1.    Withdrawal from studies entails the cancellation of the students’ whole academic career and therefore of all the exams taken.

2.    When and how to submit the application. Students can withdraw from studies at any time. Withdrawal must be submitted by means of a written declaration on stamped paper.

The application must be sent from the students’ institutional email account to the email address of the reference Student Affairs Office, by using the “Rinuncia agli studi” form, available at in the “Student Forms” section. Before submitting the application, students must check whether their valid identity document has been correctly uploaded on Infostud in the Profile>Personal Documents section.

3.    Tuition fees and outstanding tuition fees. Students wishing to withdraw are not entitled to any reimbursement of the tuition fees already paid, though they are not required to pay outstanding tuition fees, if any.

4.    Exam recognition after a new enrolment. After withdrawing from their studies, students may enrol again in the same or in another degree programme, provided that it belongs to an academic system pursuant to Ministerial Decree no. 270/04.

In exceptional cases (at the discretion of the competent educational bodies), students may request the recognition of the exams taken before withdrawal; in such events, they will have to submit an application on stamped paper according to the procedures provided for in paragraph 2.
ECTS recognition after withdrawal is only possible if students, when applying, have not achieved another degree in another Sapienza or other university degree programme.

5.    Payments for ECTS recognition. ECTS recognition entails the payment to Sapienza of a € 290 fixed fee for each academic year elapsed between withdrawal from studies and the application for recognition, up to € 4,500.00. The paying-in slip must be requested from the Student Affairs Office, that will calculate the amount due. If, upon withdrawal, there were still outstanding tuition fees, the fixed fee will also apply to academic years with outstanding payments. If the new enrolment takes place in the year immediately subsequent to withdrawal and students do not have any outstanding payments in the academic year of withdrawal, the sum to be paid is the amount of the tuition fees relating to the academic year of new enrolment and no fixed fee shall apply. If, on the contrary, students have not paid the tuition fees in the academic year of withdrawal, the sum to be paid is the amount of the tuition fees relating to the academic year of new enrolment (+ regional tax + stamp duty) as well as the fixed fee.

Students having a disability equal to or higher than 66% or a certificate of disability pursuant to art. 3, paragraph 1, of law of February 5, 1992, no. 104, will pay a fixed fee of € 30 (+ regional tax + stamp duty).

6.    Withdrawing students coming from other Italian universities. Applications for ECTS recognition subsequent to withdrawal from studies must be submitted at the same time as the enrolment in the new degree programme and not in subsequent years. In their application for ECTS recognition, students must specify the ID number obtained upon registration on Infostud at and must pay the amounts indicated in paragraph 5 above. The Student Affairs Office will retrieve their academic career from the university of origin.

7.    Non-EU students holding a residence permit. Withdrawal from studies requested by non-EU citizens holding a residence permit for study purposes entails the loss of such permit and therefore will prevent them from enrolling in other Italian universities in the same academic year. To enrol in subsequent academic years, students must go to the competent Italian Embassy or Consulate in their country of origin from April to June and follow the procedures provided for.

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