Financing medical studies abroad

MUDr. Andreas Zehetner

MUDr. Andreas Zehetner

CO-Founder of futuredoctor

Reading time: 2 Minuten
Last updated: 4 June 2024

☝️ The most important facts in brief

  • Due to the limited number of study places in Germany, studying medicine abroad is a good way to fulfil your dream of a career as a doctor after all.
  • High tuition fees, the move and, in some cases, the higher cost of living are considered considerable financial hurdles.
  • Fortunately, there are some good funding options such as BAföG abroad, a student loan or scholarships.

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The often high tuition fees, cost of living and other financial aspects mean that Medical studies abroad well thought-out planning. Students should therefore be well informed about the various options available for financing their studies. A student loan, BAföG abroad or a subsidy from a Scholarship are some of the most frequently used options.

Are you interested in studying medicine?

We will be happy to advise you on your options free of charge To study medicineWe can also advise you about studying medicine in another EU country, which is fully recognised in Germany.

Together for success - futuredoctor and studying medicine abroad

Do you want to study medicine abroad and are looking for the most suitable university for you and don't really know where to start looking for the right country and a good university? futuredoctor is happy to support you!

Besides the Student advisory service In addition to selecting the university and accompanying you to the desired on-site appointments, futuredoctor also offers support during the application process and preparation for possible aptitude tests, as well as orientation at the place of study - including the search for accommodation! Get your application quickly and easily free info pack!

What costs do you have to plan for studying medicine abroad?

Before you can think in detail about how you will finance your studies abroad, it is important to know exactly how much it will cost. Don't calculate too tightly here and be sure to plan a buffer for unforeseen expenses.

The main costs of studying abroad are made up of the following factors:

  • Tuition fees
  • Cost of living
  • Study supplies such as books and equipment
  • Rental costs for flat or hall of residence

Take a close look at all your study costs in advance, consider where you can make savings and then think about the amount you need. This will enable you to find more targeted ways to solve the problem of financing.

Tuition fees are often a major cost factor

In Germany, tuition fees are comparatively moderate, whereas abroad considerable amounts can be incurred for each semester of medical studies. The resulting financial burden that medical students have to factor in amounts to around 5,000 to 10,000 euros per semester, depending on the university.

The costs for futuredoctor

We realise that our placement fee is a lot of money for most medical students. As we want to create the best conditions for you to study abroad, we not only support you in obtaining a study place for Human Medicine or other medical study programmes such as Veterinary medicine, Pharmacy or Dentistrybut also during your studies. Feel free to talk to our advisors if you are worried about financing. We can certainly find a solution that is suitable for you and your studies.

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