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Thesis & Graduating

Once students have passed all exams and activities in their study plan and acquired at least 102 credits, they are allowed to take the final exam which is the oral discussion in English of the thesis. The thesis should be original in character and represent a first step towards academic work.

The final exam consists of an essay with a range between 25000 and 40000 words in English written with scientific method on a topic in the field or legal context - European, international or transnational - relevant to the scientific disciplines taught, which demonstrates the mastery of the subjects, the ability to deepen in the subject and do research, even autonomously and critically, as well as the ability to communicate the results achieved; all that will be verified during the discussion.

The thesis must be prepared under the guidance of a Course supervisor. The final evaluation of the student's career will have to take into account the evaluations on previous training activities, the final examination as well as any other relevant element.

The Commission’s evaluation is calculated out of one hundred and ten and the minimum score to pass is 66/110. Once the President has consulted with the Commission, he/she declares that the candidate is an official graduate of the University.

Once logged into their MyUniTO profile, undergraduates most fill in the online graduation application form and following the session calendar

  • See the instructions at this link how to apply (in Italian),
  • Students must upload all the necessary documentation before the due date
  • Students are invited to pay their graduation fees as soon as the application procedure is open given that bank transfers can take several days.

You should submit your thesis via the University’s Online thesis service and it is recommended you read the procedure guidelines carefully. An abstract of the thesis will be published in the public archive of the Online Thesis service.

How to do it

To upload your dissertation’s file, and possible attached, a simple internet access with ADSL connection is needed or you can use internet points available in UniTO. The steps to follow to submit your thesis are provided hereafter:

  1. Login to the service with your credentials (username and password already used to access to myUniTO and institutional email address;
  2. After login select  the item “Servizio tesi online”;
  3. Read carefully the “Informativa su privacy e diritto d’autore” (i.e. Privacy and copyright policy, only in Italian), click on button “Confermo e accetto”; go on selecting the item “Prosegui”;
  4. Fill in the required fields;
  5. Upload your dissertation's file and possible attached;
  6. Print and keep the receipt attesting that your dissertation has been submitted.
  7. Be aware that the entire procedure needs to be done without interruption.


Dissertation’s file needs to be uploaded in pdf format and the size can’t exceed 300 MB.

The Thesis online service only allows for changes before the due date. Uploaded theses CANNOT be replaced or edited afterwards.


  • Students cannot make changes to their file once it has been uploaded;
  • Students can ask the Thesis online services to intervene to make changes to the file, but only before the due date;
  • No edits are allowed after the due date.

A printed copy of the thesis, within the end of the month before the graduation day, needs to be delivered to the Department, at Reception located on the second floor, D2 building (in front of Meeting Room), from Monday to Friday 9-19.00. It is to remind that both the printed and the online version of the thesis do not require supervisor's signature.

  • No specific format (font size, page margins, etc.) required.
  • Student's name and last name need to be indicated on the back of the thesis.

Should you decide to defer your graduation, you must fill in the relevant form and send it to the Student Office – Segreteria studenti. It is also necessary to cancel the graduation application from your MyUniTO profile. 

Graduation Deferral Form  (only in Italian)

From February, the 13rd to the 26th, 2019
From April, the 10th to the 30th, 2019
From June, the 17th to the 26th, 2019
From July, the 8th to the 19th, 2019
From September, the 16th to the 27th 2019
From October, the 14th to the 25th 2019
From November, the 18th to the 30th, 2019
From December, the 2nd to the 13rd, 2019

Master’s Degree students should find a professor as supervisor at least 6 months before the graduation date.

Once the deadline for submitting the graduation application has passed, a list of those who submitted the form before the due date will be published. Students who are not on this list, should contact the Student Office or their Teaching Desk office.

Just before graduation, information (date, time and place) concerning your particular session will be published.

Lists of candidates and graduation calendar

  1. The Student Enquiries Office submits the calculation of students’ average to the Examining Board. It is the weighted average of the exams taken, ie the sum between each exam mark and how many credits it is worth, divided by the total of credits. 
    This calculation does not take honours into consideration. 

    The average is calculated with this formula:

    (mark x credits) + (mark x credits) + (mark x credits)
                 sum of credits with mark

    For example:

    (30 x 9) + (27 x 6) + (23 x 9)    =  26.625

    In order to obtain the average out of 110, do the following proportion:

    average (out of 30) : 30 = average (out of 110) : 110
    of which:        
    average out of 110 =  average (out of 30) x 110

    from the previous example:

    average out of 110 =  26.625x110
    average = 97.625



  • The average calculated by the Students Office software can vary when rounding up compared to the student’s calculation;
  • The weighted average is available online by logging onto your MyUniTO profile 

If you need a support to fill in the graduation application form or to upload your thesis, you can contact your buddy:

Office hours:

Wednesday from 09:00 to 11:00
Thursday from 11:00 to 13:00
room 14, block D1, First floor
Campus Luigi Einaudi


Phone +390116704129

Last update: 31/05/2019 10:42
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