begin of studies: 1st of September

duration: 6 years

prerequisites: For University studies you need a higher education entrance qualification (e.g. German Abitur, European Baccalaureate). Furthermore, at many Universities you have to meet more specific qualifications, for example you need advanced courses in biology as well as courses both in chemistry and physics. If one of these courses is not part of your higher education entrance qualification, you are deficient in this topic. In that case you should get in contact to a study advisor or dean directly at the University of your choice.

admission: The allocation of places takes part in a "Numerus Fixus" system (limited access) and knows three ways of admission: the centralized drawing of lots, the direct placement and the decentralized selection directly through the universities. Within the drawing of lots, the overall average grade of higher education qualification determines the chances of being drawn. There are different categories for drawing lots (A to E), admission chances within the lot drawing categories B:C:D:E are at a ratio of 9:6:4:3. Applicants with a non-Dutch entrance qualification will be assigned either to category A (direct placement) or C. Assignment to category A means, that the applicant gets a place directly without taking part in the drawing of lots, but this requires an extraordinary good overall average grade of higher education qualification (in the Netherlands estimated less than 4% of the applicants; e.g. German applicants need an average grade not more than 1,1 in the "Abitur"). Within the decentralized selection procedure, universities choose students directly and mainly by special entrance exams. It is only possible to take part in this decentralized selection at one university per year.

Further information about medical studies can be found at

Human Medicine

Other institutes offering this degree programme

Maastricht UniversityUniversit├Ąt Groningen