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Medicine Specialization

Medicine Specialization in Germany

Physicians with degrees from non-EU countries need a license to practice their profession as well as physicians trained in Germany.
 Those who have advanced to a specialist for a specific area of specialization also require recognition of their foreign specialized medical training. Studying medicine in Germany is complicated. It differs from all other programs you need to study, since you will be working and your university will be a clinic or medical university. To study medicine several stages you should pass, because the German education system in regards to medicine has strict laws. In this case you should be supported by a professional team.WE WILL HELP YOU MEET THE REQUIREMENTS

Why Medicine in Germany?

Ability to find a satisfying job


In hospitals, generally as an employee in their own medical practice

The starting salary for an employee in large group practices is around 49.000 euro, which is around 60.000 dollars per year.

Doctors are paid more than graduates of any other academic discipline.

Doctors Income in Germany in 2018

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Specialized Medicine in Germany

Specialized medicine in Germany will not be studied at the university.

Duration: 5 to 6 years

Place: clinic of the university

Working as assistant doctor

A Rise in the number of foreign doctors

  • 41.658 foreign doctors in 2016.
  • The number of foreign physicians in 1993was 10275.
  • From 2015to 2016, there was an increase in foreign doctors by almost 10 percent from 2.943 to 4.117 foreign doctors.
  • Most of the growth was actually from Syria in 2016 with 746 more doctors.

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Approbation Requirements

All applicants with 6 years General or specialized medicine from outside Germany need to make approbation in Germany.

Approbation Requirements:

  • Five courses in German:   A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1
  • Each course consists of 100 – 200 hours.
  • Finishing A1 – B1 in Lebanon.
  • Finishing  B2 – C1 in Germany.
  • Finishing  B2-Medizin – C1-Medizin in Germany.
  • C1 exam at medical chamber.

Approbation Types

One to one approbation:

The education from most EU Countries will be recognized as being equivalent  to the German medical education and the applicant aquires the approbation.

Approbation equivalent to the German medical education system:

The education from non EU countries will be tested according to the equivalency. If your education is not equivalent to the German system, then you will get a job search permit for two years. In these 2 years you have to make the Gleichwertigkeitsprüfung (equivalency exams for approbation).

Visa Type

Visa for Recognition of Medical Qualifications Besheid (§ 17 a)


  • Letter from approbation office about differences in recognition
  • Motivation letter and CV
  • General Medicine certificate
  • Registration for B2 and C1 in Germany
  • Job permit
  • Language min. B1
  • Financial Proof

Our  Services

First Consulting Meeting

The first step to our service is the first consulting meeting. In this meeting, we first get to know the applicant and we evaluate his application. In addition, the applicant will receive the following services during the meeting:

  • Advice on opportunities and possibilities
  • Advice on visa requirements
  • Information about the labor market.
  • Creation of a work plan
  • Information about costs and financing options
  • Advice on the recognition process


Assistance in Preparing the necessary Documents

  • We advise and support you in putting together all the documents that are required for the recognition and application of the visa.
  • In addition, we take on the many cases of translation and legalization of documents for various authorities.


Support in applying for recognition

With authorization from you, the application for recognition of qualifications will be submitted to the recognized authority in the federal state in which you would like to work and live in the future. This service also includes all communications, forwarding of the required documents, and payment of the recognition fees.


Teaching German A1-B2

In cooperation with WTG Academy, our customers attend German courses A1 to B2 online from all over the world. Each course lasts 2 months and is taught in small groups of up to 8 people. This means that you have the opportunity to complete all the required language skills during the recognition phase within eight months.


Profiling in German

  • Cover letter:
  • Application photo and profile photo:
  • A professional application photo


Applying for a job (If necessary)*

    Applying for a job in Germany is not an easy step for a foreign applicant. Many German employers avoid hiring qualified employees from abroad due to the complicated formality and bureaucratic measures. Due to our eight years of experience in mediating between foreign countries and Germany, our team can overcome this hurdle for both parties.


    Applying for Work permit (If necessary)


    Applying for Approbation/recognition and follow-up


    Finding the correct language school

    The WIG team will find you the perfect courses suiting your job, wherein in these classes, you will achieve language proficiency and a wide range of your job terminology.


    Coaching and Preparation for interviews

      Our team will hold various conversations with you to discover your strengths and preferences. In the course of the process, various skills are trained, your preferences are taken into account in the application process, your strengths are highlighted so that you can present yourself confidently during the visa or work interview and successfully complete the interview.


      Assistance in applying for a visa

      Applying for a visa is not an easy matter. In order for the application to be successful, the documents when submitting the application should be complete and tidy. Therefore, a lot of preparations should be made beforehand. We support our customers in 1. Appointments 2. Submission of financial securities such as opening a blocked account, issuing a guarantee, etc. 3. Put all the necessary documents together in two or three copies. 4. Prepare for the interview. If necessary, acceleration of the skilled worker's procedure Tracking the visa application in the event of a delay.


      Managing your stay in Germany

      Anyone who wants to start his life in Germany will face at the beginning huge bureaucratic challenges. His stay in Germany has to be well organized from the beginning, otherwise, his stay will turn into a nightmare. Everything starts with the accommodation. Accommodation is required before entering Germany. Without accommodation, you can literally do nothing in Germany. So that our customers can concentrate on the essentials. We offer the following services:


      Advice on applying for funding for the courses for equivalency measures

      The equivalency courses have certain requirements and are usually expensive, but there are several funding options. We also look after you during your stay in Germany so that you can have your qualifications recognized quickly. That is why we offer you the following services: Application for participation in the equivalency measures Application for funding opportunities.


      Applying for Gastarzt position or trainee



      Profiling in German

      • Cover letter:
      • In addition to the résumé, a perfect cover letter is the business card for every successful application, after which the staff will decide in less than 2 minutes whether your application should be forwarded or canceled.
      • Application photo and profile photo:
      • An application photo shouldn't be like a normal photo on Facebook or Instagram. Different rules apply here. After the Moto, the first impression counts. If the recruiter finds an applicant unsympathetic when looking at the photo, then he has bad cards to be judged completely objectively. We advise you to take a professional photo with a photographer in this matter so that your photo conveys the trustworthiness and the feeling of togetherness and no strangeness, aggression, chaos, sexual attractiveness.


      Job Placement

      • In the case of applying for a visa for the recognition of qualifications, job placement is not necessary. In many cases, it is enough to show efforts to work in a certain state. We show these efforts by submitting applications for recruitment to many employers.

      Our team has numerous contacts in his network, which are regularly maintained. Our customers, therefore, benefit not only from visible job advertisements but also from positions that are internally allocated or communicated via our network.

      Our Job-Placement-Process includes:

      • Contacting our partners.
      • Contacting industries.
      • Searching on job-hunting sites.
      • Searching on social platforms.
      • Contacting companies
      • Contacting hospitals.
      • Contacting clinics.


      Manage your stay in Germany

      • Finding accommodation.
      • Pick-up from airport.
      • Translation the rooms contract.
      • Arranging German telephone number.
      • Support and take an appointment for registration at foreigners' registration office.
      • Staying with you two days and driving you to your new working place/ university or language school, banks shopping, etc.
      • Support in opening a new account.
      • Support in registration in Germany
      • Support in unlocking your blocked account.