German for doctors

This modular course for further education is aimed at participants who seek to work as medical doctors in a hospital.

The demand for well-trained doctors keeps growing. According to “Deutsche Gesundheitsnachrichten” (German Health News) Germany will lack 110,000 medical doctors by 2030. That’s why well-trained doctors with a foreign qualification stand very good chances to find attractive jobs in a German hospital.

In order to work as a doctor in Germany, you will also need sufficient language skills. The Medical Association of Lower Saxony in Hanover conducts the Specialist Language Examination for foreign doctors.

Please find more information at the

Medical Association of Lower Saxony

We will prepare you for this exam.

Our modules are geared to the current linguistical and communicative needs in hospital operations. The modules build on each other and cannot be booked separately.

Target group: Medical doctors with a university degree


  • Specialist Language Examination at the Medical Association of Lower Saxony in Hanover
  • Confirmation of Internship: Confirmation of a medical internship in a doctor’s office or the University Medical Center Goettingen (optional)
  • Course certificate: Certificate of successfully completing the Specialist Language course with an assessment of written proficiency: Auditory comprehension, grammar, written communication (discharge letter with handover mail), as well as oral proficiency: anamnesis interview, informing relatives (in preparation for the “Telc B2/C1 Medizin”-exam)
    In case a participant does not pass the class (score < 50%), he will receive a certificate of participation.


for participation in the main course:

  • Deutsch für Ärzte - BewerbungstrainingMedical university degree

  • Deutschkurse für Ärzte - VermittlungLicence to practice medicine in your country of origin

  • Deutsch für Ärzte - BeratungLinguistical requirements: B2-certificate
    or ISM placement-test

Teaching time (on-site lessons):

Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 13:00

Self-study, supported by a trainer with additional online materials:

Ca. 2 h per day


target group

Odile Ullner Director of Deutsch for Docs explains the course plan and life in Germany.

Wazeem Shahul from India, participant of the intensive course in Deutsch for Docs talks about his experience

Doctor Tenzil from India, a participant of the intensive course in Deutsch for Docs talks about his experience.

A participant of the intensive course in Deutsch for Docs from Nigeria talks about his experience.

Doctor Kobets from Ukraine, a participant of the intensive course in Deutsch for Docs talks about her experience.



  • Deutsch für Ärzte - BewerbungstrainingInternships in medical institutions:

    Unfortunately, we can not offer internships for organizational reasons

  • Deutschkurse für Ärzte - VermittlungSponsorship

    You may qualify for a training voucher (in accordance with SGB III/II) of the Arbeitsagentur (employment agency) See also
    Please talk to us – we will be happy to counsel you!

  • Deutsch für Ärzte - BeratungSupport finding a job:

    Application training; individual coaching; contact with hospitals in Lower Saxony;
    Coaching before job interviews

  • Deutsch für Ärzte - BeratungCoach:

    Experienced doctors and German-teachers with additional qualifications in
    „German for Medical Professionals“