MBBS - Italy

MBBS In Italy

  • Since 2009, Italian public universities have been offering English-language MD programs. 13 public medical schools now offer English-taught MD degrees. These are the universities of Bari, Bologna, Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Messina, Milan, Milan-Bicocca, Naples Federico II, Padova, Pavia, Rome La Sapienza, Rome Tor Vergata, Siena, and Turin. These English-language medical schools are among the most internationally diverse, academically rigorous, and inexpensive in the world, and are excellent preparation for residency, research, and clinical work in Europe and beyond.
  • With subsidized tuition fees that range between 200 and 4000 euros per year for European as well as non-Europeans, obtaining a Western-European-level medical education has never been so accessible.

Top reasons to study medicine in Italy

  • 1. Admissions You will take just ONE admission exam, in English (the IMAT), that is held in more than 20 cities around the globe. No interviews, No high school GPA , No recommendation letters required. Actually, you won’t even have to fly to Italy until you know you’re in. The admission test costs around 120 euros and is held entirely in English.
    2. Costs The average tuition fee is around 1200 euros/YEAR and living expenses can be as low as 600 euros/month including accommodation. This is far less then it would cost you in the US, UK, or eastern Europe. Scholarships and work possibilities are available also for foreign students.
    3. English taught lectures Books, notes, and all exams will be in a language you can understand from day 1. Italian courses are also offered in order to help your daily life, without time pressure.
    4. Reputable universities Several of the universities have 500+ years of experience in teaching medicine.
    5. European MD degree Your degree will allow you to specialize and practice all around Europe, including the UK. The studies are recognized also in USA for the USMLE exam.
    6. Culture If you’re spending six years abroad, why not do it in a beautiful country with great food, customs, and people, in the middle of Europe? You will be surrounded by the sea, the Alps, and breathtaking lakes in the north that you won’t regret visiting. See for yourself why they call it la dolce vita.
    7. Student exchange programs Spend a semester or a year in a partner university in Europe, doing all the exams and clinical work that a local student would do, and get accredited for them as well. Some universities like Pavia also offer exchanges with the USA.
    8.Reserved spots Extra places are sometimes reserved for non-European candidates, making the chances for them even better.


MBBS in the UK

  • 1. Pre-enrollment: April – July 2019 Pre-enrollment, in Italian “preiscrizione”, is the first step in our application calendar. It mainly consists in obtaining a Dichiarazione di Valore (Declaration of Value, also DV), which is a document confirming that your graduation diploma is sufficient and compatible for studying in a medical school in Italy. Remember, this is not the IMAT exam enrollment procedure yet.
    When doing the pre-enrollment, ask also which documents you are required to prepare and translate for a student visa after you do the IMAT in September; better be ready in advance, so that when the time comes you can simply focus on the organisational aspects of the enrollment procedure.
    Finally, what are the pre-enrollment dates ?
    This is the most important thing: pre-enrollment is open until July every year. If you want to apply for IMAT 2019 and take the test on September 12th, you need to pre-enroll and get the Declaration of Value before the end of July! The official dates have not been released yet, but we shouldn’t be too far from the official deadline for pre-enrollment.
    What if you’re still in school?
    We’re not talking about med school here, but high school. Even if you haven’t completed high school yet, you must do this procedure as any other. The only difference is that they will accept your demand to apply for medical schools in Italy on the condition that you pass your final high school examination.
    Wrapping everything up, practically there are three things you need to do before the end of July:
    • Download and fill in Form A
    • Contact your nearest Italian consulate/embassy and tell them you want to study medicine in Italy in English
    • Follow their instructions.
  • SPECIAL MENTION: the Turin Medical School (Torino) has a special procedure for pre-enrollment, with specific dates. The University of Torino requires international students to send in an early application between January and April.

  • 2. Online enrollment and IMAT Exam
    I’ve completed pre-enrollment, can I take the IMAT now?
    No, now you must wait. With only pre-enrollment you’re not technically enrolled to IMAT, because online applications for IMAT open in July. In 2019 applications will open on the 3rd of July and will close on the 25th of July.
    Bear in mind that you can only enroll to IMAT in July, and you MUST do it online. There is a dedicated website for this.
    When you perform this step, you also have to declare the International Medical School of first choice, and your IMAT test centre! Furthermore, you have to pay a small subscription fee (around 140 euros) for the test itself.
    Next step?
    In July the official IMAT test decree has been published! It contains updated info about this year’s IMAT, including any changes to the test centers around the world, test start time, or updates to the exam content; you can find our translated version here.

  • 3. IMAT rankings and University enrollment
    The preliminary IMAT 2019 results will be published just a few days after the end of the test; This will happen in end of September.

Conclusion: classes are starting in October!

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