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Final examination: modalities

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

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.

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 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
  • S.Co.Re Graduation session: 25 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.




In order to get graduated the S.Co.Re students have to acquire 120 credits:

- 60 credits during the first year;

- 27 credits during the second year;

- 3 credits for the thesis project;

- 30 credits for the internship (18 credits) and the final dissertation (12 credits).


Graduation ceremonies are expected to take place in:

- July (I session)

- October (II session)

- December (II session-bis)

- March (III session)

Graduating students are expected to defence their final dissertation in front of a Graduation Committee (composed by up to 5 professors belonging to the Programme) that will judge the scientific quality and the presentation skills. The thesis dissertation should be prepared under the guidance of a Supervisor (relatore) and based on the results achieved during the internship experience.

The FINAL EVALUATION GRADE is based on xxx/110 (possibly cum laude/with honours).
The Graduation Committee can assign to the thesis dissertation a maximum of 8 points that will be added to the final average score achieved by the student during his/her academic career. In case of graduation within the 2° year from enrollment, 1 extra point can be added. Moreover, for each exams passed with laude, the final grade can be increased of 0,05 multiplied for the number of credits of the exam.  In order to be awarded with honours/ cum laude, students may obtain a final score of at least 113/110.


The student may choose to major in a teaching course which is part of his/her two years study plan (piano di studi). In any case, the student should first ask the availability of thesis supervision to the Professor in charge of the selected course.

SUPERVISOR (relatore)

Students can choose the Supervisor among the SCORE Programme professors by directly presenting him/her their ideas or research project and asking for his/her interest and availability. The topic for the final thesis is chosen according to the personal and academic interests of both the student and the Supervisor. Once the Supervisor has accepted the thesis project an internship period follows. During this period students will gather materials to write their thesis under the guidance of the Supervisor.


Only full professors, associate professors, assistant professors (researchers) and contract professors holding a teaching activity within the University of Bologna can act as Supervisor.


The thesis title, once agreed with the Supervisor, must be communicated to the Didactic Office (Ms. Carla Gironi) by means of the Thesis Title Module. This should be done at least 6 months before the date of the final dissertation.
In case of modification, this can be ameneded by submitting again the Thesis Title Module indicating the new title no later than one month before the date of the final dissertation. In case of more relevant modifications, such as subject and/or supervisor, the updated Thesis Title Module should be submitted as soon as the modification has been agreed and in any case no later than two months before the date of the final dissertation.



First of all, the Thesis Title Module, duly signed by the Supervisor, has to be delivered to the Didactic Office (Ms. Carla Gironi) at least 6 months before the date of the final dissertation, in order to be approved by the S.Co.Re Committee (Consiglio di Corso di Studi).

Once the Thesis Title has been approved and the Thesis Project registered, the student can start with the application for admission to the final examination that must be submitted on-line at the following link:

Please note that the Thesis Title entered in the online graduation application must be the same as the one reported on the Thesis Title Module and approved by the Board.


Check deadlines on the table below.

Graduation session

Thesis Title  delivery


Online application 

Late online application (with extra-fee of 100€)

Possession of requisites*

Thesis upload

Online supervisor approval

March 23,   2023

III session

September 23, 2022

From December 15, 2022 to January 16, 2023

From January 17 to February 16, 2023

March 2,   2023

March ​13, 2023

March ​17, 2023

July 20, 2023

I session

January 20, 2023

From April 3 to May 15, 2023


From May 16 to June 16, 2023

June 30, 2023

July 11,  2023

July 14, 2023

October 19, 2023

II session

April 21, 2023

From August 1 to September 15, 2023

  not possible

September 28, 2023

October ​9, ​2023

October 13, 2023

December 14, 2023

II session (bis)

June 16, 2023

From August 1 to September 15, 2023

From September 16 to November 10, 2023

November ​23, 2023

December 4, 2023

December ​7, 2023

March 21,   2024

III session

September 22, 2023

From December 15, 2023 to January 15, 2024

From January 16 to February 15, 2024

February 28,   2024

March ​11, 2024

March ​14, 2024


 * Possession of requisite. Within this date students should:

 a.         Have paid 32.00 Euro for two duty stamps - the payment module will be automatically generated as soon as the online application will be completed;

 b.         Have completed all exams, included the registration of the internship for preparation for the final examination and the Thesis Project. Please check on AlmaEsami that all your exams have been registered.

 c.         Have received the pre-approval of the Supervisor. This step includes not only the approval of the title of the thesis but also the contents of the thesis that must be agreed on time with the Supervisor.

 d.         Submission of the receipt of the completed AlmaLaurea questionnaire online or request for exclusion from AlmaLaurea graduates database (by sending an e-mail to the Registrar office).

Before the thesis defence students must send by e-mail a summary of the thesis (not more than 10 pages) to each component of the Graduation Committee; as for the thesis, the front page of the summary must be the title-page.

Students will have approx. 20 minutes for their thesis defense: 15 minutes for the thesis presentation and 5 minutes for questions from the Final Dissertation Committee.

Final dissertations and graduation ceremonies shall be held in person.

Students may invite a number of guests determined by each Department based on logistics and organisation requirements. No maximum limit applies to the number of participants that can attend remotely.