The admission to the degree course in Medicine and Surgery is subject to a selection carried out by Humanitas University via the admission test

Enrollment Procedure

To confirm the enrollment, admitted and conditionally admitted candidates must complete both their profile and the first tuition installment of € 4,156.00 on Humanitas University MyPORTAL

To complete your profile:

  1. Log-in to MyPORTAL with the username and password you received via email
  2. Click on the “Enrollment” tab (found in the Right-hand Menu bar) and follow the required steps

Please note that you will initially be required to confirm your personal details – please make sure that all of them are correct. In case you have more than one name or surname, please input them all as written in your passport.

During the on-line procedure, you will be required to upload the following:

  1. Copy of ID or passport
  2. Passport-size photo
  3. Copy of the Italian codice fiscale (only if you have it)

Payment of the First Tuition Installment:

You are immediately brought to the Payment Portal after completing your MyPORTAL Profile. Payments can be made either by credit card or bank transfer.

If you pay via bank transfer, you must send a copy of the payment to

The first installment is not refundable. Only conditionally admitted students whose enrollment can not be confirmed or students who fail their high school final exam will be refunded.

Available places are subject to Ministry of Education confirmation. Should places be lower than 50, enrolled students exceeding the number of places confirmed by the Ministry will be refunded.

For further information, please read art. 11 of the Call.

I CALL: February 2020

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NON EU – Ranking (I call)
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The HUMAT Test

HUMAT: the first step into your medical career.
It tests what you can do, not what you already know, for a fair entry selection to medical school.

Through its new admission test HUMAT, Humanitas University wants to identify talented students with strong skills in scientific thinking, critical thinking and have a solid academic literacy, regardless of their diverse educational background.

The test seeks to select students with the potential for a successful career in medicine. In fact, the test does not evaluate previous knowledge, but a set of skills and abilities relevant to:

  • face the academic requirements of the degree course/course of study,
  • foster the emergence and progression of scientific reasoning
  • sustain meaningful and self-regulated learning
  • promote correct decision-making processes

In the HUMAT test students are required to answer 60 multiple-choice questions with four response options in 120 minutes.

The test is composed of two sections:

  1. Scientific thinking
  2. Academic literacy/Critical Thinking
1. Scientific thinking (30 questions)
Mathematical Thinking
Procedural Thinking
Visual Thinking
2. Academic literacy/Critical Thinking (30 questions)
Critical Thinking skills e.g. analysis, evaluation, inference, deductive skills, and inductive skills
Local expeditious reading, e.g. scanning and searching for specific details
Global expeditious reading, e.g. skimming for gist, searching for key ideas
Word- and sentence-level processes, e.g. word recognition, meaning of a preposition
Section 2, Academic Literacy, includes items that assess the candidate’s ability to understand and use information presented in a n academic text. These reading passages are selected on the basis that they exhibit the textual characteristics of quasi-scientific research papers, but crucially without the expectation that the candidate will have a deep knowledge or understanding of the topic of the text

The test format has been developed by Humanitas University together with experts from University of Cambridge, Imperial College, University of Oxford Medical School and Leeds Medical School.

Samples of the Scientific Thinking Section

Trial Test Paper Version A

Trial Test Paper Version B

Answer Part

Samples of the Academic Literacy Section

Trial Test

Answer Part

European Students
2020 Medical Admissions Test: HUMAT, 14th February worldwide
130 places available : The Call for Applications 2020  – number of places increased as per Decree of the Italian Ministry of Education (DM 524/2018)
Registration for 2020 Medical Admissions Test: 28th October – 7th February


No European Students
2020 Second Medical Admissions Test: HUMAT, 9th July  worldwide
15 out of 50 places available : The Call for Applications 2020    – number of places increased as per Decree of the Italian Ministry of Education (DM 524/2018)
Registration for 2020 Medical Admissions Test: 11th May – 30th June

NON-EU Admission Requirements

  • have a non-EU citizenship***
  • have NO additional Italian citizenship
  • do not live in Italy

***Please note that citizens of United Kingdom, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino are equated to European students.

Full requirements on the Call for Applications

Minimum Entry Requirements

a) Secondary School Diploma or attending the last year of the secondary education

b) If your local school system provides for 11 or 10 years of schooling, the title is valid when integrated with 1 or 2 years of university

Specific requirements apply to UK, US, IB and other diplomas 

If you attended the Italian track you qualify as EU student, regardless of your citizenship.

For candidates holding UK diplomas
3 A-levels in Science related subjects

For candidates holding International Baccalaureate diplomas:

  • IB obtained after 12 years of education
  • IBs obtained after 11 years of schooling integrated with 1 year of university
For candidates holding Greek diplomas
“Apolityrion” score higher than 10 out of 20
For Candidates Holding US Diplomas
3 APs (Advanced Placements) in Science related subjects

or two years of college education

or one year of college education and 4 APs (as above)

For Candidates Holding Other Diplomas
Minimum entry requirements will be reported in the relevant Calls for Applications.

Language related recommendations for applicants.

Academic year 2020-2021: English language recommendations

All classroom activities at Humanitas Medical School are held in English. To fully understand and benefit from your degree course, a good level of English in all skills is required.  It is, therefore, strongly recommended that applicants to Humanitas Medical School have reached an adequate level of English language competency: Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B2. Click here for more info

Italian Language Recommendations

The University provides free Italian courses over the academic year to support international students.

By the beginning of the third year, when clinical activities start, students are expected to have reached a good level of Italian to be able to interact with patients.

Humanitas Preparation Courses

Humanitas University periodically offers an intensive one-week course to help students prepare for the medical admission test and the following university route.
The course is specifically focused on a logical and critical reasoning.

Find Out More

Past IMAT admission test

Here you can find the previous versions of the Humanitas University admission test.

Please remember that starting from the academic year 2020-2021, a new test format will be used: the HUMAT admission test.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.