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Medicine, English (Hamburg, Germany) – acronym MEH; location: UMFST-UMCH branch

Degree awarded
Doctor of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine in English, Medicine, English (Hamburg, Germany), George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureş, 38 Gheorghe Marinescu Street, 540142, Târgu Mureş, Romania

Deans office tel: +40 265-215 551 extension 173

Deans office fax: +40 265-210 407

E-mail addresses

Type of course
Full time

Language of tuition

Length of course
6 years

Date of commencement
The academic year contains 2 semesters (fall and spring), and it starts in September.

Application deadline
The application deadline for each year is 31st of July.

Class size
The class size for the 1st year is 200 students for the campus in Hamburg.

Cost / fees
Medicine, English (Hamburg, Germany) – acronym MEH: information about tuition fee -

Student grants / Financial assistance
The achievement grants awarded by UMFST G.E. Palade of Târgu Mureş ̧ are:
1.) Scholarships of excellence: awarded to students who finished with an average of 10.00 two consecutive years.
2.) Scientific performance scholarships: are awarded through Junior Research Academy.
3.) Didactic achievement scholarships: are awarded to the best students in the year/ series, provided the weighted average is at least 9.75, calculated after the summer session of examinations;
4.) Merit scholarships: are allocated according to study programmes, study years and teaching lines, directly proportional to the total number of students; are granted to students from years II-VI who at the end of the summer session of examination have the weighted average over 8.00; if two students with the same weighted average apply for a scholarship

UMFST does not offer accommodation for international students.

Exchange partner schools
International students of UMFST could take part to Erasmus+ program of mobilities for study or internship, starting from the second year of study.

Student profile
International students: - Within the faculty of medicine in English, international student are enrolled from the following 77 countries on both campuses: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cyprus, Colombia, Congo, South Korea, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Estonia, Eswatini, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Libya, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Netherlands, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Syria, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, U.K., U.S.A., Uganda, Hungary, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

Ratio of Men / Women - For the campus in Hamburg, in 2022-2023, we had a grand total of students – 537 out of which 304 are women. The grand total for the Faculty of Medicine in English is 1215 out of which 620 are women. The ratio of Men is 49%, and the ration of women 51%.

Age range - from 19-35 years.

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine in English
Assoc. Prof. Simona Mureş an MD, Phd

Contact details for application
For the program of study: Medicine, English (Hamburg, Germany) campus Hamburg (MEH):
University Targu Mureş Medical Campus Hamburg - UMCH
Albert-Einstein-Ring 11-15
22761 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0) 40-2093485-00
Fax.: +49 (0) 40-2093485-09

George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureş - Hamburg Campus, Germany


George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureş (UMFST) is an emblematic institution of the Romanian national higher education system, which provides academic training in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine in English, the youngest administrative structure within the institution which has been founded in 2019, places in the center of its actions the training of the future doctors with skills perfectly adapted to international health systems.

The educational offer of the Faculty of Medicine in English represents an important part in the general framework of the Romanian higher education and contributes significantly to the diversification of the specialized training in the health field.





Study Programs

Duration of studies
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Starting time

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Medicine, English, Hamburg (MEH)

6 years
360 ECTS





full time







Within the MEDICINE study programs, the courses are conducted in English. The 6 years of studies end with the Graduation Exam, after which the bachelor's degree is obtained and the Doctor-Medic/Physician title is offered.

The postgraduate training of graduates of the Faculty of Medicine in English can be continued by:
  • residency programs and postgraduate courses
  • master's degree programs
  • doctoral training in the field of Medical Sciences

UMFST has among its main objectives the initiation of international partnerships and cooperations in order to increase its visibility in the European academic landscape. In this regard, UMFST opened in 2019 a branch in Hamburg, Germany (UNIVERSITY TARGU Mureş MEDICAL CAMPUS HAMBURG / Universitätsmedizin Neumarkt am Mieresch Campus Hamburg - UMCH), which offers ideal conditions for teaching activities related to the study program Medicine, English, Hamburg (MEH).

Through this study program offered to students, and with the successful management of the two campuses from Târgu Mureș and Hamburg, the Faculty of Medicine in English represents a successful model that combines tradition with innovation, personal interactions with maximum exploitation of modern technical facilities and generosity with exigency.

The process of training students during the 6 years of study is synchronized with the final noble goal, it requires a lot of energy and involvement to overcome all the challenges, but the subsequent personal and professional satisfactions are unmatched.

If we add to all these elements described above the chance to meet a multicultural environment, in which international educational experiences are combined with the approach of the Romanian educational system, it means that the Faculty of Medicine in English represents an opportunity to become doctors for brave, motivated candidates, that have the chance to perform internationally in the chosen profession.

Admission requirements

The admission procedure covers the following stages:
  1. assessment of the personal statement submitted.

  2. assessment of the applicant’s former activities prior to the submission of the application

  3. (high school grades, extracurricular activities). Only the grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science, obtained during High School will be taken into consideration, according to the grid.

  4. A Skype interview for each applicant, which will be scheduled and announced in time. The purpose of the interview is the evaluation of the compatibility with the medical profession and the English Proficiency.

Other Programmes in English offered by George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science and Technology of Târgu Mureş

About George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mureş

For almost eight decades, George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Targu Mures, currently a landmark of national and international education and research institution, with study programs in Romanian, Hungarian and English, is a dynamic, powerful and fast developing university whose core values are professionalism, performance, and prestige.

The infrastructure together with the Center for Simulation and Practical Skills, Advanced Medical and Pharmaceutical Research Center, National Center for Applied Virtual Reality in Medicine UniX, Integrated Dental Centre, Integrated Pharmaceutical Center, along with experienced teaching staff from diverse areas in science and technology, and the remarkable sports facilities provide a modern educational process with complex activities. Moreover, our students enjoy the full support to develop their own scientific, multicultural, artistic and sports projects. Openness for international collaborations is a top priority.

The University constantly encourages and offers different opportunities for national and international mobility for students within the Erasmus+ Program. Nationally, this is the most successful one, with our university ranking first among the medicine and pharmacy universities in the country in terms of attracted funds with more than 1000 outgoing Erasmus students annually and 154 international cooperation agreements with European and international universities.

The number of international students has been continuously growing every year and this is primarily due to the positive feedback from the graduates, therefore, applicants choosing to study at our university come from all over the world. Internationalization is one of the prime concerns by which the University understood to capitalize on its strengths and to become a comprehensive European university.

The medical branch in Hamburg, Germany, testifies to its bold strategic vision in keeping with its major tenets of innovation and internationalization. Capitalizing on its strengths, the university has also accelerated its economic impact and its civic engagement.

The number of international students applying to English study programs George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureş has been continuously increasing every year and this is primarily due to the positive feedback from the University graduates, therefore, applicants choosing to study at our university come from all over the world: Germany, Italy, Hungary, Austria, Sweden, Finland, Norway, USA, Israel, India, South America as well as African countries.

Since 2016, an extensive project of curricular reform has been implemented in George Emil Palade University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureş, its main target being a student-centered education and maximum development of the students’ and graduates’ practical and communication skills. This curricular reform strategy has three major components: adapting the curriculum to current standards of medical education, a student-centered teaching system, and students’ unitary assessment within the same undergraduate program.

In partnership with the IBM Corporate Service Corps, UMFST Târgu Mureş has designed an innovative concept entitled the “Smart University”, which aims to develop an integrated plan for the modernization of university IT systems through the development of the existing e-UMFST platform as well as identification and implementation of new artificial intelligence technologies such as Cognitive Computing and Internet of Things associated with Cloud Computing, Digital Storage, Paperless Office, and Software as a Service.

This concept targets optimization of academic management, students’ teaching and assessment strategies as well as access to the virtual world, which represents the future of scientific and academic resources of our university.

Through history, tradition, professionalism, performance, and prestige manifested over the decades, ”George Emil Palade” University of Medicine, Pharmacy, Science, and Technology of Târgu Mureş is different and unique, which is why the motto of institutional development it has assumed and which best represents it is: E Pluribus Unum – One out of many!