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Final examination: modalities and deadlines

In order to obtain your degree, you must pass a final exam. The modalities of this final examination are set by the Program’s Board and stated in the Program’s didactic regulations (see Degree Programme teaching regulations).

The final exam consists in writing a thesis on a topic coherent with the studies you have completed, originally elaborated and under the guidance of a supervisor. The thesis will then be discussed publicly on a specific date before the Graduation Committee.

The Graduation Committee will evaluate your discussion and your university CV as reference. During the presentation, you can use slides to exhibit your work and the Graduation Committee will ask in-depth questions regarding methodological aspects, results and any other development relative to your research.

Graduation application

To submit your application online, you must access Studenti Online before the deadlines set for the application submission and the requirements.

Graduation applications require the payment of €32.00 in stamp duty (imposta di bollo).

Admission Requirements

In order to graduate, you must have:

  • sat all the exams in your study plan and had them recorded;
    NB. If you selected Final Exam Preparation and Internship for the Final Exam Preparation, in your Study Plan, you must have them recorded, as all other courses, by the deadline for the graduation application requirements.
  • paid all tuition fees;
  • uploaded the dissertation in pdf format on Studenti Online. The dissertation can be uploaded multiple times, until the requirements deadline expires. When uploading the dissertation, the system will ask you to enter some key words and a brief abstract;
  • compiled the Alma Laurea questionnaire on Studenti Online.

The Student Administration Office will verify all requirements and will contact you if there are any issues, to allow you to regularise your position before the final examination.

The graduation application is valid for just one graduation session. If you graduate in a later session, you will have to re-submit your graduation application and pay only the duty stamp.


There is only one graduation session every year. Within the session, there are dates regarding the terms relating to the submission of the graduation application, the possession of the necessary requirements, and your thesis discussion.