In the event that, during the course of their university studies, students need to modify some of the data communicated at the time of enrolment (residence, telephone number, email address, etc.), in order to be contacted for any communication or submission of documents, they can modify their data directly on the ESSE3 platform from their personal page.
The Interruption of study is the administrative procedure that temporarily interrupts university activities upon request. Thus, the student will also stop paying fees and acquiring university credits.
During the interruption period, the student may not carry out any curricular activities.
The student may benefit from an interruption of studies for:
(a) attending schools for officer or non-commissioned officer trainees (compulsory interruption);
b) attending Short Specialisation Programmes (compulsory interruption);
c) attending Teaching Qualification Programmes (however named) [compulsory interruption];
d) attending Advanced Training Programmes (compulsory interruption);
e) attending Specialty Schools (compulsory interruption);
f) attending PhDs (compulsory interruption);
g) maternity (optional interruption for no more than two years from the date of birth of the child);
(h) prolonged and duly certified illness, as provided for by the regulations in force [optional interruption].
How to apply
Students regularly enrolled at the University of Foggia who intend to interrupt their studies, for a set period, must submit an application for interruption of study exclusively on the ESSE3 platform from their personal page.
Students shall apply to interrupt their studies by using the specific feature of the ESSE3 platform and pay a stamp duty of €16.00 or the current value. Students who have applied for an interruption of study are not required to pay the fees and charges envisaged for the academic years of interruption and the fee related to the return to study.
Students willing to interrupt their studies shall not, as a rule, register for the next academic year.
This does not pertain to duly motivated cases related to the starting date of the course unit to be attended or in the event that the condition underlying the interruption of study request takes place during the academic year. In this case the student is required to pay the instalments of the annual comprehensive fee referring to the current academic year and due on the date of submission of the interruption of study request.
The return to study is the administrative procedure that students, who have not lapsed or have not renounced their studies, may use if they wish to resume their studies, following a period of interruption, i.e. non-payment of university fees and charges.
How to apply
The application to return to study must be submitted on the ESSE3 platform from the student's personal page, by using the feature provided there.
Students, who have not lapsed or have not renounced their studies, and who wish to enrol in a degree programme after a period of interruption of study, must submit a return to study form between 1 August and 31 October.
Late submissions of return to study forms may be made between 1 and 30 November. In this case, students must pay, in addition to the fee to resume studies set out in the previous paragraph, an additional fee of € 50.00.
Students shall have paid the comprehensive fee for the last year of registration to be able to return to study. If this is not the case, they must pay the amount still owed to the University before submitting a request to return to study.
The return to study form, submitted on the ESSE3 platform from the student's personal page, requires the payment of a fee of € 200.00 for each year of non-payment of the full annual comprehensive fee and the stamp duty of € 16.00 or equal to the current value.
The withdrawal from studies is a formal and irrevocable act by which a student unilaterally interrupts their relationship with the University. It entails, for the applicant, the loss of student status, but does not preclude the right to re-enrol in any degree programme.
How to apply
The application to withdraw from studies shall be submitted by following the instructions on the ESSE3 platform and by paying the stamp duty of €16.00 or equivalent.
The withdrawal does not entitle the student to any refund of the registration fee or annual comprehensive fee already paid.
Withdrawing students, who have regularly paid the annual comprehensive fee for the studies for which they have requested the withdrawal, may re-enrol and request the recognition of the educational credits acquired in their previous studies (CFU), subject to payment of a respective fee of € 109.00.
The withdrawing student, coming from another Italian university and willing to re-enrol, may request the recognition of the educational credits acquired in their previous studies. It will be up to the relevant teaching structures to assess that the knowledge acquired through the course units previously taken - and for which the student has passed the relevant exams - is not obsolete.
The request for credit recognition, with simultaneous re-enrolment, follows the enrolment procedures and deadlines, i.e. from 1 August to 30 November. The student is required to pay a € 109.00 fee for credit recognition (‘tassa recupero crediti’) through PagoPA (a new electronic payment system, introduced by the Italian Code for Digital Administration and by the Decree-law 179/2012, which guarantees safe and reliable electronic payments to the public administration).
Students enrolled in a Degree Programme following the old degree system, prior to Ministerial Decree n. 509/99, who, starting from the academic year following the legal duration of the Degree Programme, have not taken any exams or other assessments or have not carried out any actions related to their university studies for eight consecutive academic years, shall automatically forfeit their student status, even if they have regularly paid the tuition fees.
Students enrolled in a degree programme following the former Ministerial Decree no. 509/99 and subsequent regulations, shall forfeit their status in the cases envisaged by the teaching regulations of the respective degree programmes.
A student who, having passed all the exams, only misses the final degree exam, is not subject to forfeiture.
The lapsed student is not required to pay any additional fees.
The lapsed student, willing to re-enrol, may request the recognition of educational credits acquired in the previous studies. The competent teaching structures will be responsible for assessing that the knowledge acquired through the course units previously taken - and for which the student has passed the relevant exams - is not obsolete, provided that fees and charges have regularly been paid at the time of forfeiture.
A lapsed student who wishes to re-enrol may request the recognition of the credits acquired in their previous studies, subject to payment of a fee of € 109.00.