Transfer to a study programme running under the new degree programme system

All the information you need for transferring from a degree programme running under the previous degree programme system to the same degree programme running under the reformed system.

General information

Following the university reforms (DM 270/04), the University of Bologna assures the conclusion of all degree programmes running under the previous degree programme system and the issue of the relative qualifications for all enrolled students.
It also offers students the option to enrol in the same degree programme reformed to comply with the new degree programme system.

Information concerning the criteria for recognising previous exams can be obtained by sending an e-mail to the Student Administration Office of your School, or by consulting the conversion tables available which compare previous and reformed programmes. 

Warning: Before presenting an application for an optional transfer, find out from your current Student Administration Office about your career status and the regulations concerning withdrawal from studies. 

N.B.: if you are interested in the benefits of the right to higher education, consult the relative call published by the Regional Board for the Right to Higher Studies (ER.GO) on the website In particular, before choosing an optional transfer, remember that, for the purposes of being granted any subsidies, your career will be assessed from the year you first enrolled at university; this is independent of any recognitions obtained or the programme year assigned to you by the Degree Programme Board. Following your optional transfer, this could lead to the loss of any assigned benefits.

If you have any doubts, contact the Student Administration office of the new programme in advance.

How to apply

You can ask to opt by going to Studenti Online and using the online procedure to fill in the application and pay the internal transfer fee (option) of € 96.00, which includes the € 16.00 stamp duty.

NB: Check now that all your exams have been correctly recorded; contact the professor if you have any doubts or note any errors.

The application must be printed, signed and delivered to your Student Administration Office.

Transfer applications, which must include your study programme, will be examined by the Board of the Degree Programme you have chosen.

If you have chosen a First cycle degree programmes or a Single cycle degree programmes, the Board will decide whether you are exonerated from the initial exam to assess your prior knowledge.

If you have chosen a Second cycle degree programme, the Board will assess whether you possess the curricular requirements and whether you are exonerated from the assessment of your personal knowledge.

For information concerning the assessment methods and the requirements, refer to the sheet relative to the degree programme you are interested in.

You can submit the application between 26 July 2017 and 28 December 2017, unless otherwise decided by the Degree Programme Boards - for programmes with non restricted access - or during the period and following the procedures specified in the call for applications for those with restricted access that require the test even in the case of internal transfer (option).

If your new programme has restricted access, and only for those who fill places left free by withdrawing candidates, it may be possible to postpone this deadline.

Payment of the optional transfer fee

The on-line procedure automatically generates the transfer fee code (96 EUR, stamp duty included). You may pay on-line, using Studenti Online, or at any branch of Unicredit presenting the printed payment code.

Documents required for transfer to the reformed system

The following documents are required:

  • signed application form printed by Studenti Online;
  • receipt of payment of the transfer fee (if required);
  • exams record book (only for students enrolled untill 2010/11).

These documents must be delivered to your Student Administration Office.

The office will check that you have paid all your tuition fees (including any fines) and that all your exams have been correctly recorded.

You can monitor the status of your file from your personal page on Studenti Online.

Credits are recognised by the Board of your chosen Degree Programme, which also decides on which year of the programme you will be admitted to.