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)
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
•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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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;
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.
For English, a minimum proficiency of B2 is required, which can be validated during the interview phase or with an English language certificate.
For English, we accept:
- TOEIC:400-485 (listening), 385-450 (reading)
- City and Guilds:Communicator
- Cambridge Exam:CAE (45–59) / FCE grade B or C / PET Pass with Distinction
- British general qualifications:GCE A-Level (known as A2)
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. This test measures the learning ability or general mental ability by means of mathematical, verbal, and visual-spatial material.
Here you can have a look at a mock test – please choose the Intellectual Competence Screening Test.
The test will be conducted in the English language and takes 30 minutes. You should however reserve an additional 15 minutes to get set up. 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.
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. We have available various locations throughout Germany. 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.
ACCREDITATION AND RECOGNITION
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). The NCHFE has been replaced by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) as of January 2021.
In parallel, DEH’s has accredited a selection of degree programmes and awards at various levels. Notably, the “Bachelor of Medicine” was accredited within the European Qualifications Framework, followed by the “Masters of Medicine” in 2019, together constituting EDU’s programme in Medicine.
With a 3-year Bachelor followed by a consecutive 2.5 Master’s in Medicine, the programme 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 334 ECTS fully complies with the relevant European requirements.
Successfully graduating with a Master’s in Medicine entitles you to apply for approbation to work as a physician throughout Europe, including in Germany.
Once you successfully completed the programme 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 MFHEA, operates its teaching under supervision of Maastricht University and offers a programme in Medicine comprising of over 334 ECTS points earned along more than 5,500 theoretical and practical learning hours.
Completing EDU’s Bachelor and Masters of Medicine entitles the holder to apply for approbation throughout the EU. EDU’s programme in medicine has been designed to fulfil the requirements to practice as a physician within Europe, including in Germany, in accordance with the EU Directive 2005/36/EG.
The Medical Council of Malta is the competent authority for conferring the certificate of equivalence and conformity of the medical programme, amounting to automatic recognition of the degree within Europe. Presently, EDU is in discussions with the Medical Council for securing automatic recognition. You may consult with the Medical Council of Malta directly.
Meanwhile, in order to pursue a license to practice medicine, graduates should apply for individual recognition with the competent local authorities within the desired European Member states.
TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS
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.
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 a payment of 100€. Repayments are only made after graduation when students annual gross income is 27.000€ 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 programme
•Maximum funding available: 45.000 Euro
•Repayments are income-based and paid over 8 years following graduation
•Annual Minimum Income Threshold (Gross): 27.000€
For more information and to start your application for financial support from CHANCEN eG, please visit www.chancen-eg.de/en/partner/edu
The goal of the EDU Excellence Scholarship is to support students who embody the values we seek to see in the next generation of medical practitioners and who are committed to contributing to the development of EDU as an institution.
This scholarship is granted for one year covering up to 50% of total tuition costs. Students can re–apply after each academic year.
Anyone who has received a study offer from EDU is eligible to apply, as well as existing students. However, only the top 30% of applicants in a given cohort will be considered for the EDU Excellence Scholarship, which is based on the combined online test and interview scores.
The EDU Excellence Scholarship recipient:
- Is an outstanding student within their peer group at EDU from an academic standpoint
- Lives the values of a great medical professional, demonstrating dedication to patient care
- Fosters a spirit of camaraderie and generosity, engaging in healthy collaborative learning and supporting their peer groups where possible
- Represents EDU with pride within and without
If you have received a study offer from EDU, you can apply for the EDU Excellence Scholarship. Application is done to admissions via email by submitting an application essay.
Candidates for the EDU Excellence Scholarship display a commitment to the medical profession and the medical community. Thus, adding to the documents you have already submitted with your student application, we want to get to know you better in an essay of maximum of 1,000 words. The essay should address one or several of the following questions:
- Why did you choose to pursue a medical professional and how you aspire to contribute to this field?
- During your time as an EDU Student, how do you plan to contribute to the development of our institution?
With the application in hand, the EDU Excellence Scholarship committee shall meet 4 weeks prior to the study start date and make a decision on whether the application has been successful and the amount of tuition rebate that will be granted, which can be up to 50% of total tuition costs. The submitted essay and performance during the admissions process will factor into the decision.
While this scholarship is granted for one year, you will have the opportunity to apply for it after every academic year.
Applicants can apply for the EDU Excellence Scholarship only after they have received a study offer to study in a programme with EDU. Hence, we recommend that applicants apply early to study with EDU and ensure to move through the admissions phases quickly.
All in all, applicants wishing to be considered for this scholarship are advised to apply at least 8 weeks before the desired start date and to move ahead in the admissions process diligently.
EDU scholarship awards students who demonstrate good academic standing and voluntarily support the development of the institution. Of course, every student has their own way of contributing to the development of the institution. Examples of “good EDU citizen behaviour” are:
- Peer Mentorship: Participating in peer mentorship activities and contributing to the value-driven development of the student community
- Institutional Development: Collaborating with EDU staff on the improvement of its academic programmes and student experience through an honest and constructive feedback dialogue
- Student Outreach: Supporting EDU student outreach, including such activities as participating in Virtual Open Days, supporting applicants in their decision-making process by answering questions, representing EDU at events and in the media
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