Recognition and recognition of periods of study and academic achievements Decision in medical studies

You have already studied medicine abroad for a few semesters and would now like to change universities? Find out more here.

If you have already started studying medicine abroad and would now like to continue at a German university, you can have your study periods and academic achievements credited.

If you have started a related course of study in Germany or abroad, you can also have this credited. In this case, it will be checked in advance whether your studies are comparable to a medical degree.

You can only have an entire proof of achievement recognised. Partial services will not be recognized.

If you have studied medicine in Germany, this does not have to be credited.

Studying in Germany:

  • Application
  • Proof of university entrance qualification / Abitur certificate
  • all certificates of enrolment or certificate of course of study of your previous studies
  • Certificate of enrolment or letter of admission for the medical degree programme
  • or if you do not have this a simple copy of the birth certificate
  • Transcripts of records (certificates) from your previous studies (original)
  • if applicable, certificate of equivalence (a certificate that your studies are comparable to a medical degree)

Studying abroad:

  • Application
  • Proof of university entrance qualification / Abitur certificate
  • all certificates of enrolment or certificate of course of study
  • a simple copy of the birth certificate
  • Transcript of records (original of the university)
  • Certificate (if the degree has already been completed in the original)

Forms: Application form
Online procedure possible: partial
Written form required: yes
Personal appearance required: no


Preconditions

  • Your studies are comparable to a medical degree

For the recognition of the 2nd study phase, the following also applies:

  • You have passed the 1st section of the medical examination

Hints

In the case of foreign-language documents, you must have them translated and certified by a sworn interpreter.

Related Links

  • § 12 Licensing Regulations for Physicians (ÄAppO 2002)

Related Links

  • State Examination Office for Health Professions in Brandenburg
  • State Examination Office for Health Professions in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • "Anabin" database for the evaluation of foreign educational qualifications

You can apply for recognition of periods of study and achievements in writing using a form from the State Examination Office for Health Professions :

  • Download the form online and print it out.
  • Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence.
  • Submit the application documents to the responsible State Examination Office.
  • You will then receive the recognition decision or, if necessary, information about the rejection of your application by post.

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Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Integration Saxony-Anhalt

Last update or date of publication
12.07.2019