Enrolling in single learning activities

All information on methods and deadlines for enrolling in single learning activities.

Requirements and general information

Requirements

You can register for single learning activities, if you are not enrolled in any Degree Programme at the University of Bologna, in one of the following cases:

  • you hold a “Laurea” or a “Laurea magistrale”;
  • you hold an academic qualification issued according to the previous Italian regulations;
  • you hold an academic qualification obtained abroad;
  • you are in possession of a five-year secondary school diploma;
  • you are a foreign citizen holding a diploma or enrolled in foreign universities.

You can also register for single learning activities, in one of the following cases:

  • you are enrolled in PhD programmes with a teaching and training plan, for each academic year, approved by the Academic Board, which allows enrolment in single learning activities;
  • you are enrolled in a Degree Programme and have submitted the application for admission to the final examination for the session between the 1 January and 31  March of the previous academic year;
  • you wish to enrol in a higher level Degree Programme newly established, for which the admission rules were not previously known and you need to acquire credits in specific subject areas that were not laid down in the teaching regulation of your previous Degree Programme.

Registration limits

Registration for single learning activities:

  • it is valid for an academic year;
  • it is allowed for a maximum of 30 credits (University Credits), except for lower limits established by the Schools. You cannot register for single modules of an integrated course (which are covered by more than one module or course unit);
  • it is regulated by the resolutions of the Academic bodies and by the Degree Course Boards, which also establish any recognition rules in the context of the teaching plans.

In particular:

  • there are limits to the number of students eligible for single learning activities, for the Degree Programmes with restricted access;
  • special methods of access to single learning activities may be set, in relation to exceptional teaching or structural needs, also for Degree Programmes with free access;
  • if you are only in possession of a secondary school diploma obtained in Italy or abroad, you can enrol only in single learning activities of first or single cycle Degree Programmes;
  • if you are enrolled in a foreign university, you can register in second cycle level single activities, only if your enrolment at the foreign university is in a second cycle Degree Programme.

You can only register for single learning activities whose lessons have not yet been held. Always check that the lessons still have to be held. Important! You can register for single learning activities, whose lessons have already been held, only if you wish to enrol in a higher level Degree Programme newly established (for which the admission rules were not previously known) and you need to acquire credits in specific subject areas that were not laid down in the teaching regulation of your previous Degree Programme.

Credit recognition

Teaching structures may limit the recognition of credits earned in single learning activities. Before registering, please be informed of the Student Administration Office, where you will eventually consider recognizing the single learning activities in the future.

If you enrol in a Degree Programme and you want to apply for recognition of credits acquired from single learning activities in the previous academic years, you can do so by 27 December 2018; once the recognition has been requested, the career related to the single learning activities will be terminated and you will not be able to acquire any further credits that may have remained.

How to enrol

Before registering, please contact the competent Student Administration Office, to take all the necessary information about the limits of access to single learning activities approved by the School or by the Degree Programme Boards.

Italian citizens, citizens of the European Union and e non-EU citizens with equivalent status

If you are an Italian student or a EU student or a non-EU student with equivalent status, you can register directly at the Student Administration Office:

  • choose which single learning activities to register and apply to the Student Administration Office of the Degree Programme to which they refer;
  • deliver the documents listed in "Documents to be submitted";
  • pay the registration fee at a Unicredit branch using the payment code that will be given to you at the Student Administration Office;
  • collect the badge (which you can use for an academic year).

Once registered you can:

  • attend the lessons;
  • subsequently take the exams in the sessions set by the teachers. Information on exam sessions is available on AlmaEsami.

By passing the exam you will acquire the CFU (University Credits) obtaining the related certification.

Non-EU citizens with residency abroad

Before departure:

If you are a non-EU student with residency abroad, before leaving remember:

  • prepare the documents listed in the "Documents to be submitted" section. You may need the support of the Embassy of Italy in the country where you studied to obtain translations, legalizations and declarations of value;
  • obtain an entry visa for Studio - single university course at the Embassy of Italy in the country where you reside;
  • if the Embassy requires a letter of eligibility to enrol for the courses chosen, contact the International Desk to ask if it is possible to have it.

For the A.A. 2018/19, the deadline for carrying out the procedures in Embassy for courses beginning in the first semester is 24 August 2018; for courses beginning in the second semester is 28 December 2018.

Upon arrival in Italy:

  • contact the Student Administration Office of the Degree Programme to which the learning activities you have chosen refer;
  • deliver the documents listed in "Documents to be submitted";
  • pay the registration fee at a Unicredit branch using the payment code that will be given to you at the Student Administration Office;
  • collect the badge (which you can use for an academic year);
  • apply for a residence permit.

Once registered you can:

  • attend the lessons;
  • subsequently take the exams in the sessions set by the teachers. Information on exam sessions is available on AlmaEsami.

By passing the exam you will acquire the CFU (University Credits) obtaining the related certification.

Documents to be submitted

Deliver to the Student Administration Office:

• the application form [.doc] duly filled in;

a duty stamp worth 16.00 €;

1 passport photo and one authenticated passport photo;

• (for EU and non-EU with equivalent status students only) a copy of the identity card or other identification document;

• (for non-EU students with residency abroad only) a copy of the passport;

• (for non-EU students with equivalent status only) a copy of the residence permit that allows the status of equivalent student;

• (for non-EU students with residency abroad only) a copy of the residence permit for study reasons or receipt certifying the application. The original residence permit must in any case be exhibited in the Student Administration Office as soon as it is available;

• the study qualifications:
- (for qualifications obtained in Italy) certificate or self-certification (within the limits established by Presidential Decree 445/2000);
- (for qualifications obtained abroad) original foreign qualification valid for access to first cycle programmes or to second cycle programmes, legalized and translated where applicable; the declaration of value, where applicable;
- (for students currently enrolled at a foreign university, accredited in the local university system) certificate of registration with exams passed, legalized and translated where applicable.

Check the in-depth page when you do not have to submit the legalization, translation or declaration of value!

Costs and deadlines

Without prejudice to the maximum limit of 30 credits that can be acquired in an academic year, an all-inclusive contribution of € 45.00 is due for each CFU (University Credit), plus the insurance premium of € 1.64.

The contribution paid is not refundable even if the credits are not achieved. Therefore, if you intend to replace the learning activities for which you were enrolled, you will have to submit a new application and pay the relevant contribution.

You can apply for enrolment to single learning activities from 26 July 2018 to 15 April 2019.