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The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is a 100 minute subject-specific admissions test for applicants to medicine and surgery courses. These courses are taught in English, with places open to both home and international students.
In Italy, the Admissions Testing Service works in conjunction with the Italian Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MIUR), to develop and deliver the English language version of the Italian admissions test already used for entry to courses taught in Italian. IMAT is used by seven state universities. You can download a list of courses requiring IMAT.
IMAT can be taken at authorised centres all over the world. You will need to find a test centre where you can sit the test.
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.
The IMAT is a pen-and-paper test. It is divided into four sections:
Section 1: General Knowledge and Logical Reasoning.
Section 2, 3 and 4: Scientific Knowledge covering Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
General Knowledge and
For more detailed information about the format of IMAT, see the IMAT test specification 2015.
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.
The rankings will be published on accessoprogrammato.miur.it.
IMAT registration opens:
6 July 2015
IMAT registration deadline:
23 July 2015 by 15:00 Rome local time
16 September 2015
The scheduled start times for international centres will vary, depending upon where they are in the world.
Candidates wishing to sit the IMAT must pay an entry fee:
Humanitas University (HUNIMED) is using IMAT for admission to its undergraduate Medicine and Surgery course. Students will take the test in Milan, or alternatively at test centres in 20 countries across Europe along with New York, USA. Visit the Humanitas website for more information including the test date, how to register and where to take it.
NB: The IMAT test date and registration process for Humanitas University is different to the main IMAT test session.