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.

Admission for the academic year 2020/2021 are closed

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.

2. Application

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.

3. Payment

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:

  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
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


Language Requirements

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:

  • 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.


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.