University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg (UMCH): Programs, Admissions, Fees, and Scholarships
University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg (UMCH) is a branch of the Romanian University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (UMFST). Located in the scientific hub of Hamburg, UMCH has more than 11,000 students and 3 medical faculties (Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy). To put it simply, this esteemed institution is the largest university in the country for international students who wish to study medicine in Germany. All the courses are accredited by ARACIS (Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education), standing as a testament to the quality of education offered by the institute.
The medical campus is renowned for offering a degree program in human medicine for a 6-year duration. Upon graduation, students can become medical practitioners within the EU and many other countries with lucrative career prospects.
University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg (UMCH): Highlights
|Year of establishment||1945|
|Type||Privately operated branch of Romanian state-run George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures (UMFST)|
|Application deadlines||September (Fall semester), June (Winter semester)|
|Program offered||General medicine|
|Duration- general medicine program||6 years|
|Annual fees- general medicine program||1st to 2nd year:
29,400 USD* (at Hamburg campus)
3rd to 6th year:
29,400 USD* (at Hamburg campus) and
6,300 USD (at Targu Mures campus)
|Scholarships for International Students||Unavailable at the university level, external scholarships are available|
Why study at UMCH?
- The university allows its students to become licensed doctors in a span of six years.
- The language of instruction is English. The clinical-practical phase of the program takes place in German teaching hospitals in English/German.
- UMCH is listed in the World Directory of Medical Schools (WDOMS) and accredited by the ARACIS.
- UMCH offers the perfect blend of German and Romanian culture, making it a diverse experience for all those who choose to enroll at the university.
- Graduates from UCMH can easily apply for an EU medical license or can practice worldwide.
- It is a center of reference for basic research in clinical medicine in Germany.
- Curriculum is updated periodically in accordance with the latest research in the field of medicine.
- Very simple application process and affordable tuition fees for international students.
- UMCH has an international network of 49 partner universities under the ERASMUS program
- It uses technologically advanced systems like the Anatomage Table – a virtual 3D anatomy and dissection table tool for preclinical teaching.
Programs and courses offered at UMCH
UMCH provide a 6 year-long program in the field of general medicine. Additionally, the University of Targu Mures Medical Campus at Hamburg also has preparatory courses, including
- UMCH Pre-Medical Course: A 3-week crash course offered both online and at the campus that covers biology, chemistry, and physics. The program strengthens the basic scientific knowledge of students. The cost of the program is 2878 USD.
- UMCH College Semester: The medical preparatory 12-week course lets students gain the foundation of a human medicine degree program. It is offered both at university and online. The total cost of the course is 6,751 USD*.
Campus and accommodation
The lush campus of UMCH is located in the Bahrenfeld neighborhood of the Altona district in Hamburg. Coined Germany’s Science City, Hamburg is known for its developed industries and leading modern infrastructure.
The university’s campus is extensive and includes all the amenities you can think of. The cafeteria works around the clock, always including vegetarian or vegan dishes on its menu. There are also a plethora of UMCH Student Clubs that you can be part of. These give you the opportunity to complement your university experience outside of studying.
We understand that finding accommodation in a new city as an international student can be a cumbersome task. This is why UMCH has partnered with several housing providers, who provide fully furnished and comfortable homes for students at an affordable rate. Although on-campus housing is not available, students can choose from the following list of options
|Type of Accommodation||Annual Rent in USD*|
|iLive Student Residence||7,512|
|Yugo Student Residence||9,077|
|HVNS Furnished Apartments||12,108|
|Fizz Student Residence||10,201|
Admission requirements for international students
There is no specific requirement for international students. Even though the course is taught in English, no English proficiency test score is required. A B2-level German certification is suggested for students to be able to communicate with patients during clinical teaching.
An average high school GPA would be sufficient as the university conducts its exam and a motivation-based interview round.
Application deadline: September (Fall semester), June (Winter semester).
|Name of program||General Medicine|
|Where to apply||Students may apply via Gyanberry for ease of admission|
|Application fees||610 USD|
|Documents required||Personal statement in English;
Curriculum vitae in the English language;
Passport or Identity card;
High school transcript of the record from the 9th until 12th grade;
Proof of payment of the application fee
UMCH’s admission process is quite simple as you register on the portal. One has to give an assessment test of 90 minutes which holds 40 percent of your overall evaluation, followed by a motivation-based interview round, which holds 60 percent of your overall profile evaluation. For more details and a smooth application process, get in touch with Gyanberry.
Tuition, fees, and the annual cost of attendance
The university payment structure for general medicine is as follows:
|Annual tuition for the first 2 years||29,400 USD (at the Hamburg campus)|
|Annual tuition from the 3rd year till the final year||29,400 USD (at the Hamburg campus) and
6,300 USD (at Targu Mures campus)
Application fee (one time) – 610 USD.
Enrollment fee (one time) – 3,682 USD.
Cost of living
|Rent||7,000-11,500 USD annually|
|Food||2,500 USD annually|
|Utilities||2,000 USD annually|
Thus, the annual cost of attendance for an international student enrolled at UMCH ranges between USD 40,000 to 50,000
*Costs are converted at the rate of 1 EUR = 1.05 USD. The exchange rates are subject to periodic change.
Scholarships for international students
The university does not offer any scholarships to international students. However, students can look for sources of funding in their home countries. Students can also apply for external scholarships granted for studying medicine in Germany.
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Career prospects, placements, and salaries for UMCH graduates
After completing the 6-year-long general medicine program, students will be eligible to practice in the EU as well as the rest of the world. The medical degree provided corresponds to the professional qualification listed in Annex V of the EU Professional Qualification Directive. It forms the basis for obtaining a license to practice medicine in the EU and many other countries.
The average median salary for doctors in Germany ranges between 75,000- 105,000 Euros or 74,434- 104,238 USD**.
**Salaries are converted at the rate of 1 EUR = 1.05 USD. Exchange rates are subject to periodic change.
Working in Germany
Germany allows international students to find employment both during and after the completion of their course. All Non-EU students are allowed to work in Germany, provided they have applied for the appropriate visa after their studies. As per government guidelines, international students are required to extend their resident permit for up to 18 months to get a job in their field of study. After finding a job, students can then apply for an EU Blue Card which will enable them to work in any EU state.