The second university of Naples, founded in 1991, with original name as Seconda Universita 'di Napoli, was recently named Luigi Vanvitelli Universita 'di Campania.

This university is not an attraction for European students as in its English-speaking medical school, as it initially tried to attract international students from countries outside the European Union.

In fact, initially 8 places were provided for students of the European Union and 52 places for International students.

It recently changed positions, offering 40 places in English-speaking medicine at the school for students from the European Union, but still maintaining a high number of international students (40).

The facilities are located a short distance from the historic city center.

The objective of the single-cycle course in Medicine and Surgery is to impart the scientific foundations, as well as the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for the exercise of the medical profession. The program aims to train a medical professional with a biopsychosocial culture which has a multidisciplinary and integrated vision of the most common health problems and diseases; a degree of professional, decision-making, and operational autonomy that allows the performance of all the functions provided by the organization of health systems; the methodological bases to face the following specialized training, research activities in all areas of the biomedical field and continuous training.

The six-year term comprises a total of 360 credits, of which at least 60 are obtained in training activities aimed at developing specific professional skills. The training of the students extends over two periods of three years; the first focuses on the knowledge of biological aspects and basic sciences, and the second with a predominant clinical and professional orientation, for which professional activities are also developed in the first three years. The course is divided into 12 semesters and 36 integrated courses. The student is required to participate in formal, informal, and hands-on educational activities. The type and procedure of the exam are established in the study regulations of the degree. The course includes clinical practices in hospitals and general practitioners. The student is entitled to 16 credits for the preparation of the diploma thesis and the final exam. 

The course supports international mobility and offers the opportunity to complete study stays and internships abroad in order to enrich the training experience in an international context. The university has entered into numerous mobility agreements with European and non-European universities and institutions and participates in major international mobility programs.

The university recently established the MD / Ph.D. path of excellence for deserving students of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery courses, which provides an excellent training path that combines the didactic activity of the course with research activities in the second through the sixth academic year, with the option of stages in prestigious national or international research institutes to carry out. As part of postgraduate training, obtaining the degree allows access to graduate schools in health, doctorates in the biomedical field, masters and postgraduate degrees.

Admission to the English-language School of Medicine at the University of Luigi Vanvitelli di Napoli 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.

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.

Vanvitelli University tuition is based on the student's annual family income and assets.

Vanvitelli University's English-speaking medical school is one of the last choices of prospective students.

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