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General information on admission requirements

Admission Requirements Knowledge and Skill Requirements for Admission Acceptance into the Single Cycle Degree Programme inMedicine and Surgery requires students to hold a secondary school diploma(five-year secondary school programme) or an equivalent qualification. Students must also meet… Read more

Access to the Single-Cycle Degree Programme is regulated on a national basis (art. 1 of Italian Law 264/99) by decree of the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR).

Please refer to the call for applications for any information about number of available places, test date and contents, procedures, and deadlines.


Click here for an overview about the difference between admission (IMAT) and transfer procedures



The following information is based on the application procedure for 2019/20 admission. This section will be updated during the upcoming months, as soon as any relevant information about 2019/20 admission procedures is confirmed. 

See admission procedures and documents of previous academic years: 2018/19, 2017/18


The call for applications is the official document stating information about number of available places, test date and contents, procedures, and deadlines. Please read the call for applications thoroughly when planning your application.

Admission requirements, including accepted qualifications and language requirements, are also published in the ‘General information on admission requirements’ box at the top of this page.

All deadlines listed in the call for applications are final; late applications will not be accepted.

2.Quotas and qualifications


Every year, a quota of reserved places is set for non-EU students residing abroad. Check whether you qualify as Italian/EU/non-EU student with equivalent status, or as non-EU student residing abroad.

Non-EU citizens residing abroad must apply for pre-enrolment.

If you are a non-EU citizen residing abroad read the specific information prepared for you.


Please read this page if you hold a foreign qualification (information about acceptable qualifications, when is translation/legalisation required, declaration of value, etc.)

This applies to all candidates who hold a foreign qualification, regardless of their citizenship/residency status and quota.


3.Register for the admission test (IMAT)

The admission test for our Single-Cycle Degree Programme in Medicine and Surgery is IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test).
Details and deadlines about ​IMAT registration procedure are published in the call for applications. Please read the call for applications thoroughly when planning your application.

All deadlines listed in the call for applications are final; late applications will not be accepted.

IMAT preparation materials: download past paperstest specification document by Cambridge Assessment.


4.IMAT test day

IMAT test date for 2019/20 admission: 12 September 2019.

  • If you chose to sit the test in Bologna, please refer to the call for applications for details about the test venue, access rules, etc.
  • If you chose to sit the test outside of Italy in one of the authorised IMAT venues, please contact your chosen test venue for directions, access rules, etc.

You may refer to the ‘IMAT candidate figures’ file for information about the number of IMAT candidates in previous years. Please note that we keep running background checks on applications after the IMAT registration deadline, and that we update the file only when figures are confirmed.


After IMAT

In the call for applications, you will find information about how to check your IMAT result and the status of your application, and enrolment/matriculation procedure and deadlines.



Our Medicine and Surgery Degree Programme is active since A.Y. 2017/18. This means that course years will be activated one at a time, as follows:

Until the programme is fully activated (A.Y. 2022/23), transfer and admission to course years other that Year 1 may be possible only for active years (e.g. Year 4 is not active in A.Y. 2019/20, so no application for transfer or admission to Year 4 is possible for A.Y. 2019/20).


Do you have any language requirement?

Yes – see ‘General information on admission requirements’ box at the top of this page.


Do you require English language certificates?

English language knowledge and skills at the required are assessed during the admission test. English language qualifications were not a mandatory requirement as of 2018/19; however, candidates who held one could use it in case of a tie in their IMAT score (see 2018/19 call for applications on this page).


Do you require Italian language certificates?

Our 6-year Medicine and Surgery programme is fully taught in English; however, we do require students to have or reach at least the required level of Italian language in order to access clinical clerkships from Year 2 onwards, as they will have to interact with Italian-speaking patients. Italian language qualifications are not required prior to or upon enrolment – students may choose to attend language courses during Year 1. We do not offer preparation courses prior to enrolment. See the list of accepted qualifications for the Italian language requirement.


After you have checked that all the admission requirements have been met, you can enrol on Studenti online:

  1. complete the application for matriculation with the required data and attach an ID photograph in digital format;
  2. pay the first instalment of tuition fees.

Next, go to the Student Administration Office with a valid ID to activate your student career and get access to University services (such as Almawifi, online study plans, exam registration, libraries). Upon activation, you will receive an e-mail with a QR CODE that you will have to use to print your badge at one of the self-service machines at the University.

If you have a previous university qualification or have completed university course units, you can apply for a shortened degree programme.

If you are a student with disabilities (with a minimum recognised degree of disability of 66%, or if you own have certification issued pursuant to Law 104/92), you are entitled to obtain exemption from tuition fees.

If you have a foreign citizenship and/or qualification, you must also hand in the following documents to the  Student Administration Office:

  •  (only for non-EU students with residency abroad) a copy of your passport and 1 passport photo authenticated by the Italian Embassy;
  • (only for non-EU with EU equivalent status students) a copy of your residence permit providing the status of EU equivalent student;
  • (only for non-EU students with residency abroad) a copy of your entry visa for study purposes, or of the receipt confirming you have applied for a residence permitfor study purposes (studente) or a copy of your residence permit for study purposes, if already obtained;
  • your original high school diplomalegalized and translated, where applicable;
  • the declaration of value, where applicable;
  • (only if the education system in your country lasts 10 or 11 years) the certificate of your academic studies or non-university higher education qualifications, legalized and translated, where applicable;
  • (only if entrance exams are laid down for admission to university in your country) the certificate proving that you have passed any academic tests;
  • any documents required for application for a shortened study programme.

If you are matriculating by submitting only the entry visa for study purposes, also ask the Student Administration Office for an enrolment certificate that you must attach to your residence permit application.

Always check in the specific pages when the declaration of value, the translation or the legalization are not required!