Graduating

Degree programme final exam

The final exam requires a previous internship (thesis) during the degree course, in academic, private or governmental institutions with expertise in health risk assessment, to acquire the expected 29 ECTS.

In order to request the internship (thesis) at least 28 ECTS shall be acquired, with the request to be made not before the second semester of the 1st academic year.
In order to start the internship (thesis) at least 51 ECTS shall be acquired.

Check the Stage and Internship section for the external thesis internship request form.

The final exam consists of: written text, oral presentation and defence of a risk assessment exercise conducted on a case-study, agreed by the tutor and the candidate. The objective of the examination is to assess the students’ broader and deeper knowledge and skills to independently apply the knowledge presented in the taught courses and be able to perform a full risk assessment integrating the different elements of the risk-assessment-process.

In addition to the expected 29 ECTS, the Laboratory of Risk Assessment (8 ECTS) offers the possibility to the students to add their free credits to the scheduled credits for the preparation of their thesis, with the evaluation of the student's performance based on the experimental thesis period.
Otherwise, students can acquire 8 ECTS with free credits, choosing courses among those offered by the University of Milan, relevant to SAXBi programmes and held in English.

Forms

Thesis supervisor duties

The score for the activities carried out by the candidate for the Laboratory of risk assessment shall be sent to the Head of the study programme by the thesis supervisor, using the form below.

Online thesis submission

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.
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 - extraordinary round) - a. y. 2021/2022
  • Degree exam period: from 10 to 14 June 2022
  • Online graduation application: from 11 April to 2 May 2022
  • Mandatory upcoming-graduate survey: to be filled in by 2 May 2022
  • Internship closing deadline: from 11 April to 2 May 2022
  • Deadline for taking exams: 24 May 2022
  • Exam transcripts not to be handed in
  • Online thesis submission: by 27 May 2022
  • 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.
Summer session (first session - single exam date) - a. y. 2021/2022
  • Degree exam period: from 18 July to 22 July 2022
  • Online graduation application: from 18 May to 22 June 2022. Students of the single-cycle master's degree programme in Pharmacy graduating with a semi-experimental thesis have to select the option "compilativa" (i.e. non-research work) during the graduation application procedure. The supervisors will inform the examining board that the student wrote a semi-experimental thesis, and the final score will be adjusted accordingly.
  • Mandatory upcoming-graduate survey: to be filled in by 22 June 2022
  • Internship closing deadline: from 18 May to 22 June 2022
  • Deadline for taking exams: 30 June 2022
    • Exam transcripts not to be handed in
  • Online thesis submission: by 4 July 2022
  • Send 1 copy of your thesis to the Supervisor and Co-supervisor. By 14 July 2022, send 1 .pdf copy of your thesis to the President of the exam board.

Attention: the extraordinary session is reserved for students who intend to enrol to a Doctoral research (PhD) programme.

Extraordinary session a.y. 21/22
  • Final exams: 26-27 September 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 22 August 2022 to 1 September 2022
  • Students who want to participate to the session reserved for candidates to PhD programmes must send a request via InformaStudenti within 1 September 2022, having already applied for graduation and having already applied for the PhD programme.
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1 September 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: dal 22 August 2022 to 20 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 5 September 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 19 September 2022
  • 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.
Autumn session (second session - ordinary round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 17 to 21 October 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 22 August 2022 to 20 September 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 20 September 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: dal 22 August 2022 to 20 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 30 September 2022
  • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 03 October 2022
  • 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.
Autumn session (second session - extra-ordinary round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 12 to 16 December 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 17 October to 14 November 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 14 November 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: from 17 October to 14 November 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 22 November 2022
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 29 November 2022
  • 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.
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 13 to 17 March 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 16 January 2023 to 13 February 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 13 February 2022
  • End-of-internship document delivery: from 16 January 2023 to 13 February 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 22 February 2023
    • Academic record must not be submitted
  • Online thesis submission: within 27 February 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.