment of tuition fees for the 2019-2020 academic year (without any additional fee for late payment) within January 30, 2020 and the third instalment within March 30, 2020.

The degree sessions starting from February 3, 2020 will be relating to the 2019-2020 academic year. The above calendar does not apply to the degree programmes of the Health Care Professions, for which the regulations in force provide for two degree sessions in each academic year (the first one in October – November and the second one in March – April). Consequently, the 2020 March – April session refers to the 2018-2019 academic year.

3.    Tuition fees for students who graduate within March 30, 2020. Graduands who paid the first and the second instalment of tuition fees for the 2019-2020 academic year and who graduate within March 30, 2020 do not pay the third instalment of tuition fees, that will be cancelled by the Student Office of their degree programme. Such provision will not apply for part-time students (resolution of the Board of Directors of December 9, 2009).

4.    Submission of the degree application. The deadlines and procedures relating to the degree application and the final exam are published on the webpage of each degree programme, in the “Graduation” section, at

The degree application may be withdrawn and submitted in a following degree session (repeat) with the same procedures provided for the first submission.

Upon submission of degree application, it is mandatory to fill-in the Alma Laurea questionnaire according to the procedures available at

5.    Final piece of writing – degree thesis. The submission procedure of the degree application provides for that the thesis or the final piece of writing are enclosed exclusively online.

6.    Assessment of the students’ academic career for graduation purposes. Before admitting students to the final exam, the Student Office must verify the regularity of payments and of the entire academic career, so as to ascertain whether they are compliant with the Regulations/Manifesto of their degree programme and/or their academic career, if available and authorised by the educational bodies. Such evaluation will also take into account the number of ECTS provided for and the preliminary exams, if any. Students who have not duly complied with such fulfilments cannot be admitted to the final exam.

7.    Early graduation. Students may graduate one session in advance, provided that they have been expressly authorised by the Director of the degree programme to take in advance single exams and by the Faculty Board to take the final exam (resolution of the Academic Senate of November 22, 2005).

The most deserving students who have obtained from the faculty the authorisation to take exams in advance and who have passed them with an average grade equal to 29/30 may take the final exam one year earlier (resolution of the Academic Senate of December 15, 2009).

Students who apply for early graduation must pay at all events the tuition fees for the final year.

8.     Degree certificate. The degree certificate must be collected at the Student Office. Graduates will be communicated by email (at the institutional email address, as per art. 53) when the degree certificate is available for collection. In case of loss, it is possible to request a duplicate by submitting an application on stamped paper to the Student Office of one’s degree programme (either to the front desk or by means of registered letter with return receipt), together with a valid ID document and the loss report or a self-certification. The Student Office will issue an authorisation to pay a € 75 fee, to be submitted to the Bursar’s Office of the university.

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