Incoming – Studies at the MHB

Incoming – Studies at the MHB

We are pleased to learn that you are interested in performing part of your studies or a complete course of studies at the Brandenburg Medical School. For any questions in this context please contact the International Office.

Studiengänge

Medicine What the Brandenburg Medical School stands for is a concept of medicine by humans for humans. Our students are supposed to acquire not only science-based medical knowledge but in addition all competences and skills required for medical doctors. Our study course of medicine is a model curriculum. More
Psychology The degree programme of Psychology focusses on a holistic perspective of human perception, experience and behaviour and combines the conveyance of a broad basis of knowledge in psychology with practical work in the field of clinical psychology and psychotherapy. The programme is organised in the form of a Bachelor course (B.Sc.) and a Master course (M.Sc.). More

Programmes

You can apply for one of the following programmes:


 

General information

Coming to the MHB from another country, many things will be unfamiliar to you. On this page we have compiled essentials you need to know and observe – prior to and/or during your stay.

Semester dates

As a rule, a semester at German universities covers 13 to 14 weeks and concludes with an examination period of one to two weeks. The examination period is followed by lecture-free time. International students may use this time to explore the region or Germany, or travel through Europe.

For currently valid semester dates see here.

Study costs

The MHB charges tuition fees. For more details see the descriptions of individual degree programmes. In addition, enrolled students pay a contribution per semester of currently 230 € (semester ticket for public transport in Berlin and Brandenburg = 170 € plus social contribution = 60 €).

Accommodation

The MHB is not in a position to arrange accommodation for you but we cooperate closely with local partners. You will need to explore the housing market on your own initiative. Here you find some offers for accommodation.

Entry and visa

EU nationals – Students

As a student from an EU country you can enter Germany without a visa and do not need a residence permit, only an identity document issued in your home country. But you must register with the local registration authorities within 7 days after arrival in Germany. For this, you need a fixed address for an apartment or shared flat. Youth hostels or guest houses cannot be specified as places of permanent residence. For addresses and office hours of registration authorities see the websites of municipalities and districts.

If you plan to take up an employment, please contact the relevant immigration authorities in advance to enquire about requirements and procedures to observe.

EU nationals – Interns/trainees

As a rule, internships involve practical work and training at MHB clinics but no attendance at lectures; interns will therefore not be enrolled as students. This applies to internships in psychology and also to clinical traineeships and Practical Year tertials in medicine. As a consequence, interns do not obtain student status and are not entitled to semester tickets.

If you plan to take up an employment, please contact the relevant immigration authorities in advance to enquire about requirements and procedures to observe.

Non-EU nationals – Students

Before coming to Germany, non-EU nationals must apply for a visa to the German embassy or German consulate in their home country. Please bear in mind that processing can take up to 6-8 weeks approximately. For more information on application procedures please contact the relevant embassy. You find all important information about German agencies abroad on the website of the Foreign Office: Auswärtiges Amt.

There are some countries whose nationals may also apply for a residence permit after they have entered Germany. You find a list of these countries and additional information on application procedures on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

If you plan to take up an employment, please contact the relevant immigration authorities in advance to enquire about requirements and procedures to observe.

Non-EU nationals – Interns/trainees

Nationals from countries outside the EU (non-EU trainees/interns) require a visa to enter Germany. Please apply for a visa to the German embassy or German consulate in your home country prior to your trip to Germany. Please bear in mind that processing may take up to 6-8 weeks. For more information on application procedures please contact the relevant embassy.

Please note that you may apply for different visa types if you plan an internship (Schengen visa or national visa). You should enquire from the German embassy or consulate which kind of visa is appropriate in your case. This may depend, among other things, upon the duration of your internship in Germany or a possible extension at a later time. Please note that a tourist visa does not meet requirements of internships.

There are some countries whose nationals may also apply for a residence permit after they have entered Germany. You find a list of these countries and additional information on application procedures on the website of the German Academic Exchange Service: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD).

Prospective trainees in particular may encounter problems when applying for a residence permit or visa. You are therefore advised to contact the German embassy or consulate in any case before you travel to Germany to enquire about the documents you need to apply for a trainee visa in Germany.

If you plan to take up an employment, please contact the relevant immigration authorities in advance to enquire about requirements and procedures to observe.

Health insurance

Enrolment at the MHB is not possible without proof of health insurance. When taking out German or international health insurance, please request a membership or student certificate to be presented upon enrolment at the MHB. 

Leaving the MHB

We very much hope you enjoyed your stay at the MHB and can imagine coming back to Brandenburg at some time in the future. Please remember to return all borrowed items (such as transponders or key).

These are the documents to be issued by the university or institution where you spent your internship before you go home:

Buddy programme

Starting out at the university is exciting for all new students, and even more so for international students who may be challenged by language problems or cultural differences. The Buddy programme provides international students with a contact person for information, support and advice. Buddies have no official status; they are MHB student volunteers with an interest in cultures worldwide, and they want to make international students feel welcome at all MHB locations.

Registration as an international student

You will come to the MHB and would like to have (a) contact person(s) for support prior to your arrival? Please send the application form for the Buddy programme to international@mhb-fontane.de.

Studies abroad with child

We recommend international students with a child to enquire about individual arrangements with the MHB. Feel free to contact Dunja Bruch (mail: gleichstellung@mhb-fontane.de). For recommendations and exchange you may contact our student team „Studieren mit Kind“ (mail: studieren-mit-kind@mhb-fontane.de), or see here.

Language

The language of instruction at the MHB is German. You need a good command of the German language to follow lessons and to interact with patients.

If you come to the MHB for an internship (except a Practical Year tertial) or a research period, German language skills are not obligatory but desirable.

The MHB currently does not offer German language courses. But such courses may be attended at institutes in Brandenburg (TU Brandenburg, VHS Brandenburg) and Berlin.