The Ministry of Education, University and Research (Ministero dell’Istruzione, Universita’ e Ricerca MIUR) in order to enable the Italian university system to compete with other European systems, and aiming to attract the best foreign students, has recently signed an agreement with the Cambridge Assessment Group, the most important assessment agency in Europe, to start an innovative process of internationalization of the Italian university system. Thanks to this agreement, foreign students wishing to gain access to Italian courses of Medicine in English will be able to take admission tests in English, at the Italian Universities and in foreign university locations as well.
The number of students admitted is provided for under Italian legislation governing admission to university courses (Statute 264, August 2, 1999) and is decided bearing in mind national planning, availability of teaching staff, teaching and hospital facilities, the recommendations of the European Union’s Advisory Committee on Medical Training as well as criteria and guidelines laid down by the University and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in question.
Enrolment with Italian universities in the Medicine and Surgery course is regulated by a national test (IMAT); the test is implemented on the same day in the individual Italian State Universities. Admission is dependent on the results of the entrance exam, as established by the ranking emerging from the entrance exam.
Applicants for Medicine and Surgery course can enrol only after having successfully passed the entrance examination tests required.
For details concerning admission procedures consult the specific section on this page.