6-year degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, held in English, is run by Humanitas University in partnership with Politecnico di Milano.
From the first year, theoretical interdisciplinary modules are integrated with hands-on experience and simulation activities, with clerkships commencing in the 3rd year. The admissions test will take place on 20th March 2020.



Precision medicine, big data, A.I., nanotechnologies, surgical robots, 3D printing and bio-prosthesis: this degree programme will enable a doctor to treat patients through the management of technological developments in medicine and related sectors, including disease prevention and treatment, patient rehabilitation and the development of innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.

The degree programme aims to train professionals who will be able to apply medical and technological know-how as a means of providing innovative and quality medicine. In a global context of increasing complexity, technological innovation makes it possible to improve the quality of life in a sustainable way, innovating care and humanising the doctor-patient relationship.

The six-year degree programme in Medicine and Surgery, taught in English, is organised by Humanitas University in partnership with Politecnico di Milano. The programme strongly focusses on enhancing the medical skills of a doctor through the integration and acquisition of the basic competences and approaches relevant to Biomedical Engineering.

The integrated six-year training programme  will allow you to obtain additional ECTS and be awarded a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in addition to an MD in Medicine.

Medicine, Science and Engineering








The degree programme  will provide : 

1. a bio-medical engineering approach to basic science disciplines (e.g. chemistry, physics, statistics, computer science).

2. the acquisition of competences to deal with precision medicine and regenerative medicine.

3. competences to address complex issues concerning the applications of technology and information analytics to  medicine through the integration of pre-clinical and clinical education with basic engineering subjects  (such as mathematical analysis, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanics, etc.).

4. a multi-disciplinary approach by introducing basic biomedical engineering methodologies and technologies into medical training to foster integration between the two disciplines.

5. an innovative approach to doctor-patient interaction that maximises the potential of technologies and intelligent systems for the optimisation of machine-patient interaction and for the customisation of therapies and continuity of care.


On successfully completing the degree programme you will:

  • have gained  in-depth knowledge of  advanced medical technologies and be able to design personalised therapies through the use of complex technological systems for clinical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.
  • be able to optimise therapeutic outcomes based  on the potential of data analytics and machine learning techniques,  the use of new materials and advanced therapeutic devices such as surgical robots, endo-prostheses, bio-printers and 3D printing.
  • have opportunities to work in numerous medical fields, e.g. biomedical device design, bio-medical technologies or in pharmaceutical industries.


60 places are annually available for the MEDTEC School Programme*

(50 places for EU students and 10 for non- Eu students)

*The number of places available may change in accordance to a later Decree of the Ministry of Education, University and Research (M.I.U.R.), pursuant to the provisions of Law n. 264, August 2, 1999. The Decree of MIUR could confirm, increase or decrease the number of places available.

Teaching and learning methods

Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano adopt an educational approach that promotes interactive methodologies; these include research-based learning, problem-based learning, problem solving, case methods and skill-based portfolios to guarantee a solid integration between theoretical concepts acquired during teaching activities and practical training sessions, as well as the promotion of critical thinking. Classes aim to encourage student engagement and interaction, with a strong focus on group work through data collection, data management and follow-up discussions with the teaching staff, as in the case of the flipped classroom approach. 

Academic Calendar

Start date

I Semester begins on 23rd September 2019.

Organisation and Assessment

Years 1-3

Include opportunities for practical experience, internships, specialised laboratories and the acquisition of soft skills, key to the development of doctor-patient relationships.

Semester I: the course will be held at Politecnico di Milano

Semester II: the course will be held at Humanitas University

to facilitate student integration between the fields of Medicine and Engineering

Years 4-6

Semesters I & II: the courses will be held at Humanitas University (the courses are mainly dedicated to clinical training, professionalising activities and use of the Simulation Center “Mario Luzzato” and other Humanitas hospitals).

The degree programme will include both single-subject and integrated course modules where teaching staff from Humanitas University and Politecnico di Milano will be co-present in the classroom to ensure the full integration of engineering skills in clinical training. The same approach of co-tutoring will be further adopted during a number of medical professionalising activities.

The clinical component will always play a central role thanks to the close connection with Humanitas hospital.


On completing your studies in Medicine with a total of 360 ECTS, if you have also acquired the 30 additional ECTS during the six- year degree programme, you will be able to apply to Politecnico di Milano for the issuance of the three-year degree award in Biomedical Engineering.


In order to complete your degree you will be required to write a degree thesis, supervised by professors from the two Universities. The thesis will involve the development of a project, based on the application of the acquired multidisciplinary skills. 

Minimum Entry Requirements

  • A high school diploma, or other recognised qualifications obtained abroad.
  • Passing of admissions test.

Specific requirements apply to UK, US, IB and other diplomas.  


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

If you attended the Italian track you qualify as EU student, regardless of your citizenship.


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 2019-2020: 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.

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.


The amount of the tuition fees is determined annually by the University.

CategoryISEP Index
(in thousands of Euros)
2019/20 Fees
(in Euros)
1stLess than 3010.156
2ndFrom 30 to 5513.156
3rdFrom 55 to 8017.156
4thMore than 8020.156

Indicated fees are yearly and cover the cost of the course. They do not include accommodation, food, books or other services. Info on our accommodation services is available here.

Across the various years of course, the fee within the same income category will not vary to such an extent as to significantly impact the economic situation of the student.

For European students, tuition fees at Humanitas University are calculated according to the economic situation of the family of the student. There are four different categories of income, calculated according to the economic situation of the student’s family on the basis of the ISEP Index. 






For the 2020 entry, scholarships are available for Eu students and Non-Eu students:

  • 5 full tuition merit-based scholarships (EU Students)
  • 1 full tuition merit-based scholarship (Non-EU Students)

Soon will be available the Scholarships Regulations for the academic year 2020-21.


Who is eligible for a Scholarship?

The merit-based scholarships will be given accordingly with the position in the MEDTEC School admission test ranking.



The registrations to MEDTEC admission test (academic year 2020-21), will be available soon.


  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 above-mentioned steps




  1. Registration to Humanitas University webportal and test enrolment

A. The candidate must register online to receive a username and a password; the username and password will be necessary to access the personal page on Humanitas University MyPORTAL;


B. Candidates must enrol for the test on Myportal by using his/her username and password according the timeline reported above. The candidate is required to choose one of the test centres reported in Art. 14.


 2. Completion of the test enrolment on the Politecnico Milano website

A. Test enrolment has to be completed on the Politecnico Milano website to which the candidate will be automatically redirected having done the enrolment and payed the test fee on the Humanitas University webportal. When completing the enrolment 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 a Password received from Politecnico are different from username and password received from Humanitas University.

B. Enrolment Certificate. Having completed the enrolment each candidate will receive a confirmation e-mail with the test starting time, the test address and the room assigned to sit the test. Candidates are advised to print the enrolment certificate and to bring it when sitting the test. The have also to memorize or to note down the password received from Politecnico Milano as needed to start the test.

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Admissions Test

The admissions test will take place on 20th March 2020 and it will last 100 minutes. It consists of a multiple-choice test, entirely in English .

The test will include questions on mathematics, verbal logic, physics, chemistry, biology, 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.


Ranking List

Access to the degree programme is exclusively based on the ranking list resulting from the admissions test.


Degree programme enrolment

Degree programme enrolment: September 2020.


Test Centres

Test centres will be set up in Milan and major European cities (London, Berlin, Paris and Athens) 



Admissions test preparation courses

Preparation courses called “Preparation Week” will be held during the month of February 2020 and July 2020.

  • Where: Milan, Humanitas University Campus
  • When: Soon all the details
An Established Institution

An Established Institution
Humanitas is a renowned healthcare institution that has offered Medical Degrees for well over a decade as a partner of the University of Milan.

An International Career

An International Career
Join our international medical community where classes are taught in English by experienced professors and medical doctors from around the world. Your degree will allow you to work as a MD in the EU and abroad.

Clinical Experience

Clinical Experience
Direct clinical experience is supported by a solid tutoring system and starts in your third year, which gives you considerable practical experience.

Innovative and Active Teaching

Innovative and Active Teaching
Humanitas curriculum is enhanced by a wide variety of active learning methods based on a student-centred approach (Problem-Based Learning, Case method, Concept maps, Simulated patients).

Milano and Italy

Milano and Italy
Enjoy the style, culture, gastronomy and entertainment of one of Europe's most exciting cities. Venture further to experience the delights of Italy or use the opportunity to learn Italian.

Advanced Research and Technology

Advanced Research and Technology
Humanitas can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. The Campus includes also a simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards.

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