Information below refer to the 2020 Final exam regulation ('Regolamento prova finale'). Starting from May, 2024 the final exam follows the rules of the new Final exam regulation available at page Rules and regulations.


The final exam consists of the defense in front of a commission of a Thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor from the University of Trento.
The choice of topic and supervisor is made preferably by the end of the 1st semester of the 2nd year.

The thesis may be written in Italian, in English or, by agreement with the supervisor, in another language of the European Union.
The work must address topics of the Master's Degree course, of a theoretical or practical nature, and must present original insights. It may relate to specific projects carried out during an internship or other training experience, including periods abroad under mobility agreements.

The final exam commission evaluates:

  • proficiency in economic, legal, political, sociological and historical research methods
  • autonomy
  • critical and analytical skills
  • ability to present the work and to explain its content, also using multimedia tools.

The number of credits for the final examination is established in the study course's didactic regulation. Procedure, composition of the committees and computation of the degree grade are ruled by the Final examination regulation. 

MEIS European and International Studies - Rules and regulations

Graduation mark

The final degree grade is on a scale from 0 to 110 (where 'sufficiency' is 66/110) and is calculated by summing:

  • the weighted average of exams converted to the 110 scale
  • max 8 points assigned by the commission for the Thesis and its discussion
  • max 2 points assigned by the course president for further activities, if any (internships and supernumerary credits)
  • max 0.5 points assigned by the course president for students graduating by December of the 2nd year.

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Graduation sessions, deadlines and commissions

Graduation sessions, deadlines and procedures for registering for the final exam and commissions are published at page​ Master's degree School of International Studies.

The composition of the final exam commission with the dissertations' timetable is published a few days before the graduation at page School of International Studies - Graduation Sessions.

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