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Apply for a licence to practise medicine


If you want to work as a doctor in Germany, you need a separate professional qualification - the license to practice medicine or the professional license. The approbation represents the higher-quality professional license.
The approbation is subject to various requirements relating to the successful completion of studies in Germany or an equivalent training qualification abroad, to the knowledge of the German language required for the exercise of the profession as well as the personal and health suitability for the exercise of the profession.

  • Successfully completed studies in SaxonyAnhalt
  • Or after completing the training abroad , an equivalent level of training as well as personal suitability

You can request an overview of the documents required for the granting of a licence from the State Examination Office for Health Professions.

EUR 120 to 265.

In addition, there are costs for the delivery of the license.


Note: The application for admission to the state examination, in the case of medical studies in Germany, must have been received by the competent authority under state law by 10 January or 10 June.

The competent authority will confirm that your application and documents have arrived after a maximum of one month. If the documents are complete, the procedure will take a maximum of 3 months.

The State Examination Office for Health Professions of the State Administration Office of Saxony-Anhalt is responsible for issuing licences in Saxony-Anhalt.

If you have already obtained a vocational qualification as a doctor abroad, you can find further information on the federal government's website.

 If you want to practice the profession of a doctor, dentist, pharmacist, psychological psychotherapist or child and adolescent psychotherapist abroad, a "Certificate of Good Standing" is usually required. This certificate is also issued by the State Examination Office for Health Professions, provided that you last worked in your profession in Saxony-Anhalt.

Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Integration of the State of Saxony-Anhalt

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