Graduating in Biological Sciences

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.

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
    Bachelor's programmes

    Summer Session (first session - single round) - a.a. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 19 to 23-07-2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 03-05-2020 to 28-06-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 28-06-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 28-06-2021
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

    Summer Session (first session - single round) - a.a. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 19 to 23-07-2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 03-05-2021 to 28-06-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 28-06-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 28-06-2021
    • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 12-07-2021
    • Online thesis submission: within 12-07-2021
    • 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. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 18 to 22 October 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 July 2021 to 27 September 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 September 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 27 September 2021

    Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 13 to 17 December 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2021 to 22 November 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 22 November 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 22 November 2021
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

    Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 18 to 22 October 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 July to 27 September 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 September 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 27 September 2021
    • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 11 October 2021, 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 11 October 2021
    • 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. 2020/2021

    • Final exams: from 13 to 17 December 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2021 to 22 November 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 22 November 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: 22 November 2021
    • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 6 December 2021, 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 6 December 2021
    • 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. 2019/2020

      • Final exams: from 22 to 26 February 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2020 to 1 February 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1 February 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 1 February 2021

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

      • Final exams: from 12 to 16 April 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 2 February to 22 March 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 22 March 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 26 February 2021

       

      Master's degree and traditional programmes

      Winter session (third session - first round) - a.y. 2019/2020

      • Final exams: from 22 to 26 February 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2020 to 1 February 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1 February 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 1 February 2021
      • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 15 February 2021, 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 15 February 2021,
      • 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.
      • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the email address cl.biol@unimi.it within the graduation application deadline.

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

      • Final exams: from 12 to 16 April 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 2 February to 22 March 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 22 March 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 26 February 2021
      • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 5 April 2021, 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 5 April 2021
      • 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.
      • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the email address cl.biol@unimi.it within the graduation application deadline.

      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.

      Bachelor's programmes

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

      • Final exams: from 8 to 15 June 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 23 March to 9 April 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 9 April 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 25 May 2021
      Master's degree and traditional programmes

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

      • Final exams: from 8 to 15 June 2021
      • Online application for graduation: from 23 March to 9 April 2021
      • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 9 April 2021
      • Deadline for completing exams: within 25 May 2021
      • Deadline for submitting the internship completion form: within 25 May 2021. The student must submit the end-of-internship completion form to the email address cl.biol@unimi.it.
      • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 1 June 2021, 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 1 June 2021. 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.
      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 following the specific instructions specified for each session. 

      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.
      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.