Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR) was founded in 1996 and at the present day, is organized in three faculties: Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, and Philosophy.
Despite its young age, UniSR is a renowned reference in the fields of education and research, being recognized as one of the top academic institutions in Italy. The Young University Rankings 2022 places UniSR #26 amongst young universities in the world whereas the QS World Universities Ranking 2022 edition classifies UniSR within the top 10 Universities in Italy.
Each of UniSR’s Faculties includes undergraduate and postgraduate programs, master and PhD schools, and research centers where innovation is the key driver.
UniSR is part of the Gruppo San Donato and is also a founding member, being the only Italian institution of the European University Hospital Alliance (EUHA). It is a strategic collaboration entity that brings together leading university hospitals from all over the world to transfer knowledge and share expertise in healthcare, research, and education.

UniSR's Mission

The core of UniSR’s Mission remains its attention regarding the essential dimensions of the human being: body, mind and spirit (studied by the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Psychology and the Faculty of Philosophy, respectively) and, therefore, the will to answer the question “Quid est homo?” (“What is mankind?”), strongly believing that the human kind is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique.

In line with the evolution of the expectations of its main stakeholders and as a consequence of the importance attributed to knowledge as a resource for individual and community life, the University summarizes in the “Innovating through knowledge” principle its main promise of value.

Degree programmes and courses 

UniSR offers a variety of Degree Programmes pertaining to the three Faculties: Medicine and Surgery, Psychology, Philosophy. Our University also offers English-taught courses such as Biotechnology and Medical Biology; International Medical Doctor Program; Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs; Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication


Find out more about our Programmes and Course


International education 

International services are wide allocated and spread within UniSR. Dedicated offices provide support to prospects and students depending on their needs. Prospective candidates are assisted through the Orientation and Promotion Offices, while the Admissions Office accompanies international students in their enrolment process.

The International Student Engagement Office at the new Polo Studenti (Student Centre) assists international students, once enrolled, in their immersion and stay in Italy and in UniSR, whether from the bureaucratic, cultural or social point of view. Moreover, the ISE office organizes and coordinates initiatives and events related to internationalization and multiculturality.

Regarding international mobility and exchange programs, these services along with curricular activities abroad, tailored activities and thesis internships available through the VSLO program, are managed at the UniSR Mobility and Erasmus+ Offices.


Healthcare close in hand

As part of the Gruppo San Donato, UniSR's international students can avail of support in health-related situations at any of our medical centres/hospitals. 
Students can refer to the International Patients Office when in need of booking appointments and medical exams, annual check-up programs, and many other services. 
When reaching out this dedicated office and requesting a service, you will be paired with a Patient Coordinator who will help solve any doubts and/or queries you might have, provide language interpretation, and accompany you to the appointments at the San Raffaele Hospital. 
Our healthcare services are offered in different languages: Arabic, Albanese, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian.
You can book a call with a Patient Coordinator via the Call me back option or request an appointment through this online form.


A Campus at the heart of Europe 

UniSR is based in Milan, the most international Italian city, where every year thousands of international students decide to live and study. International services and facilities are being empowered every day as Milan turns into the international capital of Italy well connected to all of the most important Italian and foreign cities through high speed trains, low cost and international airline companies in three different airports. The area where the UniSR Campus is located is well connected with public transportation to the city center. 

The UniSR Campus is close to suburban municipalities and residential areas surround the site offering nice neighborhoods with lots of parks and green areas. A unique campus, offering an unrivalled position for a medical school in the heart of a hospital and research complex with all facilities at a walking distance. 

UniSR offers not only a space to study and practice teaching at once: students also have the opportunity to live the Campus! The UniSR Campus is a community for students: functional residences, cultural proposals, sports activities, opportunities for solidarity and commitment. Living the Campus means being part of a community where spaces and services are created to suit students: to stimulate interest, to cultivate passions, to grow through a complete training and stimulating human experiences. The Campus environment is built on the student’s centrality and the valorization of his talents and potentials. 

With the very latest teaching facilities and with a friendly atmosphere the campus offers something for everyone! 


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