«Enrolment Information for first cycle, long single cycle and second cycle degree programmes Academic Year 2016/2017 Section 1: Degree programmes 1.1 ...»
for first cycle, long single cycle and
second cycle degree programmes
Academic Year 2016/2017
Section 1: Degree programmes
1.1 First and second cycle degrees p. 5
1.1.1 First cycle and long single cycle degrees p. 5
1.1.2 Second cycle degrees p. 7
1.2 Internationalization of degree programmes p. 9 1.2.1 Second cycle “double degrees” p. 9 1.2.2 First and second cycle degrees taught in English p. 10 Section 2: Periods, dates, deadlines and requirements
2.1 Periods, dates, deadlines and main requirements p. 11
2.2 Admission tests for programmes with local and national admission quotas p. 13 Section 3: Pre-matriculation, matriculation and enrolment on the first year for EU and equivalent non-EU students
3.1 Non-EU students treated as “equivalent” p. 14
3.2 First cycle degrees and long single cycle degrees p. 14 3.2.1 Pre-matriculation p. 14 3.2.2 When to apply for a place p. 15 3.2.3 Who can apply for a place p. 15 3.2.4 Admission test p. 15 3.2.5 How and where to apply for a place p. 16 3.2.6 Documents of use for the online application procedure p. 18 3.2.7 English language test p. 20 3.2.8 Incompatibility p. 20
3.3 Second cycle degrees p. 21 3.3.1 Pre-matriculation p. 21 3.3.2 Who can apply for assessment, how and when p. 21 3.3.3 How, where and when to apply for enrolment p. 23 3.3.4 English language test p. 26 3.3.5 Incompatibility p. 26
3.4 Part-time students p. 26 3.4.1 Who are part-time students p. 26 3.4.2 Who can apply for part-time status p. 27 3.4.3 When and how to apply for part-time status p. 27 3.4.4 Working students p. 27 Section 4: Matriculation and enrolment on the first year
1.1.1 First cycle and long single cycle degrees Note that the legal qualification depends on the class to which the degree programme belongs.
Those who wish to matriculate in first cycle and long single cycle degrees with no enrolment quota on a national or local level must hold a secondary school diploma or other foreign equivalent and must take an obligatory admission exam that does not preclude matriculation. The exam aims to assess basic student preparation - prior to enrolment - so as to identify any “educational deficit” that must be made up within the first year of the programme. It is possible to sit the admission exam for more than one degree programme.
Starting in April 2016 the exam enrolment procedure, as well as how, when and where exams take place, will be communicated via the University website at www.unisi.it under the section dedicated to matriculation.
Those who wish to matriculate in first cycle and long single cycle degree programmes with enrolment quota on a national or local level must take specific admission tests, placing themselves well in the final ranking, and respect the specific deadlines for individual calls for application. The tests will take place on the dates indicated in the individual calls for application, and you are required to register for the exam following the procedure defined in the same, which will be published on the University website at www.unisi.it, in the section Albo online.
* NOTE: Pursuant to article 4 of Ministerial Decree no. 198 of 23 October 2003, as amended by Ministerial Decree no. 2 of 12 January 2005, “Funds for Youth” (in the framework of the Plan for degrees in science), in order to encourage matriculation in degree programmes within disciplinary areas of particular national or EU interest, students matriculated in the starred degree programmes may receive partial reimbursement of university fees and contributions. The eligibility criteria and the amount to be reimbursed are published on the University's website at www.unisi.it, on the pages of the Ufficio diritto allo studio borse e premi di laurea.
Inter-university degree programmes are also available. Although the administrative headquarters for the following degree programmes are not in Siena, students will also attend and
obtain university credits from the University of Siena:
- Inter-university first cycle degree programme in Audioprosthetic techniques (qualifying as a professional Audioprosthetic technician) (class L/SNT3 degrees in technical healthcare professions) - University of Pisa (www.unipi.it);
- Inter-university first cycle degree programme in Neurophysiopathology techniques (qualifying as a professional Neurophysiopathology technician) (class L/SNT3 degrees in technical healthcare professions) - University of Florence (www.unifi.it);
- Inter-university long single cycle degree programme in Dental medicine and prosthetics (class LM-46 of Second cycle degrees in Dental medicine and prosthetics) – University of Florence (www.unifi.it).
1.1.2 Second cycle degrees Note that the legal qualification depends on the Second cycle degree class to which the study programme belongs.
Those wishing to matriculate in the Second cycle degree programmes must hold a degree or three-year university diploma, or other suitable equivalent foreign qualification. They must also meet the specific curricular requirements and have an appropriate educational background, as verified through methods defined in the degree regulations of individual second cycle degree programmes, which also report the specific admission criteria. The degree regulations may be found on the University's website at www.unisi.it, in the section statuto e regolamenti.
1.2 Internationalization of degree programmes Within the context of internationalization the University of Siena has developed double degree programmes in cooperation with foreign universities.
The University also offers degree programmes taught entirely in English.
1.2.1 Second cycle “double degrees” The two participating institutions award their national degrees simultaneously to students taking part in the programme. This in accordance with bilateral agreements that stipulate the completion of an integrated educational programme of the same duration as that existing in each country. As these are University programmes, students will have access to all courses required for the completion of the programme. Based on the agreements with foreign universities, they will also take part in international mobility programmes, whereby the student is awarded not only the “national” academic qualification but also that of the partner foreign university.
Students taking part in the programme complete alternating periods of study (of defined duration and content) in the two academic institutions. Having completed the plan of studies and passed any final examinations, students are awarded the final national academic qualification from both institutions (“double degree”).
In a.y. 2016/2017 the University of Siena is offering the following second cycle double degree
programmes in collaboration with foreign universities, as indicated below:
- Finance (class LM-16 Finance): European Business School – International Univ. Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau/Wiesbaden (Germany), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Romanian-American University Bucharest (Romania);
- Economics (class LM-56 Economic sciences), Economics: University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Uppsala (Sweden);
- Economics and management of financial institutions (class LM-77 Economics and business): Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation), Vilnius University (Lithuania);
- Management and Governance (class LM-77 Economics and business), curriculum Accounting and Management: European Business School – International Univ. Schloss Reichartshausen Rheingau/Wiesbaden (Germany), Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (Russian Federation);
- Electronics and Communications Engineering (class LM-27 Telecommunications engineering): Universidad Carlos III Madrid (Spain);
- History and Philosophy (Class LM-78 Philosophy & LM-84 History): Université Pierre Mendès France Grenoble (France);
- Language and mind – Linguistic and cognitive studies (Class LM-39 Linguistics):
Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne (France);
- International studies (Class LM-52 International Relations), curriculum European Studies: Jagiellonian University Krakow (Poland).
Application procedures for the exchange programme are found in the University's annual calls for student mobility published on the web pages of the International Relations Office.
1.2.2 First and second cycle degrees taught in English
In a.y. 2016/2017 the following first cycle degree programmes will be taught in English:
- Economics and Banking (class L-33 Economics) (Department of Political Economy and Statistics). The programme offers four specializations: Banking and finance, Quantitative Statistics, and Economics are taught in Italian, whereas Economics and banking is taught in English.
In a.y. 2016/2017 the following second cycle degree programmes will be taught in English:
- Language and Mind: Linguistics and Cognitive Studies (class LM-39 Linguistics) (Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences). The programme offers two specializations, both taught in English: Linguistics and cognition, and Philosophy and cognition;
- Applied mathematics (Class LM-40 Mathematics) (Department of Information engineering and mathematics);
- International Studies (class LM–52 International Relations) (Department of Political and International Sciences). The degree programme offers three specializations: International and diplomatic sciences and International development and cooperation are taught in Italian, whereas and European Studies is taught in English;
- Chemistry (class LM–54 Chemical Sciences) (Department of Biotechnologies, Chemistry and Pharmacy);
- Economics (class LM-56 Economic Sciences) (Department of Political Economy and Statistics). The degree programme offers two specializations: Environment and development economics is taught in Italian, Economics in English;
- Management and Governance (class LM-77 Economics and Business) (Department of Business and Law). The degree programme offers two specializations: Business Management and Governance is taught in Italian, Accounting and Management in English;
- Finance (class LM-16 Finance) (Department of Political Economy and Statistics);
- Medical Biotechnologies (class LM-9 Medical, Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Biotechnologies) (Department of Medical Biotechnologies);
- Computer and automation engineering (class LM-32 Information engineering) (Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics);
- Electronics and Communications Engineering (class LM-27 Telecommunications engineering) (Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics);
- Biology (class LM-6 Biology) (Department of Life Sciences). The degree programme offers two specializations: Molecular and cellular biology is taught in Italian; Biodiversity and environmental health is taught in English.
Application procedures for the degree programmes above may be found in section 3 of this Enrolment Information.
N.B.: Information about the location of the International Desk (Sportello Integrato Internazionale) and the offices indicated generally as an administration offices in this document can be found on page 64.
PERIODS, DATES, DEADLINES AND
2.1 Periods, dates, deadlines and main requirements The table below does not list all admission requirements. Prospective students are therefore urged to carefully read the procedures indicated or recalled in the specific sections of this Enrolment Information.
25 August The administration offices start distributing magnetic cards to first year students 2016 matriculated in first, second and long single cycle degree programmes. Cards are distributed by appointment only: appointments are scheduled at the end of the online matriculation/enrolment procedure.
Deadline for renewing enrolment and payment of the first instalment of university fees 12 May 2017 for students about to graduate who have requested suspension of enrolment but have not fulfilled the requirements for completion of the degree programme by the last scheduled graduation session. To complete enrolment the student must contact their administration office (see section 5 of the present Enrolment Information). Starting 13 May 2017 the first instalment of university fees will be subject to late payment charges pursuant to University Regulations on University fees and dues);
Deadline for submitting the necessary documentation for requesting exemption/reduced payment of university fees for students about to graduate who have not completed the degree programme by the last scheduled graduation session (financial statements indicated in section 11 of the present Enrolment Information, etc.).
2.2 Admission exams for programmes with local and national enrolment quota The deadlines and procedures for applying for a place on degree programmes with national or local enrolment quotas will be communicated through the published calls for application and specific detailed announcements. Students must consult these announcements and calls for application in the section albo online of the University website at www.unisi.it and on the web pages for students matriculating in a.y. 2016/2017.
At the time of publication of the present Enrolment Information, the Ministry of University, Research and Education has set the dates of the admission tests only for first cycle degree programmes in the health care area (13 September 2016) and for the long single cycle degree programme in Medicine and Surgery (6 September 2016).
N.B.: Information about the location of the International Desk (Sportello Integrato Internazionale) and the offices indicated generally as administration offices in this document can be found on page 64.
Pre-matriculation, matriculation and enrolment on the first year for EU and equivalent non-EU students