You can now apply online for the winter semester 2020/21. Every month, we offer two dates at our Hamburg campus when you can take part in the admission procedure for human medicine studies at UMCH. Since the limited study slots at UMCH are successively allocated, applying as early as possible is recommended. The next admission dates will be on 4/4/2020 (application deadline: 4/1/2020) and 4/15/2020 (application deadline: 4/10/2020).
How to get a study place at UMCH
The admission procedure at UMCH can be completed easily and at any time. It consists primarily of a motivation-based interview followed by a brief evaluation. You will receive your results within a maximum of 48 hours.
The UMCH admission procedure can already be carried out while you are still at school – even one or two years before the desired start of studies. It can be completed either by visiting the UMCH campus in Hamburg on one of our admission dates or by video call from home.
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Motivation-based interview + brief evaluation
In our application guide for the winter semester 2020/21 you will find detailed information on the admission requirements, the detailed application process and the required application documents.
The admission procedure
60 % Evaluation
40 % Interview
15 to 20 minutes
Passed with a percentage of 50%.
Key facts about the admission procedure
What is the percentage above which I am admitted to study at UMCH?
■ With a percentage of 50 % you have passed – the motivation-based interview makes up 40 %, the brief evaluation 60 % of the points to be achieved.
How much time do I have for each part?
■ The interview lasts 15-20 minutes, the evaluation 90 minutes – more than enough time to answer the basic multiple-choice questions.
■ Language: English
■ Possible Topics:
– Personal background
– Previous activities in the medical field
– Qualification and motivation for studies
– Career prospects
– Communication and empathy skills
■ Language: English
■ Basic questions on biology
■ Basic questions on chemistry
■ Basic questions on general knowledge
■ Equal weighting of topics
If you are an EU citizen and you hold a higher education entrance qualification, no specific average grade is required to apply for the program. You must provide a high-school diploma which allows you access to university entrance qualification. If you are a NON-EU citizen, you will have to contact the UMCH Admission Team to receive further information about the requirements of your high-school diploma depending on the issuing country.
Anyone wishing to study at UMCH from autumn 2020 should start planning now. If you don’t have a general higher education entrance qualification yet, you can and should already apply – provided you are in the second last or final year of the upper level (e.g. Gymnasium, High School). Early application is recommended, as the allocation of study places is carried out successively.
Future medical students are selected based on their written application documents and our admission procedure. The oral part of the admission procedure focuses primarily on the applicant’s personal qualification and motivation. This may also include questions about the application documents you have submitted (e.g. work or internship certificates for previous activities in the medical field or volunteer work etc.). The written part consists of 75 multiple-choice questions on biology, chemistry and general knowledge. All three areas are equally weighted. The results of the written and oral part are included in a ratio of 60:40 in the applicant’s overall assessment.
Application made easy
You can apply easily and conveniently via our online application portal. You just need to upload all the necessary information and documents according to the steps described in the Application Guide – UMCH’s Student advisors will also support you throughout this process. After the interview and the evaluation, the results will be submitted via E-mail within a maximum of 48 hours. If the application at UMCH in Hamburg was successful, the last step is to provide us with some documents in a certain format (e.g. translated into Romanian and/or certified by a notary) to consider your application completed.