International Medical Doctor Program
Candidates must make sure they have the correct documents for enrolling should they pass selection: The minimum academic requirement for enrolling to a medical degree course in Italy, is to possess a high school diploma and at least 12 years of education. Download the official indications of the Italian Ministry of University concerning foreign titles.
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).
Without this document the University cannot accept enrolment even if the student has passed selection so, if you have any doubt, please verify you meet the requirements with your local Italian Diplomatic Authority.
An English Language Certification corresponding to C1 level is required for enrolling in addition to the High School Certificate. Only students who have studied in English taught schools/university courses for the two years prior enrolment are exempted from handing the certificate. The C1 Level certificate must be issued by a recognized Institution ( such as the British Council, Trinity College, ETS, Pearsons, etc. Declarations from schools/ professors will not be accepted.
Students must acknowledge it is their responsibility to request translations, legalizations and the Study Visa from their Italian local authorities. If they sit for the admission test and gain admittance but do not meet the requirements set by the MIUR – the Italian Ministry of University and Research- concerning high school diplomas, the Consulate will not issue the final Dichiarazione di Valore (and the Study Visa ) and they will not be able to enrol.
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(in our case, scientific subjects like 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:
- 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.
- 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.
US students should verify with their local Italian Consulate if they meet the requirements for obtaining the Dichiarazione di Valore prior to registration.
IB diplomas comingfrom 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.
LIST OF RECOGNIZED FOREIGN SCHOOLS
Students must have minimum 3 A-Levels in order to be eligible for enrolment. The A-Level subjects should be pertinent to the degree course for which you are applying.
Less than 12 Years of Education:
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.
All the certifications have to be translated and legalized by the Italian Consulate to obtain the final DV.
English Language Requirements
In order to be eligible for enrolment once admitted, students must also possess an official English Language Certification corresponding to the C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference – CEFR
Students who have studied entirely in the means of the English Language in their High School or University/College for minimum the two years preceding enrolment, are exempted from presenting the English Language certification.
Students must organize in order to obtain the certificate in time for enrolment. Without it, enrolment will not be possible. English language courses attended in University are not considered an official English Language certification and will not be accepted as such.
Please remember that although the English Language Certification is not necessary for registering to or taking the admission test it is a requirement which must be met for enrolment.
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