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 by means of a written statement on stamped paper.

The application must be sent by using the “Rinuncia agli studi” form, available at in the “Student Forms” section. Before submitting the withdrawal, 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 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’s 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. The Student Affairs Office, upon request, will calculate the amount and generate it on Infostud.

If, upon withdrawal, there were still outstanding tuition fees, the fixed fee will also apply to outstanding payments.

If the new enrolment takes place in the year immediately subsequent to withdrawal:

  • if students have paid all tuition fees of the academic year of withdrawal, they will only have to pay the tuition fees for the academic year of new enrolment;

  • if students have not paid the tuition fees of the academic year of withdrawal, or if they made a partial payment (i.e., only the first or second instalment), they will have to pay the fixed fee of € 290, without any additional fees, plus the amount of the tuition fees for the academic year of new enrolment.

Students having a disability equal to or higher than 66% or a certificate of disability pursuant to art. 3, paragraphs 1 and 3, 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 upon 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 Also students coming from other universities and applying for exam recognition after withdrawal 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 students 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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