An overview of the study program

Study program: Medicine

Study Medicine at UMCH in Hamburg

Practice-oriented study

Patient and practice-oriented, science-based and focused on innovative research: the Degree Program in Medicine offers an academic education at the highest level. Once the motivation-oriented admission procedure has been successfully completed, studies can begin – without waiting time. During the 6-year English-language study, students earn a total of 360 ECTS points.

Aim of the study

The main goal of the study program is to provide students with a holistic introduction to all fields, skills and abilities relevant to the profession. This includes the teaching of basic knowledge about bodily functions, the learning of human pathology – including emotional aspects as well as the acquisition of knowledge and skills needed for diagnostics, therapy, prevention and rehabilitation – and the development of communication skills.

Studying in Germany

The preclinical phase takes place predominantly in Germany. The first three years of study include three modules of two weeks each, which are completed in Targu Mures. The clinical phase (3rd to the 6th year) can be completed in clinics from all over Germany (Option A) or in Targu Mures (Option B). The degree in medicine consists of six years altogether. The language of instruction is English. The clinical-practical phase of the program takes place in German teaching hospitals in English/German.


The study of medicine begins annually in September. Each academic year consists of 28 weeks of teaching divided into two semesters (Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer). The study program offered in Hamburg by the UMFST of Targu Mures uses the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS), which ensures that academic achievements can be compared throughout Europe.

German Language Integration at Campus

As part of our commitment to providing a holistic education, UMCH offers free German language lessons to ensure fluent language skills upon graduation. The integrated German instruction, included in the study plan, is designed to equip students with the language proficiency necessary for a successful medical career in Germany. During the first two years of studies, students will engage in complimentary German lessons, reaching a B Level proficiency.
This foundational language training prepares students for the immersive experience in German teaching hospitals starting from the third year of the program. By then, students will be well-prepared to navigate and actively participate in medical environments, further enhancing their practical skills.
Throughout the entire six years of medical education, UMCH supports students in progressing to a C Level proficiency in German.
This comprehensive language training ensures that, upon graduation, students will have the language competence needed to apply for a medical specialty in Germany. In essence, the integrated German language program is a valuable component of the medical education at UMCH, paving the way for a successful and seamless transition into the German healthcare system upon completing studies.

Start of study

Winter semester

Standard period of study

6 years



Teaching language

English/Bedside teaching in German hospitals: German/English

Study locations

University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg, University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Sciences and Technology of Targu Mures, UMCH teaching hospitals all over Germany


The UMFST of Targu Mures is accredited by the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ARACIS).


The six-year medical degree program at UMCH leads to a university degree in Medicine, which corresponds to the professional qualification listed in Annex V of the EU Professional Qualification Directive and forms the basis for obtaining a license to practice medicine in the EU and many other countries. Furthermore, the UMFST of Targu Mures together with UMCH in Hamburg is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) (FAIMER school ID: F0000226). This currently enables students to take the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Compulsory elective subjects

A wide choice of courses from the first academic year onwards like neurosurgery, pain therapy, allergology, geriatrics, and many others.

Admission requirements

Degree qualification

The prerequisite for studying at UMCH is a general university entrance qualification. It is also possible to apply with a non-German school degree – provided that the respective school diploma corresponds to the German Abitur (e.g., A-Levels or International Baccalaureate). Applicants with a different higher education entrance qualification should contact the UMCH Admission Team for further information.

Admission restrictions

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. Admission takes place via an internal university selection procedure. Applicants with higher education entrance qualifications who have been granted university entrance qualifications in a NON-EU country should contact the UMCH team for information on any admission restrictions.

Language skills

  • English (no English certificate required)
  • German (B2) for clinical internships in Germany

Application process

The application process includes the assessment of your application documents and the UMCH admission procedure, which consists of an English-language motivation-based interview and a subsequent brief evaluation. Further information on the admission procedure can be found here.

Study Medicine at UMCH in Hamburg

Online application

Contact us!


University Targu Mures
Medical Campus Hamburg


Albert-Einstein-Ring 11-15

22761 Hamburg, Germany

Opening times

Mon. – Thur.: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fri.: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Study concept

1st to 2nd academic year /
Preclinical study section

Introduction to the biochemical, biophysical as well as cellular and molecular biological structures of the human body, basics of human anatomy and organ systems, first aid, doctor-patient communication, medical terminology, etc.

Start of compulsory elective subjects: e.g. clinical anatomy, basics of biology/chemistry/physics, history of medicine, etc.

3rd to 6th academic year /
Clinical study section

Theory and practice of clinical medicine; disease patterns of the human body

Range of subjects: pathology, neurology, immunology, otolaryngology, emergency medicine, epidemiology, infectious diseases, family medicine, forensic medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, psychology, sociology, etc.

Individual focus via specific, compulsory elective subjects such as alternative medicine, allergology, gastrointestinal endoscopy, neurosurgery, etc.

Clinical internships in Germany-wide UMCH teaching hospitals or in Targu Mures

Completion of studies

Thesis and written medical final examination

Study locations

Option A: Study Medicine in Germany

1st to 2nd academic year:

UMCH medical campus in Hamburg, Germany

2 x 2 weeks (anatomy – practical module) at the main campus of UMFST of Targu Mures, Romania

3rd to 6th academic year:

Theoretical classes at the UMCH medical campus in Hamburg, Germany

1 x 2 weeks (pathology – practical module) in the 3rd academic year at the main campus of the UMFST of Targu Mures, Romania Clinical internships at UMCH teaching hospitals all over Germany

Option B: Study Medicine in Hamburg and Targu Mures

1st to 2nd academic year:

UMCH medical campus in Hamburg, Germany

2 x 2 weeks (anatomy – practical module) at the main campus of UMFST of Targu Mures, Romania

3rd to 6th academic year:

Theoretical classes at the main campus of the UMFST of Targu Mures, Romania

Clinical internships at the main campus of the UMFST of Targu Mures, Romania