Study program: Human Medicine
Study Medicine at UMCH in Hamburg
Patient and practice-oriented, science-based and focused on innovative research: the Degree Program in Human 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 human 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 human 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
Standard period of study
English/Bedside teaching in German hospitals: German/English
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 Human 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.
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.
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.
- English (no English certificate required)
- German (B2) for clinical internships in Germany
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.