Temporary breaks/suspension and restarting your studies

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Temporary break in studies and fee for acknowledgement of credits

If you enrol on a degree programme after a break in studies of two years or more, you must a fee of €150 for each academic year that you were no longer enrolled, in order to have your credits reactivated. Payment of this fee absolves you from all other fees pertaining to the years in which you suspended your studies.

 

Suspension and leave of absence

You can apply for a suspension or leave of absence in these cases only:

Leave of absence for childbirth; leave of absence for extended illness (with medical certification); break in studies to enrol on a 1st level Master’s degree; break in studies to enrol on 2nd level Master’s degree; break in studies according to Art.2 of Student Regulations.

Approved requests for suspension/leave of absence will then apply to the entire academic year and are not revocable.

 

Loss of student status

Loss of student status is regulated in different ways according to whether you enrolled on a degree course in the old or new Italian university system.

  • Old system: you are subject to loss of student status if you have not renewed your enrolment on the course for eight years or if, despite enrolling regularly, you have not sat any exams or end-of-year tests for credits in eight years.
  • New system: you are subject to loss of student status if you have not renewed your enrolment for a number of years equivalent to the normal duration of the course or if, despite regularly enrolling, you have not passed any exams or end-of-year tests for credits in a number of years equivalent to the normal duration of the course.
  • Finally, you are subject to loss of student status if you have enrolled simultaneously in two or more courses in the same or different universities – this practice is strictly prohibited.

In the event that your credits/course expires, the University will reimburse any payments made if not due, exclusively for the academic year in which this event is officialised.

 

Forfeiture

You can forfeit your studies at any time and enrol again (pursuant to the terms defined in the annual Student Handbook) on the same or different degree programme.

The forfeiture of your right to pursue a degree must be stated in writing, explicitly and without conditions, terms or clauses of ambiguity. Please note that notification of forfeiture is binding and final.

You must present the form for forfeiture of the right to study to the Student Services Office with the €16 stamp duty, along with your university record card (if in your possession) and your university smart card. If you apply for forfeiture after 30/11/2019 you are still liable for payment of the second instalment of fees; if you apply after 26/02/2021 you are liable for payment also of the third instalment of fees. For other ways to submit your forfeiture request regarding this last deadline, contact Student Services.

If you have submitted your forfeiture of the right to study, and wish to enrol on another course with acknowledgment of previous exam credits but are not up-to-date with payment due to an interruption in studies, you will have to pay a fee equivalent to the sum of previous unpaid fees.