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Recognition of Work Experience

Faculty of Education – Recognition of work experience

(with the exception of Primary Education)

General Information

As an alternative to the internship required by your study program, you may request that your work experience is taken into account and credits attributed towards your degree.

A prerequisite to receiving internship credits for your work experience is that the latter is relevant to the objectives of your study program. The decision to attribute internship credits to your work experience is subject to Course Council’s decision. 

In general, one month work experience equals 1 credit.
For example, the internship required by your degree program attributes 6 credits; your work experience must be of 6 months at least. This parameter does not apply to the study program for Educators, in which the duration of the work experience must only equal the number of mandatory internship hours (200). In addition only one mandatory curricular internship may be replaced by a recognition of specific work experience;

Recognition of work experience instead of the Internship in the first year of the course in Social Work: Application must be submitted according to the online procedures described below, and requires the submission of a written report according to specific parameters (Italian/German).

Students of the Bachelor in Communication Sciences and Culture must also consider these following details (details available in German or Italian language only).

The recognition process

N.B. The application requires a mandatory tax duty payment of € 16 via (PagoPA). Please apply online.
To do so, check the following information page (de and it).

These online applications must entail the following elements:

  • a detailed report (description and reflection) regarding the work experience to be recognized (upload report as PDF);
  • a certification by the employer regarding duration and type of work (in case of private sector work experience) - (upload certification as PDF);
  • or one self declaration regarding duration and type of work (in case of public sector work experience) - (upload certification as PDF)