The Application Process: Easy as 1, 2, 3
Thank you for your interest in EDU! The application process is divided into 3 steps. This 3-step process includes a cognitive test conducted in partnership with ITB Consulting and an online interview. Our rigorous admission process enables us to get to know you better, hear your story and learn all about the things which make you unique. It is also your chance to share your experience in the world of medicine and to help us understand your unique skill set, ambitions, and career aspirations. This is equally our turn to introduce ourselves, and to help you get to know us! It is through this inclusive, and personalised application process that we’ve been able to build the strong community which is such a hallmark of the EDU student experience.
The first step consists of filling out our online application form; a straightforward biographical questionnaire allowing us to confirm you fulfill the formal criteria for admission into an institution of higher learning. You will have the opportunity to upload a variety of required documents, and our admissions team will be happy to personally guide you through this process.
Before you apply: please familiarise yourself with our application guidelines and required documents.
The second step consists of an Online Test provided by the ITB Consulting GmbH. The Online Test measures the general cognitive abilities of applicants by means of mathematical, verbal, and visual-spatial material. It will be conducted in the English language and will take up to 45 minutes. No special preparation required, but you may wish to brush up on basic math calculations.
During the third step we finally get to “meet” you via an Online Interview. The interview is conducted by specially trained interviewers who assess the motivation and soft skills of our candidates. It’s conducted in English and takes around 40 minutes. The questions focus on allowing us to get to know you and learn more about your values and personality. In the interview you will get a chance to personally present yourself and describe your motivation for studying at the medical school to the faculty members.
When it comes to an ideal applicant, it’s about more than simply having the right grades. Our firm belief is that communication, empathy and social skills are as important as high cognitive skills, especially in the field of human medicine. That’s why every aspect of our application process reflects our interest in these values. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the following information in advance of starting the application process.
1 the main language for our online campus, course instruction, and all theoretical course materials, is English
2 applicants must be proficient in the primary language of Training Hospital where they are conducting their clinical rotations
3 leaving certificate must show all courses completed with a passing grade, eg Abitur, International Baccalaureate, A-Level or equivalent qualification
4 not mandatory, but certainly well-received and taken into consideration
* all documents uploaded must be in English in order for applications to be processed
1 not mandatory for applicants who are native in German or have conducted their formal studies in this language
2 Police Clearance Certificate should not be older than 6 months
At EDU, students start their studies in our Spring, Autumn or Winter Terms. Each term has up to two intakes.
Autumn Term 1st Intake:
Application Deadline: August 18th, 2019
Start Date: September 16th, 2019
Autumn Term 2nd Intake:
Application Deadline: September 30th, 2019
Start Date: October 21st, 2019
Winter Term 1st intake:
Application Deadline: January 12th, 2020
Start Date: February 10th, 2020
Spring 1st Intake:
Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020
Start Date: April 14th, 2020
Summer 1st Intake:
Application Deadline: June 7th, 2020
Start Date: July 6th, 2020
UPCOMING TERM DATES & DEADLINES
Autumn 1st intake:
Application Deadline: August 9th, 2020
Start Date: September 7th, 2020
Bachelor of Medicine Autumn Class begins September 2020.* Application submission deadline – August 9th, 2020.**
* please submit your application as early as possible so we can help you if anything is missing.
** incomplete applications submitted too close to the deadline will not be processed.
Fees & Tuition
At EDU, we want to attract the most talented – not the most privileged. That means your ability to pay is not part of our admission decision. We offer a rigorous curriculum in our medical programmes. Therefore, our admissions process aims to challenge your ambition and talent to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for EDU Medical. We are committed to supporting talented and dedicated students who are passionate about studying medicine. With this in mind, we eliminate anything that does not directly contribute to the students’ educational experience.
2019-2020 Academic Year
Students at EDU pay annual tuition fees. Matriculation fee is 6.000€ payable once study contract is signed. The balance of the remaining tuition fee (13.500€) is then payable 2 weeks before the start of the student’s studies.
Tuition Fee per Term 6.500€
Total per Academic Year (3 Terms per year) 19.500€
There are also additional costs incurred for any repeated modules. Information about this is available in the Tuition and Fees Regulations, 2019.
As part of our commitment to ensuring the ability to pay does not restrict suitable students from pursuing a degree at EDU, we have developed various financial aid options to support eligible students through their studies.
The EDU Bursary is a performance and needs-based financial aid provided by EDU to students who meet the requirements for this needs-based financial support. It is allocated on a year by year basis. Students apply for the EDU Bursary for each year of their studies.
Income Share Agreement in Partnership with Chancen eG
EDU has partnered with CHANCEN eG to provide students with a fair financial solution to cover their tuition fees at EDU.
Study first, pay later
With an Income Share Agreement (ISA) from CHANCEN eG, students focus on their studies while enrolled into our medical degree programmes and let CHANCEN eG pay their fees. Following the successful completion of their studies and graduation, students start to pay back their tuition fees with income-based repayments over 8 years.
Students first submit their application to study at EDU. They then can apply for an ISA with CHANCEN eG. Once EDU confirms the student’s place on our degree programme there is an interview with CHANCEN eG. If successful, students sign a financial contract and CHANCEN eG will pay the student’s tuition fees directly to EDU for the duration of their studies.
CHANCEN eG has the following parameters for students applying for an Income Share Agreement for their studies at EDU Medical.
Accepted onto an EDU Medical degree programme
Maximum funding available: 45.000 Euro
Repayments are income-based and paid over 8 years following graduation
Minimum Income Threshold (Net): 21.000€
CHANCEN eG is a cooperative and social enterprise initiative founded in 2016 to give students access to a fairer financial solution for their tuition fees. CHANCEN eG and EDU Medical have partnered together to enable EDU Medical students to receive financial support from CHANCEN eG.
Every student becomes a shareholder of the CHANCEN cooperative with payment of 100€. Repayments are only made after graduation when students annual net income is 21.000€ or above.
The EDU Student Loan is a loan provided to eligible students and can cover up to 80% of the tuition fees per year for qualifying applicants. The EDU Student Loan is allocated on a yearly basis. Students are expected to pay back the loan after their studies*.
For more information about the EDU Bursary or EDU Student Loan please contact the EDU Admissions Team.
*terms and conditions apply
Students who perform within the top 20% and require financial support are eligible to apply for our needs-based financial aid programme.
EDU uses a Distributed Allocation Approach to assign the funds available for our needs-based financial aid. The distribution of this bursary considers the student’s performance position and their level of financial need in determining eligibility.
Distributed Allocation Approach allows EDU to offer the EDU Bursary to those who need it, and who have the necessary performance requirements. For example, should the 1st, 2nd and 4th top performing students not require financial aid but the 3rd and 5th performance position students do, the funds would be allocated to the 3rd and 5th positioned students.
Students who need support in paying their tuition fees and meet set income assessment requirements can apply for the EDU Student Loan. This is decided on a case by case basis. For more information please contact the EDU Admissions Team.
Prospective students should contact the EDU Admissions Team.
Prospective students can apply for financial aid once their application has been successful and their place at EDU confirmed. The EDU Admissions Team are available to prospective students with information on applying for financial aid and the application deadlines.
To be considered for financial aid, students should submit the following documents to the EDU Admissions Team:
Income statement of payee (parents/spouse)
Most recent tax declaration of payee (parents/spouse)
Income statement of the student
Most recent tax declaration of the student
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The academic year at EDU is structured around Learning Modules. Each module consists of four elements:
- Thee first eight weeks of a module represent the online learning phase during which students learn the theoretical bases of the module in question.
- This is followed by a flex week, (“flexible week”) during which students only have to sit one examination. This gives students the opportunity to travel to the site of the subsequent clinical rotation.
- The third part of each module, the clinical rotation in a teaching hospital, consists of four weeks of practical training.
- Another flex week at the end of each module allows for the repetition of exams, and travel back to the student’s place of residence. Every module thus lasts 14 weeks.
Three modules, 14 weeks each: This leaves ten weeks for the summer and winter breaks. Summer break should be around eight weeks, winter break around two, depending on the calendar year. For internal organizational reasons at EDU, the vacation periods are set and will be within the range of the calendar weeks 26 to 37. The calendar week 52, i.e. the last week of the year, is intended as a holiday break for all students. This also applies to the first calendar week of each new year.
Code of Conduct / Statutes & Byelaws
We are so proud of the positive atmosphere that defines the EDU experience. In fact, we see it as a sacred entity unto itself. We have always held ourselves and our instructors to the highest standards, and we expect the same from our student community. The spirit of our community is defined by a few unshakeable cornerstones; to be responsible, respectful, appreciative, and supportive. The statutes and regulations built into our Code of Conduct enable this trust and remind us of our shared responsibility to protect each and every member of our community.
As such, and for the sake of our community, we are committed to sanctioning individuals in breach of the rules and regulations, up to and including expulsion from the programme.
Unacceptable is any kind of ill-intended behaviour or action taken towards others, including but not limited to misbehaviour in research and scholarly activities, sexual misconduct of any kind, including sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, domestic and intimate partner violence, and stalking and bullying. To certify their understanding of EDU’s Code of Conduct, students are required to submit a signed copy of the EDU Code of Conduct upon enrolment. Students are responsible for making use of the available resources to maintain high ethical standards.
Virtual campus life flourishes when the community is in harmony with our common-sense values. The result is the safe, inclusive, and engaging atmosphere for learning and working together.
The Student Handbook, which is available for download below, contains a complete description of the relevant:
- guidelines for good academic practice
- principles of personal behaviour
- standards for studying in digital environments
Students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with our Statutes and ByeLaws available for download below.
Bachelor of Medicine Programme
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