How to Apply
Humanitas University welcomes and encourages applications from talented students from all over the world.
In this page, you will find the steps you need to follow in order to send your application and all the key information regarding the admission test.
How to Apply
1. Registration on MyPORTAL
Go to Register you will be asked to insert your personal data and at the end you will receive a confirmation email with your username and password to access the system and go on to the following phases of the admission process.
In order to take the admission test, you MUST complete the application procedure by accessing your reserved area on MyPortal click here to login using the username and password received via mail in the registration phase. Select Registrar’s Office from the menu on your left and click on Admissions test.
The test application is finalized only after the payment of the test fee of €165, that can be performed by credit card or bank transfer.
The payment must be completed:
- by credit card
- by bank transfer
The test fee shall in no case be reimbursed. Please note that the payment of the Admissions Test fee alone does not mean the application has been completed.
4. System Check
After completing the payment, candidates will receive a confirmation email containing key indications on how to complete the computer set up for the test.
Candidates are required to:
1) install Proctor Exam Google Chrome plugin, necessary to guarantee appropriate invigilation during the exam
2) complete a system check, which allows to understand whether video, audio and Internet connection are good enough to access the exam
When completing the above steps – to be completed at least 48 hours before the test day – candidates receive a second email containing the link to access the exam and instructions on how to complete their identification, which will be available in the hour before the test session scheduled time, and the environmental check to allow invigilation. Any official photo ID can be used for identification (passport, national ID card, driving license). The link to access the exam will be activated at the test session scheduled time.
For further information please read carefully the Call for Applicants
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
|2021 Admission Test – date to be confirmed|
|Registration – date to be confirmed|
|130 places available|
|Non European Students|
|2021 Second Admission Test – date to be confirmed|
|Registration – date to be confirmed|
|50 places available|
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.
Past IMAT Admission Tests
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.
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.