Thesis scheduling and modules

11/06/2016 Off Di IMS Tor Vergata

In order to graduate, students must present an original thesis under the supervision of a Professor or Tutor. The activity is known as Degree Internship (or Internato di Laurea). The title awarded upon gradution is that of “Dottore Magistrale” (Doctor of Medicine comparable to a Master’s Degree or US M.D.), in accordance with the BOLOGNA PROCESS.

Graduation Ceremony of our Degree Course in Medicine and Surgery schedule:

March 26th, 2021 h. 9.00    on line

July 8th,  2021 h 9:00   Fleming hall

October 22nd,  2021  h 9:00  Fleming hall

December 17th,   2021   h 9:00  Fleming hall

March 25th , 2022   h 9:00  Fleming hall




Students intending to carry out their degree internship within a specific structure must submit a formal request to the Director of that structure together with a curriculum vitae (i.e. a list of exams passed, marks, optional attended activities, training periods in laboratories or clinics or any other activity performed for training purposes) at least 6 months before the thesis discussion. After consultation with colleagues and having ascertained the availability of positions, the Director of the structure approves the request and assigns the responsibility for monitoring and certifying.

To be eligible to take the Degree exam, students must:

  • have followed all the courses and have passed all the exams;
  • have obtained a total of 360 credits in the course of the six years (for a total of 5500 hours);


Documents to be submitted before graduating:

Dichiarazione di assegnazione tesi di laurea a cura del relatore / Statement of assignment of Thesis or final work

  • You can access this document from your personal Delphi page by clicking on ‘Manage graduation request’, ‘next’, and then on ‘print dichiarazione di assegnazione tesi/lavoro finale’.
  • You will need to print and fill out this document with all the relevant information regarding your thesis, including the names of your supervisors (relatore and correlatore), the subject you are writing your thesis on and the title. Your supervisor will need to sign and stamp it.
  • This needs to be handed in approximately 6 months before your graduation day. You can either:
    • Hand in the original document at the Segreteria Studenti and bring a copy to the Didactic Office (D27).
    • Or hand it in at the Didactic Office directly so that the secretary can make a copy and hand the original in for you.
  • This document can be modified* after submitting it, thus even if the information on it is provisional you will still need to fill it out and hand it in approximately 6 months before your graduation.
  • If you are working on a project with an EXTERNAL supervisor, they cannot be registered as ‘relatore’. Thus, when filling out the ‘Dichiarazione di assegnazione tesi di laurea a cura del relatore’, you will need to put them down as ‘correlatore’ and find yourself an internal supervisor.
    • Any external correlatore will need to be approved by your internal supervisor by filling out a document called ‘Richiesta correlatore esterno’.
    • You can ask at the Didactic Office for the ‘Richiesta correlatore esterno’.
    • Once filled out and signed by your internal supervisor, you will need to present it back to the Didactic Office so that it can be approved at the next CCL meeting.

Domanda di Laurea

You will need to fill out and submit this document “Domanda di Laurea” one to two months before the day of your graduation. You will only be able to download it from Delphi two months before graduating, and it must be presented the at the Segreteria Studenti along with your final copy* of the ‘Dichiarazione di assegnazione tesi di laurea a cura del relatore’ (if you have made any changes after you first submitted it) furthermore, you need to return your University Green book.

Finally you need to  Hand over a CD (conteining the final copy of your Thesis) AND  the printed and signed First Page of the Thesis,   10-7 days before graduating to Segreteria Studenti.


P.S. :Remember to hand over a printed copy of the Thesis to the Didactic Office.







Dissertation Assignment/Declaration Form


The formalities listed below must be carried out in accordance with the deadlines indicated in order to participate in the Graduation session.

No later than 6 months before the graduation session, students must submit their completed Dissertation Assignment/ Declaration form to the student affairs office. Students can download this form from their personal area on Delphi.

In particular, please note that:

  1. THE SUPERVISOR must be one of the tenured professors or researchers of the Faculty of Medicine, present on the MIUR database.
  2. CO-SUPERVISORS (that are not in the MIUR database or not included among the experts of the subjects of the Degree Course) must be approved by the Degree Course Council (CCL).
  3. WHEN DISSERTATIONS REGARD MORE THAN ONE SCIENTIFIC SECTOR (SSD), the stamp and signature of one lecturer per SSD is needed, who will be considered as an additional supervisor or co-supervisor.


When students do their dissertations in an external structure, including dissertations carried out abroad by students that are winners of the university’s “dissertation abroad” programme, they must:

  1. Apply to the CCL affairs office for permission to carry out their dissertations off-site.
  2. Attach a copy of their dissertation assignment/declaration form which clearly shows that the co-supervisor is external, and includes the authorisation of the external co-supervisor and of the host establishment.

Access to Practical Training Assessment (TPVES)

In order to carry out a Practical Assessment Apprenticeship and obtain a degree in accordance with DL. n.18 of 17 March 2020, students must:

  1. Have passed the list of exams foreseen in the academic system to allow enrolment in year VI
  2. Fill in and hand in their TPVES application form and their personal data sheet to the teaching affairs office.

For further information please consult the TPVES guidelines or ask to the president of the course.

Graduation Application

No later than 30 days before the graduation session, students must submit:

  1. A GRADUATION APPLICATION (active online 60 days before the session)
  2. EXAMINATION BOOKLET (which includes all the exams foreseen in the academic system).
  3. RECEIPT OF PAYMENT OF THE PERGAMENA FEES (16 Euros, which must be validated online after filling in the AlmaLaurea questionnaire)

 For a qualifying degree, students must also provide:

  1. RECEIPT REGARDING PAYMENT OF THE TAX REFERRED TO IN ARTICLE 2, PARAGRAPH 3, PRIMINISTERIAL DECREE OF 21/12/90 (49.58 Euros on postal slip no. 1016 made out to -Agenzia delle Entrate – Centro Operativo di Pescara – tasse scolastiche)

Ten days before the graduation session, students must consign:

  1. CD OR OTHER COMPUTER SUPPORT CONTAINING THE DISSERTATION IN PDF FORMAT (should empty or illegible CDs be consigned, it will not be possible to participate in the graduation session)
  2. DISSERTATION COVER PAGE (signed by the supervisor and by the student. The title of the dissertation must be the same as the one provided on the assignment / declaration form)

Registration of students’ optional activities

Fill in the ADO LAUREANDI FORM, which can be downloaded from the “MODULISTICA” section of the university website, indicating the activities listed in the white booklet and the relative scientific sectors (the list is attached to the ADO LAUREANDI FORM) and consign it to the teaching secretariat by the deadlines established for each graduation session and published in the “SEDUTE DI LAUREA” section of the website on the page which corresponds to the graduation session and on the notice board of the teaching secretariat.



  • – Research activity’ – maximum 5 points
  • 2 points for participations in publications (peer reviewed, pubmed).
  • 5 points for each conference abstract as a first name participant.
  • ‘Scientific award’ – maximum 1 point
  • 1 point per award from a scientific and/or academic institution.
  • ‘Activity abroad in a project coordinated by a lecturer of the degree course’ – maximum 3 points *
  • 5 points for every 2 continuous weeks spent abroad, but only in cases where the activity is officially approved by the president of the degree course and included in a defined project that has been previously approved and coordinated with a lecturer from the degree course.

* the above-mentioned  criterion must be applied to any form of experience abroad that has been officially approved by the degree course and carried out during the Covid-19 emergency period from 08/03/2020 (DPCM) until and including possible further extensions.

  • Cum Laude – maximum 3 points
  • 1 point for every 3 Cum Laude.
  • Current degree – maximum 3 points
  • First year “fuori corso”: 1 point
  • Cum Laude may be awarded to students who obtain a score of 111 points on their degree course, but only following a proposal by their dissertation supervisor and following the unanimous agreement of the graduation committee.