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What is the content of the course of studies?

The dentistry course is theoretical, practical and scientific in nature and leads to the profession of dentist.

In the five-semester preclinical stage of the course, basic scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics right up to the dental preliminary examination, the basic medical subjects of anatomy, biochemistry, physiology and preclinical prosthodontics and terminology are taught.

In the five-semester clinical section, courses and lectures in the fields of dentistry such as preventive dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, dental radiology, dentistry, oral and maxillofacial medicine, as well as teaching courses in clinical-practical and clinical-theoretical medicine are offered.

By means of integrated dental courses in the fields of preventive dentistry and dental prosthesis, a scientifically founded and interdisciplinary way of thinking and treatment is promoted, which allows treatment tailored to the needs of the patient.

Where can I find employment later on?
Hospitals, dental practises, research facilities, healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, medical management, health policy.
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

Dentistry basics and applied research, patient care, health promotion and prevention, sales and management (pharmaceuticals, medical technology), politics and administration.

What are the entry requirements?
  • General higher education entrance qualification, advanced technical college certificate or a special higher education entrance in accordance with §37 and §38 of the Hamburg Higher Education Law for working people without higher education entrance qualification through an entrance exam.
What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
The semester fee the University of Hamburg is currently €300 plus about €5,000 costs for materials and instruments.


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Who offers this course?

Universität Hamburg

Type of study

University studies


Ten semesters

Qualification on completion

State examinations

Special features

State recognition