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The award
MSc

How long you will study
6 years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2600 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
October

International course fees
find out

All study options

About Medicine and Surgery at University of Padova

The Medicine and Surgery degree course will have an experimental profile, focused on one hand to use tools and teaching contents of the basic disciplines, characterized by a strong scientific value; on the other hand to an early interaction with the clinic, also through lessons and joint activities, in order to quickly achieve the basic concepts in the context of the health-disease binomial. The particular attention to the training of the student also in the communicative-behavioral and bioethical fields, as well as in the principles of health management and global health, will allow to achieve an enriched educational training essential for the new healthcare professional profile that could be useful in Europe and all abroad, as well as in Italy, for example in contexts of intervention on multicultural populations or in contexts with frequent interactions with other countries.

The course has a duration of 6 years, during which the student must acquire a total of 360 ECTS, 60 of which are professional internships that are already awarded from the first year of the course.
Students can personalize their study plan with elective educational activities of particular interest for a total of 8 ECTS.

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: 54; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 9

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study6 years
    Course startsOctoberDomestic course feesEUR 2600 per yearInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

Information on 2019/20 fees is not yet available, but the amounts will be more or less be the same of 2018/19. Please check: www.unipd.it/en/tuition-fees.

The total amount (€2600,00 for a.y. 2018/19) can be significantly waived based on your “Equivalent Economic Status Index – ISEE”. For further information on how to obtain your ISEE and other income-based reductions, see Funding and fees > Key Documents.

Applicants receiving an offer of admission, either unconditional or conditional, will be asked to pay a tuition fee deposit of €187,00 within 30 days to secure their place on the programme.

Entry requirements

English proficiency is automatically recognized for native speakers. For non-native English students no certification is required because the scientific and technical terms used in the course access test (IMAT) are considered higher than the B2 level of competence, that is required for students wishing to undertake the course in Medicine and Surgery.

The single-cycle degree foresees a programmed number of students, scheduled at national level and its access is governed by Ministerial Decree.

The number of assigned positions, the date of the admission test, the content and the procedures for the selection are defined annually by Ministerial Decree and are indicated in the admission notice.

The admission notice also reports the knowledge and skills defined annually by Ministerial Decree and the level of proficiency in English.

In order to be admitted, a Secondary High School Diploma or other suitable recognized qualification is required.

Candidates must pass an admission test in English (IMAT) and can proceed to registration according to the available positions, ranking and the achievement of a minimum score defined by the admission test.

Please check: http://accessoprogrammato.miur.it/2018/IM_HP.html

About IMAT: https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/imat/about-imat/

What students think about University of Padova

    Yiwey Cao

    Testimonial from Yiwey Cao, student at University of Padova
    • Master’s degree in Economics and Finance
    • Galilean School Diploma
    • Current position: Consultant at Prometeia (Milan, Italy)

    As Padova University students we are accustomed to apply rigorous methodologies in order to be successful in our academic lives: it is not easy to be prepared for all the exams which could be concentrated in a very short time, exam preparation requires good time management and ability to work under pressure.

    Both these skills have a long lasting impact in the professional career in order to manage projects with great complexity.

    As Galilean School student I had also the possibility of having an interdisciplinary academic path and the interaction with students from all different academic backgrounds that gave me a flexible mindset. I remember discussions of news topics with student of Philosophy, Math or Biology in which I found very interesting their way to approach the problem.

    Having a constant exposure in the multi-disciplinary environment benefits me in the long-term. Especially in the professional routine, this is surely a value-adder, for it enables us to analyze the problems from a different perspective. As in one of my recent projects, we apply a physics model to a bank in order to perform the client segmentation.

    Padua graduates possess good reputation in all the companies I have been in contact with. The strong academic background together with extracurricular activities (such as internships or international experiences) make Padua graduates appealing candidates in the job market.

    Maria Daniela Rueda Lara

    Testimonial from Maria Daniela Rueda Lara, student at University of Padova
    • Master’s degree in Human rights and multi-level Governance (HRG)
    • Current position: Advisor to the Executive Directorate of the National Institute of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Ecuador (Quito, Ecuador)

    The University of Padua has taught me the value of challenge. It is difficult to change your address, language, culture and customs when you leave your country. UNIPD has a very different method than my university at Ecuador, so every step was a challenge that I chose to overcome and with this, I reaffirmed what I wanted to do in life. Challenging yourself is a perfect way to keep you open-minded, resilient, ready to act and more alive than ever.

    At University of Padua I learned and I keep with me to never take anything for granted. There will be always someone better, faster, stronger, and you just cannot give up. But there will be also tons of generous and kind people, also take your time to meet them, talk to them and learn from them.

    In my city there are not so many UNIPD graduates but in general it well seen to have a degree in a well-known university from a country that has arrives to certain level of development.

    Omar Antonio Celis Bojorquez

    Testimonial from Omar Antonio Celis Bojorquez , student at University of Padova
    • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering
    • Current position: Project manager

    In my childhood, I used to spend a lot of time with my grandmother after school. Since she lived in a very dangerous neighborhood in Peru, I spent most part of my time trying to invent and build traps and stuff to make her feel more safe.

    So it was about little projects, from design until construction; that feeling just made “click” something on me. Managing civil projects (no more traps) remind me that sensation, and I take care of it with passion and accuracy like it was for grandma.

    The most important teaching that the University of Padova has transmitted to me is that hard working and sacrifice pays always. Every course is like real life projects: time management and organization are everything.

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