Registration

The Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Registration Information

 

Here you will find important information on the steps required for registration at The Pontifical Angelicum University.

Important Dates

 

Registration

 

30 May – 23 September 2022: for the year or for the first semester (August closed);

 

9 January – 27 January  2023: for current students for second semester.

 

Deadline for Course Changes

 

1st semester:  14 October 2022
2nd semester: 17 February 2023

For a full list of courses by faculty, please check the Handbook of Studies:

 

 

 

Categories of Students

Our students are divided into several categories: Ordinary, Extraordinary, Fuori Corso, Guest, and Auditor.

 

Ordinaries are those who are eligible to earn an academic degree. – they meet all requirements for entering their degree program of choice.

  • A subcategory of the “ordinaries” category is pars ordinaries. The ordinary “pars” category will include all students who are regularly enrolled at Our University, but must submit certain documents necessary for enrollment (original certificate of studies – blank form with signature of the Superior – letter of introduction ….).

 

The category “extraordinary”  includes 2 subcategoriessimpliciter and ad tempus.

  • Simpliciter: these are students who enroll at our university but do not earn a degree and cannot obtain one in the future – they cannot take a year of courses and decide at the end of the semester or academic year that they want to change their enrollment. Students who fall into the extraordinary simpliciter category are those who want to take several courses by taking the exam but not obtaining the degree.

 

  • Ad Tempus: has the limit of one year.  To this category belong all those students who are not yet ready to be enrolled as Ordinary within a degree because they lack some requirements

 

Guest students are those who may not register for more than 4 semester-long courses in the academic year.

 

Auditors: are students who, with the consent of the Dean or the President, register for one or more courses for their personal benefit, paying a special fee for each course, but with no right to examinations or diplomas. They may request a certificate of attendance, issued by the Dean or President.,

 

Fuori corso (Extra cursum) students are those who, after having followed the regular program of studies, are yet to complete their academic requirements (examinations, theses, written work). They can only take 2 free courses that serve to complete their curriculum.

Such students are required to pay the prescribed fees by the Administration. They may retain the status of Fuori Corso for a maximum period of five years, after which they must begin their cycle of studies all over again.

(This norm comes into force from the academic year 2017-2018).

Requirements for Admission

In order to be admitted as an ordinary student, it is necessary:

 

  • to have completed whatever studies are required for admission to the university in the student’s country of origin;
  • to have completed the studies required by the Faculty or Institute in which the student plans to study.

Registration & Academic Fees

How to Register :

Registration at the Angelicum is quick and easy

 

ONLINE

FIRST REQUEST ENGLISH: https://forms.gle/GKzy8smVUsFrspsY8

 

AT UNIVERSITY

One registers for the academic year in the Secretariat of each Faculty and then in the General Secretariat properly filling out in every part the following forms:

 

Download IconMatriculation or first time registration

 

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Please request an appointment with the Secretariat of the appropriate Faculty with all the pertinent documentation before going to the General Secretariat or Administration:

 

 

At the time of registration the student shall make a down payment of € 250.00 towards the academic fees for the appropriate semester. The payment may be made in one of the following ways in the Office of Administration:

 

  • bank draft;
  • bancomat / credit card;
  • cheque;
  • cash.

 

Should the registration be cancelled, this initial payment shall not be refunded.

 

One may not register for a successive year, if one has not paid the dues for the preceding year.

 

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Required Documents for First-Time Registration

  • An authentic and detailed certification of completed studies, proving: the academic title, the number of years of study completed, the content of the studies, and the credits and grades obtained;
  • Authorization of the Dean or Director; this is necessary when going from one cycle to the next;
  • Two passport size photographs, one for the Dean of the Faculty and one for the use of the Secretariat.

Special Requirements for First-Time Registrations & Annual Renewals

  • Authorization of the Rector of the student’s College of residence, if he is a cleric or a seminarian; of his own Superior, if he is a Religious; or a letter from the Bishop, if the student is a layperson.
  • Authorization from the Office of Clerics, issued by the Vicariate of Rome, for diocesan priests residing in Rome in a non-authorized College. Secular or Religious priests living outside the Diocese of Rome must present the nihil obstat of their own Ordinary, which proves their diocesan incardination, or affiliation to a particular religious institute, and the place of their habitual residence;
  • Receipt of payment of the amount due, paid in one of the following ways: bank draft, credit card, bancomat, cheque or in cash in the Office of Administration
  • For the requirements of the individual Faculties or Institutes, the student must consult the appropriate Program of Studies.

Knowledge of Italian or English

Students whose mother tongue in neither Italian nor English must acquire a facility in their language of instruction by the end of the first semester of their enrollment. At the end of the semester there will be a proficiency examination. Any further determinations concerning language proficiency are established by the individual faculties.

 

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Dates for Registration

30 May  – 23 September 2022: for registration for the year or for the first semester (August closed);

9 January – 27 January 2023: for registration for the second semester.

Late Enrolments

In addition to the payment of arrears, the written permission of the Dean or Director is required for those who enroll after 23 September and not later than 14 October for the first semester, and after  27 January and not later than  17 February for the second semester.

 

Enrolment after these periods requires the special permission of the Rector, upon the request of the Dean or Director.

Restrictions

In order to obtain an academic degree, simultaneous enrolment as an ordinary student at other Pontifical Universities or Athenaeum, or in other Faculties and Institutes of the Angelicum, is forbidden. Such a double enrolment will be annulled and all examinations invalidated.

 

Enrollment in the doctoral program is valid for two years; after which, the student, even though continuing the preparation of his dissertation, may enroll in another Faculty.

Plan of Study

Every student should prepare a plan of study, in accordance with the program provided by the appropriate Faculty or Institute, or as agreed to by the Dean or the Director. The plan of study should include the student’s obligatory, optional, and seminar courses. In choosing his courses, the student must bear in mind:

 

  • what is possible in practice;
  • that the times of his/her courses do not coincide with each other.

Deadline for Course Changes

1st semester: 27 September 2019

2nd semester: 24 January 2020.

Registration for Courses and Seminars

Every student, during the period already indicated, must record on the appropriate card his courses, both obligatory and optional, and seminars.

 

The completed card must show:

 

  • The academic year, semester, and the student’s matriculation number;
  • The faculty, cycle, and year in which he/she is studying (and his/her specialization, where required);
  • The student’s last name, first name, and College;
  • The courses and their codes, exactly as listed in the Handbook of Studies, the name of the professor and the credits involved (one and half credit corresponds to one hour of weekly lectures per semester)
  • The obligatory courses from which the student has been dispensed; for these, in place of the credits, a “D” should be indicated.
  • The Dean’s signature.

Dispensation from Courses

Requests for dispensations of every type are dealt with by the Dean or Director year by year, upon presentation of the relevant documents, if this has not already been made.

 

Attendance at courses and seminars is obligatory, and any student who, at the end of a course or seminar, has been absent for a third of the lectures or more, loses every right with respect to that course or seminar.

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