Graduating in Medical Biotechnology and Molecular Medicine (Master's degree)

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.

The graduation application must be submitted online by the deadline set for your session. Do not hand it in to the Student Registrar.


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.

    Submitting the final project/thesis in a digital format

    Final projects / theses must be submitted in a digital format (PDF/A) by the deadline set for each exam session / date through the SIFA Online Services – Academic Services – Graduation Application – Upload your Thesis.

    If you do not upload your final project / thesis by the deadline, you will not be able to take part in the graduation session.

    To create a PDF/A from a Word or OpenOffice document, simply follow the instructions in the video tutorial provided.

    You must deliver a hard copy of your final project / thesis using the instructions provided by your Degree Programme.

    Use Microsoft Office 2016 Powerpoint, or later versions, to prepare your dissertation presentation.

    The computer in the Malliani room, as in other classrooms, is equipped with the following software:

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 – 64 bit

    • Office documents: Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

    • Office documents: LibreOffice 7.0

    • Video player: VLC Media Player

    • PDF file reader: Adobe PDF Reader

    Powerpoint 2016 supports WMV (native Windows format) and MP4 files.

    However, the video and audio codecs in the MP4 container must be H.264 and AAC for the video to work reliably.

    More details on the Microsoft page:

    The main-campus logistics centre for teaching (Caslod) will only provide PC technical support. It will not assist students with their dissertation files.

    You can rehearse your presentation in your allocated slot, as agreed with the main-campus Caslod.

    IT contacts, for technical information, telephone 02 503 13000

    Deadlines and calendars

    Autumn session (second session - single exam date) 2020/2021 academic year

    • Final exams: October 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 2-08-2020 to 30-09-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30-09-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 30-09-2021
    • Online thesis submission: within 22-10-2021
    • One copy of your thesis must be delivered to your Supervisor, one to the Co-Supervisor, and one to the Commission the day you defend your thesis.

    Winter session (third session - single exam date) 2018/2019 academic year

    • Final examination (graduation) period: late February 2020
    • Online graduation-application deadline: 1 to 31 January 2020
    • Mandatory upcoming-graduate survey: by 1 February 2020
    • Deadline for underlying exams: 31 January 2020
    • Online thesis upload: 31 January 2020
    • One copy of your thesis must be delivered to your Supervisor, one to the Co-Supervisor, and one to the Commission the day you defend your thesis.

    The extraordinary session is reserved for students who are off track in 2020/21 (or in their last year in 2019/20), with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

    Only students complying with their study plan, as last approved, will be admitted to the final exam.

    The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2021, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2019/2020 will be able to access.

    Extraordinary session 2019/2020 (Academic Senate resolution of 16 March 2021)

    • Final exams: from 07-06-2021 to 15-06-2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 22-03-2021 to 09-04-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: by 09-04-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 21-05-2021
    • Online thesis submission (only Master's programmes): within 31-05-2021