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 timely before the test.

Candidates will be permitted to take the test only if they show:

  • an original valid identification document in compliance with Italian law DPR 445/2000 (preferably the same document they used when they registered for the test);
  • the test payment receipt;
  • the receipt for the online registration for the test.


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 IMAT page