Universitą degli Studi di Siena
This institutional profile has been created for use by University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate programs.
Other names: University of Siena.
First degree/qualification: Traditional laurea (3-6 years); new laurea (after the Bologna agreement) (3 years).
Minimum quality for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: Overall grade point average of 25/30.
Minimum level for UW-Madison Graduate School admission: 4 year traditional laurea or newer 3 year laurea.
Documents required: Official transcript; official certification of degree and date awarded. All documents in Italian and English.
Description: Instituted in 1240 but has roots in a school of Roman law dating to the 11th century. A State school. A secondary school certificate (maturitą) (13 years of education) is the usual admission requirement.
Thesis usually required with original research; defended at esame di laurea (degree examination). On the 30 point scale, there is the possibility of a mention of "e lode", with honor. Under new system 60 credits per year is a full time load. The dissertation is required for the laurea specialistica.
Language of instruction: Italian.
Postgraduate diplomas of specialization: 1 year after the traditional laurea or, under new system, after the specialized laurea; entry is by admission exam.
Second level master: 1 year after the specialized laurea; entry is by admission exam.
Dottorato di Ricerca (Research Doctorate). 3 years following the traditional laurea or, under the new system, after the specialized laurea and entry by an admission exam.
Last updated: Nov 26, 2007