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Final examination: modalities and dates

To graduate, you have to sit a final examination designed to verify that you have reached the education objectives set by the Degree Programme.

The final examination consists in writing a dissertation on a subject pertinent to your studies, elaborated in an original way, under the guidance of a supervisor. The dissertation will be discussed publicly during a specific final examination session in front of a Board.
The Board will assess your performance using your curriculum as a reference. During the dissertation discussion, you may use slides and the Commission may ask you in-depth questions on methods, results and any developments of your work

Graduation application

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

Admission Requirements

In order to graduate, you must have:

  • sat all the exams in your study plan and had them recorded; for the course "Frontiers in Science" see attached instruction
  • 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.


One graduation session is scheduled each year. The session includes a number of dates, each with their deadlines for the submission of the graduation application, requirements and dates (deadlines in the box).

Final examination information will be available on Studenti Online. The website will provide information on the date, time, venue and Members of the Examination Board.

Graduation calendar, a.y. 2022/2023

I session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 20-21 July 2023

II session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 28-29 September 2023

Discussion/Proclamation: 26-27 October 2023

Discussion/Proclamation: 13 December 2023                

III session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 22 March 2024


Graduation calendar, a.y. 2021/22

Extension of the exam session and final examination deadline to 15 June 2023

The exam session and final examination deadline for a.y. 2021/22 has been extended to 15 June 2023 (Decree-Law No. 316 Prot. no. 62200 of 7 March 2023).

If you were unable to graduate in March due to issues related to the pandemic, you can submit a graduation application for the extraordinary session, but only if you are enrolled regularly, “fuori corso” (past envisaged completion time for the degree course) or as a repeating student in a.y. 2021/22 in the last year of a full-length degree programme.

You are only eligible for this extension if your study plan was complete and you fulfilled all attendance requirements by the end of a.y. 2021/22. More specifically, if you are enrolled regularly, “fuori corso” (past envisaged completion time for the degree course) or as a repeating student in a.y. 2021/22 in the second year and, by the end of the academic year, you included in your study plan all the learning activities provided for in your degree programme in order to take the exams and graduate.

If you have to take exams in order to meet all the necessary requirements, please contact the teacher in question directly. Remember that the deadline for the requirements is the 21 April.

If you are a student required to take a University Language Centre language test, you can find the scheduled test date on the CLA website: a language test will be organised exclusively for students who submitted a graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session. All information about the test and the scheduled date can be found on the CLA website.

You are not eligible for this extension if:

  • You failed to meet attendance requirements by the end of a.y. 2021/22;
  • You made changes to your study plan in a.y. 2022/23 and took exams related to that study plan;
  • You did not have a complete study plan, so in a.y. 2022/23 you had to make changes to include exams
  • you are enrolled regularly, “fuori corso” (past envisaged completion time for the degree course) or as a repeating student in a.y. 2021/22 in the second year, and in a.y. 2022/23 you made changes to your study plan to include exams because your study plan did not contain the 120 university credits you needed to graduate;
  • If you were enrolled regularly in a.y. 2021/22 in the last year of a full-length degree programme and are now enrolled in a.y. 2022/23 as a repeating student.

Please note: this is not an early session of a.y. 2022/23. If you are enrolled in a.y. 2022/23 in the last year of a full-length degree programme, you are not eligible for this extension.

If you are eligible for this extension, from 31 March you must go to Studenti Online and select the extraordinary session. The dates of the session for most degree programmes are as follows:

  • Deadline for application: 12 April,
  • late enrolment to the session 20 April
  • Admission requirements deadline: 21 April
  • Deadline for uploading your dissertation: 12 May
  • Deadline for supervisor approval of the dissertation: 16 May

The graduation session will be held on 24th May.

Remember that if you have paid your tuition fees for a.y. 2022/23, you are entitled to a refund that will be processed after your graduation.

Examination Board :

Prof. Serena Silvi (President), Prof. Elisa Boanini, Prof. Assimo Maris, Prof. Andrea Gualandi, Thesis supervisor. Substitutes: Dr. Devis Montroni, Prof. Giovanni Valenti, Dr. Matteo Di Giosia.

Rules of Conduct

When the final examinations take place, candidates and guests must comply with the following rules of conduct.

  • Arrive on time at the scheduled venue;
  • Wait for their turn, without causing disruption to any other teaching activities;
  • Do not stand in the indoor area after the proclamation;
  • Celebrations must take place outside avoiding excesses and maintaining a sober and appropriate behaviour.

Littering (indoor and outdoor spaces) with food, drinks and confetti is strictly forbidden. 
In the event of disturbances, the President of the Examination Board is authorised to suspend the session.

In-person graduations

Final examinations will be taken in person, with the sole exception of students with disabilities or who are ill or in quarantine or who are abroad.

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