Master's Degree in Human Medicine.

The JKU medical degree program is a Bachelor's-Master's program.
Details about the Master's degree program are available here.
General information about medicine at the JKU can be found on Medicine page.


The Master’s degree program in Human Medicine at the JKU Linz puts you one step closer to your goal of becoming a medical professional for a new generation.

During the Master's degree program in Human Medicine, you will complete mandatory classes in the areas of the human life cycle, the nervous system, sensory organs, basic medical care, differential diagnostics, and medical emergencies. In addition, you have a wide choice of electives, such as

  • Surgery
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
  • Gender Medicine
  • Medical Law

We are constantly expanding the selection of electives.

The last year of the program is clinical traineeship, giving you hands-on, real-world practice in addressing medical issues and working at different clinical departments, at a hospital, or in general medical practice.

Key Facts


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6 Semesters


180 Credits


German (Level C1)





Main Areas of Focus

The Master's degree program in Human Medicine gives you the skills and capabilities you need to become a medical professional:

  • You deepen your medical and scientific expertise as well as your method of working in a problem-oriented, team-based and networked manner.
  • You acquire broad medical knowledge, particularly in the areas of the human life cycle, the nervous system, sensory organs, basic medical care, differential diagnostics, and medical emergencies.
  • You hone your hands-on skills and abilities in all medical areas during your undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • You develop your communication skills and social skill set as a prospective physician.
  • You exercise your profession independently as well as continue your education as part of a lifelong learning program.

Program Structure

Requirements for the Master’s degree program:

Semester  S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6
Life Cycle x          
Nervous System and Sensory Organs   x        
Basic Medical Care     x      
Differential Diagnosis and Emergencies       x    
Medical Skills and Abilities x x x x    
Academic Work x x x      
Patient Care x x x x    
Mandatory Clinical Traineeship x   x      
Problem-Based Learning x x x x    
Master's Thesis     x x    
Clinical-Practical Year         x x

Medical Experience

Students in the Master's degree program in Medicine are required to complete a mandatory 8-week clinical internship as well as your 48-week clinical traineeship.

Admission to Studies

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master's degree program, you must fulfill the following requirements.

  • If your first language is not German, you will be required to submit proof of C1 level of language proficiency in German.
  • Successful completion of the Bachelor's degree program Human Medicine at the JKU or at the Medical University Graz allows you to enroll in the Master's degree program in Human Medicine without any admission constraints.
  • In the event you did not complete your Bachelor's degree in Human Medicine at the JKU Linz or the Medical University Graz you need to absolve an admissions procedure (German only).

Still Have Questions?

Then contact us!


Admissions Office


Bank Building


1st Floor, Room 113A/B


+43 732 2468 2010

Start Your Studies - Step-by-Step Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide to the admissions procedure beginning with registering for the entrance examination to paying tuition fees! We have also summarized everything you need to know about the admissions procedure for you.

Admission (German only)

Advanced Degree Programs

After completing your graduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:

Still Have Questions?

Do you need help registering or do you have questions about the program? Contact the JKU's Office of Student Information and Academic Advising (SIBS)!