|Study location||Italy, Pavia|
|Nominal duration||6 years (360 ECTS)|
|Awards||(Master's Degree in Medicine and Surgery (6 years))|
|Tuition fee||€4,500 per year
Tuition fee for non-EU students who enter Italy with a study visa is based on flat rate and depends on the citizenship.
High school / secondary education (or higher)
High-school diploma awarded after at least 12 years of documented education.
Access to the Degree Course in Harvey medicine and surgery Course has a national entry test requirement (IMAT). In order to apply to the national IMAT test go to this link: www.universitaly.it
THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS ARE INDICATED IN THE “ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE COURSE” which will be available on this page within July.
For further information please contact the Welcome Point
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Italian.
If the transcript provided by your home school is not in English, you will need to obtain official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If you are a non European student residing abroad, you need to do a pre-enrollment via Italian Consulate and start the visa procedures. The official admission at the University of Pavia will be possible only after you will have done this pre-enrollment. Please get in contact with the Italian authority in your country as soon as possible (more information on how to proceed with the pre-enrollment are available at this page).
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
The Harvey Medicine and Surgery Course was founded October 1st, 2009 by professor Ermanno Gherardi, Head of the Department of Molecular Medicine.
It is a six-year, single-cycle Master’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. The Harvey Course was thought “not just to teach the medical profession, but also to build a solid scientific basis for continued training that will be vital for the reception and understanding of future medicine”.
The Harvey Medicine and Surgery Course is the first medicine course entirely taught in English in Italy, together with several other MD programmes offered in English by the University of Pavia.
The Course was named after William Harvey (1578-1657), seventeenth-century British physician, a pioneer in correctly understanding and describing the circulatory system.
The Harvey Course arises from the need for an international (i.e. English language) medical school in Italy. The curriculum combines the long-established Italian teaching methods with the modern paradigms of interactive learning. Harvey trainees evolve into well-rounded doctors through a new wide-ranging programme of study and extensive practical training in the in the renown Pavia clinics and their research laboratories. This includes a rigorous and practical seminar programme provided by Harvey’s carefully selected local and international lecturers consisting of top-of-the-line clinicians, professors and scientists.
The Harvey medical Course is structured in six years of studies: the first three years cover the pre-clinical raining period; the last three years mainly focus on clinical training, hospital rotations and internships in Italy or abroad, and final thesis preparation.
Pavia is a multi-faceted city offering a wide range of jobs and opportunities, either in health, technology or research.
The University combines treatment and research in three leading hospitals: San Matteo, Fondazione Maugeri and Neurological Institute Mondino.
Graduates from the Harvey Curse may also participate in scientific, medical-related research projects from the wide variety proposed by the University of Pavia.