Support Everywhere in Europe
MediStart can support you anywhere in Europe. No matter where you call home, we are there to help. As a leading consultant specialised in mediating study places for medical degrees, MediStart knows the European education industry better than anyone. This is because the majority of students studying medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine abroad are from Germany. German students have been studying medicine in other European countries for more than 20 years. It all started in Hungary and the Baltics and nowadays is also possible in Poland, Bulgaria and Cyprus, where the courses are taught in English. Germany offers far too few study places: Over 15,000 high school graduates wait around before being awarded a place, which only happens after waiting for more than six years. In Germany, a genuine alternative to this waiting period is to take legal action against universities, while another consists of studying at universities abroad.
Thanks to its unified standards and guidelines, the EU has created an opportunity that, nowadays, allows many hundreds of German high school graduates to start their medical degrees at selected universities in different EU member states. The EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications (2005/36/EG) combined with Directive 2006/100/EG ensures mutual recognition. In many cases the medical licence from countries that are home to MediStart universities are recognised without any further action. This is important for MediStart applicants, who wish to work as doctors in EU member states, such as Germany, Austria or even Switzerland. After having received their medical licences in the respective countries of their MediStart universities, they will no longer need to pass any more recognition tests. Take advantage of this opportunity, which has already benefited many hundreds of applicants.
National (Abitur, Matura etc.) or international (IB, EB, A-levels etc.) high school diplomas also allow you to study medicine abroad. Seeing as MediStart universities normally do not consider the grade you graduated from high school with, there is no need for any grade conversion calculations. Your MediStart consultant will check whether your high school diploma is suitable for the degree of your choice free of charge and obligation.
MediStart also offers tailor-made hospitality service packages: English- and/or German-speaking partners on site take care of registration processes, help you with your travel arrangements and assist you in finding your accommodation. Any performance deficits can be ironed out quickly with the help of private tutors. Thanks to affiliated lawyers, specialised in university education, we also offer a competent and experienced team, specialised in solving problems thanks to their contacts with the university leadership.