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Preparing your thesis abroad: how to manage your study plan

Operational guidelines

Second-year students who are planning to take advantage of research opportunities abroad for the preparation of their thesis (either through the different mobility programmes available at the University of Bologna or through participation in calls for thesis abroad offered by the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures) or who want to carry out an internship abroad or in Italy for the preparation of the thesis, must necessarily fill in the study plan in group 05 - Final Examination using specific codes according to their condition.

It is important to remember that in order to make any changes, for example because you decide at the last minute not to take part in the calls for applications or not to leave for the preparation of your thesis, you will need to:

This means that - in order to avoid complex procedures and manual interventions by the offices - it is essential to be certain about the intention to prepare the thesis abroad, because if during the compilation of the study plan you modify group 05 - Final Examination - TAF E with respect to code 29429 PROVA FINALE (LM) which is proposed by default, it will not be possible to modify the study plan again after the deadlines.

TABLE OF CODES TO BE INCLUDED IN THE STUDY PLAN

Codes to insert in the study plan in group 

05 – Final Examination

When to use the different codes

78716 FINAL EXAMINATION (LM) (24 CFU)

FINAL EXAMINATION (24 CFU)

System default setting

84548 PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATION ABROAD  (12 CFU)

86222 PROVA FINALE LM (12 CFU)

FINAL EXAMINATION (12 CFU) WITH PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATION ABROAD (12 CFU)

In this case through a mobility programme or a thesis grant abroad the student has carried out research abroad for the preparation of the thesis. 
The total CFU of group 05 - Final Examination is always 24 CFU but is composed of two separate items

84549 INTERSHIP FOR PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATION (12 CFU)

86147 FINAL EXAMINATION LM (12 CFU)

FINAL EXAMINATION (12 CFU) WITH INTERNSHIP (12 CFU)

In this case the student, who has carried out an internship during which he/she has carried out research for the development of his/her thesis (https://corsi.unibo.it/magistrale/LinguaCulturaItalianePerStranieri/tirocinio-prova-finale), highlights in his/her study plan the part of the internship in preparation for the thesis by using the specific code

84551 INTERSHIP ABROAD FOR PREPARATION FOR THE FINAL EXAMINATION (12 CFU)

86147 FINAL EXAMINATION LM (12 CFU)

FINAL EXAMINATION (12 CFU) WITH INTERNSHIP ABROAD (12 CFU)

In this case, the student, through a study mobility programme, has received a certificate from the foreign university in which the academic tutor declares that the student, during the mobility, carried out research for the preparation of the final thesis.