Medicine - State Examination Programme
The Model Program in Medicine at the University of Oldenburg offers the study of medicine in close collaboration with Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (the Netherlands). In this joint project of the Universities of Oldenburg and Groningen (European Medical School) a class of 40 students has started every year in the Fall-Winter Term at the University of Oldenburg beginning in 2012-13. Starting in the winter term 2022, the yearly intake of students will be 120 students.
In Oldenburg, medicine will be offered as a so-called “model course of studies”, which makes certain deviations from the generally mandated structures possible.
Medical studies in Oldenburg can be divided into two major phases: In the first three years the basic science and clinical medicine will be taught in an integrated way. In addition, students will receive communication, clinical skills and research training. They will also gain experience with primary health care e.g. through one or two one-week internships with a general practitioner every semester. In the following three years there is an even larger amount of practical experience. In the fourth year, students have diverse internships in hospitals, preceded by preparatory seminars, in addition to their coursework, and in the fifth year they do additional internships and complete a 16-week research project. This is followed by the Internship Year, which is divided into three 16-week partsClasses in the Oldenburg medical school will be in session 40 weeks per year – longer than it is usual in other universities. The standard period of study is 6 years and 3 months.
All students at the University of Oldenburg have the opportunity to spend part of their studies at the University of Groningen.
Students in Oldenburg can also study for 1-3 semesters at the partner university in Groningen. The Dutch language for studies in Groningen can be learned after beginning the program, in regular courses, but it is possible to complete the programme and the optional exchange with Groningen without acquiring competence in the language, since the courses there are offered alternatively in English in the first three years.
During a stay at the partner university in Groningen, the Netherlands, students from Oldenburg will not be required to pay tuition in Groningen.
In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.
German Language Proficiency- DSH Level 2 (German language examination for university entrance) or
- TestDaF Level 4 in all four categories
For further information, please refer to the language requirements
With a university-entry qualification from within the EU, you need to apply through the 'Stiftung für Hochschulzulassung' www.hochschulstart.de (in German).
After pre-selection through Hochschulstart or Uni-Assist the final choice of candidates for admission is made in Oldenburg – see the 'Ordnung zum Auswahlverfahren' (in German).