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How does the admissions process work?

Study Course Human Medicine (State Examination)
Faculty of Medicine (University)

The allocation of study places in the study program human medicine takes place through the digital selection process of the MSH. The basis is a two-stage selection process consisting of a written medical test and an individual interview including a case simulation. The formal fulfillment of the higher education entrance qualification as well as the submission of the complete application documents, in particular the motivation letter, are prerequisites for being admitted to the admission process. Relevant practical experience or a preliminary study in medical subjects have a particularly positive effect on the application process.

The written test as part of the admissions process

In a 90-minute written test, basic scientific knowledge is predominantly examined by means of multiple-choice questions from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. For reasons of comparability, all applicants must complete MSH's internal medical test. Unfortunately, external testing such as the Medical Study Course (TMS) test cannot be accepted. The results of the written test will be included in the decision on approval by 25 percent. Do your best in the test and prepare well.

We would like to get to know you personally: the selection interview as part of the admissions process

In the 20-minute video interview, the applicants are asked subject-related questions, and they are also given the opportunity to prove their personal suitability, motivation and resilience for studying medicine. Aspects such as social commitment, already accomplished achievements, or previous experience in healthcare professions will be also taken into account here. The interview also includes a case simulation which the applicants have to work on. 75 percent of the interview is included in the decision about admission to the course.

Both parts of the admissions process are carried out digitally. The admission interview takes place via video call.

Your Application

  • Fully completed and signed application form of the MSH
  • CV with one recent passport photo     
  • University entrance qualification-certificate: VPD (preliminary review documentation) from uniassist or already successfully accomplished FSP (Feststellungsprüfung in M-Kurs in Germany)
  • Copy of identity card (front and back), foreign students identity card     
  • If applicable, proof of completed vocational training, previous work or social commitment   
  • Study book or graduation certificate if the applicant has already studied at other universities      
  • Letter of motivation (max 4 DIN-A4-pages):
    • Which cornerstones of your previous development and which experiences motivate you to study medicine?         
    • What is your personal career planning, where should you lead the medical studies, what is your goal?

Note: For the admission of applicants with foreign degrees, all application documents and admission-relevant documents (certificates, Vitas, internship certificates, module descriptions) must be translated into German and these translations must be officially certified. In addition, a »Language German, Level C1« (language level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is required.

Incomplete application documents can not be considered.

Please notice that the study program human medicine at the MSH will be taught in German language, which means you need to have the proof of language proficiency at (at least) Niveau C1. The following certificates will be accepted:

  • DSH 2
  • Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule
  • Test DAF TDN 5
  • Goethe Zertifikat C1

Please note that the MSH Medical School Hamburg does not offer any preparatory courses in German language.

Next dates for the digital selection process

12.10.2023 - 13.10.2023
30.11.2023 - 01.12.2023

If your application is complete and the formal admission requirements have been met, you will be assigned to the next selection process for which places are available.

All participants who have successfully completed the selection process will be allocated a study place for the next possible semester, depending on availability.

It is generally advisable to apply early, since there is no application deadline at the MSH. Please notice that your application cannot be processed without Preliminary Verification Document (VPD) from uni-assist e. V.

You can apply here

  • German