Evaluation of the Final test

This mark is the result of the sum of the score achieved by the candidate, through the calculation of the weighted average of the exams taken during the degree course, and the mark awarded by the Commission. The Commission can attribute a maximum of 8 points or 7 points cum laude. The awarding of laude is discussed by the members of the Commission if the candidate reaches a score of 110/110 (without having used the full points available, i.e. 8) and several aspects of the student's previous career are considered (e.g. having obtained honors in profit exams), of the internship and of the presentation/discussion; honors are awarded when the Commission unanimously expresses a favorable opinion. For students who have done their thesis work entirely abroad, the Commission may, on the basis of comments received from the foreign head of the laboratory and on the basis of the quality of the work done, award up to 2 additional points.

Online thesis submission (when needed)

To be admitted to the final exam, students must do the following:

  • upload a digital copy of the thesis in PDF/A format by accessing - from UNIMIA -> SIFA Online Services -> Administrative services -> graduation application -> Thesis upload. You cannot apply for graduation without uploading the thesis within the deadline.
  • Create a PDF/A file of your thesis starting from a Word or LibreOffice document (follow instructions on the video tutorial).
  • Deliver one paper copy of your thesis following the instruction of your course programme.

Use Microsoft Office 2016 Powerpoint, or later versions, to prepare your dissertation presentation.

The computer in the Malliani room, as in other classrooms, is equipped with the following software:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 – 64 bit

  • Office documents: Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Office documents: LibreOffice 7.0
  • Video player: VLC Media Player
  • PDF file reader: Adobe PDF Reader

Powerpoint 2016 supports WMV (native Windows format) and MP4 files.

However, the video and audio codecs in the MP4 container must be H.264 and AAC for the video to work reliably.

More details on the Microsoft page.

The main-campus logistics centre for teaching (Caslod) will only provide PC technical support. It will not assist students with their dissertation files.

You can rehearse your presentation in your allocated slot, as agreed with the main-campus Caslod.


IT contacts, for technical information

Telephone 02 503 13000

General and Faculty information
Graduation sessions

There are three graduation sessions per year, for both Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes:

  • Summer session
  • Autumn session
  • Winter session.

In the Deadlines and calendars section you will find the dates for each session and all the steps required to take the final exam.

Students who graduate by the third session of the academic year need not pay the first instalment for the next academic year.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must:

  • Be current with tuition and fees until the last year of enrolment
  • Pass all the exams required by your last approved study plan, within the deadlines
  • Agree on the thesis title with your supervisor before applying for graduation
  • Apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee
  • Fill in the upcoming graduate survey
  • Comply with programme-specific formalities and deadlines for each session

The graduation application must be submitted online by the deadline set for your session. Do not hand it in to the Student Registrar.


The payment of the € 116.00 graduation fee (including the € 16.00 stamp duty) may be made through Pago PA:

  • when submitting the online application, or
  • after submitting the graduation application, through the payment service 

Upcoming graduate survey
Upcoming graduates are required to fill in the survey within the term set for each session.
You can access the survey only after submitting the graduation application.
Failure to fill in the survey by the deadline will result in exclusion from the graduation session.

Deadlines, procedures and graduation calendars
Deadlines, calendars and procedures are different depending on the degree programme.


Each application is valid for a single exam session.

Students who forfeit an exam must promptly notify the Registrar through the Informastudenti Service. Students must submit another application through the online procedure, indicating the newly chosen exam session.

Once paid, the graduation fee is valid for the new session also. Postponements are not allowed.

Deadlines and calendars
Summer session (first session - single round) - a.y. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: 24 July 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 to 30 June 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30 June 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 30 June 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 17 July 2023
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a paper copy of their final work to the Committee
Extraordinary session - reserved for PhD candidates
  • Final exams: 26 September 2023;
  • Candidate must submit a request via InformaStudenti within 1 September 2023. At the time of submission, the candidate must have already presented the online application for graduation and applied for the PhD.
  • Deadline for completing exams: 4 September 2023.
  • Online thesis submission: 18 September 2023.
Autumn session (second session - single round) - a.y. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: 26-27 October 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 24 July to 22 September 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 22 September 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 29 September 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 19 October 2023
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a paper copy of their final work to the Committee.
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 15 to 17 February 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 2 to 27 January 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 January 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 31 January 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 8 February 2023
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a paper copy of their final work to the Committee.

The extraordinary session is reserved for students with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2023, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2021/2022 will be able to access.

Extraordinary session a.y. 21/22
  • Final exams: from 7 June 2023 to 15 June 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 21 March 2023 to 6 April 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 6 April 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 24 May 2023
  • Online thesis submission: 31 May 2023