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Here are 5 quick facts that you may want to ask about “how Italian medschools are.” But, please do remember that there are both pros and cons for everything, with no exception to these Italian medical universities.

  1. ALL applicants must take IMAT (International Medical Admissions Test, all Multiple Choice Questions) in order to apply for the Italian medical universities, including those looking for “transfer opportunities.” The usual admission begins May, with the date of IMAT in the middle of Sep.
  2. Acceptance of applicants are separated into two different categories: EU vs. non-EU applicants. Yes, it is very important in that these two groups have different and separate competition.
  3. Both Italian and English curricula have 6-year programs, which do NOT require any bachelor’s degree of university level. In other words, everyone can apply “WITH high school diploma or any of its equivalent certificate approved by one’s government.”
  4. Annual tuition ranges from around 400 USD up to 4,000 USD for public universities. (*Private universities may go up to 19,000 USD per year, with more possibilities of scholarships and student loans.)
  5. Admission is HIGHLY COMPETITIVE not only because of the difficulty level of the IMAT questions but also because of Italian applicants that are applying for both English AND ITALIAN programs of Italian medical universities.
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All applicants MUST contact appropriate Italian Consulate General or Embassy, whose jurisdiction governs “the region where graduated high school is located,” apart from where they currently reside. From Italian consulates/embassies, these applicants MUST first accomplish “Declarations of value (*Dichiarazione di valore)” to certify their high school graduation as well as its subsequent qualification for “local” college/university, as well as “Pre-Enrollment (*pre-iscrizione)” apart from any “online” application additionally required by individual Italian university, if applicable. Since these procedures take usually 4 weeks or longer and differ in details, depending on the regions/countries, the applicants are highly recommended to repeatedly check out the updated regulations and policies on relevant webpages of Italian consulates/embassies.

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