University Admission


pdf  Call for applicants a.y. 2021-22 Italian version


pdfCall for Applicants Harvey Medicine 2021-22 English version


The new call for applicants for the next academic year 2022-23 will be issued in July 2022

How many places are there for the Harvey medical course at the University of Pavia?

143 in total: 103 for EU and 40 for non-EU applicants each year.

The number of students admitted to the Harvey medical course is the following:

103 EU students

40 non-EU students

for a total of 143 places 

Each category (EU & non-EU) follows a different application procedure.

Steps for EU applicants:



  1. EU students just need to register and sit the entrance test IMAT in September 2022 on Universitaly -section Accesso Programmato IMAT starting from July 2022 for the academic year 2022-23
  2. successful IMAT test takers must enrol within the communicated deadline from October 2022

More infos about IMAT: click here


Steps for EXTRA-EU applicants:

extra eu


1.Check if you need Visa

Extra-Eu candidates must find out whether they need to apply for a study visa (type D) at the Italian Embassy or Consulate in your country of residence, and what documentation you need, following this link. This mandatory procedure is called pre-enrolment – reference dispositions

Useful guide here

2. If you need Visa Please register here to obtain the pre-acceptance letter necessary for the Italian Embassy from April until August 2022

3.Upload the pre-acceptance letter and finally submit the online pre-enrolment procedure on from April 2022 until August 2022.

4.Register for the IMAT admission test possibly starting from July 2022 -more infos on IMAT at

5.Contact the closest Italian consulate in order to obtain a Dichiarazione di Valore (a document confirming that your graduation diploma is sufficient and compatible to study medicine in an Italian university)


You need anyway to pre enrol and follow the procedure reported above IF you are a NON EU citizen! More detailed infos here



Candidates who possess a High School Diploma or equivalent foreign qualification may be admitted to the Degree in Medicine and Surgery by taking the admission test IMAT

As provided for under Italian legislation governing, admission to university courses (Statute 264, August 2, 1999) is decided bearing in mind national planning, availability of teaching staff, teaching and hospital facilities, the recommendations of the European Union’s Advisory Committee on Medical Training as well as criteria and guidelines set up by the University and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery in question.

Admission is also dependent on the results of the entrance exam IMAT, as established by the ranking issued according to the score obtained by each candidate..

The entrance exam is a national test drawn up by MUR, the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and implemented on the same day in all public Italian State Universities.



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