Medical Residency in Germany

Medical Specialist Training in Germany

Basic Medical Education in Germany leads to graduation (M.D. - Diplom in Medizin) with an Approbation (Licence to practise medicine) after six years of studies at medical universities in Germany including the 48 weeks of continuous practical training. It is important to note that it is not difficult to obtain Specialist Medical Training positions for those candidates who have completed their basic medical education or M.D. in Germany as they already hold Approbation.

For doctors from outside Germany, they have to meet all the requirements leading to the Approbation first, before they can start their Specialist Medical Training in Germany. Specializations in a certain area of medicine is an important part of Specialist Medical Training in Germany and elsewhere. There are 30 different areas of Medicine to choose from for your Medical Specialist Training. Specialist Medical Training in Germany takes around 5-6 years and conducted at universities’ clinics and medical facilities such as hospitals which are authorised for it. Regulations regarding Specialist Medical Training is different in each state in Germany. However, excellent German language skills upto B2/C1 followed by a medical license, the “Approbation” is the starting point towards your Specialist Medical Training in Germany.

Medical Specialist Training in Germany is a non-university degree and are not offered by universities. The degree “Facharzt” (Medical Specialist) is awarded by the authorised centres where the doctors are trained. Usually during Medical Specialist training doctors work full time at a doctor's practice, a university clinic or medical centre or other “institution authorised to provide medical treatment and at the same time are trained under more senior physicians and surgeons in their field of specialities. During the training as a Medical Specialist, one is normally paid the salary of an assistant physician.

An important aspect of the Medical Residency or Medical Specialist Training for doctors who have completed their medical education outside of EU or Norway or Switzerland is the recognition of your medical education. The equivalency of the academic qualification is assessed by an examination called Kenntnisspruefung. If the medical board decides that your education is not equivalent to that of Germany, you will receive a temporaray medical license valid for a maximum of 2 years during which you are required to take the equivalency assessment examination. One normally receives “Approbation” or the German medical license after passing the exam.

Foreign Doctors in Germany

Germany today needs approximately 4000-5000 medical doctors each year and there are already a huge number of doctors working in Germany. The chart below will give you an overview of foreign doctors in different areas of medicine in Germany



The starting point of Medical Specialist training is that you should have a good medical education and a licence to practise medicine in your home country followed by German language courses upto B2 level and either TELC Medizin test or Patientkommunikationtest 1 or PatientKommunikationTest 2. For successful integration and stress free work in a German hospital, you need C1 level of German language.


If you are a medical doctor in Nepal and interested in doing Medical Specialist training in Germany or Facharztausbildung in Germany, you have several pathways with us to support your medical residency in Germany. However, most of these pathway start after passing Goethe Zertifikat B1. It is important to note that a very good German language skill at least upto B1 is required in order to start the process. A simple pass may not be enough and we advise you to learn German language course at Edupark so that we can create a tailored learning plan depending upon your needs.

Placement fees

Placement in Medical Residency is a mega bureaucratic process and since each candidate's’ case is different and therefore, our service charges are calculated case by case basis depending upon the complexities of the task and individual support requirement. Once you have passed Goethe Zertifikat B1, please visit us along with your documents so that we can assess further possibilities and inform you of the related costs.

Important things to know !

Duration of residency:

The length of residency varies from five up to six years depending on the residency area. Dentistry residencies are between 1 and 3 years long.

Minimum wage:

We support all our candidates to obtain a medical residency position in Germany with a salary in the range of 3000 -4500 Euros depending upon the area of your medical residency in addition to support with paperworks such as German Tax office support service and obtaining work permit support.

Application date:

You can embark on residency anytime. The main requirement is the knowledge of German language at the necessary level.

Language competency:

Usually at least language level B2 is required for admission into residency. It is impossible to get admission without knowledge of the language. Those who do not command German can avail themselves of our language course services.

We support interested medical doctors with all necessary steps provided that you make use of our services for placement in Medical Specialist Training in Germany. Moreover, we support you in complicated paperwork and obtaining work permit during your medical residency. Therefore, one has an opportunity to study and train himself in of the finest hospitals or university clinics in Germany and a the same time earning normal salary of assistant physicians.

Interested candidates should make the use of our contact form in our contact us page if you have further queries or please visit us in person. The link to our contact us page is as follows:

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