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Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a reference point in the field of higher education as one of the top academic institutions in Italy and worldwide. Each department is a complex structure that includes undergraduate and postgraduate courses, research centres, doctoral schools and master's courses.

UniSR is renowned in Italy and Europe for research in cancer, urology, cardiovascular diseases and cardiac surgery, HIV/AIDS, rare diseases, preclinical and Human Biological Sciences. This means that students have the unique opportunity to study and live in an exciting environment where breakthroughs in the treatment of acute and chronic diseases are made every day.

Vita-Salute San Raffaele University’s mission is to unite the general interest in the human being and to seek the answer to the question Quid est homo (What is man), through the means of science and knowledge. UniSR focuses on current challenges in science and research, and educates and prepares its graduates to meet the needs of modern society and contribute to a more prosperous future.


Master's degree
Health & Well-Being
Medicine Delivery method Length Location
Biotechnology and Medical Biology Blended learning 2 years Milan
International Medical Doctor Program Blended learning 6 years Milan
Humanities & Culture
Cognitive Psychology in Health Communication Blended learning 2 years Milan
Doctorate / PhD
Health & Well-Being
International PhD Course in Molecular Medicine Blended learning 3 years Milan

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Scholarships & funding

Like other public and private Italian Universities, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University implements the Right to Education provisions through Regional Scholarships. Different types of assistance are offered annually ( scholarships and grants for participation in international mobility programs, subsidised housing, etc.).

All UniSR students who meet certain financial, merit and academic progress criteria outlined by the Lombardy Region in the call for applications yearly are eligible to apply for these financial aid forms. Check out the Institute's website for details.



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Why study at Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Vita - Salute San Raffaele University is a private non-profit institution where students are placed at the heart of the organisation. It is affiliated with the prestigious San Raffaele Hospital (OSR)- now part of the GSD, San Donato Hospital Group - and with the San Raffaele Research Institute, the #1 Italian research institute in terms of volume and profile of scientific research produced annually. This allows the university to offer its students an unparalleled learning experience. Everything takes place in an environment designed to promote the holistic growth of students, with personalised curricula, a close student-teacher dialogue, the development of the ability to analyse one's own field and care for others, the habit of keeping up to date and reflecting on sensitive contemporary issues (death and suffering, bioethics, environmental ethics, economics, politics, etc.) and a curriculum able to balance learning requirements with attention to personal inclinations and vocations.

Choosing San Raffaele University you will:

Study in an international scientific center

The San Raffaele Campus is inserted in a dynamic context where it is possible to closely collaborate with San Raffaele, one of the hospital structures of the San Donato Group and important research center recognized at a European and international level.
Teaching and researching find fertile ground to grow constantly and create virtuous synergies that allow the student to learn directly in the field.

Take part in the research of tomorrow

The very core of San Raffaele University is the research, not only in the medical field, but also in the socio-psychological and philosophical ones. The continuous collaboration with the hospital structures and the research centers guarantees the presence of innovative and technological laboratories constantly engaged in cutting-edge research and scientific projects of excellence.

Be the protagonist of your future

Our mission is to support students in building their academic career and planning their future. The dimension of the Campus allows for a direct relationship with teachers and technical-administrative staff: aspect that guarantees the effectiveness of information, teaching, guidance and specialized tutoring services during the courses.

Live the Campus experience

San Raffaele University offers numerous extracurricular activities, thanks to the presence of sports groups and student associations of all kinds.
Our Campus is a real community that provides functional residences, cultural proposals, sports activities and opportunities for solidarity and commitment, which allow students to cultivate their passions, grow and participate in stimulating experiences for a complete education that goes beyond study.

Be at the heart of every initiative

San Raffaele University adopts a people-oriented approach with an eye towards the continuous interaction and satisfaction of the needs of all the individuals involved. Thus, it is constantly committed to the implementation of new teaching models and support services for students that aim to support them in the management of their academic career.

Study in a dynamic metropolis

San Raffaele University is located in Milan, the largest industrial and cosmopolitan city in Italy, capable of attracting students and visitors from all over the world all year round.
With its perfect combination of classic and modern, Milan offers numerous cultural and entertainment venues, suitable for all needs: museums, foundations, bars and restaurants. The international opening is combined with a dimension on a human scale, compared to the major European capitals, which makes it ideal for cultivating new friendships and hobbies.

Awards & Accreditations

 World  University  & Subject Rankings

Times Higher Education

World University & Subject Rankings

QS Top Universities (2021)

Best Global Universities Rankings

U.S. News & World Report (2020)

Academic Ranking of World Universities

Shanghai Jiao Tong University 

Student services & facilities

Students have the possibility of reaching out to the many services UniSR offers, such as:

  • International Recruitment Office
  • Admission office
  • Student centre
  • Academic secretariat
  • International Student Help Desk
  • UniSR Residences Staff
  • International Mobility Office
  • Erasmus Program Office
  • Library
  • IT Services
  • Live Campus
  • Preventative Medicine Service
  • Post-graduate Office

Student lifestyle

UniSR Campus is a community for students who wish to live in an exciting environment that offers cultural and sports activities and 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, cultivate passions, and grow through complete training and stimulating human experiences.
Learn more about the UniSR Live Campus through the institute website.


Vita-Salute San Raffaele University offers accommodation in its two student halls, both within walking distance: Cascina Melghera and Cassinella.

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Vita-Salute San Raffaele University

Via Olgettina Milano 58
20132 Milan

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