Studying Medicine in English, in Europe

Students have been asking me about medicine study options in Europe, outside of the UK. While every country in Europe offers Medicine programs, there seems to be a lack of programs entirely taught in English in Western Europe e.g. France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain. Regardless of the language of instruction, entry is typically subject to a numerus clausus and an entry exam, and for non-EU citizens, the number of places might be even more limited. In Switzerland for instance, medicine courses are only open to Swiss nationals or permanent residents. In any case, competition for a place in medicine is generally fierce and students may want to consider ‘medicine-related’ options as a plan B such as Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Dietetics, Physical Therapy, etc.

The following Medicine programs may be suitable for English speakers. At least some basic knowledge of the language of the country is advisable for a smoother transition into the daily life.

In the Netherlands:

In Italy:

IMAT Admission entry test for Universities La Sapienza Rome, Milan and Pavia:

In Spain:

In Poland:

In Bulgaria:

In Ireland:

In Czech Republic:

In Hungary:

In Romania:

About melgyg

Global Nomads: * People with an international lifestyle, of multi-national background or living/working in more than one country * People who grew up in a country other than their own (a.k.a. Third Culture Kids) * Voluntary migrants who have chosen to leave their country of origin in order to live as foreigners in a new land (Extracted from Wikipedia). Having lived outside of my birth country and on several continents since 1984, I strive to help young global nomads develop their strengths and find study paths at universities around the world that might match their personal backgrounds, interests and goals. N.B.: I do not have any vested interest in any of the programs or institutions mentioned.
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9 Responses to Studying Medicine in English, in Europe

  1. thank you so much really needed this.

  2. Ricahrd says:

    Thank you for all those links.

  3. Sophie says:

    Hello to everyone who is currently looking for possibilities to study medicine in Europe. I am currently a student in the new medical university “Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität” in Krems, Austria. We are the first cohort studying here, and the system is completely new in Austria. The curriculum is divided into 2 parts

    1. English Bachelor in “Health Sciences”,3-year Program, BSc

    2. German Master in “Humanmedizin”, 3-year Program, finishing with the Dr. med. univ.

    Our first semester is coming to its ends and I am really happy to have gotten the chance to study in this absolutely amazing new university. The english language gives us the chance to study in an international environment, which prepares us for scientifically international careers. In addition, our small class of only 28 students allows us to interact and communicate with the lecturers and other students in a familiar and close environment.

    If you have any questions regarding the University or any other requests, feel free to contact me any time :)

    here is the official website of our university:

    Kind regards,

  4. Thank you for sharing valuable information. Nice post. I enjoyed reading this post. The whole blog is very nice found some good stuff and good information here Thanks..Also visit my page FMCG Companies jobs .

  5. Zenum says:

    Hey Sophie. Can I have some more info on it too please, and what are the entry requirements? Thank you

  6. Leon says:

    Great post!
    There is also a listing of European medical schools which offer programs in English (in MDIS which represents several of them) which can be helpful:

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