Withdrawal from studies

The withdrawal from studies is a formal act through which you decide to end your university career.

It is especially important to understand that this is an irrevocable act and does not imply the right to reimbursement of any fees paid.

How to apply, terms and conditions

To withdraw from studies, go to Studenti Online, fill in the application form and pay the €16 duty stamp.

You may present your withdrawal application at any time. Your application will be accepted only if you have paid all fees (outstanding debts) due to the University and/or ER.GO.

The procedure starts on the date you pay the duty stamp. Please be reminded that if you only fill in the application form but do not pay the duty stamp, the withdrawal procedure will not start, and tuition fees will continue to be due.

What you can do if you have withdrawn

Students who have withdrawn from studies at any Italian university and who wish to start a new university career at the University of Bologna must re-enrol. However, students may ask the Degree Programme Board to consider recognising their previously acquired credits, in whole or in part, after paying the fee established by the competent bodies.

If you have withdrawn from studies, between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020 (unless otherwise specified in the call for applications), you may matriculate in the same degree programme of the University of Bologna without taking the entrance exam (unless it is a national restricted access degree programme) from 23 July to 26 November 2020, by promptly contacting the student administration office of your degree programme.

Students with non-European Union citizenship residing abroad (non-EU)

Once the withdrawal from studies is formalised, students also lose their right to stay in Italy.
Students withdrawing from studies who wish to enrol again at the same or a different university cannot use the residence permit issued for study purposes for the previous enrolment, but must repeat the pre-enrolment procedure at the Italian Representation in their foreign country of residence. For further details, all non-UE students wishing to withdraw from studies, should duly contact the International Desk to receive full information with regard to their stay in Italy.