FINAL EXAMINATION

In order to obtain the master’s degree, students must sit for the final examination. Students have to present and defend their written thesis to the Degree Commission during the graduation session/date.

GRADUATION SESSIONS:
FIRST PERIOD
First Session – February
Second Session – March
SECOND PERIOD
First Session – June
Second Session – July
THIRD PERIOD A
First session – October
THIRD PERIOD B
Second session – November

Please see the link below for further information:
A.Y. 2021/2022 - Deadlines
A.Y. 2022/2023

To be admitted in the graduation session/date students must:
1) have sat and recorded all the exams/activities of your study plan at least 15 days before the graduation date.
2) have paid the tuition fees.
3) have submitted the dissertation/thesis at least 15 days before the graduation date. Please, upload the final version of your thesis in PDF A (maximum 40 MB) named Name_Surname, on Uniweb after the supervisor’s approval. 
The printing is not necessary.
4) have uploaded the confidential agreement (Impegno di riservatezza) completed and signed in the dedicated Moodle page.
Click the link below to download the Confidential agreement.
https://www.spgi.unipd.it/sites/spgi.unipd.it/files/Impegno_riserv_laureandi_SPGI_SA_16_6_08.pdf

REGISTERING FOR GRADUATION
In order to graduate you must register for graduation on Uniweb by the deadline set for each graduation period.
The registration procedure is broken down into several steps and requires your supervisor to approve your dissertation title.
The application procedure and the guideline are available in the link below.
https://www.unipd.it/en/graduation
Graduates are therefore required to check, before proceeding with the application, that their study plan is complete and in "Approved" status. Changes to the study plan cannot be carried over once the application for graduation has been completed.

THESIS
The thesis is the result of research carried out under the supervision of the thesis supervisor on a topic connected to the main subject area of the graduating student's curriculum.
The topic of the thesis does not necessarily need to be associated with a course in the student's study plan. It can be based on work experience (internship) or a period of study abroad.
The thesis is formally assigned by the thesis supervisor, who will oversee the progress of the work.
Students must write the thesis in English. The defense language is the same as the language in which the thesis is written.
The thesis generally consists of 100-150 pages (around 50,000 words).
The thesis also has an abstract, which summarizes the main topic in short.
Thesis format
Text
Chapter I –Title
1. Subchapter
1.2 Sub
Paper format: Use the standard A4 format and set the same margins all around (e.g. 3 cm, top/bottom, right/left, Header, Footer 1, 5 cm.
Font: Choose a commonly used font that provides a full character set, for example Times new roman or Arial.
Font color: Black.
Size & line spacing: The text should be in 12-point character and 1.5 spaced lines.
Footnotes should be in 10-point Times New Roman, 9 Arial character and single-spaced lines. Text and footnotes should be justified.
Pagination: page numbers centered in the lower margin of the page; numbered first page is the index (page nr. 1); any pages preceding the index (frontispiece, dedication page, ecc.) should not be numbered.
Citation style: Please get in touch with your supervisor.
For HRG students, please see the link below for the thesis cover page.
https://www.spgi.unipd.it/sites/spgi.unipd.it/files/frontespizio%20tesi%20magistrali%20in%20HRG.pdf
The Supervisor will guide the students on any additional information from time to time.

PLAGIARISM
The University pays particular attention to the originality of the student’s thesis. It must be the result of a personal contribution, without the aid of an outside consulting firm. Special attention must be paid to citations and it must not contain texts taken from other sources. To this end, the University has adopted a plagiarism checker software.

THESIS DEFENCE
The thesis defense will be in presence
The student must defend the thesis in the presence of Commission Degree of at least five members, among whom the supervisor. The student can use PowerPoint slides. The defense lasts approximately 15 minutes and is followed by the speech of President of the Commission that communicates the final grade of the master’s degree and declares its completion.The graduation calendar (exact time) will be published at least one week before the graduation session at the SPGI Department’s website: https://www.spgi.unipd.it/node/329 (in Italian) -> Quando mi laureo -> Calendario LM LT.
Online graduation ceremonies are ensured for students in isolation, students under quarantine, international students, students coming from Regions or areas that national or local legislation have restricted travel, and for students with particular certified medical conditions that require increased safety conditions.
Students who find themselves in the above-mentioned conditions are invited to report them to lauree.spgi@unipd.it (also to the supervisor) with the necessary documentation, in order to obtain authorisation for the online session, following appropriate verifications. 
Please note: GREEN PASS IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION DISCUSSIONS AND CEREMONIES.
A maximum of 10 guests per candidate is recommended.

DIPLOMA COLLECTION
If the graduation session is online, the Diploma delivery cannot take place at the day of the graduation.
You can collect your Bachelor's/Master's diploma in person at the Student Office help desk by appointment only. Remember to take your ID card with you.
If somebody else collects the diploma for you, she or he must provide the written authorization, and a copy of his or her own ID card and yours.
You can apply for shipment via email to: conseguimentotitolo.studenti@unipd.it.
For further information, please see visit the link below.
https://www.unipd.it/en/degree-diploma-collection

DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT
The Diploma Supplement is usually available, free-of-charge in your Uniweb personal area as a digitally signed electronic document, around thirty days following the graduation date.
If you cannot display the Diploma Supplement in your personal area, please fill in the Diploma supplement form below, attach a copy of your valid ID card, back and front, and send it to: carriere.studenti@unipd.it.
https://www.unipd.it/en/sites/en.unipd.it/files/M26_DIPLOMA%20SUPPLEMENT_REV%203%2007082020_eng.pdf

RELEASE OF CERTIFICATIONS
You can request a degree certificate following the instructions available here: https://www.unipd.it/en/certificates

FAQ
1) I decide to postpone the graduation date within the same graduation session. What should I do?
You must write to both: conseguimentotitolo.studenti@unipd.it  and lauree.spgi@unipd.it and request the shift by the last day of the previous graduation date. At this point you should inform your thesis supervisor of the shift. 
2) I cannot graduate in this graduation session and I want to postpone to the next session. What should I do?
You must cancel the previous application in uniweb and submit a new one notifying it to: lauree.spgi@unipd.it and scienzepolitiche.studenti@unipd.it. At this point you should inform your thesis supervisor
3) The title of the thesis inserted in the pdf/A file does not match the title indicated during the registration for graduation in uniweb. What should I do?
You must write to your thesis supervisor before the graduation date, who should communicate the new title (in Italian and English) to conseguimentotitolo.studenti@unipd.it

For further information, please contact: lauree.spgi@unipd.it.