Academic year 2023-24
Admission requirements

All the degree courses in Medicine and Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Milan have programmed access and require an admission test. Upon the Law 264 date 2.8.1999, the test is the same for all Italian public universities offering an international medical curriculum, and takes place on the same day at the same time all over the world. The main focus of the admission test is to examine and judge the fundamentals of scientific knowledge and reasoning. The number of students who can be admitted is defined annually by a Decree of the Ministry of Education and Research (MUR), taking account of the training potential declared by the university on the basis of the teaching and clinical resources and structures available, and also the requirements reported by the Lombardy Region and the Ministry of Health. Candidates who have a High School Diploma, or alternative qualification achieved abroad and recognized as suitable, can be admitted to the single cycle degree courses in Medicine and Surgery. Candidates in eligible positions in the ranking of the admission test must enroll according to the procedure of the university.

The admission test (International Medical Admissions Test, IMAT) is designed by the Italian Ministry of University and and Research. The admission test consists of sixty (60) multiple choice questions with five options (of which only one is correct) on the following topics: general knowledge and logical reasoning; biology; chemistry; physics and mathematics.

Additional Formative Obligations (OFA)
Students admitted with a total score of less than 45/90 and who have achieved a score of less than 17,5/34,5 for the questions evaluating the knowledge of Biology, will be assigned additional educational obligations (OFA). These obligations consist in on purpose activities. Failure to pass the OFA will not allow to take the examination of Cells, Molecules and Genes 1. Details on OFA will be advertised on the website:

Lecture Planning
Academic Calendar of teaching activities:
- first semester courses are scheduled from mid-September through the end of January, for all years except the 1st year course, usually beginning mid-October;
- the courses of the second semester are scheduled from the first week of March to half June.
The schedules of classes and non-formal activities (exercises, professionalizing activities, etc.) are published on the IMS website:
Call and deadlines

Call for applications

Please refer to the call for admission test dates and contents, and how to register.

Application for admission: from 18/09/2023 to 29/09/2023

Application for matriculation: from 22/11/2023 to 27/11/2023

Read the Call

Attachments and documents

Test room

Further information

For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:

  • the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students 
  • the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’-  that is variable.

The University provides:

  • no tax area for students on track with exams and not on track with exams for one year with ISEE certification until 20.000 €.
  • Fees exemption on account of merit, income or disability, or if they meet other specific requirements;
  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements;
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad;
Scholarships and benefits

The University also provides:

  • Part-time study 
  • Financial aid, refectory service, accommodation,
  • Awards and scholarships