Studying medicine in English in Italy was not possible until a few years ago, preventing foreign students from exploiting the tradition of one of the oldest medical schools in the world.

In the last few years a revolutionary change  took place and today it is possible to become a Medical Doctor in an international environment, with courses entirely taught in English and with the obtainment of a European MD degree, valid for working in hospitals all across Europe.

Access to Italian International Medical Schools takes place through one single admission exam in English: the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) test. The test cost is around 120 € and you can take the IMAT at 24 authorised centres in Europe, Asia, North and South America. There is no need of additional material such as recommendation letters or interviews and there are reserved spots for non-EU candidates.

The Italian public education system guarantees an excellent educational path at affordable costs. Indeed, the tuition fees depend on the student’s family income and for the University of Milan range from a minimum of about 700 € to a maximum of 4000 € per year. Scholarships are available for Italian and foreign students and living expenses can be kept at a reasonable cost compared with other European locations.

All this in an extraordinary country, surrounded by the sea and the Alps, that ranks among the eight leading industrialised countries and plays a central role in European higher education, being one of the four countries that originally proposed the so-called “European Area of Higher Education” (Sorbonne Declaration, May 1998) and promoted the higher education reform known as “Bologna Process” (Bologna Declaration, June 1999) that is being implemented all over Europe.