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Humanitas University welcomes and encourages applications from talented students from all over the world.

On 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.

Applications for the academic year 2023/2024 are open

NEW – Double your chances to get into MEDTEC School

Starting from the academic year 2023/2024, Humanitas University offers two opportunities per year to take the MEDTEC School admission test.

It is possible to register to one competition only, i.e. only last OR second-to-last year, depending on your geographical area and school year.

Both test sessions for the 2023/2024 intake will be held online on the following dates:

  • 1st test31 March 2023
  • 2nd test: 21 April 2023

Students may decide to take the test in one or both sessions available.

The final ranking will only consider the higher of the two scores obtained*.

 *for those who will have taken the admission test in both sessions.

Information for second-to-last year high school students

  • The scores of the two tests taken during the second-to-last year of high school will be valid for the entry ranking of your high school graduation year.
  • If you are enrolled in the second-to-last year of high school, you will be able to take two more tests during the final year. The results will be valid for the admission ranking for the year you obtain your school leaving certificate.
  • No partial rankings will be published, but only the final one, which will be issued once the four admission tests have been completed (with respect to the year of your high school graduation). At the end of each test, however, all the scores will be published anonymously.
  • The final ranking will consider only the best of the four scores obtained.

FAQs

  1. Will there be any ranking for those who have taken the test in their second-to-last year of high school?
    No, there will be no partial rankings, but only the final one will be drawn up, which will be visible once the 4 admission tests have been completed (with reference to the academic year of presumed entry into the University). At the end of each test, however, all the scores achieved by the candidates who performed will be published anonymously.
  2. Can I already know in the second-to-last year of high school if I will be admitted?
    No, to verify the effective admission you must wait for the final ranking, which will be visible once the 4 admission tests have been completed (with reference to the academic year of presumed entry into the University).
  3. In the second-to-last year, can I already register and purchase the two tests for the following year?
    No, you can only purchase a two-test package per year.
  4. How long is the admission test result valid?
    The test score is valid for two academic years.
  5. If I take the test during my second-to-last year of high school, can I enrol in the academic year immediately following?
    No, it is necessary to wait for the test results of the following year (the enrollment year), when you will be able to purchase an additional package of two tests for only €50.
  6. If I took the test during my second-to-last year of high school, can I retake it the following year when I’ll be attending my final year of high school? What score will be considered in the ranking?
    Yes, you can buy a package of two more tests when you are a senior in high school. The best result of all the tests taken in the last two years will be taken into account in the final ranking.

How to Apply

The application can be done following the 2-step online procedure described below:

  1. Registration to Humanitas University webportal and test enrolment (My Portal)
  2. Completion of the test enrolment on the Politecnico Milano website

The application will be confirmed ONLY if you complete the two steps mentioned above.


1. Registration on MyPORTAL

Fill in the MyPORTAL Registration Form with your personal data. 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.

SIGN UP TO MyPORTAL


2. Application

In order to complete the application procedure, you need to log in to your MyPORTAL account, using the username and password received via mail in the previous step. Proceed by selecting the Admission Test you wish to register to.

REGISTER

Candidates with any kind of disability are invited to make a formal request for the support they need in order to complete the test, by following the instructions detailed in the Call for Applications.


3. Payment

The test application is finalised only after the payment of the test fee of €170, which can be performed by credit card.

For the March test, payment must be completed no later than 23rd March 2023; while for the April test, payment must be completed by 13th April 2023, under penalty of exclusion from the test.

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.

Once the payment is completed, candidates will receive a confirmation email of the registration to the admission test.


4. Conclusion of the registration on the Politecnico Milano website

Having done the registration and paid the test fee on the Humanitas University MyPORTAL, the test application must be completed on the Politecnico Milano website, where the candidate will be automatically redirected by clicking on “Click here to complete your MEDTEC registration“.

Italian citizens must log in on Politecnico di Milano’s website by using SPID or CIE. International candidates will only need to complete the registration on Politecnico di Milano’s website without using the SPID or CIE credentials.
For any further details on the authentication procedure, visit the following page

When completing the application, the candidate will receive a Personal Code and a Password to bring the test day to start the test. Be aware that Personal Code and Password received from Politecnico are different from username and password received from Humanitas University.

Application Certificate: having completed the application, each candidate will receive a confirmation email with the test starting time and the room assigned.


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.

In order to help candidates prepare their computer station and familiarise themselves with the system, from 10th March until 30th March 2023 and from 3rd April until 20th April 2023, a demo session will be available on the Online Services portal of the Politecnico di Milano. In this phase, the candidate can download the Safe Exam Browser application through a special link on the Online Services portal of the Politecnico di Milano.

Call for Applications
a.y. 2023/2024 and 2024/2025

Call for Applications a.y. 2023/2024 and 2024/2025

Call for applications EU

Call for applications Non-EU

If you would like to check the Calls for Applications from previous academic years, please click the below button.

Admission Test

The online admission test consists of a multiple-choice test in English, lasting 100 minutes.

The test will include questions on mathematics, verbal logic, physics, chemistry, biology, and technical-scientific culture. The test is designed to capture the aptitude and propensity of candidates to study both hard science for Engineering and Life Sciences for Medicine.

Admission Requirements

Citizenship requirements

Candidates included in the EU category are those who:

  • Hold the Italian citizenship or an EU citizenship;
  • Hold a NON-EU citizenship and are permanently resident in Italy;
  • Hold one of the following citizenships: Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino;
  • Hold a dual citizenship (both EU and NON-EU).

Candidates included in the NON-EU category are those who:

  • Hold a NON-EU citizenship and are not permanently resident in Italy.

Following the Withdrawal Agreement concluded between the European Union and the United Kingdom, UK citizens are considered as Non-EU students and therefore must register in the NON-EU category.


Educational requirements

Candidates entitled to apply for the admissions test are those who:

  • Hold a High School Diploma obtained after at least 12 years of education;
  • Are attending the last year foreseen for the obtainment of a diploma which complies with the requirements listed on this page.

If the local School System provides for 11 or 10 years of schooling, the diploma fits the requirement only when integrated with 1 or 2 years of University.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: UK, US, INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE, EUROPEAN BACCALAUREATE DIPLOMAS

Candidates holding a High School Diploma released in the UK must achieve 3 A Levels or a combination of 3 different A Levels and Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects. The A Levels or Pre-U Principal Subjects obtained must belong to the Scientific area.

Please find below the suitable subjects:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Global Perspectives and Research
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Thinking Skills

Candidates holding a Scottish High School Diploma must achieve at least 3 Advanced Highers or, alternatively, 2 Advanced Highers and at least 4 Highers.

Candidates with a High School Diploma released in the USA must achieve at least 3 US Advanced Placements (APs) in science-related subjects, with a score between 3 and 5.

Please find below the suitable subjects:

  • Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science A
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Environmental Science
  • AP Physics 1: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • AP Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism
  • AP Physics C: Mechanics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Research
  • AP Statistics

Candidates who do not complete 3 APs are still entitled to apply if the High School Diploma is supplemented by one year of academic studies, either in the US or abroad. Please note that all courses of the extra year must be successfully completed.

The International Baccalaureate Diploma must be obtained after at least 12 years of education. If it is obtained after 11 years, it must be supplemented by 1 year of academic studies.

The IB Diploma must be issued by an educational institution recognised by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO).

The minimum requirements for the International Baccalaureate Diploma are as follows:

  • To score at least 24 points in six chosen subjects, 12 of which must be obtained at Higher Level;
  • To pass the 3 main subjects: Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), Extended Essay (EE).

Candidates who hold a European Baccalaureate Diploma released by an accredited European School are entitled to apply for the admissions test – please check the accredited European Schools here.

For further details, candidates holding a non-Italian High School Diploma can refer to “PROCEDURES FOR ENTRY, RESIDENCY AND ENROLMENT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND THE RESPECTIVE RECOGNITION OF QUALIFICATIONS, FOR HIGHER EDUCATION COURSES IN ITALY”, Annex 1


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.

Additional Training Obligation (OFA)

The results of the admission test will be analyzed to verify the need to assign Additional Educational Obligations (OFA). This will be in relation to the level of average skills of the individual student classes in the so-called basic disciplines (biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics). Any OFAs assigned are considered to have been completed in taking the courses which are provided during the first two years of the degree. For the recovery of any OFA, training support initiatives will be organized to achieve an adequate degree of homogeneity of the class in relation to the training programs.

During enrolment, foreign students will be evaluated in the level of the Italian language. If the level of knowledge of the Italian written and spoken language is lower than a B2 level, the student is assigned additional OFAs to be done during the third year of the course. These additional OFAs are considered fulfilled with the passing of a test. For the recovery of Italian-speaking OFAs, appropriate courses and teaching materials are offered to students.

HUMANITAS GROUP

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.