Post graduation courses after MBBS is always a point of worry for Indian doctors. On looking for alternative solutions, they literally have to decide to pursue Medical PG abroad. And at their age, probably, settle down abroad as a MD / MS! One of such destinations where the Indian doctors prefer to pursue medical post graduation in Germany.
Medical PG in Germany after MBBS in India is one of the best options among overseas medical PG options though it is quite complex. Post graduation after MBBS in Germany is pursued by many Indians who tried their best to crack AIPGMEE / NEET PG for 1-2 times and ultimately wished to move ahead by taking a bolder decision in the interest of their passion.
The program to become MD in Germany after MBBS in India is filled with quite a few challenges. First of all, you need to get in touch with the authentic, experienced and knowledgeable overseas education consultant who understands your needs well. The steps are well defined and it takes additional 2 years to study PG medicine in Germany though it ultimately gives an opportunity for PG in Germany.
GERMAN SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY:
There are many medical universities in Germany which surprisingly teach the entire MBBS course completely free of tuition fees. However, the roadmap to medical PG in Germany is under the German medical council and the medical universities of Germany do not come into the picture. An entire roadmap right up to Post Graduate medicine is smooth if you have studied the bachelor level in a medical university in Germany. However, if you are going for MD level directly after MBBS in India, it throws challenges in terms of language learning and the clarity in the system. Accordingly, we always convey to the MBBS aspirants in India to choose a ranked medical university of Germany for a roadmap right up to PG level.
In order to pursue PG in medicine in Germany, the students opt for these options in 2 different ways.
PREFERRED ROADMAP FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY:
The doctor would need minimum 6 -8 months prior to the departure to Germany. During this period, generally, the doctors clear A1 and A2 level of the German language. SM Abroad provides Free German Language Online classes for its registered students, due to the requirements being :-
|German Language B1||Telc B2 ,C2||Observership||Approbation System||Residency||Board Certified MD|
The students would have to manage the residency on their own immediately after the observer-ship and completion of the “Aprobation” application (Licensing) Since the student has completed 1 year of Masters program, the student is eligible for 18 months of work search permit officially. Our German office shall support you to get the required Residency but it cannot be guaranteed by us right from the beginning since it depends a lot on:
|APPROXIMATE COST TO PAY TO SM Abroad, GERMAN OFFICE|
|Sr. No.||Course||Fees (EUR)||Fees (INR)|
|1||Language Program (B1) in Germany||3,000||Rs. 225,000|
|2||Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin||6,000||Rs. 450,000|
|3||Hospital enrolment in Germany||1,500||Rs. 112,500|
|4||“Aprobationship” Service||7,860||Rs. 589,500|
|5||Exam Cost for Language & Clinical Exit Test||1,000||Rs. 75,000|
|TOTAL||EUR 19,360||Rs. 14,52,000|
*Add pre-departure costs charged by SM Abroad including travel costs. The above conversion from EUR to INR has been done at a rate of 1 EUR = INR 75. The rates varies constantly.
You must note that you need to open a Blocked account in your own name in a German Bank for an amount of EUR 8,640. This money would be utilized for your living cost for the first year in Germany.
The Visa issuance could be a problem for few people who are not well prepared. Accordingly, SM Abroad has designed a more concrete roadmap for post graduation in medicine in Germany. The alternative route provides higher stability and guarantee of the whole program having and fixes every loose end. The costs go up by almost 15 Lacs in this care due to an additional Non-Clinical degree.
Few advantages remain if you take an alternative roadmap for 1 year Masters degree in healthcare. instead of only going directly for TELC B2 and C1 level language program. (Taught in English language) During this period, doctors from India can learn the German language up to TELC C1 level while going through the Master level program (It is an upgraded course from MPH – Masters in Public Health since the financial and accounting part to run a hospital is also taught). This roadmap makes them strong contender as well as gives an opportunity for them to remain connected with many hospitals.
|Masters In Public Health||German Language B1||Telc B2,C1||Observership||Approbation System||Residency||Board Certified MD|
So within first 2 years, the doctor completes 4 programs to be eligible for Medical PG in Germany :
On completion of 1 year Masters program, the Indian doctor can receive the work search permit (Visa extension) for 18 months. This is a standard immigration rule for those who complete the Masters level degree (MHM or MIB) achieved in Germany. The rule allows you to stay back in Germany for this period. SM Abroad ensures that the “Approbation” application to issue a license by the German medical authorities is done successfully through its office in Germany. However, the student needs to ensure clearing of the language level as described above in order to pursue PG medicine in Germany.
Based on the recommendation letter received from the doctor while doing the observership and the personal interview at the hospital, the doctor could pursue his residency (Minimum 3 years – but depends on the specialization) in a German hospital. At the end of the residency, he is eligible for the Board certified MD degree by German medical council.
A standard cost of the 1 year Masters program (Non-Clinical) in Germany would be EUR 20,000 per year. Few lower graded private universities also provide options starting from EUR 13,000 per year. This cost apart from the living cost in Germany to the tune of EUR 8,000 would be extra. However, if you are confident, do not spend this extra money. Go for the observership directly once you reach a higher German language proficiency.
Our services include the support to apply you for Work Search Visa to the relevant department in Germany.
You may create a PLAN B in case you are not able to get the residency leading to post graduation in Germany after MBBS. Immediately after the observership, the doctor can get a job in the hospital towards management work. You can continue the application for the clinical residency. This gives huge back-up for the doctor and ensures the immigration if required. Further, the cost during the first 2 years of the program is reimbursed in the next 1 to 2 years of residency. The net cost to received MD is ZERO!
|COST OF MASTERS (MHM + MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY)*|
|Sr. No.||Course||Fees (EUR)||Fees (INR)|
|1||Masters Program in Healthcare Management||12,300||Rs. 922,500|
|2||Language Program (A2-B1) in Germany||3,000||Rs. 2,25,000|
|3||Language Program TELC B2 & TELC C1 separately in Berlin||6,000||Rs. 450,000|
|4||Finalizing the Observer-ship||1500||Rs. 112,500|
|5||“Aprobationship” Service*||7860||Rs. 589,500|
|TOTAL||EUR 30,660||Rs. 22,99,500|
|6||Blocked account in your name||EUR 8,640||Rs. 648,000|
|7||Exam Cost for TELC B2 and TELC C1||EUR 1000||Rs. 75,000|
*Add pre-departure costs charged by SM Abroad including travel costs.
SM Abroad SERVICES CHARGES FOR MEDICAL PG IN GERMANY PROGRAM:
The whole process of application documents is handled for you by SM Abroad after due counseling & admission. Following services are provided by SM Abroad (Indian and German) offices:
In all, the doctor can get the language proficiency and Medical license to work in a German hospital. A Masters degree in Healthcare Management allows the student to stay in Germany for 18 more months. Board certified residency with stipend leading to master in medicine in Germany is available at Rs. 27 Lacs. MD / MS in Germany can be done in your chosen field or branch or specialization. However, learning a language to the expected proficiency level. Also completing the process as per the dynamic German medical council is an extra challenge. Now compare Rs. 2 to 3 Crores of expenses Vs. above achievements!
The total process for Medical PG in Germany takes around 1 year and an expense of around Rs. 25 Lacs to complete the Study Medical PG in Germany after MBBS in India On completion of the observership in the hospital, the doctor expects to get placement in the same hospital for the residency. As per the rules of the German medical council, the doctor would have to proceed for the board or university certified degree.
Fortunately for Indian doctors, MCI recognizes many German medical universities providing MD / MS programs. You may check the list of such universities. You may prefer the PG seat at the hospitals affiliated to these boards or universities. However, one must note that it is not necessary that just because you have become eligible for the PG seat in these universities. The success in getting the PG seat depends on many factors such as:
You may check The list of MCI approved MD / MS programs in Germany.
Those who wish to settle down in Germany may understand the income structure in Germany after MD / MS course abroad. On an average, the doctor would earn Rs. 75 Lacs per annum towards salary from the hospital as MD / MS in Germany. Many Indian doctors have opted for this route to PG after MBBS in India. An added advantage of low cost and a guaranteed observership in German hospitals made MD medicine in Germany program popular among Indian doctors.