Frequently Asked Questions

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The application process consists of 3 stages:

Phase 1: Application / Questionnaire

During the first phase the candidates fill out a biographical questionnaire and prove that they fulfil the formal eligibility criteria for being admitted to the EDU Bachelor of Medicine.

Phase 2: Online test (in partnership with ITB Consulting)

Online test

This online test is state-of-the-art and allows us to rank all applicants according to objective criteria in a manner that is without bias. This ranking is necessary because organisational restrictions at EDU and at our teaching hospitals mean that we can offer a place of study only to the best qualified candidates.

You will receive an email to take your online test when you are ready.

Phase 3: Interview

If selected, candidates will move into the third and final phase of the admission process: The structured interview. These interviews are conducted in English by specially trained interviewers who assess the motivation and soft skills of our candidates, as well as English language proficiency. This is the time where applicants and admissions have a more face-to-face opportunity to become more familiar with each other. Based on the interview, candidate results from the online test, and documentation, the best applicants will be invited to continue.

You will receive an email to schedule your interview at a convenient date and time.

If the admissions committee reaches a positive decision, you will receive an invitation to schedule a study offer call.

EDU accepts rolling applications with possible starting dates several times per year. Application cut-offs are available here.

The online application consists of filling in an online form containing basic contact information, as well as your proficiency in the English and German languages. You will be prompted to fill your academic and work history, as well as any relevant awards or certifications, into a data form. We recommend having your CV handy.

On the next step, you will be asked to upload the following documents:

•Leaving Certificate of Secondary Education

•Motivation Letter

•Scans of a valid passport or government-issued ID

•Police Clearance Certificate / Certificate of Good Conduct

•German Language Certificate (This is not mandatory for applicants who are native in German or have conducted their formal studies in this language)


Note that all documents should be submitted in the English language in PDF format. See Admissions page for more information.

Lastly, we ask you to indicate your preferred location for your clinical placements by selecting your top 3 choices from the list of hospitals that EDU is partnered with.

Once you are satisfied with your application, you can submit it so that the EDU admissions team can review it.

You can apply online and make changes in the application portal prior to submitting your application. Once you have submitted it, your admissions officer may contact you for additional documents if these are missing.

Please get in touch with us at We’re here to help with any questions or concerns you may have.

From the moment you have submitted your complete application to receiving the news that you have been accepted, it can take up to 10 weeks. In the meantime, we are happy to respond to any questions you may have at

A motivation letter is a very important part of your application as it is the most direct way for you to tell us a bit about who you are. It shows us your intellectual personality and why you are a great fit for our institution. At EDU we not only want outstanding students, we want students who are eager to study medicine with us and a great fit to our energetic student body.

Your motivation letter must be in English, no more than one page single spaced, standard margins, with a standard font (Times New Roman, Calibri, etc.), please include in the header your full name and the programme to which you are applying, as well as your signature and date at the bottom.

Ideally a motivation letter should contain the following:


•Why you want to pursue this specific degree, how does it help you achieve your future goals;

•How does your previous education, work history, life experience, hobbies and personality make you an especially ideal candidate ready to face the challenges of studying medicine;

•Why EDU.

This is your moment to shine and show us why you are the best fit for our school – we look forward to hearing more about you!

If German language is not your mother tongue, you will need to show us a language proficiency by either showing you have studied or worked within this language, or by virtue of a language certificate.

For German language, we accept:

•Goethe Institut: Goethe-Zertifikat B2, ZDfB

•TestDaf: TDN 4 to TDN 5


•Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH): DSH 1-2


Please note that if you have conducted your mandatory studies in German, you do not need to provide proof of proficiency for this language.

Moreover, your English language skills can be validated during the interview phase.

During the application process, you only need to submit digital copies of the documents required. However, if you are admitted, we will ask you to give us the physical copies during the matriculation process for archiving.

Keep in mind that during the admissions process, you commit that all documents submitted are true, complete and have not been modified in any way. Any misdemeanor in this regard will lead to instant expulsion.

The second phase of the admissions process consists of a short online test, which is provided by ITB Consulting GmbH ( This test measures the learning ability or general mental ability by means of mathematical, verbal, and visual-spatial material.

The test will be conducted in the English language and will take up to 45 minutes. Please note that you may only take this test once so only begin when you are ready.

It may feel like an exam, but at this time you should prepare for an opportunity to examine your own qualifications and suitability for the academic study of medicine. This online test is state-of-the-art and allows us to rank all applicants according to objective criteria in a manner that is without bias. Test results are evaluated with a view towards eligibility for the programme of study.

To take this test, you will need a computer or laptop with a strong internet connection, as well as a functioning webcam, microphone and speakers.

You can only take the online test once during your admissions process, so please make sure you have a strong internet connection and will not be interrupted. However, if you fail at this step, you can re-apply in 6 months.

The interview is conducted by specially trained interviewers who assess the motivation and soft skills of our candidates. It’s conducted in English and 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. Hence, there is no special preparation required.

To participate in the interview, you will need a computer or laptop with a strong internet connection, as well as a functioning webcam, microphone and speakers. Please, make sure you test your speakers and microphone prior to the interview.

You will be offered to choose from different time slots for an interview with a certain deadline to decide.

If you’ve missed the interview for a legitimate reason, please get in touch with us to receive a new appointment slot. You can get max one new slot for the interview.

For all applicants who successfully passed through the three phases and upon EDU’s receipt of the application fee, the admissions committee will begin reviewing applications. All applicants will be ranked on their overall application with the best candidates offered a place to study with us at EDU in a Study Offer call.


EDU’s Master of Medicine will open for applications in Summer 2021. Stay tuned.

EDU‘s M.Med (Master of Medicine) programme has been accredited by the National Commission of Further and Higher Education (NCFHE), Malta and is now part of our five-year Degree in Medicine. Students who complete the EDU’s Bachelor of Medicine (B.Med) degree programme are qualified to enrol in our M.Med degree programme to continue to pursue their mission in becoming a doctor.


You do not need to move to Malta to study at EDU. Rather, you can now study medicine wherever you want – be it in the lively city you choose to live in for its vibrant cultural scene and nightlife, or the town close to home where your family lives and your roots lie. You can also manage your own self-study times, using our digital learning infrastructure whenever you need it: 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Only the clinical phases require your presence at a predefined place and time. You can choose your preferred location and we will do our best to accommodate your wish. Keep in mind that this means being on location for a total of 3 months per year!

The tuition fee does not cover accommodation, travel or any other expenses connected with your clinical rotation.

The curriculum is envisioned for full time students. The study programme is structured in modules, each consisting of 8 weeks of online learning, a flex week, 4 weeks practice in a clinic, and another flex week.

During the online phase, you have some flexibility to structure your self-study time each day, but it is not recommended to combine it with part-time work due to extensive time spent on individual and collaborative assignments. For your clinical rotation, you will be in a teaching hospital for 40 hours a week.

The academic year at the EDU is structured by Learning Modules.

Each module consists of four elements:

•The 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 one “flexible week” (the flex week) during which students only have to sit one examination, giving 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 examinations and travel back to the place of residence of the student.

Every module thus lasts 14 weeks.

Each academic year thus consists of 3 learning modules, as well as a summer and winter vacation for the holidays.

Summer break should be around eight weeks, winter break around two, depending on the calendar year. For internal organisational 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.

At EDU, you work in teams of up to 6 students, and enjoy virtual classes with maximum 20 colleagues.

Our students mostly use Airbnb. However, some teaching hospitals also have limited number of accommodation possibilities on site.


EDU. A Degree Smarter, through Digital Education Holdings Ltd, was accredited on June 28th, 2018 as an Institution of Higher Education under the Maltese Education Act with license number 2018-10 by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education (NCFHE).

In parallel, DEH’s has accredited a selection of degree programmes and awards at various levels. Notably, the “Bachelor of Medicine” was accredited by the National Commission for Further and Higher Education within the European Qualifications Framework, followed by the “Masters of Medicine” in 2019, together constituting EDU’s Degree in Medicine.

With a three-year Bachelor followed by a consecutive two-year master’s degree in Medicine, the Degree in Medicine is comprised of a total of at least 5,500 hours of combined theoretical education and practical clinical training, its certification of at least 300 ECTS fully complies with the relevant European requirements.

Successfully graduating with a Master’s Degree in Medicine entitles you to apply for approbation to work as a physician throughout Europe, including in Germany.

Once you successfully earn the Degree in Medicine, you will be issued a certificate, in accordance with Article 24 of the Directive 2005/36/EG.

With this, you will apply for approbation at your local Bezirksregierung, following their listed instructions.

Medical training completed after 1976 in one of the member states of the EU or the EEA is regarded as comparable to German training. In the case of Member States which joined later, the starting date of the training after accession must be taken into account, § 3 (2) BÄO. Then the procedure of automatic recognition according to Directive 2005/36f/EC applies.

This is the case for EDU, which is based in Malta, a full member of the European Union. EDU, licensed as an Institute of Higher Education by the NCHFE, operates its teaching under supervision of Maastricht University and offers a Degree in Medicine comprising of over 300 ECTS points earned along more than 5,500 theoretical and practical learning hours. Hence the programme fulfils all requirements set by the EU for protected professions as of Directive 2005/36/EC applies.


The standard tuition fee we charge is 19.500 EUR per academic year and includes access to the digital campus and the clinical rotations. Our Tuition and Fees regulation provides a full picture of which other non-recurring fees exist – such as the matriculation fee.

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

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.

CHANCEN eG has the following parameters for students applying for an Income Share Agreement ISA 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

•Annual Minimum Income Threshold (Net): 21.000€

For more information and to start your application for financial support from CHANCEN eG, please visit 

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