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MBBS in Germany

Advantages of Studying MBBS in this country

MBBS in Germany

Germany is the largest and most economically prosperous country in the European Union and the fourth largest economy in the world offering its citizens a high standard of living and a low crime rate. With the lowest level of unemployment and the opportunity to fill over 2.5 million job vacancies. Additionally:

• Quality of education institutions in Germany is well-recognized world over.
• Graduate Students get an additional 1.5 years job search visa.
• Students can work up to 20 hours a week to meet the needs for their living.
• Well-developed transportation systems make it easy to commute within the city.

Germany ranks relatively well in regards to education levels. According to latest OECD/PISA survey (2015) of educational standards among 15 year olds, Germany is ranked 16th in mathematics, 16th in science and 11th in reading out of 72 countries and economies. Notably, more than half of all students in Germany enter higher education. The PISA report also revealed that German students feel a strong sense of belonging at school as well as experiencing low levels of schoolwork-related anxiety.

However, there is an emphasis on academic subjects in most German schools, with creative and more active subjects set outside the main curriculum. Most students also have to decide whether to follow an academic or non-academic route at the end of primary school, at around age 10, which creates a divided German education system. Past reforms have attempted to unify German education, but to little success.

Requirements for the admission in medical universities in Germany

 Command over German language

Medical study in Germany requires the German skills. Even students who would like to take german course at the Studienkolleg to improve the German language skills, are expected to have attained a certain proficiency level right from day one. Students may prove German language skills by presenting a certificate issued for passing a DSH or TestDaF exam (after approx. 400 to 600 class hours), corresponding roughly to level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages".

Applying Student visa
International students who need visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany might have to go to a German Embassy and apply for a student visa. Note that it is not possible to change a tourist or other visa into a student visa once you have entered Germany!

Medical examination
To apply for student visa, the student must present a medical certificate. He/she may also be asked to present a health certificate when he wants to extend his resident permit.

Authenticated translation of required documents 
Prospective international medical students to German medical schools must present originals and authenticated translation of high school of certificates certificate (equivalent to Abitur).

Funds requirement
Most of international students coming to study in Germany are self-financing students. Even if students in Germany are allowed to work, this is only permitted for a very limited number of hours during the out of session (vacation) period. This is not enough to be able to completely finance university studies. DAAD Scholarships allow some of international student to cover their expenses while studying in Germany.

Status of Studienkolleg students – Preparatory courses
Students admitted to any university Studienkollegs automatically have the status of registered (matriculated) students of the respective university. However, the time spent studying at the Studienkolleg cannot be credited to their later academic studies in Germany.


Application documents to Medical Universities in Germany

For admission to medical preparatory course or medical university, the applicant must prepare the following documents:

  • Proof of having passed the DSH - Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang -  language proficiency test required for entry to a German university and to undertake all classes in the German language / TestDaF - Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache -Test of German as a foreign language:  standardised language test of German proficiency for non-native German speakers. It aims at people who would like to study at or academics and scientists who want to work in German universities;
  • A secondary school-leaving certificate issued in your home country;
  • Application for university admission;
  • Students from some countries must additionally prove that they have passed the university entrance exam in their home country and/or have studied successfully in their home country for one or two years.

About MBBS in Germany

Germany ), officially the Federal Republic of Germany is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and LuxembourgBelgium and the Netherlands to the west.

Germany includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres (137,988 sq mi), and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With 83 million inhabitants, it is the second most populous state of Europe after Russia, the most populous state lying entirely in Europe, as well as the most populous member state of the European Union.

Germany is a very decentralized country. Its capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while Frankfurt serves as its financial capital and has the country's busiest airport. Germany's largest urban area is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Dortmund and Essen. The country's other major cities are HamburgMunichCologneStuttgartDüsseldorfLeipzigDresdenBremenHannover, and Nuremberg.