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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.
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.
Please note: the test format below is from 2019, the 2020 details will be released later this year.
IMAT is a pen-and-paper test. It is divided into four sections:
Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge
Please note, scores will be reported separately for Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge.
The IMAT test specification for 2020 will be available once the test dates have been confirmed later this year. Please check back for updates.
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.
The key dates for IMAT 2020 including when to register and the test date will be confirmed later this year. Please check back for updates.
Candidates wishing to sit IMAT must pay an entry fee.
The fees for 2020 will be confirmed soon.
Watch the video of international students at the University of Milan describing their course and how to approach the test.