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Information for foreign students

Welcome to the beautiful city of Hamburg.

Internationality is important to us. That's why we want students from all over the world to feel comfortable at our university. For this we offer you an excellent, individual support. The familial atmosphere of the MSH and the seminar work in small groups enable a good contact to German students, so that you can quickly settle in Hamburg.



Course Offer

Currently all courses are offered in German. Therefore it is recommended to bring sufficient German language skills (we recommend B2, Common European Framework of Reference for most degree courses - C1 for human medicine) or to attend a preparatory German language course. We are happy to give you information about language courses offered by external providers in Hamburg.

On the following pages you will find the courses offered by the following programs:

The complete course offer as well as the study structure of the MSH can be found here:

Application as exchange student at the MSH

If you would like to study for one or two semesters at the MSH Medical School Hamburg, please contact the International Office of your university. There is a possibility that a cooperation agreement exists or may be concluded. If you would like to attend the MSH within the framework of ERASMUS+, you must be nominated by the International Office of your university. Please note that as a visiting student outside of a cooperation agreement (as a so-called freemover) you pay the regular tuition fees in the semester. The details can be found on the pages of the corresponding degree programs. If you are coming to MSH as part of a university cooperation, please ask for the applicable regulations at the International Office of your institution.

For your application, please send the following documents in digital format and in one file to the International Office:     

  • MSH Application Form 
  • current Transcript of Records of your home university     
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of German     
  • Course selection/Learning Agreement     
  • Copy of your ID card/passport     
  • 1 passport photo     
  • Proof of health insurance (non-EU citizens only)

Deadline for submission of documents:
Summer semester: 15.1.
Winter semester: 15.7.

If you would like to apply for a full Bachelor's or Master's degree and obtain a degree from MSH, please note that you must have an accepted language certificate for admission (Goethe-Zertifikat, TestDaF, DSH, TELC etc.) and (in the most cases) will require a visa. More information can be found here. If you meet the admission requirements, you can apply via our application portal as a regular full-time student.



Semester periods of the MSH Medical School Hamburg

Summer semester 2020:
01.04.2020 - 30.09.2020

Winter semester 2020/2021:
01.10.2020 - 31.03.2021

Living in Hamburg

For all those who are planning a longer stay in Hamburg, take a look at the official website of Hamburg. There you will find comprehensive information on topics such as housing, public transport, events or authorities.

Health insurance for foreign students

Information on health insurance for foreign students can be found here.

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