How to Apply


Admission to the International MD Program is based on selection through an entrance examination. This exam is obligatory for all candidates wishing to enter the course and is organized once/twice a year. It cannot be substituted by other exams or scores and is the only means of selection.Candidates are ranked according to the score obtained in the entrance exam and the best performing are admitted according to the number of places available each year.

Every year there are a limited number of seats in the the program; a quota for EU Citizens and one for non- EU Citizens. The admission test is also organized accodingly for each quota and is regulated by a specific admission regulation (Bando di concorso) which indicates opening and closing of registration, information on fees and on enrolment documents and deadlines.

Further below on this page you can find the specific information concerning requirements, admission and enrolment for each quota for the 2020/2021 intake.


The minimum academic requirement for enrolling to a medical degree course in Italy, is to possess a high school diploma and have at least 12 years of education.
Please read the regulation of the Ministry concerning admission of foreign students to Italian Universities.

An English Language Certification corresponding to C1 level is requested as well by the International MD Program and is obligatory in order to enrol once admitted.

Non Italian high school certificates must be translated and legalized by the Italian Consulate/ Italian Cultural Centre who gives the final Declaration of Validity of the title called Dichiarazione di Valore (DV). Find out where your Italian Diplomatic Authority is.

Here below are further useful details for students with foreign high school certificates: 

1. Students with US High School diplomas must have at least 3 Advance Placement Studies – APs – in subjects which are pertinent to the course they are going to study (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths). Credits in scientific subjects needed for the DV can also be obtained from college or University transcripts and specifically in case of: 

  • US High School diploma with four Advanced Placement (APs) in subjects different from the chosen course of studies, followed by one academic year completed in a College.
  • US High School diploma followed by two academic years completed in a College. Credits are valid even if obtained after the High School Diploma in an academic institution in a different country (they must be evaluated locally) provided that the study course was at least one full academic year

2. Students with International Baccalaureate diplomas coming from schools which are hereby listed (point n° 7):  LIST OF RECOGNIZED FOREIGN SCHOOLS do not need the Dichiarazione di valore since the Schools are already recognized by the Italian Ministry. If your school is not among those listed you must request the Dichiarazione di Valore of your certificate.

3. Students coming from countries where education lasts less than 12 years must integrate the missing years by:

  • presenting a University certificate indicating they have passed all the first year exams of the University course they are enrolled in if they are missing only 1 year.
  • presenting a University certificate indicating they have passed all the exams of the first 2 years of their course if they are missing 2 years.

Non-European Citizens

2020/2021 intake: Applications OPEN

This quota includes only Non-European Citizens. It does not include Non Eu Citizens who already reside in Italy or Non-EU Citizens with double citizenship one of which is Italian or European. It does not include Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino. (Ministerial Prot. N° 7802 of March 24, 2015). These citizens compete for the EU competition.

Admission test 2020/2021:

Notice of the Chancellor 12/03/2020:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency in Italy and other countries, the Non- EU Admission test originally scheduled for March 25 has been postponed to May 20 .

Registration will remain open until May 8.

Registration to the test: Registration is done directly through our Testing service's portal. For registering and sitting the test, no documents on high school grades nor language certifications are requested.

Please read the Admission Announcement carefully before registering to the test

Registration for Non EU Citizens is done through this link: 


IMDP Non-EU 2020.2021_ENG

European Citizens


The EU Candidates' admission test scheduled in Milan on March 5, 6 and 7 has been postponed to a date to be defined. Please read the full notice on this page of our website:


2020/2021 intake: Applications closed

The European quota includes: EU Citizens, Non-European citizens already residing in Italy, Citizens from Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and the Republic of San Marino (Ministerial Prot. N° 7802 of March 24, 2015).

The test for this quota will be held in Milan on March 5, 6 and 7.

Select your preferred date when registering. The registration link is available on this page:

Please read the Call for Admissions/DR 6287 before applying. The specific competition call in Italian DR 6287 with all information on registration deadlines, fees, requirements and enrolment information is available here below. An English version is available for foreign students.

For enquiries on the Italian and EU Citizens’ test, publishing of ranking lists and information on enrolment, please contact

Call for Admission IMDP A.Y 2020.2021 EU Citizens DR_6287_2020.2021_IMD_Program