The admission to the degree course in Medicine and Surgery is subject to a selection carried out by Humanitas University via the admission test
180 places available yearly: 130 places for European and 50 for Non-European students
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:
- Log-in to MyPORTAL with the username and password you received via email
- 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:
- Copy of ID or passport
- Passport-size photo
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
- Scientific thinking
- Academic literacy/Critical Thinking
|1. Scientific thinking (30 questions)|
|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
Samples of the Academic Literacy Section
|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:
|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.
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.