Charite Medical University

    Charite Medical University
    Established on: 1710

    The Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin is one of Europe's biggest institute hospitals, partnered with Humboldt University and the Free University of Berlin.

    Charite Medical University is one of Germany's most research-intensive medical institutions, with multiple joint research centers of the German Research Foundation. Charite Medical University is one of Europe's most extensive university hospitals. Doctors of the highest global caliber provide all clinical care, research, and education at the university.

    Charite Medical University is proud to have produced over half of all German Nobel Prize recipients in Physiology or Medicine, which include Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich. The university is internationally acclaimed for its teaching and training excellence.

    Focus ranked Charite Medical University as the best of over 1000 hospitals in Germany from 2012 to 2022. From 2019 to 2022, Newsweek ranked Charité as the world's fifth-best and best hospital in Europe. The Charité has employed more than half of all German Physiology or Medicine Nobel laureates, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich.

    Several politicians and diplomats have received care at the Charité, including Yulia Tymoshenko from Ukraine, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who underwent meniscus surgery at the Orthopaedic Department, and most recently, Alexei Navalny, the leader of the Russian opposition, who received treatment there after being poisoned in August 2020.

    The medical faculties of Humboldt University and Freie Universität Berlin were combined under Charite's roof in 2010–2011. The reorganized medical school's admission rate for the 2019–2020 academic year was 3.9%. The Charité Medical School was ranked first for healthcare in Germany and ninth best in Europe in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. In addition, Times Higher Education 2021 ranked eighth in Europe and the best medical school in Germany.

    The campus is still used for teaching and research by Charity Medical University, which employs over 300 people. The Charité includes over 100 clinics and scientific institutes organized into 17 departments known as Charité Centers.

    • Health and Human Sciences
    • Basic Sciences (First Year)
    • Dental, Oral and Maxillary Medicine
    • Charité-BIH Center for Therapy Research
    • Diagnostic Laboratory and Preventative Medicine
    • Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Nuclear Medicine
    • Anesthesiology, Operating-Room Management, and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Surgery
    • Traumatology and Reconstructive Medicine
    • Charité Comprehensive Cancer Center
    • Cardiovascular Diseases
    • Internal Medicine and Dermatology
    • Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Nephrology
    • Tumor Medicine
    • Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry
    • Audiology/Phoniatrics, Ophthalmology, and Otolaryngology
    • Gynecology, Perinatal, Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine with Perinatal Center & Human Genetics

    University Highlights 

    University Type

    Private Institution

    Established Year

    1710 AD



    Number of Courses

    17 Departments

    Tuition Fees

    5,154 USD/year to 13,915 USD/year


    October and April 

    Main Intakes

    The Charite Medical University's main intake occurs in October as a winter semester and in April as a summer semester.


    Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) offers scholarships to international and master and doctoral students studying in all fields at Charite Medical University.

    Application Process

    Eligibility for Medicine and Dentistry degrees

    • All German citizens and applicants from EU member countries are eligible.
    • Citizens of Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein, are foreign nationals who have completed a German high school diploma (Abitur) in Germany or at a German school abroad.
    • Applicants who are not citizens of an EU Member State, Norway, Iceland, or Lichtenstein but have family members who are (first-degree relatives) and work in Germany.
    • Candidates who are not citizens of a member state of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) are also eligible to participate in the program.

    Eligibility for Doctoral degrees

    Section 25, paragraph 2 of the Berliner Hochschulgesetz governs: "Doctoral students are students at the university where they were accepted to pursue their doctorate. They must enroll as doctoral students unless they are already university members due to an employment relationship."

    Documents required:

    • Official or Citified copies of High School Transcripts
    • Educational History Form 
    • Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT/ACT) are accepted.
    • English Language proficiency test score
    • Motivation Statement
    • Recommendation letter (optional/upon request) 


    What are the different intakes at Charite Medical University?

    The Charite Medical University's main intake occurs in October as a winter semester and in April as a summer semester.

    Where is the Charite Medical University?

    Charite Medical University is located in Berlin, Germany.

    What are the courses available at Charite Medical University?

    Charite Medical University offers over 100 clinics and scientific institutes organized into 17 departments known as Charité Centers.

    Can I work as a student in Germany?

    Yes, international students in Germany can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Does Charite Medical University offer financial aid to International Students?

    Yes, Charite Medical University offers scholarships to international students. Students can find details about scholarships in the scholarship section of the university website.

    Does Charite Medical University offer any accommodation?

    There are two choices for students at Charite Medical University, student housing or private lodging.


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