Withdrawing from studies

Effects of withdrawing

Those who withdraw from their studies may re-enrol on the same or a different degree programme, and apply for transfer credits, by paying a € 75 fee as well as the second instalment for the last year of enrolment, if unpaid.

Students from other universities too will have to pay the € 75 fee when applying for transfer credits.

Students of unreformed degree programmes who withdrew from studies may re-enrol on a degree programme, but they will not be entitled to any transfer credits.

Those who withdraw from studies may request certificates only if they are not in arrears on tuitions and fees.

Tuition fees

Withdrawal from studies is subject to the payment of all tuition fees until the last year of enrolment, even if you have not taken any exams.

Students enrolled in the 2020/2021 academic year, with a second instalment exceeding € 400, who withdraw from studies between 15 October and 1 February 2021, will be required to € 400 as a lump sum for withdrawing.

Those who withdraw from 2 February 2021 will have to pay the second-instalment maximum amount or the ISEE-based amount. The ISEE certificate may be requested beyond the deadline, with no late submission fee. Moreover, no late payment fee will be owed by withdrawing students who pay the second instalment beyond the deadline.

How to apply

In order to apply for withdrawal through Informastudenti:

  1. if you withdraw between 16 October 2020 and 1 February 2021 (second instalment deadline), pay € 400 as a lump sum for withdrawing or the second instalment, as shown on your Unimia page, if lower. Use the Online Payment Service > Administrative Fees > Student Office Fee for Career Transcript > Payment Description: “Rinuncia agli studi”;
  2. pay the digital stamp duty through the Payment Service > Administrative Fees > € 16.00 Stamp Duty;
  3. submit your application through InformaStudenti with the following attachments:
  • withdrawal application form completed and signed;
  • the two payment receipts.

The application for withdrawal may be delivered to the degree programme Student Registrar on appointment, to be booked through InformaStudenti.

The application may be delivered by a person with a signed proxy and a copy of the student's ID.

To submit your application through the Student Registrar:

  1. if you withdraw between 16 October 2020 and 1 February 2021 (second instalment deadline), pay € 400 as a lump sum for withdrawing or the second instalment, as shown on your Unimia page, if lower. Use the Online Payment Service > Administrative Fees > Student Office Fee for Career Transcript > Payment Description: “Rinuncia agli studi”;
  2. hand in the following:
  • application form completed and signed, with the € 16.00 duty stamp;
  • your Badge - Carta La Statale, only if not activated as a prepaid card.

The application for withdrawal may be sent by registered letter with return receipt to the Student Registrar of your study programme, Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milan 20122. 

To submit the application by registered letter with return receipt:

  1. if you withdraw between 16 October 2020 and 1 February 2021 (second instalment deadline), pay € 400 as a lump sum for withdrawing or the second instalment, as shown on your Unimia page, if lower. Use the Online Payment Service > Administrative Fees > Student Office Fee for Career Transcript > Payment Description: “Rinuncia agli studi”;
  2. send the following by registered mail:
  • application form completed and signed, with the € 16.00 duty stamp;
  • payment receipt;
  • your Badge - Carta La Statale, only if not activated as a prepaid card.
Interruption of studies

Students automatically loose student status the moment they do not renew enrolmen t -that is, pay the first instalment: they cannot sit exams, graduate or complete any other formal acts.

The interruption may last 8 years at most, calculated starting from the last exam passed: after this period their student status lapses.

Special cases
Those who have to request the interruption of studies due to serious health problems or parenthood can submit an application for the interruption of studies, along with documents certifying the circumstances.

The application for interruption of studies must be submitted by the deadline for payment of the second instalment that year.

On resuming studies, students can subtract the first instalment already paid from that to be paid. Under no circumstances will a refund be issued.

Those who wish to resume studies must fill in a dedicated form and calculate arrears through the Infostudenti service, attaching a scanned copy of an identity document.

Along with the enrolment fee for the current year of renewed enrolment, as well as any arrears, students must pay a 200 euro fee for the interruption of studies for each academic year of inactivity.

The completed application form and payment receipts must be delivered, by appointment, to the Student registry of the degree programme.

Voluntary suspension of studies

Students can suspend their University studies in order to enrol in a university abroad, an Italian military academy or to attend a doctoral research programme, postgraduate specialisation or a Master.

Suspension may last from 1 up to 8 academic years.

Application to suspend studies

The application for suspension may be submitted at any time, but only if, on submission, the student have paid any outstanding fees, including all fees due for any years of interruption in studies.

To submit an application for suspension students must book an appointment with the Student registry of their degree programme and deliver the following:

  • a filled in suspension of studies application form

  • university exams booklet, if issued at the time of matriculation

  • a 16 euro revenue stamp

To resume studies, students must book an appointment with the Student Registrar and collect the following forms:

  • Resumption of studies application form

  • Payment of the 200 euro fee for the entire period of suspension

  • Renewal of enrolment in the current academic year.

Documentation of activities and recognition of previous studies
With the resumption of studies students must also document the activities completed while attending foreign universities, military academies, doctoral programmes, postgraduate specializations and Master's programmes.

They can also request the recognition of studies completed by submitting an application for recognition to the academic authorities and paying the 75 euro fee for the recognition of previous university studies.

Lapsing of studies

When does your student status lapse?

Your student status lapses if you have not passed an exam in 8 consecutive years.

Your status does not lapse if you pass at least 1 exam before the 8 academic years since your last exam passed go by, or if you only have to sit the final degree exam/thesis and have acquired all the credits required, except those of the final exam.

Effects of lapsing

Those with lapsed status can renew enrolment to a Bachelor's or Master's degree programme and apply for the recognition of credits acquired during their previous studies.


Those who renew enrolment on degree programmes that have not been reformed, cannot request the recognition of previous credits because these credits, as well as those deriving from lapsed studies at other universities, are cancelled.


Those who withdraw from studies can request certifications only if they have completed all administrative formalities.