Studying Medicine and Surgery

Programme Organization

The lectures and teaching activities are organized into two semesters:

  1. from October to December – first semester

  2. from February to May – second semester

Detailed information and timetables can be found on the individual websites for each degree programme.

Limited enrolment

Bachelor's and master's degree programmes in Medicine have a cap on enrolment.

The dates of the entrance examinations, as well as the procedures and content of the entrance examinations are defined on a national level through Ministerial Decrees.

Corsi di Laurea e Laurea Magistrale ad accesso programmato locale

L'accesso ai Corsi di Laurea e Laurea Magistrale in Biotecnologie (classe L-2 e LM-9) e al Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Scienze cognitive e processi decisionali è disciplinato annualmente da quanto assunto negli specifici bandi a livello locale nei quali vengono definite: la data delle prove di ammissione, le modalità e i contenuti delle prove.

Corsi di Laurea e Laurea Magistrale ad accesso libero

L'unico Corso di Studio ad accesso libero della Facoltà in Medicina e Chirurgia è il corso di Laurea magistrale in Management delle aziende sanitarie e del settore salute.


Students enrolled in bachelor's and master's degree programmes in the Area of Medicine must obtain a certain number of credits in electives through seminars, internships, participation in conferences and conventions or summer school courses in order to have access to the final exam.

The elective credits (CFU) can also be obtained through participation in an Erasmus programme.

Further information on the number and type of activities can be found on your degree course website and in Medicine - Elective Activities page.

Study awards

The University of Milan offers study awards for students or graduates, thanks to its own or external funding.

International agreements

The Faculty of Medicine favors initiatives aimed at establishing and developing relationships with international organizations and institutions.


Information and contacts for students interested in a period of study at other European universities.