About the exams
How to book the exams:
- Go to “servizio on line” on the homepage of www.sc-politiche.unifi.it
- CLICK ON Prenotazione Esami
- Enter with your STUDENT NUMBER (MATRICOLA) and PASSWORD
- Click on the courses you want to book and then click on PRENOTA.
IMPORTANT: it ’s mandatory to book until 3 days before the exam’s.
You will get CREDITS only if you pass the final exams. You won’t get credits only e attending lessons, but you can ask for a certificate of attendance directly to the Teacher.
Teaching and learning
Most teaching still takes place in large lecture halls but this will depend very much on the single course of study. Students are also expected to carry out a considerable amount of self study outside the classroom in order to prepare for exams.
Exams are held after the teaching period and are mainly oral exams although some courses will have written tests taking place during the semester or before the oral exam. Each exam will have a number of dates offered during the exam period and students can choose which date they wish to take the exam. They are also entitled to turn down a mark and take the exam again if they are not satisfied with the result. Rules apply as to how often a student can tak an exam within an examination period.
Examinations are graded according to a scale ranging from 0 to 30, with 18 as a pass mark. A “cum laude” may be added to the highest grade (30; 30 e lode) as a mention of special distinction. All examination results are used to calculate the overall degree mark on a scale of 0-110. The final result is based on exam results plus the presentation of a project or dissertation in front of a Board of Examiners. The pass mark is 66 and students who obtain full marks of 110 may also be awarded ‘summa cum laude’ (110 e lode).
The Italian University credit system (CFU) defines the “study workload” (including time spent preparing for examinations) required of each student in possession of an adequate initial background to achieve the educational goals and abilities foreseen for each academic course. Each credit corresponds to 25 hours of global work by the student.
University canteen card
After receiving your LIBRETTO, you will have access to the Canteen (for the canteen card, go to the “Ufficio Mensa”: address below) The Canteen Card will be provided for free , Where:
Ufficio mensa - Canteen's Office
Wednesday, Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Tuesday, Thursday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm,
Via Miele, 3 tel 0552261356 – Residenza Caponnetto.