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Medical Studies Abroad – MBBS in Germany

For students wishing to pursue a career in medicine, Germany is one of the most preferred destinations owing to its low course fees as compared to other countries abroad offering the same. Also, Germany is said to offer world-class medical education and has been proposed as the finest medical system in the world. 5% of seats are available for international students. Students seeking admission to medical courses in Germany would have to qualify the Test for Medical Studies (TMS) or Test fur Medizinische Studiengange meant to access the aptitude of a student. Medicine in Germany is strictly taught in the German language.

The course of study is for six years. First two years comprise of Preclinical studies followed by the Intermediate medical Examination or ‘Physikum’. The next year is for the first stage of clinical studies followed by an exam. The following two years comprise the second stage of clinical studies ending with the exam. Students who pass the exam enter into the third stage of clinical studies followed by practicals for 48 weeks (Praktisches Jahr) concluding with an oral and written examination. There is no additional clinical/residency training.

The deadline for applications to the MBBS program is around July 15 every year.

List of required documents for studying medicine abroad in Germany.

  • Original and authenticated translations of Class 10 and 12 certificates depicting 13 years of study ( students with less than 13 years of study would have to apply to the medical preparatory course first)
  • German language competency certificate B1.
  • Scorecard of TMS
  • Proof of sufficient funds
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