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Short description

Short description

The aim of the study programme of dentistry is the dentist who is scientifically and practically trained in dentistry. He or she is qualified to practise dentistry independently and on his or her own responsibility, to undergo further training and continuous further education.

Entry/Admission requirements

The application for this study programme is limited by a nationwide restricted admission. Applications are to be submitted online via the University Admissions Foundation: "hochschulstart": www.hochschulstart.de


The allocation of university places is carried out uniformly throughout Germany via the Abibesten-Quote (30%), the additional qualifications-quote (10%) and the selection procedure of the universities (AdH, 60%).

At Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, we consider a mix of the average Abitur grade and the results in the Test for Medical Studies (TMS) in the AdH. Additionally, the average grade can be improved by 0,1 after completing a voluntary service. Furthermore, about 20 places of study are reserved for applicants who have completed vocational training in a medical field.

At the Medical Faculty of the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, the study programme of dentistry can only be started in the winter semester.


The Test for Medical Studies (TMS) is taking place each year in May in different locations allover Germany. You can register as of the first of December (of the pre-TMS year) till the 15th of January (of the TMS year) via the TMS registration website.

Please note that TMS is relevant in Düsseldorf not only for our AdH selection procedure, but also for the additional quailifications quote!

Programme content

The study programme in dentistry teaches basic knowledge, skills and abilities in all subjects required for the dental care of the population. Dental education is based on scientific principles.

In addition to basic medical knowledge as well as aspects of medical attitude and conversation, we teach knowledge about health and illness, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic and preventive concepts in the dental, oral and maxillofacial region. Simulation courses ("phantom courses") as well as clinical courses on patient provide our students with the opportunity to practice their practical skills and abilities in dental diagnosis and treatment extensively.

The Düsseldorf study programme in dentistry emphasises early and continuous teaching of dental-clinical perspectives in the pre-clinical phase as well as interdisciplinary courses and integrated courses in the clinical phase of the study programme. There is a close connection to the pilot degree programme in human medicine at the Heinrich Heine University.

For a limited number of participants there is the possibility of an exchange abroad with certain locations in the EU during the clinical phase.

Programme structure

The professional prospects lie mainly in the practical work as a dentist (self-employed or employed), and, to a limited extent, also in science and research.

Further training opportunities - in the sense of specialist dentists - exist in Düsseldorf for the specialist areas of oral surgery and orthodontics as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery (with approbation in human and dental medicine).

Programme start:
Winter semester
Programme duration:
10 + 1 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Nationwide admission restrictions
Closing date for applications:
High school students: July 15th The final application deadline for applicants who obtained their university entrance qualification before January 16th: May, 31st
Closing date for enrolment:
As stated in letter of acceptance
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2023 - 15/08/2023
Relevant documents:

Study Regulations

Licensure Act for Dentists

Brochure for first-semester students

Documents available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Univ.-Prof. Dr. A. Hugger

Pre-clinical dentistry


Phone +49 211 81-06405

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

Offers for prospective students

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