Graduating

To complete the ECGS course and be entitled with a master’s degree, you need to write a thesis and discuss it during a final exam. The thesis must be supervised by one or more tutors. Please see the guidelines document for more details about the thesis.

HOW TO START YOUR DEGREE THESIS

How do I find a tutor: the tutor is a professor/researcher that helps and guides you during your research project for the thesis. Tutors are chosen among the teaching staff of your course. Once you have identified a topic of interest and a potential tutor, you should contact the tutor and agree on your research topic.

Thesis request: once the topic of the thesis is agreed with the tutor, you must electronically fill the application form for the degree thesis. The thesis formally starts when the tutor approves the application and you receive the notification of approval.

HOW TO TAKE YOUR FINAL EXAM

To be admitted to the final exam, students must fulfill the general graduation requirements according to the graduation sessions below.

Summary and final paper

Summary

The final paper summary must be posted on the dissertation summary management website within the deadlines provided for each session. You can access the procedure using your University credentials.

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).
  • Delivering the copy of the final work following the specific instructions specified for each session.

Delivering the internship completion form

Students must deliver the internship completion form following the specific instructions specified for each session.

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.a. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 17 to 19 July 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 May to 26 June 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 26 June 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 26 June 2024
  • Deadline for completing internship: 18 June 2024
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 12 July 2023 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 10 July 2024
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee (only if in presence)
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: from 21 to 23 October 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 July to 30 September 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30 September 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 30 September 2024
  • Deadline for completing internship: 20 September 2024
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 14 October 2024 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 14 October 2024
  • Delivery of 1 hardcopy of the final paper for the co-examiner (any binding, including thermal and spiral binding) to the supervisor 7-10 days before (subject to other deadline or format requirements from the supervisor, including for electronic format)
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee (only if in presence)
Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2023/2024
  • Final exams: 4 to 6 December 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 3 October 2024 to 13 November 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 13 November 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: 13 November 2024
  • Deadline for completing internship: 5 November 2024
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 27 November 2024 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 27 November 2024
  • Delivery of 1 hardcopy of the final paper for the co-examiner (any binding, including thermal and spiral binding) to the supervisor 7-10 days before (subject to other deadline or format requirements from the supervisor, including for electronic format)
  • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee (only if in presence)
Winter Session (third session - first round) - a.a. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: from 21 to 23 February 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2023 to 31 January 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 31 January 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 31 January 2024
  • Deadline for completing internship: 25 January 2024
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 14 February 2024 final paper summary must be posted on the website www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it starting 7 days after the closing date for the graduation application and within the deadline indicated. The procedure is accessed using the university credentials
  • Online thesis submission: within 14 February 2024
  • Delivery of 1 hardcopy of the final paper for the co-examiner (any binding, including thermal and spiral binding) to the supervisor 7-10 days before (subject to other deadline or format requirements from the supervisor, including for electronic format)
Winter Session (third session - second round) - a.a. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: 17 to 19 April 2024
  • Online application for graduation: from 7 February to 27 March 2024
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 March 2024
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 28 February 2024
  • Deadlline for completing internship: within 21 February 2024
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 10 April 2024 final paper summary must be posted on the website www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it starting 7 days after the closing date for the graduation application and within the deadline indicated. The procedure is accessed using the university credentials
  • Online thesis submission: within 10 April 2024
  • Delivery of 1 hardcopy of the final paper for the co-examiner (any binding, including thermal and spiral binding) to the supervisor 7-10 days before (subject to other deadline or format requirements from the supervisor, including for electronic format)