University of Bari – Studying Medicine in Italy

The City

Size

Bari is the capital of the Puglia region, right in the south of the country. With just over 300,000 people in the city and slightly over 1 million in the metropolitan area, it is a small seaside city, perfect for those of you who love the beach and warm Mediterranean weather.

Bari is not a big city, but it is not a small town either. It works well as a student city and will provide you with the things you want from city life, without the stress of a big city. 

The University Location

The small size of the city means that you will not be far from the campus hospital regardless of where you are in the city. This will be very convenient if you are the type of student who likes to attend all lectures. 

University of Bari Location – Studying Medicine in Italy

Transport

The train will take you out of the city, but it is not something you will use to get around the city. Busses are a great option, and with the small size of the city, you can get from any point of the city to another within 30 minutes. The small size also makes walking and cycling very feasible. 

Weather

The city is very hot in summer (over 30 degrees Celsius) and does not usually drop below 0 in winter. You will not get any snow, and rain is quite rare compared to the rest of Italy. If you like warm sunny weather then Bari is for you!

Cost of Living

The city is quite cheap. If you have some roommates then 100 to 150 euros is quite normal for a well-located apartment. If you choose to live alone then expect around 250 to 500 depending on quality. 

A typical restaurant meal will cost around 10 to 20 euros, depending on quality and cuisine. 

Safety

Bari is fairly safe. You are unlikely to experience any violent crime, however, pickpocketing and the likes are something you need to watch out for. Make sure to keep your valuables secure, since thieves will often associate internationals as tourists and thus consider them easy targets. 

Activities

Bari has typical city activities, but due to its small size, it is more limited than when compared to say Rome or Milan. Clubs are rarer, but they do exist. You will have plenty of bars and restaurants. One thing that is very nice is the beaches. If you enjoy a relaxed lifestyle, then Bari will suit you well!

The University

The Students

With 42 EU seats and 9 non-EU, you will have a medium-sized class. The EU spots are usually filled by Italians, so it will be quite Italian dominated (most likely).

Exam Structure

Like most Italian universities the exam structure is dominated by oral exams. Sometimes a written exam is required to progress to the oral, which determines the grade. You can take an exam 7 times per year, and you are always free to reject the grade if you do not like it

Ranking

Bari is often ranked around 33rd to 30th among Italian medical schools. However, do not let university rankings determine your decision. They are hardly important for your future.

Tuition Fees

Fees vary between €156 to €2000 based on your ISEE (family income).

Scholarships

Scholarships are handled by ADiSU Puglia, which can provide you with a scholarship amount and potentially a dormitory if you meet certain economic criteria based on your ISEE (family income). You can find out more here https://www.adisupuglia.it/ 

Competitiveness

Bari is considered one of the easiest universities to enter based on past IMAT scores. However, you should know this can change in future years. Below are the past final IMAT cut-off scores required for entry

20212020201920182017
EU34.439.636.233.536.8
Non-EU32.727.834.330.820

What Will I Study

You can find a list of the courses you will study here 

https://www.uniba.it/it/corsi/medicina-chirurgia-bemc/portlet/PianodistudiCdLMedicinaeChirurgialinguainglese_20222023.pdf

Canteen Facilities

There is a Mensa (state-sponsored fee reduced canteen) as well as a bar, café and restaurant at the university campus.

Attendance

You are most often required to attend 66% of your lectures. Failure to do this can result in a lower grade, extra tasks before sitting the exam and in the absolute worst case the requirement to attend the course again (very rare).

For many courses these attendance rules are not enforced, you will have to see what each lecturer is like. 

More Information

Course website: https://www.uniba.it/it/didattica/english-medical-curriculum

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