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University Targu Mures Medical Campus Hamburg (UMCH), Germany

May 25, 2023

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)
Total enrollment 11,000
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*
LinkedLiving Apartments  11,339
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.

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The UMCH mainly offers a 6 year integrated medicine program. Additionally, it also offers pre-medical courses and German language courses.

There are no specific minimum requirements for studying at UMCH.

  • No English proficiency proof is required, although a B2 level is suggested for German.
  • Need to clear the entrance exam and the motivation-based interview with at least 50%.

The University does not have an official student residence. Although, UMCH has partnered with student residency provider Fizz and urban living to provide fully furnished and comfortable homes for students at an affordable rate.

No, UMCH does not provide scholarships. Students look for scholarships through external sources in their home country or apply for scholarships from the German government after starting their studies. Additionally, medical students can apply for external scholarships granted for studying medicine in Germany.

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