Academic year 2019-20 extended

Academic year 2019-20 extended: information for graduands

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, 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, 2021, in the 2019-20 academic year are exempt from paying tuition fees for the 2020-21 academic year, including regional tax.

For students graduating in open sessions from April 1 to June 15, 2021

Graduands who benefit from the academic year's extension will find a specific graduation session referring to the academic year 2019-20 when submitting their graduation application. The Promemoria Laureandi will indicate the requirements for applying for graduation. The Promemoria will be updated according to the instructions received from Faculties and Departments.

Go to the Promemoria Laureandi (Graduating student checklist)

Please note: the educational structures may provide additional graduation sessions to make it easier for students to benefit from the extension of the 2019-20 academic year. Similarly, extraordinary sessions could be scheduled for individual exam dates: any updates will be available on the course catalogue, Faculty websites, Department websites, etc...

At the deadline for graduation application for each session, the Student Affairs Offices will carry out checks to verify those entitled to graduate in the 2019-20 academic year and benefit from the exemption/refund of tuition fees for the 2020-21 academic year.

Tuition fees already paid for 2020-21 will be refunded ex officio and must be collected after graduation. Students will receive instructions on how to proceed.

Graduands who still need to take exams to complete their studies will have to fill in a form to request an exemption from tuition fees for the 2020-21 academic year.

The form must be filled in up to 7 working days before the deadline to book the first of the missing exams (e.g. if the deadline to book the exam is April 23, 2021, you must send your request by April 14, 2021).

This deadline applies even if the application has already been submitted. Even if there is more than one exam to be taken, the form only needs to be filled in once.

Fill in the form (in Italian)


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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