Academic year 2019-20 extended

Academic Year 2019-20 extended

Law no. 21 of February 26, 2021, establishes that "notwithstanding the provisions of the university regulations (...) the last graduation sessions for the academic year 2019-20 is set for June 15, 2021. Any other deadline related to fulfilling educational or administrative deadlines related to the same sessions is consequently extended' (article 6, paragraph 7-bis).

For students graduating by March 31 or June 15, 2021

For degree programmes that end on March 31, 2021,  the Student Affairs Offices are carrying out all the necessary checks to identify students who benefit from the extension of the academic year and obtain their degree in the 2019-20 academic year.
For these students, the Student Affairs Office will:
  • cancel any enrolment for the 2020-21 academic year and provide for any refunds, which must necessarily be collected after graduation;
  • change the academic year of graduation (2019-20);
  • validate any exams taken in 2020-21 as valid exams for 2019-20; 
  • include on the certificates an appropriate statement referring to the exams validated as a result of Law no. February 21, February 26, 2021.

Students who will graduate by March 31 or June 15, 2021, in the 2019-20 academic year are exempt from paying tuition fees for the 2020-21 academic year, including regional tax.

Tuition fees already paid will be reimbursed as follows:
  • amounts exceeding one thousand euros: payment by bank transfer (the regulations in force provide for payment by traceable means);
  • amounts of less than one thousand euros for students who have declared their Iban: payment by bank transfer;
  • amounts of less than one thousand euro for those who have not declared the Iban: Students will receive an email by the Settore Gestione flussi di cassa - Area Contabilità finanza e controllo di gestione with instructions on how to be reimbursed in cash at any Unicredit branch with an  ID card and a tax code.

The University offices in charge are currently working to make the reimbursement process as quick as possible.

Who does not benefit from the extension of the academic year?

Graduands who complete their current career by June 15 do not benefit from this provision: these students will graduate in the 2020-21 academic year because they cannot shorten the time stipulated by law for obtaining their degree (3 years for Bachelor's degree programmes, 2 years for Master's degrees, 5 or 6 for single-cycle Master's degrees).

Similarly, part-time students who complete the agreed time for graduation by June 15, 2021, do not benefit from the academic year's extension.

Current graduands who will graduate by March 31, 2021, in the 2020-21 academic year are exempt from payment of the tuition fees for the 2020-21 year, as provided for by Rector's Decree no. 94224 of December 18, 2020. Stamp duty and regional tax are due.

For degrees awarded after March 31, 2021, all three instalments are due in the academic year 2020-21.

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