International Medical School, University of Milan (General Medicine)


University of Milan is among the best universities in Italy and is 79th place worldwide. There are more than 61000 students worldwide. University operates with 9 teaching hospitals. Following Nobel prize winners were studying at University: Ricardo Giaconni (Physics), Dario Fo (Economics), Renato Dulbecco (Physiology and medicine), Eugenio Montale (Economics), Giulio Natta (Chemistry), Salvatore Quasimodo (Economics), Ernesto Moneta (Peace).


International students are educated at International Medical School and forms around around 50% of faculty.

Recognition in EU and rest of countries :

Degree from University of Milan is internationally recognised in European Union.


University of Milan is located in Milan, Italy which is one of the most vibrant place to live in the Europe. It is famous thanks to fashion, design, publishing, theatre, music, art, food and its international trade fairs. Studetns have plenty of options for spending their free time: lakes Como, Garda and Maggiore are only hour away and there are also other options like trips to Alps, the Liggurian Sea and the Cinque Terre, Venice or Florence. Rome is around 3 hours by train or bus.

Scholarships offered:

Following scholarship are offered to international students: scholarship offered by Ministry of Foreign affairs and CiDiS scholarship plus scholarship called Boost your talent, offered for highly gifted and international students.

Accomodation for students:

University offers accommodation to students in halls of residence and apartments with 400 beds which are situated close to university buildings. There are single of double rooms with bathrooms. Annual costs for 11 months are 2750€. If accomodation is still available after the first round, it will be offered at 3850€ per 11 months.

Study programmes
General medicine:

Program of Medicine and Surgery takes 6 years and is completely taught in English. The International Medical degree programme – which is held at the facilities of LITA-Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Advanced Technologies, in Segrate (preclinical activities/first two years of the programme) and at “Luigi Sacco” Hospital, in Milan (clinical training/ years 3-6) – aims to contribute to the process of cultural and professional integration through an international training structure. In addition to lessons and didactic activities held entirely in English, the programme includes training periods abroad and courses provided by tutors from prestigious foreign universities. The course is also distinguished by a number of innovative teaching methods, connected to the use of advanced training tools such as PBL (problem based learning), interactive sessions and small groups, a strong sense of interdisciplinarity, internships in research laboratories, and broad clinical training characterised by a tutoring system which is particularly conducive to learning.
Graguates are awarded degree MD (Medical doctor). In order to be awarded degree, students must do 3 months internship and take national licencing examination – the Esame di Stato di abilitazione all’esercizio della professione di Medico Chirurgo.

Number of students accepted each year:

There are around 50 students admitted every year to IMS Milan (34 students from EU and 16 students from non-EU countries). IMAT is written usually in September and is the same for both EU and non-EU students. Applications are open usually the beginning of August.
Every student must successfully finish secondary school education.

Tuition fees:

Tuition fees are between 700 and 4000€ per year and depends on economic status of applicant and his/her family. Some cathegories of students are exempted from payment of tuition fees (reasons of merit, disability, scholarship, sister or brother already enrolled at University, working student).

Living costs:

Milan is one of the most most expensive cities in Europe. Students should count with at least 500€ per month.

Entrance examination

Applicant must take an entrance examination called IMAT. Around 2% of applicants from European union, while 15% of students from non-EU countries.
Students should also have strong background from biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics.