You are here

Final Examination

Doctoral programmes

With cycle 29, new procedures to obtain the degree have been introduced from the last Ph.D. regulations, making it necessary to review the deadlines and procedures to present the thesis and the admission application to the examination.

Specifically, the thesis must be evaluated by at least two teachers from outside the university who will propose the thesis for public discussion or deferment for a period of no more than six months should they believe the thesis needs to be deepened or corrected.

The main indications are below. For further details, please refer to Article 23 of the documento PDF Ph.D. regulations (Italian text).

Course end date

Cycle 30 began on 1 November 2014 and will end on 31 October 2017.

Exceptions: suspensions authorized by the board of Ph.D. teachers or late enrolment (when enrolment occurred after 1 January 2015). In these cases, the end date is automatically deferred for the period corresponding to the suspension or late enrolment.

Submitting the thesis to the board of Ph.D. teachers

Ph.D. students submit their theses from 15 to 31 October, following the procedure set by each board.

The board of teachers will send the theses, together with a report regarding the research activity done, to external professors of high professional qualification, who will evaluate and return them to the board, proposing the admission to the dissertation or the deferment.

 

Application for the final examination

Ph.D. students who have been authorized by the board of teachers must make their admission application from 15 October 2017 to 15 November 2017.

The application is made online only, through the designated SIFA - Online Services following the instructions below:

1) authenticate by clicking on LOGIN

2) select Students administrative services>Degree programme final exam>Dissertation defense (PhD)

3) choose the item  "Admission"

4) Pay the diploma fee of 116 Euro (including the 16-Euro revenue stamp) with one of the following methods:

a) credit card of the Visa or MasterCard circuit, during the online  admission application procedure
b) Mav payment slip produced at the end of the application and available at the link SIFA - Online Services  Payments, Tuition fees and Exemptions>Payment services
(the expiration date is on the MAV payment slip)

Nothing must be submitted to the Ph.D. Students Office

Submitting theses to the Examination Board

As soon as they have news of the names of the Examination Board, the Ph.D. students must submit a copy of their theses in electronic format to the members of the board, accompanied by an abstract in Italian and English.

To know the names of the members of the board, consult the webpage Examination Boards and Exam DatesLink verso un sito esterno or contact the Coordinator.

Uploading theses on AIR – institutional repository

Before sitting the examination it is compulsory to:

1) upload the thesis on AIRLink verso un sito esterno, loggin in with own credentials (login box on top right)
2) submit the declarative statement for the self-archiving of the Ph.D. thesis that is printed at the end of the uploading procedure, to the following mailbox: indirizzo di posta declaratorie.dottorato@unimi.it.

The signed declarative statement must be accompanied by an identity document.

Please note
The uploading service onto AIR is available 24 hours after the online application to SIFA

Application for extension

The Academic Senate in the session of 13 June has eliminated the point 12 of the art. 23 "Conseguimento del titolo di dottore di ricerca". Starting from cycle 30 the extension for the presentation of the thesis is no longer allowed.

Procedures for Ph.D. students of the previous cycles

Up to cycle 28 Ph.D. students must refer to the documento PDF Ph.D. regulations (Italian text) in force at the moment of enrolment.

Ph.D. students of cycle 29 who made a 12 months extension application must submit their thesis to the board by the deadlines set by each board and apply for the final exam by the 15 January 2018.

The application online must be done using the proper SIFA online service: Students administrative services > Degree programme final exam > Dissertation defense (PhD).

Ph.D. students of the courses in partnership with SEMM (four-year duration, end date: 31 October 2017) must apply online for admission or for extension (of 6 or 12 months) no later than 15 November 2017.

Contact us

The PhD Students Desk at the Students Administration Office (via S. Sofia 9/1) is available for any clarification through the online service: Infostudenti -  Students information Service.

Contact us on line, by phone (in Italy: 199 188 128, from abroad: 0039 056676357) or register for an appointment (opening hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 3 pm)