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IMAT vs Transfer

A basic outline of IMAT vs. transfer procedures

The following table is based on 2020/21 information; please note that procedures in subsequent academic years may change.

IMAT vs. TRANSFER - FAQs

ADMISSION (IMAT)

TRANSFER

What is the application for?

Admission to Year 1*
(see footnote)

Admission to a specific course year other than Year 1 (e.g. Year 2, Year 3, etc.)

Please read the note on the programme activation.

Am I eligible to apply?

You can apply for admission if:

  • You have never been enrolled on a University degree programme;
  • You are currently enrolled on or have graduated from a degree programme other than Medicine and Surgery in English;
  • You are currently enrolled on a Medicine and Surgery Degree Programme (in English).

You can apply for transfer if:

  • You are currently enrolled on / lost your student status from / withdrew from /hold a previous degree in a Medicine and Surgery Degree Programme (in English)
  • You are currently enrolled on / lost your student status from / withdrew from / hold a previous degree (in English language) other than Medicine and Surgery. In this case, you can apply only for Year 2 admission if any places are vacant - see call for transfer, if available.

Do I have to sit IMAT?

Yes

No

(however, you can choose to sit IMAT and apply for transfer in the same year; see footnote)

What are the entry requirements / assessment criteria?

Check general entry requirements here.

Specific requirements and assessment criteria are outlined in the call for applications.

Check general entry requirements here.

Specific requirements and assessment criteria are outlined in the call for transfer, if available.

How/when do I apply?

See the call for applications of the relevant academic year

(or calls for application of previous years, available for publicity purposes only)

See the call for transfer of the relevant academic year, if available.

A call for transfer is published only if places for incoming transfer are available.

How many intakes do you have per academic year?

1 (one) intake per academic year.

The call for applications (IMAT) is published after the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) issue yearly admission regulations.

1 (one) intake per academic year.

A call for transfer is published only if places for incoming transfer are available.

Can I have my credits recognised?

Yes, although only credits gained for subjects/degree programmes taught in English can be recognised.

Preliminary applications for credit recognition will not be considered.

Yes, although only credits gained for subjects/degree programmes taught in English can be recognised.

Preliminary applications for credit recognition will not be considered.

* IMAT candidates may be admitted to course years other than Year 1; however, this will happen ONLY:

  • IF enough credits of your previous academic records are recognised as part of your Medicine and Surgery curriculum at our University to be admitted to a specific course year (Years 2-6),

AND

  • IF one or more places in Years 2-6 become vacant (e.g. if a current student drops out) and are still vacant after the final ranking of the call for transfer is published.

In A.Y. 2020/21, only Years 1-4 are active - please read the note on the programme activation.