Humanitas University

Admittance to the degree course in Medicine and Surgery is subject to selection through HUMAT admission tests, also open to last and second-to-last year high school students.

Humanitas University welcomes applications from talented students from all over the world. On this page, you will find the steps you need to follow in order to send your application and all the key information regarding the admission test.

The HUMAT Test

In the HUMAT Test students are required to answer 60 multiple-choice questions with four response options in 120 minutes. 

The test is composed of two sections:

  1. Scientific thinking
  2. Academic literacy/Critical Thinking
1. Scientific thinking (30 questions)
Mathematical Thinking
Procedural Thinking
Visual Thinking
2. Academic literacy/Critical Thinking (30 questions)
Critical Thinking skills e.g. analysis, evaluation, inference, deductive skills, and inductive skills
Local expeditious reading, e.g. scanning and searching for specific details
Global expeditious reading, e.g. skimming for gist, searching for key ideas
Word- and sentence-level processes, e.g. word recognition, meaning of a preposition

Section 2, Academic Literacy, includes items that assess the candidate’s ability to understand and use information presented in a n academic text. These reading passages are selected on the basis that they exhibit the textual characteristics of quasi-scientific research papers, but crucially without the expectation that the candidate will have a deep knowledge or understanding of the topic of the text.


Double your chances to get into medical school

Starting from the academic year 2023/2024, Humanitas University offers two opportunities per year to take the admission test for the degree course in Medicine and Surgery.

It is possible to register to one competition only, i.e. only last OR second-to-last year, depending on your geographical area and school year.

Both test sessions for the 2023/2024 intake will be held online

Students may decide to take the test in one or both sessions available.

The final ranking will only consider the higher of the two scores obtained*.

 *for those who will have taken the admission test in both sessions.