• Application Deadline
  • 72 months
The International Medical Doctor Program 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.


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.

The 1300 bed hospital in Milan is both a private and a public hospital, which means that you’ll get the chance to see a wide range of patients with everyday diseases or sometimes neglected or even rare genetic pathologies. Don’t forget that Lombardy is one of the richest regions in Europe and Milan is at its very heart.

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

From the 3rd year of the International Medical Doctor Program at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University we operate an innovative integrated ‘block’  curriculum, which means that you will always be at the center of the teaching process. You will work in groups with other students to set your own learning goals. This approach encourages pro-active learning, creative thinking and teamwork.

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.

The medical school, research institute and hospital at San Raffaele in Milan all boast state-of-the-art facilities and are located on the same premises, allowing for unsurpassed interaction. Medical students can also use the facilities on the Campus, giving them the chance to meet other students studying subjects such as Nursing, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Biotechnology and Philosophy.

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. The students are very sociable and are committed to the local and International community.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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 may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

                                Academic Requirements

                                • Selection  is based on the university’s admission test which is mandatory for all candidates.
                                • The admission test for the International MD Program is a specific test organized by UniSR and is for admission only to the International MD Program. No other tests/exams/scores can substitute the university’s selection procedure.
                                • Upon enrolment, an English Language Certification corresponding to C1 level is requested in addition to the High School diploma. Only students who have studied in English taught schools/university courses for the two years prior enrolment are exempted from handing in the certificate.

                                    Tuition Fee

                                    • International

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

                                      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 31, 2019
                                    • 3rd Installment:  € 6.600,00 due by March 31, 2019

                                          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

                                          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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