Graduating in Earth 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 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 20 and 21-07-2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-05-2019 to 29-06-2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 29-06-2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 29-06-2019
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 13-07-2019
  • Online thesis submission: within 13-07-2019
  • 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 20 and 21-07-2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 15-05-2019 to 29-06-2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 29-06-2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 29-06-2019
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 13-07-2019
  • Online thesis submission: within 13-07-2019
  • 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 15 and 16 October 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 13 August 2020 to 24 September 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 24 September 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 24 September 2020
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 8 October 2020 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 8 October 2020
  • 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 17 and 18 December 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2020 to 26 November 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 26 November 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 26 November 2020
  • Delivery of final paper summary: within 10 December 2020 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 10 December 2020
  • 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 15 and 16 October 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 13 August 2020 to 24 September 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 24 September 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 24 September 2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 8 October 2020 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 8 October 2020
  • 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. 2019/2020

  • Final exams: 17 and 18 December 2020
  • Online application for graduation: from 1 October 2020 to 26 November 2020
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 26 November 2020
  • Deadline for completing exams and internship: 26 November 2020
  • Delivery of dissertation summary: within 10 December 2020 via www.riassuntitesi.scienzemfn.unimi.it
  • Online thesis submission: within 10 December 2020
  • 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.
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.