Graduating in Earth 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: 20 and 21-07-2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 03-05-2021 to 29-06-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 29-06-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 29-06-2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 12-07-2021
    • Online thesis submission: within 13-07-2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

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

    • Final exams: 20 and 21-07-2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 03-05-2021 to 29-06-2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 29-06-2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 29-06-2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 12-07-2021
    • Online thesis submission: within 13-07-2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Bachelor's programmes

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

    • Final exams: 14 and 15 October 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 July 2021 to 23 September 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23 September 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 23 September 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 6 October 2021 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
    • Online thesis submission: within 7 October 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.

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

    • Final exams: 14 and 15 December 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2021 to 23 November 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23 November 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 23 November 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 6 December 2021 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
    • Online thesis submission: within 7 December 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

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

    • Final exams: 14 and 15 October 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 July 2021 to 23 September 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23 September 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 23 September 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 6 October 2021 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
    • Online thesis submission: within 7 October 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.

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

    • Final exams: 14 and 15 December 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2021 to 23 November 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23 November 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 23 November 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 6 December 2021 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
    • Online thesis submission: within 7 December 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Bachelor's programmes

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

    • Final exams: 23 and 24 February 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2020 to 2 February 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 2 February 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: within 2 February 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 16 February 2021 final paper 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 16 February 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.

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

    • Final exams: 20 and 21 April 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 3 February to 30 March 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30 March 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: within 26 February 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 13 April 2021 final paper 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 13 April 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

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

    • Final exams: 23 and 24 February 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 15 December 2020 to 2 February 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 2 February 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: within 2 February 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 16 February 2021 final paper 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 16 February 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.

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

    • Final exams: 20 and 21 April 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 3 February to 30 March 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 30 March 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams and internship: within 26 February 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 13 April 2021 final paper 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 13 April 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.

    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: 10 June 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 31 March to 9 April 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 9 April 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: within 27 May 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 1 June 2021, final paper 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 3 June 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Master's degree and traditional programmes

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

    • Final exams: 10 June 2021
    • Online application for graduation: from 31 March to 9 April 2021
    • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 9 April 2021
    • Deadline for completing exams: within 27 May 2021
    • Delivery of final paper summary: within 1 June 2021, final paper 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 3 June 2021
    • On the day of the final exam, students must deliver 1 signed copy of their final work to the Committee.
    Summary and final paper

    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).
    • Deliver one paper copy of your thesis following the instruction of your course programme.
    Degree classification criteria

    The degree mark is the sum of the following fractions:

    • the average exam grade
    • the internship grade (max 3 points)
    • the grade resulting from compulsory fieldwork educational activities (max 2 points)
    • the final dissertation grade (max 6 points)

    The degree mark is the sum of the following fractions:

    • the average exam grade
    • the internship grade (max 3 points)
    • the final dissertation grade (max 10 points)

    Honours are awarded on the following concurrent criteria:

    • base score greater than or equal to 99
    • final score greater than or equal to 110/110
    • at least one exam passed with distinction (lode)
    • degree board's unanimous approval

    In exceptional cases of particularly worthy students who have not passed any exams with distinction, honours may be awarded if the final score is higher than or equal to 110/110, with the degree board's unanimous approval.