Part-time enrolment

Part-time enrolment aims to offer students with special personal circumstances the opportunity to pursue their university studies on a part-time basis, for work, family or health reasons which make it difficult for them to attend courses and sit exams on a regular basis.

Part-time enrolment allows you to extend your Bachelor's, Master's or single-cycle Master's degree programme up to twice its standard duration, with no additional fees.

For the 2020/2021 Academic Year, it will be possible to apply online for part-time enrolment from 1 October to 6 November 2020.

As of 2020/21, part-time enrolment will be governed by the provisions of the Student Regulations-Annex 3.

You can apply for part-time enrolment online from 1 October to 6 November 2020.

Application is open until 8 March 2021 for students enrolled in the first year of a master degree (2 years), included those enrolled before 1 January 2021, that can apply for part-time enrolment after the deadline for the second instalment, have to pay the late payment fee. Students who apply for part-time enrolment after the emission of the second instalment cannot require the instalment plan. If required, it will be withdrawn.

Part-time student status starts in the year the request is granted and cannot be changed during the year.

Part-time enrolment remains effective for subsequent years unless the student withdraws from part-time study by submitting a specific withdrawal request through the Infostudenti service by the deadline for re-enrolment onto the next academic year.

If, after the first year, the part-time student wishes to graduate earlier than the time period stated in the Regulations, they may – after obtaining authorisation from the appropriate board – ask to return to full-time study. The acceptance of the request entails the regularisation of academic fees on the basis of the amount due as full time student.

Course of study

For any question regarding exams and possible personalization of the course of study it is necessary to refer to the description of the degree programme or to the student registrar for the degree programme.

With part-time enrolment, the length of studies cannot exceed twice the standard duration of the study programme.

Depending on the degree programme, students can choose one of the following options:

  • Bachelor’s degree programme (full-time duration: 3 years)
    • completion in 6 years
    • completion in 4 years
  • Master’s degree programme (full-time duration: 2 years)
    • completion in 4 years
    • completion in 3 years
  • Single-cycle degree programme (full-time duration: 5/6 years)
    • completion in 7 years

Part-time enrolment is only possible in the first two years of single cycle master’s degree programmes in Medicine, Dental Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. For other degree programmes, part-time enrolment is only possible as long as it is not deemed to be incompatible with the course of study according to the regulations or Academic Boards.

Students who are enrolling for part-time study for the first time are enrolled onto the first year of a programme, even if they have previous university studies: this is to allow them to complete the programme within the maximum number of years.

Requests to change to part-time study from students enrolled on years subsequent to the first are evaluated taking into consideration the compatibility between part-time enrolment and the number of years of active study on the degree programme and system they are currently enrolled on.

Part-time students are entitled to a reduction in the second instalment, based on the duration of the course of study as follows:

  • 50%, if the student chooses to take twice as long as the standard duration of the degree programme
  • 25%, if the student chooses to take less than twice as long as the standard duration of the degree programme.

Part-time students are required to pay the full amount of the additional fee for the online degree programme in Computer Systems and Network Security for the first three years of the part-time programme. No additional fee will be due for the fourth year (four-year programme) or for the subsequent three years (six-year programme).

Return to full-time enrolment is retroactive, and the student must, therefore, pay any unpaid sums calculated on the basis of the ratio between the number of years of part-time enrolment and the standard duration of the programme.

Students who change from full-time to part-time enrolment are not entitled to a reimbursement of any fees and dues paid.

Statutory merit requirements for the purpose of determining tuition fees are the same as for full-time enrolment, as are the University's high-merit requirements for calculating the second instalment for established.