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. 2021/2022 will be available at Universitaly.it.  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.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS for pre-evaluation on the UniME applicant portal: 22 July 2021, 3:00 p.m. CET.

IMAT TEST DATE09 September 2021.

VENUE: Dipartimento di Ingegneria – Polo Papardo (map)
Ingresso “CERISI”, Viale Ferdinando Stagno d’Alcontres, 98158 MESSINA

  • 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.

Students will be requested to show the ‘Green Pass’ (EU Green Pass – EU digital COVID certificate) to access the University venues attesting one of the following conditions: 

  having received a COVID-19 vaccine, even just the first dose. Only vaccines approved by EMA are accepted and recognized*. The Green Pass is valid until the date of the second dose, then it is valid for 9 months; 

– having recovered from COVID-19, with simultaneous cessation of the prescribed isolation following SARS-CoV-2 infection, and having the relevant medical documentation (validity 6 months);  

having a rapid or molecular antigen swab test with negative results for the SARS-CoV-2 virus (valid for 48 hours). 

*Vaccines currently accepted in Italy and authorized by EMA are Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech); Spikevax (Moderna); Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) 

  

International students may find themselves in one of the following situations:  

1.Student in possession of a certification considered by the Ministry of Health equivalent to the Green Pass, that MUST be in English, Italian, Spanish, German  or French (or sworn translation if drafted in another language) that MUST contain the following data:   

       VACCINE CERTIFICATION 

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);  
  • data relating to the vaccine (name and lot). Vaccines currently accepted in Italy and authorized by EMA are Comirnaty (Pfizer-BioNtech); Spikevax (Modern); Vaxzevria (AstraZeneca); Janssen (Johnson & Johnson); 
  • date (s) of administration of the vaccine;  
  • identification data of the person who issued the certificate (state, health authority).  

       HEALING CERTIFICATION 

  • identification data of the owner (name, surname, date of birth);  
  • information on the holder’s previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, following a positive test (date of first positive swab);  
  • identification data of the person who issued the certificate (state, health authority).  

2.  Unvaccinated student: a swab test should be taken no later than 48 hours before the day of the IMAT test.

3. Student who has completed a vaccination cycle not approved by the EMA: it is necessary to take a swab test taken no later than 48 hours before the day of the IMAT test.

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.

Following the evolution of the epidemiological situation from Covid-19, it is appropriate to adopt containment measures to limit infections within the University structures. Therefore, whosoever among the University staff and students should become aware of having been in contact with a person who has been ascertained positive for SARS-COV-2, is required to immediately place themselves in quarantine for fourteen days and promptly notify the persons in charge of the membership structure.

Full information concerning entry into Italy is available at the following pages:

Covid-19 info for travellers (salute.gov.it)

Covid-19 info page (salute.gov.it)

www.esteri.it FAQ

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