Facts & Figures

Germany (*UMCH)HungaryItaly
Tuition Fee
(*per semester, public univ.)
€3,000 - €14,000€4,500 - €8,500€360 - €4,000
Number of Spots
(*average range, per univ.)
30 - 100150 - 2009 - 40
Admission Test
(*public univ.)
Dec - May (*1 retake, Germany)Mar - Jun (*1 retake, Hungary)mid-Sep (*1 for all univ.)
Features
(*education, exams)
Prestigious, NO state examsExperiment-based, Strict FinalsTheory-based
Europe offers “Cheap & Good” education programs

Common Features

Just to give you a brief idea of pros and cons for both Italian and Hungarian medical universities, here we post two quick-fact-comparisons. In short, each has unique characteristics, which may appeal to you or not.

The most common features of EEMU (European English Medical Universities) are:

  1. 6-year programs
  2. taught in English
  3. accreditation by nearly the same countries worldwide
  4. with guaranteed EU accreditation and medical license
  5. USMLE preparatory/eligible programs

A. German English Medical University (*UMCH Hamburg campus, as of Jan 2020),

B. Italian Medical Universities (18 programs active, as of Jan 2020), or

C. Hungarian Medical Universities (4 universities with Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine, as of Jan 2020.)

 

Pros and Cons

Eventually, it is highly recommended to prepare “BOTH” countries due to the following reasons:

  1. Admission Subjects are similar (*if Italian candidates are well-prepared, they can apply for Hungarian exams more easily)
  2. Admission Timelines are different (*Feb-Jun for Hungarian while Italian exam is held in Sep; Italian private universities have exams in Feb – May)
  3. Italian universities are “far more competitive than Hungarian ones” (*take Hungarian universities to secure your position in case of failing from Italian ones)
  4. Italian universities are “far cheaper than Hungarian ones” (*a variety of scholarships and funding options available for all students at Italian universities)

vs.

  1. Easier entry misleads  to “repeating” years, to the students without “Strict Self-Disciplines”
  2. English is NOT the ONLY language ☞ Local languages should be learned before the 3rd year for clinical practice and clerkship
  3. German hospitals offer jobs for non-EU graduates, ONLY IF they speak German (B2 – C1)
  4. Europe has TOO MANY BEAUTIFUL ATTRACTIONS that may interfere studying in spring and fall

 

Exam Preparation

Our dedicated Foundation Year Programs (12-week) in Europe (*Hamburg, Budapest, Rome, Milan, Naples, and Bologna) can secure your “successful admission results” as well as “practical settle down in Europe” with our fully experienced “Admission Prep + European Language Instruction” staffs from the local schools and universities (*some of them are even graduate/current medical students from Germany, Italy, and Hungary.) 

Also, our “SmartClassroom®” is also available ONLINE, providing a multiple video lectures, reading materials and handouts, not to mention “AI assisted Question Bank” features. This is available with monthly subscription at affordable pricing options (*special discount applied for 1-year subscription.)

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