Generally EU citizens, who have already completed
their medical training, are allowed to work as physicians in Germany. The constitution of Germany gives
most government power to its 16 constituent Bundesländer (states).
They have to get their Approbation (license to practise medicine) from
the state health authorities (Bezirksregierung), who are the
The second step for doctors after getting approbation is to
register themselves with the responsible state medical
associations (Landesärztekammer). Applicants must prove, that
they have sufficient knowledge of the German
language (kleines Sprachdiplom vom Goethe Institut) .
The Citizens of the EU-Countries need a Residence
Permit, but not a Work Permit.