Detailed process - medicalprogram

The application process for the Medical Program

You will receive a checklist of documents that will be required to apply for the medical work permit in Germany.

  • We will advise you if you qualify to apply for your professional license as doctor / dentist in the Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz.
  • We send you a detailied cost overview of fees to be paid by you and fees covered by the local German government funding.
  • Register with ISL and send us your medical / dental qualifications.
  • ISL translates your documents into German by a certified translator and sends them to the authority responsible for the application of the professional license.
  • You then get a German State government confirmation of your acceptance - this shows which documents you need to submit once you are in Germany.
  • Apply for the visa for the recognition of your professional license in your home country.


 In Germany

  • German language course in super-intensive format up to C1 level
  • TELC B2 and TestDaF or Telc C1 exam at ISL
  • Preparation for medical / dental German language exam 
  • Medical / dental German language exam with the German Medical Council in Mainz.
  • After passing the medical / dental German language exam:
    • Non EU doctors / dentists will receive their first professional license allowing them to work for 2 years in a hospital as assistant doctors /dentists and then do their approbation exam giving them the full licence.
    • Eu Qualified Doctors do not need this 2 year work process - they immediatley receive their full licence (approbation) after the medical / dental German language exam.


It is not possible to list all the steps in this process here. Our team will guide each applicant individually through the process.