The final exam consists in the elaboration of a written thesis, the result of mature critical elaboration, assigned by a professor on a topic agreed with the student. The thesis will be presented, with the participation of a co-supervisor, in front of a Dissertation Panel composed according to the regulations in force.

FIRST STEP: Request and assignment of the master thesis, only valid for Master's Degrees in:

  • Media studies, digital communication and journalism
  • Organization and Marketing for Corporate Communication
N. B. For all other Master's Degrees, go straight to the SECOND STEP

Based on the interests of the student and his/her curriculum, starting from the penultimate year of the degree programme, it is possible to contact a professor who has courses in the master’s degree programs, and agrees to tutoring the student for his/her thesis. 

For the purpose of assigning the supervisor, all students are required to complete the assignment-request form at any time for the current academic year. Within the indicated deadlines, the information is processed and the assignment lists relating to the various graduation sessions (see table below), are published.
Note: all the students must complete the application form, whether or not they have already an assigned supervisor 


Fill out the application form: LINK
Master's deadlines for next graduation sessions

October/November 2023

December 2022 / January 2023

Session march 2024

Session July 2024

Deadline for compilation

24 March 2023

23 June 2023

15 September 2023

12 January 2024

Confirm assignment

17 April 2023

17 July 2023

2 October 2023

29 January 2024

Infostud graduation application booking window

June - 24 July 2023

16 September -13 November 2023

December – January 2024

April – May 2024


10 October - 8 November 2023

December 2023 - 26 January 2024

March 2024

July 2024

When the window for the assignment request is closed, the thesis committee (made up of professors of the degree programme) will verify the requests and eventually assign a supervisor to the students who do not have one already.
On the date of "Confirmation of assignment", the Committee will publish a list of the 
students and their assigned assigned supervisors;
The students must then contact the supervisors assigned to them to agree on the start of the thesis work.
Students who intend to postpone their scheduled thesis defence, will withdraw their Infostud application (Revoca) do not need to fill again the Request form for the assignment of the Supervisor (except in case they change their Supervisor). However, it remains possible to update the information in the form.
SECOND STEP: Formal submission of the graduation application on the Infostud platform and necessary requirements
Before graduating students submit the graduation application through Infostud, within the booking window provided for each session, respecting the deadlines that will be published in the Graduation Calendar and Deadlines. The deadline for submitting the online application is mandatory, and exceptions cannot be requested for any reason. 
Supervisors may be very busy, so students are encouraged to contact their Supervisor in advance for all the necessary requirements. 
The student will receive the receipt of the graduation booking and/or any other communications from the Student Affairs Office or the Supervisor at their uniroma1 email address.
According to the provisions of Presidential Decree 26 October 1972, n. 642, the presentation of the application at the graduation session is subject to payment of a €32 fee, which can be downloaded from Infostud.

Students are required to pay the graduation fee at least 5 working days prior to submitting the application as foreseen by the Graduation Calendar and Deadlines, and upon reaching:

  • 96% of the total credits required for their degree programme, excluding the credits of theses (final exam) and internship.
This means that the student cannot have more than 9 credits missing.
It is understood that all credits still missing at the time of submitting the application must be earned and on record on Infostud no later than 20 days from the start of the graduation sessions. If the credits for internships are not on record at the time of submitting the application, the student should deliver all necessary documents to the Internship Office by the same date – according to the indications provided here: 
Exclusively for the session of July, students enrolled “IN CORSO - REGULAR” must have finished all the exams of the first year and 1st semester of the second year by the end of the examination session of January/February. 
Before submitting the graduation application, students must first have the form "Dichiarazione esami da sostenere” approved, according to the instructions provided in the Graduation Calendar and Deadlines
The approved form must then be uploaded with the other documents when the application is submitted online. All the missing credits of the second semester of second year must be earned by the first date of June’s exam sessions.
The last useful session to graduate in the current academic year is the January session. If you are postponed to March, you will need to pay the first and second instalments of the following academic year; if you postpone to July, you will also have to pay the third instalment, and you have until the following January to graduate without having to pay again. Students enrolled in part-time mode, however, are required, in any case, to pay the fees for the entire agreed enrollment period.
Submission of the online application and acceptance of the application by your thesis supervisor (relatore)
To complete the online application, the student must enter the following information:
  • Supervisor (relatore): mandatory for all. Enter the name and surname of your supervisor
  • Co-supervisor (correlatore): do not fill in the field. The Co-supervisor is automatically assigned to master's students by the Department's Thesis Committee, and cannot be chosen by the student. 
  • Additional supervisor (relatore aggiunto): Insert only if provided. The Additional Supervisor is a Sapienza professor who has the function of supporting the Official Supervisor in assisting and guiding the graduate student during the writing of the thesis. 
  • External supervisor (relatore esterno): Insert only if provided. The External supervisor is an expert, external to Sapienza who has the function of supporting the Official Supervisor in assisting and guiding the graduate student during the writing of the thesis.
  • Graduation session: mandatory for everyone. Indicate the graduation session chosen for the dissertation (March / July / October / December-January).
  • Thesis title: mandatory for everyone. Enter the final title of the thesis.
  • Thesis subject: mandatory for everyone. Insert the subject of the thesis, which must be present in your study plan, and the related scientific disciplinary sector. The scientific sector of the subject chosen for the degree thesis must correspond to the same disciplinary scientific sector to which the Supervisor belongs.
Documents to be uploaded:
  • Valid identification document (if not already uploaded in your Infostud profile) - Mandatory for everyone
  • Health card or tax code card (if not already uploaded in your Infostud profile) - Mandatory for everyone
  • Receipt of the completion of the Almalaurea questionnaire - Mandatory for everyone
  • Upload of the degree thesis in .pdf - Mandatory for everyone by the deadline indicated on the Graduation Calendar and Deadlines
  • Form – exams to be taken- " Dichiarazione esami da sostenere” - Upload only if there are exams that still need to be taken
  • Form - declaration of exams taken and not recorded on Infostud “Dichiarazione esami sostenuti e non registrati su Infostud”- Upload only if there are exams that you have taken that are not regularly recorded on Infostud
  • Form for validating exams taken abroad - Upload only if the exams that are not already registered regularly on Infostud
  • High school diploma (although not mandatory, it is possible to upload a scanned copy in pdf format).
THIRD STEP: Acceptance of the graduation application by the Supervisor
The application sent by the student must be accepted by the Supervisor on Infostud by the deadline. The student will receive a confirmation email from the system (it will be the student's responsibility to check the progress of the application in their profile and on their institutional email, the Supervisor’s approval is mandatory to proceed with the application).
For further information, please visit the Graduation Application Instructions
For any doubts relating to the graduation application, the student should visit the Student Affairs Office, located in the main campus (Città univeristaria- P.le Aldo Moro,5), Building CU029 (the nearest entrance is Viale Regina Elena, 334), or the Educational Affairs Office (address Via Salaria, 113, 00198 Roma RM -   first floor, offices  B2/B3/B4-). 
FOURTH STEP: Acceptance of the application by the Student Affairs Office
Following the approval of the Supervisor, the Student Affairs Office verifies the completeness of the application, accepts it and checks the careers of each student.
In this case an email will be sent to the student as a receipt of the acceptance of the application by the Student Affairs Office.
FIFTH STEP: Publication of the co-supervisors and delivery of the degree thesis to the co-supervisor
The list of students who have submitted the application, after approval by the Student Affairs Office, will be sent to the Educational Affairs Office, which will plan the sessions, the assignment of co-supervisors for the master's students and the composition of the calendars. 
The Thesis Committee will then publish the list of co-supervisors for master's degrees in the news of the CoRiS website. Within the deadlines set by the schedule of each session, the student is required to deliver a copy of the thesis to the assigned co-supervisor (correlatore) with two copies of the thesis abstract (one page of 30 lines). A copy will be retained by the second thesis supervisor (correlatore) and one will be returned to the student with the signature of the second thesis supervisor (correlatore) and the delivery date. The receipt should be kept by the student and not be delivered to any office.

SIXTH STEP:   Upload of the degree thesis in .pdf

Once the work has been completed, the student will have to upload his/her final degree thesis, in .pdf format, in a single document on the Infostud page, and the supervisor will have to approve it online.
Uploading and approval must take place within the deadlines indicated in the Graduation Calendar and Deadlines.
SEVENTH STEP:  Publication of the graduation calendars
Within the deadlines set by the Schedule of each session, the Thesis committee will publish the calendars relating to the sessions on the CoRiS website.

EIGHTH STEP: The day of the thesis defence

The theses will be discussed in a classroom that will be indicated in the calendar.
The order in which the students are distributed in the calendar is purely indicative. Therefore, all candidates are required to arrive, half an hour before the start of the entire session.

For the thesis defence, the thesis Committee express their vote out of 110 and, unanimously, can grant the candidate the highest marks with honours. The minimum mark for passing is 66 out of 110.
The final grade is given by the sum (over a total of 110 points) of the following contributions: weighted average of the grades obtained in the exams performed during the master course, with weights given by the credits; the result is normalised to 110 points (this information is available in your personal area on Infostud). 
To the score deriving from the weighted average of the exams, the committee will add 1 point every 4 lodi the student has received during their degree.
The committee will also add:
a)    1 point if the candidate has obtained at least 12 cfu, or has undertaken research or internships in order to write their final thesis, in a foreign university
b)    1 point if the student gets their degree within the number of years expected by their degree programme 
To the score deriving from the weighted average of the exams, the Dissertation Panel can add points, based on its own unquestionable judgement regarding the performance of the candidate, both in the drafting of the theses and in its presentation. Without prejudice to the full autonomy of the Dissertation Panel in this regard, however, the Department has approved some suggestions, in order to make the decisions of the various Dissertation Panels as homogeneous as possible: in the final evaluation, the Dissertation Panel may add a score that normally ranges from 0 to 6, according to the following criteria: Completeness, accuracy, and validity of your Master’s thesis; Novelty and research capacity; Quality of your presentation and discussion; Assessment of your academic career. The Dissertation Panel draws up a special report on the performance and outcome of the final exam.
For obvious reasons of safety and decorum, students are invited to celebrate the graduation in sober and dignified ways, which do not go beyond legitimate congratulations and photos, demonstrating that they have acquired, together with specific knowledge, also a sense of responsibility and of personal dignity. Therefore, celebrations in the courtyard of the Department with food and drinks, as well as noisy events that would interfere with other educational activities in progress, are therefore strictly prohibited.
Students wishing to make use of any presentations to support the presentation will be required to send, 4 working days before the start of the session, to sends e-mail) their work, also in PDF format, to avoid display problems related to the different versions of Microsoft Office or Open Office, specifying in the subject and in the file name the surname, day and time of the presentation.
Students are reminded that the computers at our disposal generally use the 2013 version of Microsoft Office and it is therefore advisable to save your work in that version. Considering that the time available for the presentation of the thesis is about ten minutes, it is suggested to prepare an adequate presentation, without exceeding the number of slides and animations in the Power Point. It is also advisable to check the compatibility and availability of any audio video programs by sending your presentation well in advance to sends e-mail)
If the candidate does not send the presentation by e-mail within the requested time or is late on the day of the presentation, his presentation will be uploaded, only if possible, to the computer close to the presentation of his thesis and the correct display of the file and the support of any multimedia files will not be guaranteed. Given the limited time for presentation and the large number of students, it is not possible to bring your own equipment, since the set-up would take time away to all graduands. 
Collection of the Degree certificate
Starting ten days after the conclusion of the entire graduation session, it will be possible to download the graduation certificate directly from Infostud.
After about twenty days, it will be possible to collected the degree certificate at the Student Affairs Office, located in the main campus (Città univeristaria- P.le Aldo Moro,5), Building CU029 (the nearest entrance is Viale Regina Elena, 334. Before going to the Student Affairs Office, it is suggested to write an email to sends e-mail) to make sure that the degree certificate it is ready.

Withdrawing the graduation application 
If for any reason the student intends to give up the discussion, he/she must communicate it as soon as possible, following the instructions given at the link Graduation Application Instructions



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