1.    Scope. These Regulations govern the administrative procedures for Italian, EU and non-EU students enrolling in bachelor’s, master’s degree programmes and single cycle degree programmes for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Enrolling students are deemed as being acquainted with, and accepting, all rules, procedures and deadlines indicated in these Regulations.

These Regulations will be made public through Sapienza website and sent by email to students who have activated their institutional email account as per art. 53.

The administrative procedures for students enrolled in PhDs, Specialisation Schools and Advanced Professional Courses are available in their respective regulations.

2.    Definitions. A definition of the main bodies governing the educational activity and of the terms used is provided as follows, for a better understanding.

a)    Faculties. They are units for the coordination, rationalisation and monitoring of the educational activities, as well as for the monitoring of the Departments’ research activities, according to the directions of the University Evaluation Committee. They are in charge of fostering cultural development, scientific integration and educational organisation, as well as of managing the services mutual for all the Departments of reference.

b)    Departments. They are primary and essential units for research and educational activities, whose aims and/or methods are uniform; they refer to Faculties and also manage and organise degree programmes.

c)    Degree programmes. They include bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes.

d)    Interfaculty degree programmes. They are degree programmes jointly managed by one or more Faculties, both from an educational and an organisational viewpoint.

e)    Leading Faculty. In the interfaculty degree programmes, the Leading Faculty is in charge of the administrative organisation of the degree programme.

f)     Class. With the introduction of the academic system pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 509/99 (the current Ministerial Decree no. 270/04), students achieve the bachelor’s or master’s degree in the reference class of the degree programme in which they are enrolled.

       Classes are defined by means of a name (which does not necessarily coincide with the title of the degree programme) and an alphanumeric code. All the programmes belonging to a class must meet the minimum requirements about the learning outcomes and the educational activities required to achieve the degree.

g)    Cross-curricular degree programmes. They are programmes relating to two degree classes; students choose which class they intend to enrol in and may change their mind later on, provided that the latter choice becomes final upon enrolment in the last year. At all events, the degree is achieved in one class only (Ministerial Decree of March 16, 2007, art. 1, paragraph 3).

h)    EU academic system degree programmes. The degrees achieved in the EU academic system degree programmes (i.e., LM-41 – Medicine and Surgery, LM-4 single cycle - Architecture and so on) are recognised in all the EU countries, without need for specific agreements.

i)     Double degree. It is issued in the degree programmes providing for the achievement of a degree both in Italy and in the country of the university with which a specific agreement has been entered into.

       For all the other non-EU academic system degree programmes or for those which do not provide for any specific agreements with other countries, the recognition of degree may be requested in accordance with the regulations in force in each country.

l)     Joint degree. It is issued, with a single diploma, in the degree programmes created with the participation of several universities, further to specific agreements, and is valid in all the countries of the involved universities.


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