Art. 51 - SELF-CERTIFICATIONS AND CERTIFICATES

 

1.    Self-certifications. Students can issue self-certifications both of their academic degree and of the exams taken, except when submission of certificates is expressly required, in particular for educational activities carried out abroad (Presidential Decree no. 445/2000 and further amendments).

2.    Verification of self-certifications. In the event that students submit self-certifications, the process linked to the self-certification will be suspended until the truthfulness of such statements has been verified. Confirmations must come from the Institution that holds the self-certified data (i.e., INPS, Municipalities, other universities and so on).

3.    Certificates downloadable from Infostud. It is possible to print out from Infostud, without going to the Student Affairs Office, certificates attesting enrolment, exams taken, graduation, the legal term of the degree programme for redemption of university years for pension purposes. The degree certificates with the list of the exams taken are available on Infostud only for students who achieved their degree from the 2004-2005 academic year on. The degree certificates without the list of exams taken, on the contrary, are available for all students who graduated after 1990.

4.    Digital stamp. Infostud affixes a digital stamp on certificates that gives them the same legal value as that of certificates issued by the Student Affairs Office and that enables the requesting body to verify its truthfulness.

Students must put a stamp duty on the certificate printed out from Infostud.

5.    Certificates requested from the Student Affairs Office. The certificates that cannot be downloaded from Infostud can be requested from the Student Affairs Office also personally, by taking a valid ID document and a stamp duty. The certificates issued at desk can be exclusively delivered to the person concerned or to any other authorised representative, provided with a proxy, their own ID document and a copy of the delegating party’s.

6.    Certificates valid abroad. To obtain a certificate translated and/or valid abroad, students have to request from the Student Affairs Office a certificate on stamped paper to be valid abroad (undersigned by an authorised Sapienza official whose signature has been filed with the Prefecture); they have to see to the legalisation of their certificate from the Prefecture for use abroad; they must have diplomas and certificates translated by a sworn translator registered with the Register of Chartered Translators in the Italian Courts or with the lists of sworn translators at the Consulates or Embassies of the countries of destination. In some cases, the Diploma Supplement referred to in paragraph 7 of this article could be required.

7.    Diploma supplement. For degree programmes belonging to the academic systems pursuant to Ministerial Decrees no. 509/99 and 270/04, Sapienza issues, as an additional certificate to each degree, a document including extra information about the study plan, in compliance with the EU standards. The Diploma Supplement is issued in Italian and in English only for graduates of bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes and may be requested free of charge from the Student Affairs Office. The Diploma Supplement requested for use abroad will include the university stamp and the signature of the official in charge.

8.    Ban on certificate issue. Students may be issued certificates including information on their academic career if their payments of tuition fees, additional fees for late payments and regional tax are up to date. Students who fail to pay tuition fees within the prescribed deadlines will not be allowed to request certificates until they settle the outstanding payments, nor may they submit the relating self-certifications to any third parties.

9.    Payments. Students who stopped their educational career after a de facto suspension of studies, withdrawal or for exceeding the standard term to achieve the degree and who request a certificate of studies on stamped paper from the Student Affairs Office, must also pay a € 5.16 administrative fee for each certificate requested. Administrative fees have to be bought at the Central Supply and Warehouse.

10.   Verification of the degree and academic career by any third-party bodies. If students ask any third parties (foreign universities, agencies for degree recognition abroad and so on) to acquire data about their academic career and/or the achievement of their degree from Sapienza, they must expressly authorise such third party in writing, by attaching a copy of their valid ID document, as well as a disclaimer for Sapienza by using the form available at www.uniroma1.it/modulisticastudenti.

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