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Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing is working in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) to develop and deliver the International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT). IMAT is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test in English for applicants to medicine and surgery and dentistry courses. These courses are taught in English, with places open to both home and international students. You can download a list of universities that require IMAT.
IMAT can be taken at authorised centres all over the world. See How to register for more information.
The test does not require a lot of extra study as it is a test of skills and knowledge that learners are expected to have already.
Please visit the MIUR website for detailed information about the test in the decree.
IMAT is a pen-and-paper test. It is divided into four sections:
Section 1: Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.
Section 2, 3 and 4: Scientific Knowledge covering Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge
Please note, scores will be reported separately for Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.
For more detailed information about the format of IMAT, see the IMAT test specification 2018.
A candidate’s total score is calculated using the following formula:
An overall total score will be reported, together with a score on each section.
For information about results and rankings, visit the UniversItaly website.
Registration opens: 2 July 2018
Registration closes: 24 July 2018 at 15:00 Italian time
Bookings need to be made on the UniversItaly website. Please visit UniversItaly for more information.
The test will take place on 13 September 2018. Visit the MIUR and Accesso Programmato websites for information.
The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
Candidates wishing to sit IMAT must pay an entry fee:
Humanitas University (HUNIMED) is using IMAT for admission to its Medicine and Surgery degree course. You can take IMAT at one of our test centres around the world. Visit the Humanitas website for details of key dates, test format, how to register and where to take IMAT.
NB: The IMAT test date and registration process for Humanitas University is different to the main IMAT test session.
Watch the video of international students at the University of Milan describing their course and how to approach the test.