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Curricular Internship and dissertation internship

Curricular internships are learning activities that allow students to obtain credits contemplated in the course structure diagram of their degree programme, which also allow to acquire practical skills and make initial contact with the world of work.

The Degree Course in Advanced Cosmetic Sciences includes in the compulsory study program two curricular internships identified as curricular internship and project (or dissertation internship), corresponding to the ECTS specified in the Study Plan.

The Internship (or curricular internship) is an experience carried out within or outside the University, in Italy or abroad and is intended to complete the University education of students, by enabling them carrying out practical work in structures within or outside the University, in Italy or abroad, and to obtain the corresponding ECTS.

The Project (or dissertation internships) is a learning activity carried out within or outside the University, in Italy or abroad, that allow students to obtain part of the ECTS necessary to their Final examination, while also acquiring distinctive practical skills and making initial contact with the world of work. A dissertation internship requires continuous participation by the student in the practical work needed to prepare their final dissertations (master thesis), based on projects agreed with their supervisors.

When internships are carried out outside the University of Bologna, they need to be developed on the basis of an agreement between the University of Bologna and the Host Structure (company, public body, professional firm etc.) and of an internship programme signed by the parties concerned.

Duration Unless otherwise established by national or European regulations, internships normally have a duration of 25 hours for every University educational credit assigned to them in the course structure diagram for the degree programme. Internships must be completed within 12 months of their start date.

Who is eligible All students are eligible for internships, which must be carried out as part of their degree programme.

Internship Tutor

During the internship each student will be supervised by a University Tutor (a Professor or Researcher of the University) and a Host Structure Tutor (the host structure contact person) who will ensure the adequate training and its compliance with the internship programme.

How to choose the internship host structure Internships may be carried out in University structures or externally, either in Italy or abroad. To choose where to carry out the internship outside the University, you can consult the list of structures that hold agreements with the University and/or internship offers already published on Tirocini online. If none of the offers meet your interest, you can present a spontaneous application and, if approved, ask the Structure to publish an offer addressed to you (known as “ad personam” offer), via the University's internship application. If the Host Structure does not already have an agreement with the University, an agreement may be stipulated and, once it has been stipulated, the internship can start.

How to activate an internship Students can request an internship solely via the Tirocini online application. Once you have identified the structure in which you wish to carry out the internship, you need to agree with your University Tutor and with the Host Contact Person, regarding your learning objectives and activities, the time lines to achieve them and all the other details required to complete the internship programme.

Approval of the internship Applications will be submitted to the competent Internship Committee, which must authorise their activation. Students must download their attendance register before commencing their Internship. The Internship can be carried out in the period in between the start and end dates shown on the attendance register.

During the internship During the internship, you must keep in contact with your University Tutor, to whom you can refer to for any support or advice you may need on how to carry out your activities, and you must record your daily activities in the attendance register. The Internship hours must be recorded during the period between the start and end dates shown on the attendance register.  Before leaving the Host Structure, make sure that the attendance register is countersigned by the Host Contact Person.

Extension of the Internship

The internship can be extended for a maximum of 20% its nominal duration, upon submitting a motivated request to Ufficio Tirocini. Additionally, the planned end’s date of the Internship can be postponed to achieve the amount of hours established by the Degree Course, without extension of nominal duration. Use the Postponement Request form in be box on the side.


Withdrawal, interruption, suspension of the internship If you intend to withdraw from or interrupt your internship for reasons that do not allow further continuation, you must notify the office below, stating your reasons to Internship office:

Ufficio Tirocini,via Cattaneo, 17 (first floor), 47921 - RIMINI

Rimini -

phone: 0541-434248
fax: 051-2086360

What to do at the end of the internship At the end of the internship, the activity period will be recognized for the achievement of corresponding ECTS.

Recognition follows the examination by the Internship Committee aimed at establishing the correspondence of the activities actually carried out with the objectives of the Degree Course. Students must prepare a written Internship Report and submit it to Ufficio Tirocini

Safety and Insurance cover The University of Bologna guarantees insurance cover for students against accidents at work and third-party liability claims. These policies are written by insurance companies that specialise in the sector. In the event of travel to locations or structures not indicated in the approved curricula internship programme, you can request an extension of the insurance cover - even during the internship - on condition that the travel concerned is consistent with the objectives of the internship.

Online courses on health and safety are compulsory for all students