Medicine and Surgery - a.y. 2019/20


Level: single-cycle degree (6 years)

Field of study: LM-41 - Medicine

Degree awarded: Master's degree in Medicine and Surgery

Start date: October 2019

Location: Padova

Available places: European candidates or non-European candidates residing in Italy: 50; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 10 (1 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)

  Course description

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.

  Course structure

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.

  Career opportunities

The main job opportunities for the medical doctors are represented by the possibility of carrying out his / her activity in the field of general medicine, in hospitals and in specialized public and private centers, national and international, as well as the possibility of carrying out health management activities or research in University Centers, public and private research Institutes.

  Entry requirements

The Medicine and Surgery degree Course is one of the national Degree Courses at scheduled number and its access is restricted by Ministerial Decree.
The number of assigned positions, the date of the admission test, the content and the selection procedures are defined annually by Ministerial Decree and are indicated in the admission form. To be admitted to this Degree Course, a Secondary High School Diploma or other recognized suitable qualification is required.
Candidates must pass an admission test in English and can proceed to enrollment according to the available places and on the basis of the ranking in the ranking and the achievement of a minimum score defined by the admission test.

  Language requirements

The level of proficiency in English is stated annually by Ministerial Decree and it will be reported in the admission notice.


To apply for this degree programme it is required to register both on Universitaly and on Uniweb. Further information will be provided once available on the Ministry website.

If you are a non-European citizen residing outside Italy, please note that you must pre-enrol at the Italian Embassy/Consulate in your country of residence. This is a compulsory procedure for all applicants wishing to enrol at any Italian university. The process is overseen by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research.

  Tuition fees

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:

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 €185,00 within 30 days to secure their place on the programme.

  Scholarships and fee-waivers

The University of Padova offers different types of scholarships and fee-waivers to international students.

For detailed information:


Academic Coordinator: Prof. Patrizia Pontisso

School of Medicine and Surgery: Sara Botton – Pamela Rinaudo (