Guide to applying to study medical subjects

Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine — here international applicants will find all the help they need to apply for these medical subjects.

The number of international students wishing to pursue a degree in Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, and Pharmacy is exceedingly high. As medical degree programs are included in the national allocation procedure, international students first need to find out which institution is responsible for handling their application. This might be the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung (Foundation for University Admissions) or the university at which you wish to study.

Other deciding factors are which semester you wish to apply for, and your nationality.

In addition to this, you'll need to pay attention to the following special regulations:

  • Bildungsinländer fall into the same admission class as German nationals.
  • A Bildungsinländer is an international student who has acquired a university entrance qualification in Germany or at a German school abroad, or who has successfully completed a degree at a German university (requiring at least six semesters). If this describes you, then you'll need to apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung via www.hochschulstart.de.

  • Family members of an EU or EEA citizen who are resident in the Federal Republic of Germany fall into the same admission class as German applicants, provided the said citizen still lives and is employed in the Federal Republic of Germany. If this describes you, then you'll need to apply to the Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung via www.hochschulstart.de.

If you are not sure, why don't you download the Application Guide (PDF, 178 KB).

Applying to enter the first semester

German-, EU/EEA-, and Bildungsinländer applicants

If your country requires you to take a supplementary examination before studying Medicine, you must pass this examination before applying to study Medicine in Germany. If you want to study Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, or Pharmacy, please apply to:

Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung
44128 Dortmund
Tel.: +49 1803-9871-1100
Website: www.hochschulstart.de

Assessment of your university entrance qualification and registration:
Once you have been accepted by Hochschulstart, you will need to go to the LMU International Admissions office to have your university entrance qualification assessed. You cannot register until you have done this.

Non-EU/EEA citizens

The national allocation procedure reserves a limited number of places for international applicants from countries outside of the EU/EEA. Universities are allowed to assign these places at their own discretion. If you would like to apply for one of these places, please submit your application before the stated deadline to the LMU International Office.

Applying to enter an advanced semester

EU/EEA citizens

EU/EEA citizens who have studied or are currently studying one of the above subjects at a university in Germany, and who would like to continue the same degree program at LMU (carrying on with the semester after the one they completed), can apply to LMU online via the Office of the University Registrar (Unit III.2).

This process exists because these places are assigned locally, and applicants fall into the same admissions class as German nationals and Bildungsinländer applicants.

Deadlines for submission: 15 July for the following winter semester and 15 January for the following summer semester.

Non-EU/EEA citizens

International applicants from a non-EU country who have studied or are currently studying one of the above subjects at a university in Germany, and who would like to continue the same degree program at LMU (carrying on with the semester after the one they completed), can apply to LMU online via the Office of the University Registrar (Unit III.2).

Deadlines for submission: 15 July for the following winter semester and 15 January for the following summer semester.

Recognizing examinations and credits attained from a university abroad

The following applies to all applicants: If you have studied one of the subjects below at a university abroad, and you would like to apply to LMU to continue studying in an advanced semester, the credits you have earned from the university abroad will need to be assessed by the relevant office, which will issue you with a notification of transfer of credits for the semester in question. Please enclose this notification of transfer of credits when you submit your application to the LMU Office of the University Registrar.

Applications which are based on notification of credits or on registration at another German university may only be made for advanced semesters.

The office responsible for officially recognizing study and exam results and for issuing notification of transfer of credits is allocted depending on the subject you wish to study, and also partly on your place of residence and birth.

If you were born in Bavaria or if you are already registered at LMU to study Medicine in the first semester:
Regierung von Oberbayern, Landesprüfungsamt für Humanmedizin, Maximilianstraße 39, 80538 München
Tel.: +49 89 2176-2772
Email: landespruefungsamt@reg-ob.bayern.de

If you were born in Germany, but not in Bavaria:
contact the State Examination Office serving the federal state in which you were born

If you were not born in Germany:
Landesprüfungsamt für Medizin, Psychotherapie und Pharmazie Düsseldorf, Postfach 300865, 40408 Düsseldorf,
Service hotline: +49 21 1475-4162
Email: dez24lpa@brd.nrw.de

If your primary residence is in Bavaria
and you are not yet registered at LMU to study Dentistry:
Regierung von Oberbayern, Maximilianstraße 39, 80538 München
Tel: +49 89 2176-2634

If your primary residence is in Germany, but not Bavaria,
and you are not yet registered at LMU to study Dentistry:
contact the State Examination Office serving the federal state in which you were born

If your primary residence is not in Germany
and you are not yet registered at LMU to study Dentistry:
Thüringer Landesverwaltungsamt, Abteilung V, Referat 560, Landesprüfungsamt für akademische Heilberufe, Postfach 2249, 99403 Weimar
Tel: +49 361 3773 7024

If you are already registered at LMU to study Dentistry:
Prüfungsamt für Zahnmedizin, Amalienstraße 52, 80799 München
Tel: +49 89 2180-3729 and +49 89 2180-3728

LMU, Prüfungsamt für Tiermedizin, Amalienstraße 52, Room 002, 80799 München
Tel.: +49 89 2180-3753

If you were born in Germany and you are not yet registered at LMU to study Pharmacy:
contact the State Examination Office serving the federal state in which you were born

If you were not born in Germany and you are not yet registered at LMU to study Pharmacy:

Hessisches Landesprüfungs- und Untersuchungsamt im Gesundheitswesen
Walter-Möller-Platz 1
60439 Frankfurt/Main
Tel.: +49 69 156-7727 and +49 69 156-7711
Email: anke.liemen@hlpug.hessen.de (A – G) or matthias.zahn@hlpug.hessen.de (F – Z)

If you are already registered at the LMU to study pharmacy:

Regierung von Oberbayern
Maximilianstraße 39
Tel.: +49 89 2176-2772
Email: landespruefungsamt@reg-ob.bayern.de

Exchanging a university place

If you are currently studying one of the above subjects at a different university in Germany, you may apply to exchange your place. You can obtain the necessary forms from the LMU Office of the University Registrar. Please note that deadlines apply for applications!