Italian Universities Medical Admissions

MEDICINE & SURGERY - DENTISTRY & DENTAL PROSTHODONTICS DEGREES

Fourteen universities offer English taught MD degrees in Italy.

Italian universities, with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), offer degree programmes that are taught in English and open to applicants outside Italy. The Universities offer a number of places for both home and overseas students and they require IMAT.

Please visit the website/s of your chosen university/universities for details.

PRE-ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION PROCESS

While the EU students biggest worry is about not missing the deadline to register for the exam, the non-EU students need to go through lengthy processes such as the pre-enrollment.

Usually around April MUIR releases the specifications of the exam such as the date, syllabus and registration period. Registration usually opens early July, and ends late July. The registration period is usually only open for 3 weeks! Once registration opens the instructions are identical for both EU and non EU students.

Non-Eu students Registration Guide for the IMAT

  • You are considered an EU candidate if you are a resident of an EU country or you have lived in an EU country with a residence permit for at least 1 year.
  • If you’re a non-EU candidate living in your own country, you go to the Italian embassy/consulate in your country.
  • If you’re a non-EU candidate residing in a different country than your original one you must go to the embassy in that country.

When the pre-enrollment date is released, you will have to visit the Italian diplomatic representation (embassy/consulate) in your country of residence.

The embassy will tell you what documents and papers to prepare. The paperwork and requirements are different from country to country, but some documents are common.

DECLARATION OF VALUE (DoV)

Proof that you have 12 years of education and are eligible to apply to an Italian university. It is issued by the consulate of the country the institution (your school) is based in.

Form A:  Click to download a copy.
You need to fill out this form with your first choice university and sign it.

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Copy of passport

Important: The universities do not require English or Italian language proficiency tests, but a consulate may require them so you should ask them (for the student visa).

  1. You have to make an Universitaly account : https://www.universitaly.it
  2. The ministry announces the date for the registration of IMAT
  3. You register for the IMAT through the universItaly account and pay online.
  4. You can select one of the available test centers. (if you wish to sit the exam in Italy, you must do so in your first choice)

You will receive two emails, which you must print and bring with you on the day of the exam:

  • The first email is a confirmation of your newly created Universitaly account and will be sent to the email address you used to create your account.
  • The second email is to confirm your payment and that your order placed with Cambridge English Language Assessment was accepted. This email will be sent to the email address of the holder of the credit card you used to pay for the IMAT.

Each test centre has its own specifications including what time you are required to be present. So please be aware of that and check your centre specifications; some people weren’t allowed into the exam because they showed up after the time requested.

You must bring the following documents/items with you on the day of the test:

  1. Both of the confirmation emails that you received during the registration and payment process.
  2. A photographic form of identification. (It must be the one you used when registering within Universitaly account)
  3. Black pens. (Some center give you black pens so even if you bring them you will be told to put it in your bag but better have them then not)

The question paper and answers are published on the MIUR website in advance of results being released. Candidates have five days to submit ‘item challenges’ from the date these are published.

Results are normally available within approximately FOUR weeks of the test date. MIUR release results on their website. For details, please refer to : http://accessoprogrammato.miur.it

Before the official rankings (with names) are released on certain days other events happen regarding results.

Around two weeks after the exam the anonymous results are published on the universitaly website. The anonymous ranking is a list of ALL results of every test taker. However the there is no way to know what your results is as there are no names, only codes. The anonymous list is also not ordered by score.

Three weeks after the exam you will get your personal scores on the reserved area on the Universitaly website. You will see a breakdown of your score and how you did on each section.

Around 4 weeks after the exam, the official ranking is out. If you’re an EU candidate the ranking will be published within the reserved area on Universitaly. If you are a non-EU candidate the ranking is published by the universities; you have to check with your first choice university as they will publish their own ranking.

After the results are out, your first choice university will send you an email informing you that you have passed, and instructions you need to follow to complete your registration.

  • The process might be different from university to university but usually they will ask you to scan certain documents.(mostly passport/Dov)
  • Pay the fees and that’s it. You will be enrolled in the university.
  • Apply for your student visa at your embassy/consulate while keeping your university updated on the process.

It’s recommended that even after you pay your fees you contact them and inform them, that in order to get your visa you will need a period of time. The universities are quite understanding about Non-Eu applicants and the time frames required for visa applications granting additional time.

Eu students Registration Guide for the IMAT

You are considered to be an EU student if you are a resident or citizen of any of the countries affiliated with the European Union. This includes the EECA countries that technically are not part of the EU. If you are a non-EU citizen but legally reside in an EU country, or have a residence permit for Italy you are also classed into this category.

Registration usually opens early July, and ends late July. The registration period is usually only open for 3 weeks!

  1. You have to make a Universitaly account : https://www.universitaly.it
  2. The ministry announces the date for the registration of IMAT
  3. You register for the IMAT through the Universitaly account and pay online.
  4. You can select one of the test centers , however if you wish to sit the exam in Italy, you must do so in your first choice.

You will receive two emails, which you must print and bring with you on the day of the exam:

  • The first email is a confirmation of your newly created Universitaly account and will be sent to the email address you used to create your account.
  • The second email is to confirm your payment and that your order placed with Cambridge English Language Assessment was accepted. This email will be sent to the email address of the holder of the credit card you used to pay for the IMAT.

You must be at your “Test Center” usually at least 1 hour before the exam, but each test centre has its own specifications including what time you are required to be present. So please be aware of that and check your centre specifications; some people weren’t allowed into the exam because they showed up after the time requested.

You must bring the following documents/items with you on the day of the exam:

  1. Both of the confirmation emails that you received during the registration and payment process.
  2. A photographic form of identification. (It must be the one you used when registering within Universitaly account)
  3. Black pens. (Some center give you black pens so even if you bring them you will be told to put it in your bag but better have them than not)

The question paper and answers are published on the MIUR website in advance of results being released. Candidates have five days to submit ‘item challenges’ from the date these are published.

Results are normally available within approximately FOUR weeks of the test date. MIUR release results on their website. For details, please refer to: http://accessoprogrammato.miur.it

Before the official rankings (with names) are released on certain days other events happen regarding results.

Around two weeks after the exam the anonymous results are published on the Universitaly website. The anonymous ranking is a list of ALL results of every test taker. However there is no way to know what your results are as there are no names, only codes. The anonymous list is also not ordered by score, or divided into EU And NON-EU candidates.

Three weeks after the exam you will get your personal scores on the reserved area on the Universitaly website. You will see a breakdown of your score and how you did on each section.

Around 4 weeks after the exam, the official ranking is out. As an EU candidate your ranking will be published within the reserved area on Universitaly.

ITALIAN DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION AROUND THE WORLD

Use the map below to get directions and contacts of the Italian diplomatic representation in your country of residence.