The Reform of the University system classes the Degree courses in the following levels:
Three or two years' duration is an approximate time, because the length of all courses is measured in University Educational Credits. The three-years First Cycle Degree is equivalent to 180 credits, the two-years Second Cycle Degree is equivalent to 120 credits.
Further educational courses are offered:
First and second level continuing education degrees do not give admission to PhD or Specialization Schools.
The Credits Systems sets University credits (in Italian, CFU) as unit of measurement of academic work that a student needs to acquire competences and skills. The quality of that work is assessed through a grading system from 0 to 30.
Credits System is linked to the enrolment conditions to University: full-time and part-time. A full-time student earns between 37 and 80 credits per year. A part-time student earns between 20 and 36 credits per year. Full-time or part-time status is chosen year by year, and the tuition fees change according to the status.