• 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.
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Why Study medicine at San Raffaele?

UniSR 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 curriculum of the International Medical Doctor Program at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a solid but innovative curriculum based on two initial preclinical years which take a solid in-depth look at the basic-sciences needed for the medical profession, as well as at the human sciences required to develop an effective doctor-patient relationship.


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
  • Humanities
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Human Genetics and Genomics
  • Basic Life support
  • Basic Pathology and Immunology
  • Human Morphology 
  • Introduction to Surgery 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • In order to apply to the MD Program you must sit for the Admission test and pass selection. Registration is done online on a specific registration form which is opened according to the dates and indications given by the official competition call for admissions to the  new academic year.
  • The minimum academic requirement is to possess a high school diploma of at least 12 years of education. 
    • The possession of a High School Diploma (and minimum 12 years of education) and the Dichiarazione di Valore – legalized translation and declaration – which is given by the Italian Consulates.
    • An English Language Certification according to the indications you find on the admissions pages.

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.
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  • 1st Installment:  € 6.940,00 due at enrolment
  • 2nd Installment: € 6.600,00 due by January 31
  • 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.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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