Final examination

The final exam in bachelor's and master's degree programs: how to apply, the defense, and the graduation diploma.

To graduate, you have to sit a final examination to verify that you have reached the learning outcomes set out by the Degree Programme. The final examination may be oral, written or practical.

Each programme may have different ways of preparing and discussing the final examination. You will find specific information on the programme website.

The Final Examination Board expresses its assessment with a grade out of one hundred and ten. The exam is deemed to be passed with a minimum grade of 66/110. When granting the maximum grade (110/110), the Board may also grant honours (lode) by unanimous decision.

The average degree score

The average degree score is calculated by transforming the weighted average grades of the exams, which are expressed with a grade out of thirty, into a grade out of one hundred and ten.

For previous degree programme systems, the average is obtained by summing all grades and dividing the total by the number of valid exams with a grade (pass-fail exams are not valid exams); the result is first multiplied by 110 and then divided by 30.

For reformed degree programme systems (under DM 509/99 and DM 270/04) to calculate the average (pass-fail exams are excluded), each grade is multiplied by the corresponding amount of credits obtained by passing the exam; the totals are added together and then divided by the total number of credits obtained; also in this case, the result is multiplied by 110 and then divided by 30.

Graduation application and deadlines

To be admitted to the final examination, you must have obtained all the learning credits required by the teaching regulations, and must have regularly paid all your tuition fees, including any late payment fines. The Student Administration Office checks your details before admitting you to the final examination.

To submit your graduation application online, you must access Studenti Online before the deadlines indicated on the website of your Degree Programme, for both the application submission and the for the possession of requirements.

Guidelines regarding fees and registrations for students intending to graduate by the last exam session of the academic year 2022/23.

Discussions and proclamations

The final dissertation submission and proclamation dates, along with the editorial guidelines for dissertations, are available on your Degree Programme's website.

Final dissertations and graduation ceremonies shall be held in person. The possibility of attending exams remotely is anyway guaranteed.

The dissertation discussion can take place remotely for:

  • students who are unable to travel due to force majeure;
  • those who are abroad and are enrolled in a programme granting a double or joint degree;
  • those serving a prison sentence.

Degree certificate

Your degree certificate will be sent directly to your residence or home address, as indicated on Studenti Online for communications. When completing the application, make sure that your address is correct. Errors could cause significant delays in delivery.

The University covers the shipping costs, ensuring that you receive your certificate within four months of the end of the graduation session in which you obtained your degree.

Attention: please note that shipments require a signature upon delivery. It is the recipient's obligation to verify the integrity of the package containing the certificate degree and refuse delivery in case of damaged packaging. If damaged packages are received without a signature upon delivery, please do not open them and return them to the shipper. The University is not responsible for damaged certificate degrees if the above rules are not followed.

You can, in any case, apply for degree certificates as early as a few days after the proclamation.