Changing study programme within the University of Bologna

All the information you need on the deadlines and methods for changing from one degree programme to another.

This is what you are required to do:

  1. look at the list of Degree Programmes and choose the one you are interested in;
  2. check your career status at your Student Administration Office;
  3. make sure you have paid all enrolment fees, including the first instalment for A.Y 2021/22, as it is a necessary requirement to apply for the change;
  4. make sure that all the exams you have taken have been correctly registered, if you have any doubts or queries, contact your contact teacher;
  5. check all information about the necessary requirements on the "Enrolling in the Degree Programme" page of the Degree Programme website you are interested in and read carefully the call for applications, if applicable.
    Based on your learning programme the Degree Programme Board will verify not only the credits previously acquired and the year you were admitted to the Degree Programme, but will also check:
    - whether you possess the curricular requirements and whether you can be exonerated from the assessment of your personal knowledge (for Second Cycle Degree Programmes);
    - whether you can be exonerated from the entrance exam to assess your knowledge (for First Cycle Degree Programmes or Single Cycle Degree Programmes).
    Restricted-access degree programmes always require students to take an admission test, which in many cases is replaced by the TOLC;
  6. submit your transfer application on Studenti Online :
    - for restricted-access degree programmes: by the deadline indicated in the call for applications;
    - for non-restricted-access degree programmes: from 22 July and before 25 November 2021.
    You will be able to take part in your current Degree Programme's learning activities until you submit the online request for the transfer.
    If you do not want the validation of all the exams you have to communicate it on the same day of the online application submission by sending a communication from the institutional mail to the Student Administration Office of the course in which you are currently enrolled;
  7. Pay the transfer fee of €96 (which includes a €16 stamp duty) by accessing Studenti Online and following the instructions provided;
    Students who are enrolled in a Degree Programme at the University for A.Y. 2021/22 and choose a restricted access degree programme will not be required to pay the transfer fee.

The Student Administration Office will check that you have paid all your tuition fees (including any fines) and that all your exams have been correctly recorded. It will then send your file to the Student Administration Office of the Degree Programme you have chosen (if different from your current one) and will notify you. You will be able to monitor the status of your request on Studenti Online.

Your career in the new Degree Programme will start only after the Degree Programme Board gives its approval.

You may register in advance for degree programmes with restricted access that have set early entrance exams and enrolment periods, only if you intend to change Degree Programme. It is not possible to enrol in more than one Degree Programme at the time.

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 ER.GO website.
In particular, before changing the degree programme, remember that, for the purposes of being granted any subsidies or reduced fees, 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 change of Degree Programme, this could lead to the loss of any assigned benefits.