Suspending and interrupting your studies


The regulations do not allow students to enrol on two programmes at the same time.

Students officially enrolled on an undergraduate or graduate degree programme must temporarily suspend their studies if they wish to enrol on a specialising master or a doctoral programme, or attend a postgraduate diploma programme or a fellowship programme or undertake a “DM 249/2010” course.

After the suspension period, students may resume the interrupted programme, as long as it is still active.

To make the request, students must go to Student Services on their campus to complete the Suspension request (Domanda di sospensione) form.

To submit a Suspension request, students must be up-to-date with their payments at the time of making the request.

Once students have submitted the Suspension request, they are no longer allowed to take exams.

Students can suspend their studies and exams for a maximum of five consecutive academic years without renewing their enrolment. After five years, those who fail to renew their enrolment will lose their UC-student status.

For more information, see Art. 10 of the General Rules of the Academic Regulations of Università Cattolica – Title I.

If students fail to pass exams for five consecutive academic years (eight years for programmes under previous Italian education system), upon enrolment renewal after the normal duration of the programme, they lose their UC-student status.

For more information, see Art. 10 of the General Rules of the Academic Regulations of Università Cattolica – Title I.

To resume your studies within the maximum suspension period, students must go to Student Services on their campus to complete the Recognition request (Domanda di ricognizione) form.

They must also pay the fees specified in the Tuition and University fees regulations.