Dentistry (State Examination)

The most important facts at a glance:


State Examination

Standard period of studies:

5 years, 6 months


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
M-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Faculty 04: University Medical Center


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

According to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, only licensed dentists are allowed to treat diseases of mouth, teeth and jaw.

The dentist training consists of studies in dentistry at the university and comprises the areas of restorative dentistry (preservative dentistry), dental replacement (prosthetics), dental surgery, and orthodontics. It not only teaches practical skills, but also social, ethical and human skills. In the dialog with their patients, dentists today not only treat health disorders relating to the teeth, the mouth and the jaw - a work area of growing importance is the prevention through information (prophylaxis or prevention). In recent years, the prevention of caries and periodontosis has become more and more import in the dialog with the patient.

Before taking up studies in dental medicine, students should ask themselves whether they possess some of the important prerequisites for this profession: craftsmanship, physical resilience, good vision, patience and, above all, the ability to relate to patients, for dentists treat humans, not only teeth.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).