Graduating

Thesis and final exam at EFE

In order to complete the EFE course and be entitled with a master degree, you need to write a thesis and discuss it during your final exam. In order to carry out a research project and write the thesis you will require at least 6 months. However, the exact duration depends on the type of project and on your speed.

A thesis project should begin when you complete all mandatory exams. However, it’s common to search for a thesis project, a tutor and/or an external company at the beginning of your second year.

How do I find a tutor?
The tutor is a professor (usually of your course) that helps you and guides you during your research project. Before finding a tutor you should ask yourself what kind of research subject you are interested in (e.g. Environmental policies, Food policies, international trade, food security…), and then contact the professor who covered the same topics during lectures, or that you know is interested in a certain field. You can have more than one tutor.

Students
Students' guide

Refer to chapter 9 for any other information about Thesis e Final exam

Summary and thesis online submission

Summary

Online delivery of final paper / dissertation summary must be submitted within the deadlines.

Thesis

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).
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee.
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.

Payment

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. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 11 July to 13 July 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 17 May to 14 June 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 14 June 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 21 June 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • End of internship (online procedure): within 14 June 2022
  • Online delivery of dissertation summary: from 23 June to 27 June 2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 27 June 2022
  • Thesis: send a pdf version to the President of the Committee, if the session will be held with commission and candidates online; or deliver 1 signed copy of the thesis to the Committee on the day of the final exam.
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 10 to 12 October 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 22 August to 13 September 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 13 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 20 September 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • End of internship (online procedure): from 22 August to 13 September 2022
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: from 22 to 26 September 2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 26 September 2022
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 19 to 21 December 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 19 October to 21 November 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 21 November 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 29 November 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • End of internship (online procedure): from 19 October to 21 November 2022
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: from 1 December to 5 December 2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 5 December 2022
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 22 to 24 March 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 February to 28 February 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 28 February 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 28 February 2023
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • End of internship (online procedure): from 1 February to 28 February 2023
  • Online delivery of final paper summary: from 3 to 8 March 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 8 March 2023
  • Students must deliver a copy of their final work to their supervisor and co-supervisor. On the day of the final exam, students must deliver a copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.

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 2022, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2020/2021 will be able to access.

Extension of third session a.y. 20/21 - Resolution of 15/03/22, Law n. 11 of 18/02/2022
  • Final exams: 9 and 10 June 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 21 March 2022 to 8 April 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 8 April 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 24 May 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • End of internship (online procedure): from 21 March to 24 May 2022
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: from 27 May 2022 to 31 May 2022
  • Online thesis submission (only on completed exams): within 31 May 2022
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee. If the session is held remotely, send the final work in pdf format to the Chairman of the Commission.