1. How long does it take to reach the required level of German language?

It differs from person to person, One required minimum of B2 level of language, The learning time of the German language depends on the candidate. It takes from 4 to 6 months.

2. Does Germany accept healthcare diplomas from countries outside the European Union?

As of April 2012, if you have completed your medical training in a foreign country, you are eligible to receive a medical license in Germany, regardless of whether you are from an EU or a non-EU – provided that the training is equivalent to the German medical training. Further details are available at www.anerkennung-in-deutschland.de

3. What are the professional prospects after having obtained the equivalence of the diploma?

The Anerkennung or the equivalence of the scientific degree guarantees to the candidate the same chances to get a job as their colleagues who have a diploma coming from a German institution. The lack of paramedical staff is estimated at more than 80,000 positions (July 2018) in the different specialties (Nursing Sciences, Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Physiotherapy, Emergency Medicine).

4. What are the mandatory conditions to start the procedure of equivalence of the scientific diploma in Germany?

A degree in paramedical studies (Nursing Sciences, Obstetrics, Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Physiotherapy, Emergency Medicine) And A minimum level of B2 in German language.

5. What is the Defizit Bescheinigung for if I'm out of Germany?

If we have the Defizit Bescheinigung in hand and an action plan (Course, internship, exam appointment, etc.) we can submit a file for Nurse Visa which is dedicated to nurses (obviously!) Wishing to practice in Germany and for which it is not required to provide a blocked account of money as for other types of visa to be able to benefit from the residence permit.