Information for students of the LL.M.

The final exam consists of the writing and public discussion of a master’s dissertation (tesi di Laurea magistrale) in English.

The dissertation (15 000 to 20 000 words, approximately 50 pages), elaborates on a topic covered by the programme and may be developed in connection with the work done during the internship. The dissertation is an original piece of academic work written by the candidate under the supervision of a Professor of the Programme (Supervisor/Relatore).

Students having obtained the credits for taught courses, the compulsory internship, and the agreement of their supervisor can be admitted to the discussion of their final exam (21 ECTS).

Students having completed meritorious extracurricular activities (such as additional internships, participation in Summer Schools or moots, student assistant positions), and who are not eligible for both automatic extra points, may request to be awarded an optional extra point towards their final grade.

After the master’s public defence, a final grade, expressed on a scale of 110, is assigned by the Graduation Board. It takes into account the student’s academic performance (weighted average grades of exams), extra points (automatic or optional), and the assessment of the final exam (including the dissertation and the discussion).

General and Faculty information
Graduation sessions

To be awarded a bachelor's or master's degree students may sit the final exam on set dates distributed in three sessions and four rounds minimum each year:

  • first session: from May to July
  • second session: from September to December
  • third session: from February to April

Students who graduate by the third session of academic year need not pay the first instalment for next academic year.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must:

  • Be current with tuition and fees until the last year of enrolment
  • Pass all the exams required by your last approved study plan, within the deadlines
  • Agree on the thesis title with your supervisor before applying for graduation
  • Apply for graduation and pay the graduation fee
  • Fill in the upcoming graduate survey
  • Comply with programme-specific formalities and deadlines for each session

The graduation application must be submitted online by the deadline set for your session. Do not hand it in to the Student Registrar.


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.

More information

Upcoming graduates may submit any documents to the degree board for the awarding of two additional points, as provided for by the new Regulations. The documents must be sent to the student office of the Faculty of Law (Via Festa del Perdono 3) by the graduation application deadline.

You do not need to submit any documents or information that are already held by the student office (e.g.: weighted average, year of enrolment, study abroad).

Deadlines and calendars
Summer session (first session - single round) - a.y. 2022/2023
  • Final exams: from 10 to 21 July 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 26 April to 26 May 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 27 May 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 23 June 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 23 June 2023
Autumn session (second session - first round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 3 to 28 October 2022
  • Online application for graduation: from 18 July to 2 September 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 3 September 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 16 September 2022
  • Online thesis submission: within 16 September 2022
Autumn session (second session - second round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 13 to 28 February 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 15 November to 22 December 2022
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 23 December 2022
  • Deadline for completing exams: 20 January 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 20 January 2023
Winter session (third session - single round) - a.y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 20 March to 21 April 2023
  • Online application for graduation: from 9 to 31 January 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: within 1 February 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: 24 February 2023
  • Online thesis submission: within 24 February 2023

The extraordinary session is reserved for students with no more than two exams pending at the time of the graduation application.

The degree programmes will set extraordinary exam sessions in May 2023, only students who have submitted their graduation application for the extraordinary graduation session academic year 2021/2022 will be able to access.

Extraordinary session A.Y. 2021/2022
  • Final exams: from 7 to 15 June
  • Online application for graduation: from 21 March to 6 April 2023
  • Graduand questionnaire completion deadline: 6 April 2023
  • Exam calendar only for graduand with no more than two exams pending compared to the study plan: from 2 to 19 May 2023
  • Deadline for completing exams: within 19 May 2023
  • Online thesis submission (only after completing exams): from 21 March to 19 May 2023