Italy's most recently established state university is called Universita 'Milano Bicocca.
It was founded in 1998 as the need for university education through state universities was constantly increasing.
Since its founding, the University of Milan Milano Bicocca has focused on research and through formal international collaborations has managed to make the University's Biology and Medicine departments an attraction.
The constant challenges of the time led the University of Milan Milano Bicocca to go on and establish an English-speaking medical school and after Milan La Statale is an interesting student choice with many promising and excellent programs.
Although the headquarters and many parts of the University are located in the city center of Milan, the English-speaking medical school of the University of Milano Bicocca is located in the neighboring town of Bergamo on the campus of the University of Bergamo.
The University of Milano-Bicocca medical school doesn’t work in isolation. It collaborates with the School of Medicine and Surgery (SMS), the University of Surrey in the UK, Papa Giovanni XXIIIHospital and the University of Bergamo to bring the best out of medical courses. Here, they offer both degree and postgraduate programs in which they produce exceptional medical professionals that are capable of revolutionizing the health sector in any part of the world.
With its unique medical curriculum, the University of Milano-Bicocca has been able to bring something entirely new to the World of medical education. This program integrates both the basic science program and the clinical one from the second year of the medical program. In addition to having a rigorous medical program, the University of Milano-Bicocca makes use of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching approach to combine open-mindedness, knowledge and skills, scientific and critical thinking, and the caring attitude needed by a medical practitioner to become completely outstanding.
At the University of Milano-Bicocca medical school, the teaching method is quite different from that of every other medical school in Italy. To further improve the quality of education, this medical school make use of a teaching methodology that is more about PBL (Problem-Based Learning). This teaching methodology deals mostly with group collaboration enhancement and team learning improvement which are considered more effective than the teacher-classroom teaching methodology. With this unique way of teaching medicine, the University of Milano-Bicocca offers seven different types of physio-pathological integrated systems which includes, Neuroscience, Digestive Health, Locomotor System, Onco-Hematology, Cardiovascular and Respiratory System, Obstetrics Gynecology, Pediatrics and Endocrine Kidney & Urinary Tract.
Admission to the Milano Bicocca School of Medicine in Milan is through the International Medical Admissions Test– IMAT, a 60 multiple-choice test in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, General Knowledge and Logic. The IMAT exams are held every year in September in several examination centers around the world, including Athens and Nicosia.
It offers a total of 22 places for students of the European Union and 13 for non-EU students and the study is in English for all 6 years of study.
Students have access to various types of accommodation such as rooms, apartments, campuses and private accommodation.
Students can eat in the student clubs - mense universitarie - where the meals are very low priced.
The tuition fees of the University of Milano Bicocca are based on the student's annual family income and assets.
The city of Bergamo, a city of 120,000 inhabitants, is located 40 km from Milan, and offers all comforts to university students combining the glamor of the north with the quality of university studies at the University of Milano Bicocca.