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The New Campus
The new Humanitas University Campus, located in a green area just beside the hospital, covers a total area of over 20.000 square meters.
- A last generation Simulation Center of about 2.000 mq, with 4 operating rooms, 3 multimedia rooms, 2 ambulatories, 1 emergency room, 4 rooms for clinical and surgical skills, 1 microscope room and 1 wet lab
- Student residences – opening in summer 2018
- Classrooms for lectures and small groups
- Library, spaces for individual and group study
- Sport facilities
- Common spaces
- Cafeteria and canteen
Services for international students
Moving to another country to study at the University often puts an additional strain on the life-changing decision of entering a Medical School. That’s why Humanitas University assists its students all the way to their settlement in Italy, providing practical support across all the key critical steps, i.e.
- study visa
- declaration of value
- residence permit
- tax code
- bank account
- health insurance
and a special induction programme to help you understand the Italian educational system, fill possible educational gaps and get a first taste of the social and cultural climate of the city.
Before your arrival: study visa and declaration of value
In order to move to Italy for attending a Degree Course you must request and obtain a study visa from your local Italian Consulate. Upon enrollment, Humanitas University International Office will provide you with an invitation letter as proof for the Italian Consulate.
Your Consulate will indicate you the exact procedure and deadlines to abide by.
Declaration of Value
The Italian Consulate must validate your High School Diploma, to verify if it’s compliant with the Italian law. Your High School Diploma should be translated into Italian. After the evaluation, the Consulate will give you the so called Declaration of Value.
Induction Weeks for non-European students
The first weeks and months in a new country may be a very challenging period due to social and cultural adjustments, as well as to the issue related to understanding a foreign educational system and of filling possible educational gaps.
In order to help Non-EU students admitted to the first year, Humanitas University organizes a special 3-week induction programme called “Induction Weeks”.
The programme is free of charge with the exception of the accommodation and is held at Humanitas University Campus during the summer. It includes both educational and social activities.
Educational activities: intensive Italian course, introductory courses in physics and chemistry, explanation of the key aspects of academic life (including study plan, teaching and assessment methods), meetings with senior students, shadowing with doctors and researchers in some divisions of Humanitas Hospital and Research Centers.
Social activities: tour around the city centre and a short trip outside the city
Support: study visa, Italian residence permit, Italian tax code, health insurance, assistance in matters of everyday life.
After your arrival
The temporary study visa must be converted into a residence permit once in Italy, within 8 days from the date of your arrival.
At your arrival at Humanitas University you will receive detailed instructions for each step of the process, which are:
- Request a tax code number (codice fiscale) at the office of the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate)
- Buy an Italian SIM card
- Within 48 hours from your arrival in Italy, go to the local Police Station of the area where you live for the Hospitality declaration
- Complete the specific residence permit kit, which you can find at the authorized Post Offices or at Humanitas Student Office, where we will assist you in completing it
- Once you have completed the kit, go to an authorized Post Office to complete the procedure. The total cost of a study visa will be 116,46 €.
Healthcare is available to all citizens and residents.
Non-EU students must have health insurance in order to apply for a residence permit. The residence permit will not be valid for longer than the period covered by health insurance.
Foreign students have various options for health insurance:
- undersign a private health insurance policy in their home country;
- undersign a health insurance policy with an Italian insurance company or Broker
- enrol with the Italian National Health Service (SSN). This can be done by using the receipt for your residence permit application. Instructions to enroll with the SSN will be provided separately.
EU citizens holding a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can access SSN services directly: there is no need to enrol.
You will receive full instructions to get your health insurance with your welcome kit.
At Humanitas University students are carefully assisted from the very first step of the admission process up to their last day of university.
Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 9.00-12.30 a.m. ; Tue, Thu 2.00-5.00 p.m.
- Free assistance in the determination of the income category during the enrollment process – email@example.com.
- Scholarships & loans
Wifi, email, e-learning and much more. See all our Student IT Services.
The Counseling Service offers free and confidential support for any difficulty you might be experiencing during your university path. It is an opportunity to talk about them in a confidential setting with a professionally qualified person.
Appointments with our counselor can be booked in person or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The counseling service is available every Monday from 1 p.m to 2.30 p.m. in Room 12, Building 8, first floor.
Read more about counseling in this article.
Library and student resources
OPAC, the Library Catalogue
All our bibliographic resources are available on OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue). The Catalogue is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the computer network of Humanitas University (LAN). Student credentials are required to gain access.
Humanitas has subscribed to UpToDate, the largest Evidence-Based Medicine database including more than 10,500 topics and over 23 specialties; a drug database (in partnership with Lexicomp®); more than 1,500 patient education topics; over 30,000 graphics and links to more than 425,000 references.
Thanks to the UpToDate Anywhere subscription all Humanitas personnel can benefit from:
- Free Mobile App for your iOS® or Android™ smart device
- Easy access to UpToDate remotely from any computer anywhere with internet access
- Free continuing education credits (CME/CE/CPD) when you research a clinical question
- Bi-weekly clinical update with selected What’s New and Practice Changing UpDates
How to get registered
Simply log in to UpToDate from our network in one of the following ways:
- from the Humanitas Network;
- navigate to www.UpToDate.com from any computer or device connected to the Humanitas Network;
- then click the Log in/Register link in the upper right hand corner and fill in the form on the right (New User). Then you will always use the ‘Returning user’ window to login. This is very important in order to: maintain the remote access and the mobile app, accrue CME credits.
Your account is linked to your affiliation with Humanitas. To keep your account active, simply login through our institution’s network at least once every 90 days to maintain benefits.
Download also the Reference Guide for Institutional Subscribers.
Transport and connections
Special agreements for Hunimed students
How to reach Humanitas University
Humanitas University is located on the outskirts of Milan and it is easy to reach from the city centre either by car or by public transport.
From Malpensa Airport
From Linate Airport
Take the Tangenziale Est (eastern ring road), following signs for Genoa, take the Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road) and exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the route described in the highway section.
From Central station
Take the internal city ring road (dei Bastioni) to Porta Ticinese, then follow the route described for the city center.
From the city center
From the highway
From all highway exits, follow the signs for Tangenziale Ovest (western ring road) and, once on it, exit at Quinto de’ Stampi/Via dei Missaglia (7 bis). Follow the signs for Istituto Clinico Humanitas.
By public transport
The shuttle Humanitas-Comune di Rozzano connects the metropolitan station Abbiategrasso (Piazzale Abbiategrasso) on the green line 2 to Humanitas. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes. Line 230 connects the bus-stop in Abbiategrasso to Humanitas (Terminal Basiglio). Linea 221 connects Humanitas to Pieve Emanuele, Opera, Locate (from Rozzano, via della solidarietà).
Sport centres and facilities
Thanks to the agreement with CUS Milano, Hunimed students benefit from discounted rates on a series of sport facilities located in Milan, Rozzano and Segrate. Also, they can take part to different sport programmes and join collegiate sports or competitions on a local or national basis.
In order to participate, it is necessary to get the CUS card. This can be done online on this page.
The complete list of associate sport centres and facilities is available on www.cusmilano.it. The closest centres to Humanitas:
- Mediolanum Forum, via G. di Vittorio 6 – 20090 Assago (MI); e-mail: email@example.com; information on gym, swimming pool, skating and bowling on this page;
- Centro Sportivo Vismara, via dei Missaglia 117 – 20142 Milano; information about renting soccer, volleyball and basketball fields here;
- Canottieri San Cristoforo, Alzaia Naviglio Grande 122 – 20144 – Milano; canottierisancristoforo.it ; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Palacus Idroscalo – via Circonvallazione Est, 11 – Segrate; Segreteria Cus Milano 02 70 211 41; e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Club Equitazione Luna Rossa – Via Montepollino, Valleambrosia di Rozzano (MI); equitazionelunarossa.com; Facebook: Club Luna Rossa – Scuola di Equitazione
Humanitas University offers its students English, Italian and German courses.
The English Lab, currently with two mother-tongue English teachers specialized in Medical English and in Academic English, is actively providing students, staff, faculty and healthcare professionals with language support five days a week throughout the academic year, including
- courses in English for Medical and Academic Purposes (EMAP) for students and
- workshops and courses in English-Medium Instruction (EMI) for faculty.
As all the Medical School teaching activities are conducted in English, most of our medical students are already proficient in English (level C1).
The 10-hour elective EMAP courses offered to the medical students over the entire course of the year, therefore, aim to develop their academic and professional skills:
- writing (e.g. information summarization, case studies, research study abstracts, literature reviews, thesis)
- speaking (e.g. oral exam prep, presentation of clinical cases, discussion of clinical cases) and
- presentation (e.g. thesis, research studies, oral presentations at a medical conference).
Secondarily, all the EMAP courses aims to improve the students’ grammar, lexis, and academic/professional style, so that by the time they graduate they will be able to interact appropriately and professionally with the international medical and scientific community.
Ongoing English language courses and workshops are also available to the teaching and administrative staff of Humanitas University. Further information here.
University? 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
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.
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
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
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
Humanitas can count on state-of-the-art technologies and research experience. A new simulation centre of 1000 sm, designed according to the highest technological standards, will be ready for autumn 2017.