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The Second University of Naples was established on May 12, 1989 after a ruling by the Presidente of the Council of Ministers to downsize the “Federico II” University of Naples.
Its first Academic Year (in Italian) started on 1 November 1992.

The English Language Medical Program has  22 places per year currently, and began accepting students in 2012.

Students’ opinions
I’m Eangelica, 1st year Student from New York, USA.  I find the food, cost of living and the local community really welcoming in Napoli!  The faculty are especially available and very willing to organize as needed tutorials and discussions for students requesting review sessions.   The traffic in Napoli and the number of mopeds & scooters on narrow cobble-stoned streets take a while to get used to, but the weather, waterfront & Centro Storico which includes local Clinics and our medical school (SUN) campus together with Naples itself, are  all wonderfully Mediterreanean and scenic.

Q:  How much does it cost for a student to live in Napoli?
A: Rental Apartments can range as low as 200 Euro/month for a shared room in a Hostel / Apartment and as much as 450 Euro/month for a larger room in a shared 2 BD Apartment.
On average most students are paying close to 350 Euro/Month including Internet & Utilities for a single room in a shared multi-room apartment. An individual 1 BD in the Centro Storico will be 350 Euro/month or higher with much less space.

Initial registration for the first semester was 600 Euro and will be adjusted each following semester based on student / family income.  The following semesters can be as low as 70 Euro/semester all the way to 650+ Euro.  Weekly food expenses can range as low as 25 Euro/week upwards to 50 Euro/week depending on whether you eat out or cook daily.  
For example, a .5L draft beer can be as low as 4.5 Euro in a local bar or cafe.

Q: How difficult is it to get in?
A:  Among non-EU Students, the high score was 57.0 and a low score of 24.3 were the range of scores offerred a place at Napoli.  On average, several of the accepted students did not have extra bonus credits for these baseline IMAT scores.

Q: How international is your class?
A:  More global in this current year, the majority of medical students are from Israel.  Europeans include the UK, Greece and Italy.  Non-EU includes: USA, Canada, Bosnia & Herzegovina, India, Sri Lanka, Kuwait, Malaysia.

Q: How is the level of English of the course?
A: Professors are definitely fluent in written English and for the most part, fluent in spoken English.  We have a DropBox and a shared FB Group where most of the text books, PPTs and lectures are available, depending on the preferences of each professor.  

Q: Do you solve clinical cases?
A:  (Not yet)  
There is always time during class and during our afternoon tutorials and immediately after each lecture for Q&A.  The faculty at SUN are exceptionally caring and available, especially to the First Year Students.  Our lectures this first term are on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

Q: Do you have enough study places like libraries?
A: There is a small Library on the 2nd Floor of the Faculty & Lab building just five minutes from the main campus and PoliClinico. There is also a Biblioteca BRAU in the City Center which is near Piazza Bellini where many classmates study on days we don’t have lecture.  Weekends most students study at home.

Q: How far is the University Lecture halls and clinics?
A:  Most of us live near or in the Centro Storio within a 15-20 minute walk to Naples Medical University.  A few even commute 3 times week (we only have classes on M, W, Fr) from Rome while others take a 10-15 minute subway ride to Piazza Cavour or Museo which are both within a 5-10 minute walk from the main campus.  There is an abudance of shared apartment options in which the local Erasmus office can also provide helpful English-language guidance.  
(Sede:  Corso Umberto I, 132 Napoli Tel/Fax: 0815534589)  
Web: www.erasmuspoint.net   Email:  [email protected])

Q: What types of exams do you usually have?
A:  We will have a mix of written and oral exams for Chemistry, Biology, Molecular Cell Bio and Genetics.  Physics puts more emphasis on the written exam.  The written exams are a mix of mutiple choice, open ended and calculation-based problems.

Q: How easy is it to find work? Does the Uni offer any jobs?
A:  The students who are bilingual in English & Italian have the easiest time finding paid employment at the language schools. Also, EU Students already have work Visa’s in Europe.  The other non-EU students are likely going to work during longer holidays between terms and summer session in their primary home countries.  Younger students fresh from high school receive financial support from their parents. The scholarship is varied and is both merit and need-based.  Most of the first year, non-EU Students are waiting for 2nd year to apply for a scholarship.

Q: How does the social life look like?
A:  Our group is very social with many meeting on Friday’s at Piazza Bellini and each other’s apartments and surrounding areas.  Many of us also live together in the same apartment or at least nearby in the Centro Storico.  Most students prefer to stay near the University on a Monday – Friday Schedule.

Q: Do you have any Italian classes offered to the foreign students by the Uni?
A: Thursday evenings, there are FREE weekly Italian classes offered in the main retail area off Toledo Avenue organized by IN.SE.F (Insegnti senza frontiere) – SEDE ESAMI CILS (Universita di Siena).

Q: In the clinics how often do you get practical lessons in the clinical years?
A: (Not yet in the 1st Semester)

 

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