Approbation

The new EU Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications came into force in 2005. It provides that the Member States of the EU recognize each other's vocational qualifications as being equivalent.
To work as a doctor or assistant doctor in Germany, Austria or Switzerland, you need a German language certificate with a level of at least B2.Some medical chambers also require level C1, depending on the job position or specialist field of responsibility. Psychiatry is an area in which, of course, a high degree of language comprehension is required.

To present you as a candidate at the clinics, we need the following documents:

  • CV in German in tabular form
  • University degrees (German translation and original)
  • Specialist title, if available (in German translation and original)
  • Language certificate of the Goethe- or TELC-Institute min. level required B2

In general, any paper regarding your educational level will be helpful. The translation into German is important because the approbation authorities recognize the diplomas made in the EU only if they are already translated.