Document Actions

You are here: Home Program offerings Bachelor’s Programs and State …

Bachelor’s Programs and State Examination

Human Medicine

State Examination

Do you want to promote the health of your fellow human beings through your medical expertise, do you enjoy working with people and would you like to gain plenty of practical experience during your studies? Then study human medicine at the university in Freiburg and the affiliated university hospital - one of the largest in Germany. Benefit from extensive course offerings, interesting and practical projects, well-equipped teaching rooms, and a varied course of study that will prepare you optimally for your future work as a doctor.


In addition to a very good Abitur and the successful completion of the medical test (TMS), the following qualities are of great advantage for your studies:

  • Empathy and empathy with your fellow human beings, physical and mental resilience, as well as responsible and independent action.
  • Enjoyment of medical problems
  • Interest in natural sciences
  • Stamina and motivation

Previous knowledge of Latin is not required.

Language of instruction:


Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

13 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (367 places)

Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate) do not take part in the selection procedure via Hochschulstart. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 5% of the available spaces. Applications are made directly via the application portal of the University of Freiburg.

These 5% of the study places are allocated according to the requirements of the selection statutes for foreign nationals and stateless persons.

Higher semesters:

Restricted admissions (University): Application for the summer semester only possible in even semesters (2nd, 4th, 6th, etc.), for the winter semester only possible in odd semesters (3rd, 5th, 7th, etc.). The admission requirements are specified in the selection statutes (see section "Statutes" below). For further information on the selection procedure, please refer to the selection statutes for higher semesters (see the section "Statutes" below) and this page.

Application period: First semester: Detailed information about the hochschulstart Application Deadlines.
Higher semesters: Winter semester: from 1 June to 15 July, Summer semester: from 1 December to 15 January

Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

Training for medical doctors includes the following components:
1. a six-year course of study in medicine at a university or equivalent higher education institution, the final year of which should include a practical training phase (practical year) of at least 48 weeks;
2. a training course in first aid;
3. three months service as a nurse;
4. a four-month clinical traineeship; and
5. the medical examination, which must be taken in three stages.
The standard period of study, including the examination phase for the second stage, is six years and three months.

For more detailed information, please consult the informational booklet offered by the Central Academic Advising Office under "links."

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor.

Departmental Academic Advising

Questions about the 1st stage of the study
Astrid Steeger
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 270-72390

Persönliche Sprechzeiten (finden in der Elsässer Str. 2m, 1. OG statt):
Mo 14.30-16.30 Uhr, Mi 8-9 Uhr und 11-12 Uhr, Do 14.30 -16.30 Uhr
Sowie nach Vereinbarung

Fragen zum 2. Studienabschnitt:
Frau Sabine Binninger
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: (0761) 270-72380
Persönliche Sprechzeiten (finden in der Elsässer Str. 2m, 1. OG statt): Di 14:00 – 16:00 Uhr sowie nach Vereinbarung

Foreign affairs
Dr. Xenia Hübner / Marie Twardon
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 270-72320 und +49 761 270-72300

Mo 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr, Mi 14:00 – 16:00 Uhr, Do 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Fragen zum 2. Studienabschnitt:
Sabine Binninger
Breisacher Str. 153
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 270-72380
Sprechstunde: (finden in der Elsässer Str. 2m, 1. OG statt): Di 14:00 – 16:00 Uhr sowie nach Vereinbarung

Examination Office

Landesprüfungsamt Baden-Württemberg

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states or of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or who are not equivalent to Germans pursuant to Section 1 (2) No. 2-3 HZVO (Baden-Württemberg University Admission Regulations) and/or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification may not take part in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.