IMAT: International Medical Admission Test

If you are interested in studying medicine or surgery undergraduate courses in English from Italy then passing International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is mandatory for you whereas, if you are currently studying in Italian then you are required to take Italian Admission Test developed by the Italian Commission.

The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is an aptitude test used as a constituent of the admissions procedure for an undergraduate Medicine course at Italian universities. These universities along with the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) in cooperation with Cambridge Assessments’ Admissions Testing Service, provide undergraduate medical tests that are conducted in English and open to candidates outside of the Italian Republic.

Participating Universities

The following are the participating universities that allow both the home (Italy) and international students to study medicine at Italian Universities
  • University of Bari (42 EU spaces, 8 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Bologna (75 EU spaces, 15 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli' (40 EU spaces, 40 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Messina (30 EU spaces, 20 non-EU spaces)
  • International Medical School at the University of Milan (34 EU spaces, 16 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Milan-Bicocca (22 EU spaces, 13 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Padua (54 EU spaces, 9 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Pavia (70 EU spaces, 40 non-EU spaces)
  • Sapienza University of Rome (38 EU spaces, 10 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Rome Tor Vergata (25 EU spaces, 10 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Siena (26 EU spaces, 12 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Turin (70 EU spaces, 31 non-EU spaces)
  • University of Naples Federico II (15 EU spaces, 10 non-EU spaces)

Structure of IMAT

The IMAT is distributed over 4 sections:
  • Section 1: Logical Reasoning and General Knowledge. This section tests generic skills in problem-solving, understanding argument, data analysis and inference; general knowledge. It is made up of 22 multiple-choice questions.
  • Section 2, 3 and 4: Scientific Knowledge. These sections test a candidate's ability to apply scientific knowledge from school science. They are made up of 38 multiple-choice questions: Biology (18 questions), Chemistry (12 questions), Physics & Mathematics (8 questions).

IMAT Score

A candidate’s total score is calculated using the following formula:

  • 1.5 points for each correct answer
  • -0.4 points for each wrong answer
  • 0 points for each question not answered.
An overall total score will be reported, together with a score on each section.

IMAT Registration

You can register on the “Univesritaly” website. Select your university choice. Once you’ve selected the university choice, click on “Proceed” button on the IMAT page to start your registration. Follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Select a country of your choice, where you wish to take your test in, and then click ‘Next’ to continue
  • Step 2: Once you have selected the country that you wish to take your test, you will see the available institutions in that location. Click on your preferred institution and then click ‘Next’ to continue and complete your registration process.  
  • Step 3: After entering all the necessary details and accepting the ‘terms and conditions’, pay the fees. You can pay the fees using Visa credit card, MasterCard, debit card, JCB and Electron cards and Vista prepaid card. Enter your card details for payment, click on the box accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’, and then click on the ‘Proceed’ button to complete the payment procedure.
If your payment is successful, you will progress to a confirmation page. You’ll also get two emails; one confirming your payment and a second confirming the time and location of the test you have preferred. Take a copy of those emails to your test centre.
You can take the IMAT at authorised centres all over the globe. Find your nearest centre at IMAT. 

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