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    Application Deadline
  • 72 months
The International Medical Doctor Program - 6 Year MD Degree at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University has been designed to foster a new kind of doctor. This doctor will possess the necessary human, cultural and professional values to provide healthcare and share ideas in today’s globalized world.


Why Study International Medical Doctor Program - 6 Year MD Degree at San Raffaele?

Vita-Salute is one of  the top-ranking universities in Italy for research and teaching;  it is well known in Italy and in Europe for research on  Cancer, Urology, Cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery, HIV/AIDS, Rare diseases, Preclinical and Human Biological Sciences.  This means that students  have the unique possibility of studying and living in an exciting environment where breakthroughs are made every day in the treatment of acute and chronic conditions.

Classes are smaller compared to the majority of medical schools which will increase student-teacher interaction and productivity.

You will re-visit topics from your first two years in the fourth and fifth years both in class and by sitting mock  licensure exams. The second semester of the sixth year is free from lessons and exams, allowing you to concentrate entirely on your Thesis Internship and  to do part of it abroad. This gives you the possibility of getting to know foreign institutions where you might want to continue with your specialization training.

But it’s not all work! At Vita-Salute you will find clubs to join, cultural activities to follow, music bands, sports activities such as football, basketball, cheer leading and many others. The clubs organize nights out and you will be able to meet students from other faculties and universities in Milan.

Finally, we pride ourselves on being a large family. Our students are very sociable and are committed to the local and International community.

Career pathway

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University’s mission is to prepare its graduates to best serve society and mankind.

In accordance with the highest professional standards in Europe and the USA, our future clinicians will practice patient-centered medicine of the highest standards.

We pursue academic excellence, bestowing upon tomorrow’s doctors not only the best possible evidence-based clinical care whilst installing the art of medicine itself.

We believe that a patient should be treated as a whole: mind, body and soul, not just as a mere illness.


The MD program at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University enjoys recognition from the World Health Organization, the British General Medical Council and by the US Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG®).

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Statistics and Bioinformatics
  • Medical Physics
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Medical Humanities
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Basic Life support
  • Basic Pathology and Immunology
  • Microbiology and Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Laboratory Medicine

                                English Language Requirements

                                This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                Academic Requirements

                                • 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
                                • 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).
                                • An English Language Certification corresponding to C1 level is required for enrolling in addition to the High School Certificate. 

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International Applies to you

                                    20000 EUR/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
                                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                                    20000 EUR/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 20000 EUR per year and a duration of 72 months.
                                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                                  • 1st Installment:  € 6.940,00 due at enrolment
                                  • 2nd Installment: € 6.600,00 due by January 3
                                  • 3rd Installment:  € 6.600,00 due by March 31

                                        Living costs for Milano

                                        • 850 - 1450 EUR/month
                                          Living Costs

                                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


                                        Please acknowledge that the University does not have specific scholarship programs for International students and that arrangements and agreements for loans or scholarships are the Student’s personal issues. The Lombardy region scholarships are issued to students who are in need;  these are family income and merit based and can be requested only by students enrolling for the first time to University. 

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