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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. 2023/2024

I session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 10-11 July 2024

II session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 24-25 September 2024

Discussion/Proclamation: 21-22 October 2024

Discussion/Proclamation: 18 December 2024                

III session:

Discussion/Proclamation: 20-21 March 2025


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.