Changing degree programme within the University of Bologna

Procedure and deadlines to transfer from one degree programme to another.

How and when to apply

  • Choose the programme you are interested in among the degree programmes available.
  • Make sure you have paid all enrolment fees including the first instalment for the 2023/24 academic year (essential requirement to apply).
  • Check your career status at your Student Administration Office. Make sure that all the exams you have taken have been correctly registered; if you have any doubts or become aware of any errors, inform your contact professor.
  • On the degree programme website, under “Iscriversi” or “Admission”, check the admission requirements; if you have chosen a restricted access degree programme, read carefully the information in the call for applications.
  • Based on your learning path, the Degree Programme Board will decide on the recognition of credits already acquired and the year of admission to the degree programme; it will also decide:

    - whether you possess the curricular requirements and whether you can be exonerated from the assessment of your personal competencies and skills (for second cycle degree programmes)

    - whether you can be exonerated from the basic knowledge assessment (for first cycle or single cycle degree programmes)

    In any case, restricted access degree programmes require an entrance exam, which in many cases is a TOLC.

  • Submit your transfer application on Studenti Online:

    - from 27 July to 23 November 2023 for non-restricted access degree programmes

    - by the deadline indicated in the call for applications for restricted access degree programmes

    If you do not want all your exams to be validated, you must inform us by sending or submitting the credit recognition form – transfers [.pdf 294 KB] with a 16-euro duty-paid stamp to the Student Administration Office of the degree programme you have chosen. A scanned copy of the form must also be sent in advance by e-mail on the day the application is submitted.


Tuition fees and benefits for the right to higher education

  • Follow the instructions on Studenti Online and pay the €116 transfer fee (which includes the €16 stamp duty). Students enrolled at the University in the 2023/24 academic year who opt for a restricted access degree programme are exempt.
  • The Student Administration Office will check that you have paid all tuition fees (including any late payment fines) and that all your exams have been correctly recorded. It will then send your documentation to the Student Administration Office of destination (if different from the original), and notify you; you will be able to track the status of your application on Studenti Online. Your career in the new degree programme will be activated only after the Degree Programme Board gives its approval.
  • For information about benefits for the right to higher education, see the call for applications published by the Regional Board for the Right to Higher Education (ER.GO). In terms of benefits and reduced tuition fees, before applying for a transfer, consider the fact that your study career will be considered to have started the year you matriculated for the first time, regardless of the exams recognised or the year in which you will be placed by the Degree Programme Board. Therefore, following the transfer you may lose these benefits.