Induction Weeks

The Induction Weeks Program is devised by Humanitas University to fill possible gaps in previous knowledge necessary to cope with some of the exams of the first year. The program is also intended as an integration period to favour a smoother beginning into HU student life.
Who can participate?
  • All students enrolled to Humanitas University are welcome to participate
  • The induction period is strongly recommended to enrolled students who have some weaknesses in one or more subjects of the admission test

Course objective

  • To ensure that all students enter the first year of the medical school with the same basic knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, and an appropriate knowledge of mathematics propaedeutic to physics and to the interpretation of quantitative data.
  • To equip students with some learning and study tools important for succeeding in medical school.
  • To introduce international students to the Italian university system and to life in Italy.
  • To provide international students with a 4 weeks introductory Italian course to lay a foundation in the language necessary to interact with patients during the clinical years.
  • To help international students to fulfill some administrative/burocratic procedures necessary for living in Italy.

Content of the Induction Weeks Program


  • Mathematics and Physics
  • Biology and genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Italian for international students 40 hours

Workshops on learning skills and on the Latin and Greek Roots of medical terminology

Additional activities: cultural and integration activities


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.