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Bachelor’s Programs and State Examination


State Examination

Academic calendar:

Winter and Summer Semester

Standard Period of Study:

11 semesters required for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions

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): 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 July to 15 July, Summer semester: from 1 December to 15 January

Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Medicine

According to the regulations for a medical license, the course of study in Dentistry should prepare the future dentist for his or her profession by providing practical training on a solid scientific foundation. Practical and theoretical training thus both play a major role in the degree program. The field of dentistry focuses on the diagnosis and therapy of tooth, mouth, and jaw diseases. Practical work on patients includes the preservation of teeth, dental surgery, prosthetic measures, and the regulation of tooth and jaw anomalies. Another important task is prophylaxis, i.e., education concerning the causes of tooth diseases (preventive dentistry). The program includes a ten-semester course of study in dentistry, including a preclinical and a clinical phase of at least five semesters each. The standard period of study, including the final examination, is ten semesters and six months. Students must take the following examinations in the course of the program: - intermediate natural science examination, - intermediate dentistry examination, - final dentistry examination. The preclinical phase of the course of study ends with the intermediate dentistry examination, the “Physikum,” but also includes an additional examination at the end of the second study semester: the intermediate natural science examination or “Vorphysikum.” After completing the examinations of the preclinical phase, the student proceeds to the clinical phase, which terminates with the State Examination, i.e., the final dentistry examination. The many required courses leading up to the examinations are very time-consuming. Most of these courses build upon the content of the previous course and thus leave students little room for freedom in organizing their course of study. After completing the program, graduates must take two years of practical training to qualify for a license as a dentist for patients with statutory health insurance. This phase of work as a dental assistant may be completed either at a private dental practice or at a university dental clinic. It is then possible to receive qualification as an orthodontist or an oral surgeon in a total of four additional years of training.

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 central academic advisory service - the Central Academic Advising Office (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

Organisation des vorklinischen Studienabschnitts einschl. Vorphysikum, Physikum
Martina Richter
Tel.: +49 761 270-47960
Organisation des klinischen Studienabschnitts einschl. Staatsexamen
Martina Feldmeier
Tel.: +49 761 270-49210
Fax: +49 761 270-47950

Mo - Fr 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr sowie Mo - Do 13:30 - 14:30 Uhr


Examination Office

Department für Zahn- Mund- und Kieferheilkunde
Studiendekanat Zahnmedizin
Hugstetterstr. 55
79106 Freiburg

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate 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.