Study Medicine and Dentistry in Germany

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Germany offers students of medicine and dentistry a broad selection of first-rate universities. Among these are large schools, such as Munich or Berlin, but also smaller ones, like Greifswald and Essen. There are old schools with long traditions, as in Heidelberg and Göttingen, and newer institutions, such as Düsseldorf and Regensburg. This diversity is, without a doubt, an enormous asset and underscored even more so by the fact that all of these schools ensure an education at the highest level. A total of 35 universities in Germany offer degrees in medicine; 30 also have schools of dentistry.

Studying medicine in Germany generally takes a little more than six years. The initial, basic studies program lasts four semesters with an emphasis on the natural sciences (physics, chemistry, biology) and the fundamentals of medicine (physiology, biochemistry, anatomy). This first phase ends with a state-administered medical examination. With the successful completion of this phase, the student moves on to the main, six-semester course of study in core areas of medicine that includes lecture, seminar and laboratory work. This is followed by a 48-week practical training period in a clinic or hospital, known as the "practical year", focusing on surgery, internal medicine and an elected subject chosen by the student. This segment ends with the second medical exam and can be followed by training to become a specialist; for example, in ophthalmology, surgery, or neurology. Depending on the specialty, this can take between four and six years and ends with the specialist examination conducted by the medical association.

For a career in dentistry, the prospective student must complete a regular course of study which last ten semesters, plus an additional six months. Following a five-semester pre-clinical phase, which focuses on the natural sciences, medicine and dental materials, the student must successfully complete his or her preliminary dentistry examination. This is followed by another five semesters of clinical study, including lectures, seminars and practical training, to further perfect the student's medical knowledge and dentistry skills. A degree in dentistry is awarded upon the successful completion of the second state-administered dentistry examination. This may be followed by further specialist training in oral surgery, orthodontics, or public health, which can last between three and four years.

Whether you ultimately decide to pursue a career in medicine or dentistry – with or without additional specialist training – the decision to study in Germany is always the right choice.

Top Rated Universities For Studying Medicine in Germany
  1. University of Heidelberg

  2. Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

  3. University of Gottingen

  4. University of Munich

  5. Universitat zu Koln   

  6. Charite Medical University

  7. MH Hannover

  8. University of Bonn

  9. University of Leipzig

  10. University of Wurzburg

Why Study Medicine in Germany?
> Germany is a leader in the field of healthcare 
> State of art , high tech equipment
> Mentoring schemes provide support to International students
> Training for patient care and research
> Many doctors are involved in research projects
> Almost half of all graduates in human medicine work in hospitals
> New Treatment concepts & Simulation using dolls
> High training standard with state examination being the quality seal
> Shortage of doctors in Germany

Tuition Fees

The tuition cost is one of the lowest among the developed countries. Most of the universities do not charge tuition fees except the semester contribution and the student union fees. Currently fees of up to 500 Euro per semester are being charged at some universities. And the fees can be very high in private universities. Nevertheless, the quality of education is excellent at both the types of universities.

Living Cost:
The living cost is high in Germany. International students need around 600-700 Euros per month to cover their living expenses during their study. 

Part time Jobs:
Medical students like students from other students are too allowed to do part time jobs for some pocket money. However, students aspiring to study Medicine should not completely depend on part time job for their living expenses. 

Admission Requirements:

Students who have completed their 12 years of schooling must complete a one year preparatory course at the so called Studienkolleg, the requirements of which is at least Zertifikat B1 in most cases, followed by an examination known as Aufnahmeprüfung. The preparatory course lasts for one year and ends with an examination known as Assessment test.

However the basic requirements for entry into the foundation course are as follows:

  1. Excellent Marks in School Leaving Certificate (at least 75%)

  2. Excellent Marks in 10+2 or equivalent (at least 70%)

  3. German Language Proficiency documented by Zertifikat Deutsch or Goethe Zertifikat B1

1) Learn German upto B1 and pass B1 Examination 
2) Submit your B1 Certificate and all your documents 
3) Apply for blocked account opening upon arrival of admission letters
4) Transfer the living cost for your first year to your blocked account after getting no objection letter
5) Apply for your visa and wait for 6-8 weeks 
6) Receive your visa and plan your travel to Germany

Total Duration: 
6 Months German language in Nepal 
1 year foundation course in Germany 
5 years studies in Medicine
1 year Internship at government hospital in Germany 

After completion of medicine studies, students can work in Germany as physicians and later on apply for EU-Blue Card which entitles professional to work in Germany for as long as they want.

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If you are planning to study Medicine in Germany, please start your language preparation with our Internsive German courses starting 22nd May 2017.

Details about our upcoming Intensive German Course A1/A2
Course starts:  22nd May 2017
Course timing: 7:00 AM -10:00 AM/11:00 -2:00 PM
Course fees: NRs 11300 per level inclusive of books and Materials
Duration of each course i.e. A1, A2 and B1 is 2 months.

Students who taken Grade XII Examinations are welcome to join our Intensive German course scheduled to start from 22nd May 2017 so that you will be able to complete your B1 level of German language till your results are out and you will be able to apply for your visa in Dec/Jan and be in Germany in Feb/March.

If you have further queries regarding studying Medicine or Dentistry in Germany, please send us an email or please visit us in person at our office. For our location, please visit the following link:

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