Medicine: The University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg (UMCH) is an accredited Hamburg-based branch of the Romanian State University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology Targu Mures (UMFST). Every year, up to 150 students are given the opportunity to begin their medical studies in Germany – without a perfect high school degree or and without a waiting period. The studies at UMCH’s Campus in Hamburg take place in English and last a total of 6 years. The practical part, which takes place in various teaching hospitals throughout Germany, is carried out in German.
You will study at a campus in Hamburg that was newly established in 2018 and receive a holistic, practice- and patient-oriented medical education from the very beginning. You will also benefit from ultra-modern structures and seminar rooms as well as laboratories equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology. For example, the UMCH offers digital training capacities, such as a virtual 3D anatomy and dissection table, on which highly precise simulations are possible.
Classes take place in small groups, ensuring close contact and exchange between lecturers and students. This way, you are individually supported and able to concentrate fully on learning. Thus, you benefit from the positive study climate at UMCH.
The University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg is located Hamburg’s Bahrenfeld area – also known as Science City. With a population of approximately 1.8 million, Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany. The metropolis on the Elbe is considered an excellent location for science, media and culture. It is undoubtedly one of the most livable cities in the world and known for its vibrant student scene. In addition to world-famous sights such as the Elbphilharmonie or the Speicherstadt, the musical city of Hamburg offers countless other opportunities to spend your leisure time in a meaningful and entertaining way.
Bahrenfeld belongs to the Altona district. It is an area characterized by university buildings. It offers an excellent residential environment. Right next to the campus you’ll find the spacious Altonaer Volkspark, with the Bahrenfeld trotting track, the football stadium Volksparkstadion and the Barclaycard Arena – an arena where major concerts are held regularly. Public transport and sports facilities cooperating with the campus are also located in the immediate vicinity.
The study of medicine at UMCH is possible without a perfect high school degree or waiting period. As part of the admission procedure, the university first checks your application documents. You will then take part in a motivation-based interview and a subsequent brief evaluation. The evaluation tests your previous knowledge in the areas of biology, chemistry and general knowledge, while interview focuses on your suitability and motivation for medical studies as well as your language skills. A formal English test therefore does not take place.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible, as the allocation of study places takes place successively. Further information on the application process can be found here.
In order to be able to concentrate on your studies without having any financial worries, here is the possibility of a student loan from the bank Hamburger Sparkasse (Haspa) to cover 100% of the resulting study costs. The low-interest student loan can also be utilized as a partial loan. The amount of the loan will be individually adjusted to your personal requirements and circumstances. Up to an amount of 100.000 €, a simplified application procedure is applied.
The payout phase takes place during the 6-year study period. The repayment phase, on the other hand, only begins after you have completed your studies and succeeded in starting your career as a doctor. It extends over a maximum of 10 years. In between, a rest period is also possible, during which only interest needs to be paid.