Are you a doctor, dentist or pharmacist?
Find out how we can help you to work in Germany.

For doctors, dentists and pharmacists

  • In order to be able to work in Germany, you need state recognition, known as an approbation or professional license.
  • The competent authorities of the individual federal states in Germany decide on the recognition of a medical degree and the granting of a license to practice medicine or a professional permit.
  • You can apply for recognition of your medical diploma regardless of your nationality and regardless of your residence status.
  • These professions are considered regulated in Germany.
  • We support you not only in your job search in Germany but also in the entire recognition and visa process.


For doctors

For dentists

For pharmacist

Why in Germany?

Options and opportunities during the valuation:

  • Visa for the assessment of your qualification between 3 and 6 months.
  • Residence permit for the assessment of your qualification for up to 18 months.
  • Work permit for up to 10 hours per week under supervision.
  • Internship under the supervision of professionals licensed in Germany.
  • Approximately 950 euros per month during the internship.
  • Possibility of covering the costs of preparing for the specialist language test and knowledge test.

After graduation:

  • 18 months visa for job search
  • 35000 to 50000 national work visa, from 55000 blue card.
  • With a German university degree, you can easily obtain a visa to look for work at any time
  • German passport after 8 years of residence
  • Salary between: 2500 – 5500 per month

Salaries in Germany

for doctors

for dentists

for pharmacists



All applicants with 6 years of general medicine or specialist training from abroad must be recognized in Germany.

Admission requirements:

  • Five courses in German: A1, A2, B1, B2 and C1
    Each course consists of 100 – 200 hours.
  • Completion A1 – B1 / B2 in Lebanon.
  • B2 – C1 degree for dentists.
  • Completion B2 Medicine – C1 Medicine in Germany.
  • C1 exam at the medical association (specialized language exam).

Approval types:

One-to-one recognition:

Training from most EU countries is recognized as equivalent to German medical training and the applicant obtains a license to practice medicine.

Equivalence of the license to practice medicine with the German training system:

Training from non-EU countries is checked for equivalence. If your training is not equivalent to the German system, you will receive permission to look for work for two years. During these two years, you must take the equivalence test for your license to practice.

Equivalence test

During the equivalence assessment, the competent authority compares your degree with the German medical degree and checks whether there are any significant differences.

The examination relates to the content and duration of the course.

The examination relates to the subjects Medical Practice and Special Legal Areas of Medicine as well as to one of the subjects in which the competent authority has identified significant differences.

To prepare for this examination, it is advisable to attend a course for junior doctors. These courses are offered by the medical associations.

Visa requirements (recognition of qualifications)

  • Notification: Letter from the recognition body about differences in recognition
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificate in general medicine
  • Registration for B2 and C1 in Germany
  • Work permit
  • Language skills min. B1 / B2
  • Financial proof
  • Duration 6 months to 1 year
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