International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT): Guide for students


The International Medical Admissions Test (IMAT) is held once per year and is valid for entry the UniME Medical School in the same year.

IMAT can be taken at authorised centres all over the world. 

Registrations for a.y. 2022/2023 will be available at  Bookings need to be made on the Universitaly website selecting the section Accesso programmato IMAT.

Before applying for the IMAT test on the Universitaly portal, candidates who intend to apply for the Single Cycle Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Messina must receive a pre-evaluation of their profile by registering at the UniME Applicant Portal. Further information here.

IMAT TEST DATE:  13 September 2022.

VENUE:  It will be communicated in the following months.

For the A.Y. 2021/2022 the rules to abide by were the following. Up-to-date information for the the 13 September test will be published in the following months.

  • Valid identification document (preferably the document you used to register for the exam);
  • Green Pass“reporting the QR code that will be verified by the University staff according to the current reference legislation.
  • Receipt of payment of the IMAT participation fee;
  • Receipt of the online application (from Universitaly);
  • Covid-19 self-declaration already completed and signed pursuant to art. 46 and 47 of the D.P.R. n. 445/2000;
  • Passport with entry visa (only for non-EU resident candidates abroad).
  • You are allowed to bring 1 small bottle of water (500ml), a small snack, and any medicines you need. All participants must wear a FFP2 mask during all stages of the test. The active collaboration of all candidates is recommended for the correct compliance with the envisaged sanitary and distancing rules.

Detailed info in the IMAT NOTICE TO CANDIDATES

For further information go to  the UniME Medicine and Surgery info page (in Italian)

60 multiple choice questions (10 logical reasoning, 12 culture and general knowledge, 18 biology, 12 chemistry, 8 physics and math). 5 possible answers. Negative points for wrong answers. 100 minutes to complete exam.  For further information visit the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing web-page.

It is specified that it is not allowed to participate in the access tests for those who are positive for Covid-19, has been quarantined and has not experienced all the prescribed results of negativization with relative certification issued by the health bodies in charge, by that date; to likewise, it is not allowed to participate in the tests for those who have not definitively finished fiduciary home isolation, albeit as a precaution, pending the prescribed checks, in days before the date of the tests. The intentional or negligent violation of the quarantine of the person who tested positive is a crime.

The University of Messina is aware of the difficulties around the gaining of visas. However, it is not possible to change your exam centre or first choice university after the registration deadline. Cambridge assessment would not be able to accommodate additional candidates in other venues at this stage.