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All About MBBS in Germany

Official Language
  • Frisian- State Language
  • German- Official Language
Capital Berlin
Currency Euro (₤)
Literacy rate 99%
Population 8.28 crores
Time Difference from India India is 4 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Germany
Travel time from Delhi to Berlin, Germany 9-10 hours (direct flight)
MBBS in Germany- Tuition Fees USD ($)8000 per year
Type of colleges Both Private & Government
Duration of MBBS 6 years
Medium of Instruction English

Glance at Germany

Germany is a Western European nation with a scene of woods, waterways, mountain extents and the North Sea shorelines. It has more than two centuries of history. Berlin, its capital, is home to workmanship and nightlife scenes, the Brandenburg Gate and many other destinations. Munich is known for its sixteenth-centuryräuhaus. Frankfurt, with its high rises, houses the European Central Bank.

Germany is popularly known as the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the most populated country of the European Union and after the United States, Germany is considered the most popular immigration destination in the world. Berlin serves as the capital of the country. Other major cities are Hamburg, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Hannover, Bremen, etc. Climatic conditions in Germany are very moderate.

According to the present scenario, Indian students prefer to choose Germany as their preferred destination for studying MBBS. Cost for MBBS is very low as compared to other countries. Top Medical Universities in Germany provides world-class education and even documented in the Best Medical Education Systems around the World. Nearly thirty-seven universities provide MBBS courses in Germany.

Merits of MBBS in Germany – Preferred Destination For Indian Students

Without further ado let’s get on with the top advantages of enrolling for MBBS in Germany.

International Exposure: One of the reasons for one to go to college for further education is the rich cultural diversity of the people that can be found on the college campus. With students from various countries, backgrounds and ethnicities, there are countless opportunities for developing your connections internationally.

No entrance exam: In India, there are around 13 lakh students who appear for the medical entrance examination for admission into the universities, and just around 5-6 lakh clear it, but the troublesome part is that there are only 62000 medical seats in India. For taking up MBBS in Germany there is no such entrance examination. It is entirely based on your performance in the 12th standard.

Low cost of living: When it comes to studying abroad, the cost of living is a big hurdle. The general myths among the students are that many have to even drop the idea because the cost is relatively higher. However, the cost of living in Germany can be managed by the students.

World-class infrastructure: All medical universities of Germany have a world-class infrastructure with various modern equipment to maintain high standards.

English Medium: Though German is the official language most medical universities of Germany, they are teaching MBBS in English, which makes it very convenient for international students.

Gateway to Europe: Germany being in Eastern Europe, is very close to the majority of the Western European nations- Ukraine, Italy, France, Belgium, etc. which gives you an excellent opportunity for exploring job options in that part of the world.

Worldwide Recognition: Germany’s medical universities are recognized in the World Directory of Medical Schools and approved by the Medical Council of India. This qualifies a student graduated from any such medical university to appear for tests like USMLE, PLAB and also the screening examination conducted by the National Board of Examinations under the directive of Medical Council of India (MCI). Moreover, since Germany is a part of the Bologna process, degrees from Germany are recognized in 27 countries of the European Union.

We are sure you are impressed with the prospect of MBBS in Germany. If you haven’t applied for MBBS in Germany, you still have many more chances for it.

Drawbacks of pursuing MBBS from Germany

When there are great things then it is obvious that there would be some drawbacks too. There are some avoidable disadvantages to study MBBS from Germany.

Communication Hindrance- Students need to learn the German language, as it will be an asset for the students during their internship. The German language is required for communicating with the local people during MBBS in Germany. You can enrol in a German course to make it easy and interesting to learn the language.

New course structure- You will be introduced to an entirely new curriculum and studying a completely different pattern in a new country would be a challenge for Indian students. Also, as the German grading system is different from that of India, then it will be a little confusing for you to understand in the beginning. But yes, things will get easier for you when you study hard and grasp things quickly as time passes by.

Environment- As the student move to Germany, the environment, languages and culture all around might cause one to feel homesick. Unfamiliar surroundings and new culture might make one introvert and less outgoing. This can affect student the holistic development of the student.

Top Medical Universities in Germany


Eligibility Criteria for MBBS in Germany

Before opting to choose Germany for studying medicine, the key points that one should be acquainted before admission into the medical universities are -


Eligibility criteria reserved for Indian students to take admission in MBBS at any of the Top Medical Universities in Germany, stated as follows-

  1. Every medical aspirant from India must have completed his/her class XII in Science; having scored a minimum of 50% in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. This is a mandatory requirement for the students from Unreserved Category.
  2. Reserved category (SC/ST/OBC) students can apply with the 40% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology; as per the guidelines by Medical Council of India (MCI)
  3. The student must have qualified for NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). It is mandatory from 2019 onwards.
  4. No additional entrance test or examination is required.


Education Abroad makes your admission procedure is smooth by providing steps which are duly curated for the enrolment of students-

Step 1- Fill the Application Form

Step 2- Submission of the academic documents like X & XII mark sheets (educational certificates), NEET scorecard and Passport size photographs.

Step 3- Passport: Students usually think that if they do not have a passport, then the registration process is not possible for them. This is not true as you can still register yourself even if you do not have a passport. It is not mandatory. Also, at the time of registration to the University, you can apply for your passport at- https://portal2.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/welcomeLink

Step 4- Then, the students will receive their Admission Letter from their chosen University.

Step 5- Students will have to apply for ‘Visa Invitation letter’ then for which, you require the following:

  • Passport
  • Medical Fitness Certificate
  • HIV Report
  • Passport size photographs with white background
  • Bank statement of last 6 months (can be of father/mother)

Step 6- Visa stamping is your last step for the admission process. We at Education Abroad, get your Visa stamped by the Embassy Of The Federal Republic Of Germany.
Upon completion of all the formalities, just pack your bags and get ready to fly to accomplish your academic goals in life. Acquire it in GERMANY!

Career Prospects after studying MBBS from Germany

After completing their courses and receiving their globally approved degrees the students are presented with various beneficial prospects that are vital in their future endeavours. The key prospects are:

USMLE- Passing out from Medical Universities of Germany, graduates can appear for the licensing exam of USA i.e. USMLE (the United States Medical Licensing Examination) step- one, two & three to pursue their medical career in the USA.

Pursue MD in the USA after MBBS in Germany- The major benefit of completing MD/MS in USA or Germany is that students do not need to appear for MCI Screening Test before or after MBBS in Germany/Abroad. Upon your degree completion in Germany, you can pursue Postgraduate level (MD/MS) from USA/Germany without clearing the MCI test. The degree offered from the USA would be valid in India as well. Also, all the students are given a monthly stipend while pursuing further studies in the field of medicine in the United States of America.

Return to India for practice- After the students complete their MBBS studies in Germany and want to practice medicine in India, then the candidates have to qualify for the MCI and FMGE screening test. Similarly, in order to practice medicine anywhere in the world, the students have to qualify for the licensing exams of that particular nation. It is compulsory that the graduates clear the screening test as it is conducted to test an individual’s skills & capabilities. The exam is of total 300 marks and 50% marks (150) are required to pass the test. The test is conducted twice a year (June & December), so the aspiring students have the option to clear this exam in two attempts. It has no age limit and no rankings.

Practice in Germany- Getting settled in Germany is also a good option for graduates. After completing MBBS in  Germany you can practice there or choose to pursue post-graduation. Many candidates choose this option as a career path.

Chance in Hospital Management- Presently, Hospital management is a fast developing sector, offering a good career scope for the students from Medical background. Students also go for Masters in Hospital Management, after MBBS from  Germany.

So concluding all the above facts, students will surely have a bright future in their medical career after returning back to India as many fresh graduates are offered versatile job options in India

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