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Frequently asked questions

Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about studying medicine at our Kassel School of Medicine.

About studying at the Kassel School of medicine

  • Early contact with patients already in the first academic year
  • A bilingual study programme taking place in Great Britain and Germany
  • Small learning groups allow effective learning and teaching
  • Double full registration for Great Britain and the Commonwealth States plus Germany and the European Union
  • Contact with two health systems and cultures

Yes. After successful conclusion of the study programme and the Foundation Year our students receive the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) of the GMC accredited University of Southampton and the full GMC registration. This stands for an indicator of a highly qualified doctor worldwide  and certifies the equivalency of the Hessische Landesamt für Gesundheit und Pflege (HLfGP).

Yes. By taking part in the british study programme BM(EU) students are matriculated at the University of Southampton.

The BM(EU) study programme always starts in September of each year.

The KSM study programme is 5 study years plus one Foundation Year. 

There are no semesters when studying at the KSM but study years. Each study year is a complete calendar year and begins in August/September. 

Yes. Yearly exams usually may be repeated once. In case the second examination is not passed either, the complete study year needs to be repeated. 

Yes. Each study year may usually be completed twice to be passed successfully.

The study years 1 and 2 take place in Southampton and our students complete these years and all exams at the university. With the beginning of the third study year it is only necessary/possible to travel to Southampton and take part there.

Admission and application

The application period is from April until the end of May each year. During the application period the KSM application form is available on our homepage.

Approximately two weeks after the application period has come to an end we invite to our Selection Days at the end of June. After the KSM Selection Days the confirmations and rejections are sent to our applicants by mid July.

All admission criteria are available on our homepage.

To apply for a place to study the application form, the CV, your motivational letter, an ID document and all school reports and certificates are necessary.

In case final school reports are not available yet please add your expected grades into the application form. School reports and certificates may be handed in later and instead supply the last two interim and final reports.

Capacities for this study programme in each single module are limited, therefore a lateral entry to the Kassel School of Medicine is not possible. All students should have the chance to complete their study from beginning until the end. Possible places becoming vacant can not be filled since the english medical studies significantly differ from the six year European medical studies in regards to the didactic approach, content and structure and examination modalities.

All questions in regards to visa matters can be answered by the Southampton Visa Team. Please do contact them via Mail visa(at) or use visit their website.

Very good language skills in German and English are required at the beginning of the studies. 

Very good language skills in German and English on C1 level are required to study at the KSM.

Yes. If German is not mother tongue and a German schooling of 10 years can not be provided a language certificate (level C1) needs to be provided or scheduled with the application.

Yes. If English is not mother tongue and a German schooling of 10 years can not be provided a language certificate (level C1) needs to be provided or scheduled with the application.

We prefer the Deutsch als Fremdsprache Test (TestDaF) with at least TDN 4 level or the C1 Certificate of the Goethe-Institute.

We prefer the IELTS (academic). A result of 7.0 needs to be accomplished in the overall grade and in all subareas. Different test proofing at least the equivalent level to C1 of Gemeinsamer Europäischer Referenzrahmen (CEFR) may be recognised as well. In case of specific questions please do contact the University of Southampton directly or have a look at Band H in the list

As in German study programmes a nursing internship of 3 months (90 days) or an apprenticeship  in a nursing sector prior to the study but at latest until the start of year 3 in Kassel are necessary in order to ensure authorisation in Germany. At least one part of this internship needs to be a continuous 3 week block. The remaining internship days can be handled more flexible.

We remommend to do the 3 months (90 days) nursing internship prior to studying. Otherwise it needs to be certified before starting study year 3.

Yes. A voluntary year as school or emergency paramedic may be accepted as nursing internship in case you have acquired nursing experience such as personal hygiene,  serving meals, supporting mobility etc.

Costs and financing

Currently the study fees are 18.000,- Euro per study year.

Applications for a place to study at the KSM are free of cost.

There are no fees for tests/exams in the individual study years.

Our study fees cover teaching costs but do not include accomodation, living and travel expenses.

Our study fees are identical for study years 1-5.

The study fees defined in the study contract may not be adjusted but will stay unchanged.

KSM students have confirmed that living costs in Southampton usually come up to about 800 Pound per month. After shifting into the third study year in Kassel those costs should be less. 

In year 1 a fee-based accomodation in one of the University of Southampton halls will be provided. With the beginning of study year 2 our students take care of their accomodation themselves.

For year 3-5 students receive semester tickets covering the greater area of Kassel.

There is no reason against working part-time if you fully complete your study and it does not interfere with mandatory attandance in a clinic or a lecture.

There are a few options for financing studies: