EU-wide recognition

Official accreditation

The UMFST of Targu Mures and all its study programs are accredited by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS). ARACIS is a full member of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). Moreover, the university is ranked with the highest status H+ by the information portal for the assessment of foreign educational qualifications (anabin), which is published by the Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the States in the Federal Republic of Germany. Thus, it is regarded as a higher education institution in Germany. Furthermore, the notification in accordance with §117 of Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz has been made.

In 2013 and 2017 the university was evaluated from the Institutional Evaluation Programme (IEP) (conducted by the European University Association (EUA)). In addition, the Quality Management Standard (ISO 9001: 2015) was introduced and certified by TÜV AUSTRIA CERT GMBH.

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International recognition

Medical studies at UMCH lead to a university degree in human medicine, which entitles the holder to obtain a license to practice medicine throughout the EU and in many other countries and is fully equivalent to the German medical examination and to human medicine degrees from all other EU countries. Moreover, on the basis of the EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EC), this qualification is automatically recognized. An additional examination in Germany is not required. The degree thus opens the way for UMCH graduates to practice as doctors throughout the EU. When applying for a license to practice medicine in Germany, however, it should be noted that in comparison to holders of a German degree in human medicine, additional proof of sufficient knowledge of German must be provided (B2 in general and C1 with regard to medical terminology). For holders of a high school diploma from a German-speaking country, however, this requirement is generally not applicable. Furthermore, the UMFST of Targu Mures is listed along with UMCH in Hamburg (FAIMER-school ID: F0000226) in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS). This enables students to take the American state examination (USMLE – United States Medical Licensing Examination).

The study program offered in Hamburg by the UMFST of Targu Mures uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), which ensures that academic achievements can be recognized and compared throughout Europe. A total of 360 ECTS points is earned during the 6-year study program. Each academic year contains 60 ECTS points.