International students who plan to spend a study period at Università Vita e Salute San Raffaele can rely on assistance from the International Office. The I.O. provides advising to incoming international students, manages exchange programs, provides information about studying abroad, scholarships and financial aid.

UniSR does not support the International Mobility in the framework of Free Mover Mobility.

Possibilities for international students to join one of our Ward/Laboratory/Department as exchange students, is definitely decided by the Head of the Units who should be contacted by applicants directly.

Nevertheless UniSR supports the International Mobility by mean of Memorandum of Understanding between Universities. According with this, the UniSR has enhanced its efforts in connected executions of research and teaching programs.

In the framework of this kind of regulated mobility, obligations of any kind will be on Universities charge, except for those assumed with the MoU. Insurances’ Fees (Injuries and Civil Liability) will also be on one’s own charge.

Just students coming from Partner Institutions will be admitted to UniSR as exchange students and regularly enrolled.

On their arrival at UniSR, international students must bring with them:

  • public-liability
  • malpractice insurance (if available)
  • European Health Insurance Card (for EU students) or a private insurance certificate (for non-EU students), translated by the Italian Consulate or Embassy and certifying that the insurance allows the student to receive healthcare in accordance with the legislation of the host country
  • identity card or passport (provided with entry VISA, in case of students coming from non-EU countries)

For any further information please contact the International Office:

International Office

DIBIT2 Building – Floor 1
Via Olgettina 58 – 20132 Milano

Tel. +39 02.91751.543/544/580

Please note that International Students coming from extra EU Countries with VISA for educational and cultural exchange programs have to go to the Police Authorities within the 8th day since their arrival.

Before leaving the Sending Institution

Before leaving Sending Institution, international students have to:

  • Procure the EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance;
  • Procure an Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
  • Make sure that their Passport or Identity Card is valid.

N.B. Make sure that your Sending Institution has informed our Erasmus Office in due time about their arrival at the us.

International students, should finalize their enrollment within 2 days of their arrival.

To do this, hand the following documents in to the International Office – Via Olgettina 58, Building Dibit 2, Floor 1, 20132 Milan (Open on Thursday and Tuesday 9.30 am – 11.00 am):

  • Passport or any other identification;
  • Accident Insurance certificate (valid abroad);
  • EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for medical assistance.

The office will issue two copies of a document certifying enrolment: use one copy to apply for the University’s Library Card and the other to get the Public Transport Card if aged under 26. If eligible, students can take the declaration to the offices of the A.T.M. (Milan Transport Company), together with identity card or passport and 1 photograph.

If no information are available at Sending Institution about courses international students will be allowed to take at UniSR, please contact the International Office at

Medical assistance

International students must bring an EHIC (European Health Insurance Form) form with them in order to qualify for the services provided by the Italian Health Service. The EHIC card must be requested to the home country’s health service before the departure. This card will entitle students to free medical assistance, i.e. day hospital care, hospital treatment and prescriptions.


Accident insurance (compulsory)

International students are recommended to be supplied with insurance coverage against accidents during their whole stay. The policy should also cover any accidents that may occur during education activities.

Insurance cover may be provided by the Sending Institution or taken out with a private insurance company.

In both cases, they should produce evidence of this insurance when enrolling at the International Relations Office. Otherwise you will be asked to get insurance through our University, by paying approximately € 10.33 to the University Administrative Office.


Before the Departure

Before their coming back home, students have to fix an appointment with the International Relations Office. The Office will then issue an official certificate which will confirm all the activities (examinations, laboratory and practical activities, etc.) performed by students and the certificate which will confirm the during of their Exchange period (Certificate of Attendance).

Before leaving the UniSR, students have to return all the books got on loan to the University Library.


We also suggest you the AgenziaUNI which provides information and assistance to university students helping them get in touch with homeowners.

Students who are interested in staying at the Vita-Salute University Residences can contact the Welcome Service (

Please note that for any negotiation the Tax Code (Codice Fiscale) will be required. Students can get it before their arrival submitting their request to Embassy/Consulate of Italy in their own Country (, or at their arrival going to the National Agency in charge: the Agenzia delle Entrate.


Course of Italian Language

The UniSR organizes a 20 hours Intensive Course of Italian Language for free for Incoming Students. The Course is held yearly before the beginning of the academic year. Each lesson lasts 2 hours and classes are grouped according to ability (basic and intermediate levels).