ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION

EU-wide degree 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. The branch office in Hamburg is also included in accordance with § 117a of Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz.

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.

EU-wide recognition

The medical license of the EU country Romania is automatically approved throughout the EU, including Germany, on the basis of the directive on the recognition of professional qualifications. The degree opens the way for UMCH graduates to practice as physicians throughout the EU and additional countries. Moreover, the UMFST of Targu Mures is listed in the World Dictionary of Medical Schools. This enables students to take the American state examination (USMLE – United States Medical Licensing Examination).

The study program offered in Hamburg by the UMFST Neumarkt a. M. 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.