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University Vita-Salute San Raffaele

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele

University Vita-Salute San Raffaele


The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University was inaugurated in 1996 with its Psychology course, soon followed by the courses of Medicine, in 1998, and Philosophy, in 2002. Since its establishment, the University has been characterized by a strong integration of teaching and research, in each of its facets: basic, philosophical and social.

The mission of Vita-Salute San Raffaele is to answer to the question Quid est homo, What is the man, strongly believing that the humankind is biologically, psychologically and spiritually unique.

The University is now part of the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato.

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University is a point of reference in the field of university education, as one of the top academic institutions in Italy. Each department is a complex structure including, other than the undergraduate and graduate courses, research centers, doctoral schools, and masters.

Campus Features

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

Find out more on the institute website!

    Scholarships and Funding

    Like other public and private Italian Universities, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University implements the Right to Education provisions through Regional Scholarships. Types of assistance are offered annually: Scholarships; Grants for participation in international mobility, Subsidised housing.
    All students who meet certain financial, merit and academic progress criteria outlined in the call for applications are eligible to apply for these financial aid forms. Check out the Institute's website for details.

    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.

    Why study at {school_name_variable}

    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

    Campus Life & 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

    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.

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