Graduating in Biological Sciences

To be awarded a bachelor's or master's degree are provided three sessions per year:

  • Summer session
  • Autumn session
  • Winter session

In the Deadlines and calendars paragraph are available the dates for each session and all necessary steps to sustain the final exam.

Students who graduate by the third session of academic year need not pay the first instalment for next academic year.

To be admitted to the final exam, students must apply online for graduation, respecting session deadlines.

The Graduation fee amounts to 116 Euros (including a 16 Euro revenue stamp) to be paid through one of the following procedures:

  • by credit card during the online enrolment procedure
  • in a bank or at the Post Office using the MAV (notice of payment) form printed at the end of the online enrolment procedure, accessible through Unimia (online services, Registrar services, payments) by the deadline indicated on the form, or the candidate will not be allowed to sit the exam.

Students must fill in the graduand questionnaire by the deadlines established for each exam session or they will not be allowed to sit the exam, as established by the Academic Senate (resolution of 16 September 2008).

The survey may be accessed only once the application for graduation has been submitted.

Each application is valid for a single exam session.

Students who forfeit an exam must promptly notify the Registrar through the Infostudenti 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
Bachelor's programmes

Summer Session (first session - single round) - a.a. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 28 to 31-07-2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-05-2020 to 07-07-2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 07-07-2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 07-07-2020
Master's degree and traditional programmes

Summer Session (first session - single round) - a.a. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 28 to 31-07-2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-05-2020 to 07-07-2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 07-07-2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 07-07-2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 21-07-2020
  • Online thesis submission: within 21-07-2020
  • The internship completion form must be digitally signed by the tutor and sent to cl.biol@unimi.it within the deadline for the online application for graduation. The form is available at the online page of the Degree programme, study - "Stage and internship".
  • A copy of the thesis mast be sent 10 days before the final exam in pdf format to the address cl.biol@unimi.it adding in cc the tutor. The first page must be digitally signed from the tutor as approval.
Bachelor's Programmes

Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 19 to 23 October 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 13 August 2020 to 28 September 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 28 September 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 28 September 2020

Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 10 to 16 December 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2020 to 19 November 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 19 November 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 19 November 2020
Master's degree and traditional programmes

Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 19 to 23 October 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 13 August 2020 to 28 September 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 28 September 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 28 September 2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 12 October 2020
  • Online thesis submission: within 12 October 2020
  • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the Teaching Office (cl.biol@unimi.it) in pdf format, digitally signed by the internal supervisor, within the deadline for the thesis submission.
  • Submission of 1 copy of the thesis to the Teaching Office (cl.biol@unimi.it) in pdf format, 10 days before the thesis dissertation. The title-page must be digitally signed by the inernal supervisor.

Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: from 10 to 16 December 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2020 to 19 November 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 19 November 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: 19 November 2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 3 December 2020
  • Online thesis submission: within 3 December 2020
  • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the Teaching Office (cl.biol@unimi.it) in pdf format, digitally signed by the internal supervisor, within the deadline for the thesis submission.
  • Submission of 1 copy of the thesis to the Teaching Office (cl.biol@unimi.it) in pdf format, 10 days before the thesis dissertation. The title-page must be digitally signed by the inernal supervisor.
Bachelor's Programmes

Winter session (third session - first round) - a.y. 2018/2019

  • Final exams: from 19 to 25/02/2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 16/12/2019 to 31/01/2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 31/01/2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 31/01/2020

Winter session (third session - second round) - a.y. 2018/2019

  • Final exams: from 20 to 24/04/2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 10/02 to 30/03/2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30/03/2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 31/01/2020

 

Master's degree and traditional programmes

Winter session (third session - first round) - a.y. 2018/2019

  • Final exams: from 19 to 25/02/2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 16/12/2019 to 31/01/2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 31/01/2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 31/01/2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 12/02/2020, the thesis 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 12/02/2020
  • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the Teaching Office within the graduation application deadline and a paper copy of the thesis, signed by the internal supervisor, within 10 days before the graduation session.
  • Delivery of 1 copy of the final thesis, signed by the supervisor: the day of graduation to the Commission

Winter session (third session - second round) - a.y. 2018/2019

  • Final exams: from 20 to 24/04/2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 10/02 to 30/03/2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30/03/2020
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 31/01/2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 14/04/2020, the thesis 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 14/04/2020
  • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the Teaching Office within the graduation application deadline and a paper copy of the thesis, signed by the internal supervisor, within 10 days before the graduation session.
  • Delivery of 1 copy of the final thesis, signed by the supervisor: the day of graduation to the Commission
Traineeship completon, summary and final work (Master's programmes only)

Delivering the traineeship completion form

The traineeship and bibliographic research completion form must be delivered to the Academic Office in Via Celoria 26 (Tower A, 2nd floor) by the graduation application deadline. 

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 paper copy of the final work. Students must submit two paper copies of their final work or thesis, signed by the supervisor. Of these, one must be delivered ten days prior to the final exam to the Academic Office in Via Celoria 26 (Tower A - 2nd floor), the other to the Committee on the day of the final exam.
Internship completion forms

All the internship completion forms are available on your course web site.

Thesis and completion form delivery in paper format is not necessary for online graduation sessions.