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[Guide] The University of Bari - Medicine In English In Italy
The typical academic year follows this structure:
- October-December: First Semester lessons
- December/January: Roughly 2 weeks of Christmas holidays,
- The remainder of January is the end of the First Semester lessons
- Rest of January: Study break
- February: One month study break; Beginning of Exam season
- March-May: Second Semester classes and one week Easter break.
- June-July: Study break and exam session
- August: University is closed
- September: Study break and exam session
Q: First semester subjects:
- Physics: 72 hours
- Chemistry and introduction to biochemistry: 72 hours
- General Psychology: 12 hours
- Informatics: 12 hours
- Doctor-Patient relationship: 12 hours
- Cytology: 12 hours
- Genetics: 36 hours
- Cellular Biology: 48 hours
- History of medicine: 12 hours
- Bioethics and moral philosophy: 12 hours
Q: Are the professors fluent in English? Can I easily understand them?
Some of the professors are fluent English speakers, while others are not as smooth, but not to the extent that you cannot understand them.
Q: What about exams? What are they like?
Q: What are the tuition fees and living expenses?
The living expenses are lower compared to other cities of central and northern Italy.
Q: I heard some universities offer free Italian language courses? Is it the same for Bari?
Unfortunately, at the moment, the University itself does not provide free Italian lessons
Q: Do we study in the morning or afternoon? How are the classes organised ?
It’s mainly in the morning. The 1st semester programme is quite long. Lessons are from 09:00 to 17:00 with lunch from 13:00-14:00
Q: What about accommodation?
You can find accommodation, a private room in a shared apartment would cost around €250 euros with most utilities covered (internet, gas, heat etc.)
Q: What are the clinical years like in Italy/Bari?
Bari isn’t involved that much in clinical work, although we do get some opportunities to go to the wards (but mostly just to observe).
Q: Do we get paid for practical lessons ?