Study of dentistry; application for recognition of periods of study, academic achievements and examinations.

Under certain conditions, periods of related study in Germany and abroad, as well as periods of study in human medicine abroad, may be credited towards the study of dentistry. Examinations taken as part of these studies can also be recognized, provided equivalence is given.


Under certain conditions, periods of related study in Germany and abroad, as well as periods of study in human medicine pursued abroad in the Federal Republic of Germany, may be credited and examinations taken as part of this study recognized, provided equivalence is given (see Section 19, Paragraph 5, as well as Section 21, Paragraph 4, and Section 34, Paragraph 2 of the Approbation Regulations for Dentists).

Partial or credit recognition of the Preliminary Examination in Natural Sciences is only possible if a comparable examination has been taken (e.g. if a Bachelor's degree has been completed).

Partial recognition of the Preliminary Dental Examination is generally not possible (exception: physicians or students of medicine who have passed the First Section of the Medical Examination).


In order to receive credit for one semester, the subjects of physics and/or chemistry must be completed.

For the recognition of two semesters, the subjects physics, chemistry and biology must be completed.


A binding decision on the crediting of study periods and the recognition of examinations is only possible once you are enrolled in dentistry at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany. As soon as this is the case, you must submit your application via the chairman of the committee for the preliminary examination in natural sciences and dentistry at your university. He will decide with regard to the recognition of individual courses - compulsory lectures and practical exercises - and forward your application together with his professional opinion to the competent state authority. The competent state authority in Bavaria is the Government of Upper Bavaria.

Special notes

For students who have not yet obtained enrollment or admission to study dentistry at a university in the Federal Republic of Germany and who wish to apply directly to a German university for a place to study dentistry (so-called lateral entry), a provisional recognition (Inaussichtsstellung) will be issued. In this regard, please contact the competent authority of the federal state in which you usually reside. For students living abroad, the Thuringian State Administration Office - State Examination Office for Academic Health Professions - Ref. 720, Postfach 2249, 99403 Weimar is responsible.


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  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag zur Anrechnung von Studienzeiten und Prüfungen auf das Studium der Zahnmedizin
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    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • A provisional recognition (tentative) is free of charge.

    For final recognition (applied for after enrollment) the following fees will be charged:

    • Recognition of one semester: 10,00 EUR
    • Recognition of two semesters: 15,00 EUR
    • Crediting of three semesters: 20,00 EUR
    • Crediting of four semesters: 25,00 EUR
    • Crediting of five semesters: 30,00 EUR
    • Exemption from one subject of the NWVP: 10,00 EUR
    • Exemption from two subjects of the NWVP: 15,00 EUR
    • Recognition of one examination: 20,00 EUR
    • Recognition of two exams: 30,00 EUR

Legal bases

  • § 19 Abs. 5, § 21 Abs. 4, § 26 Abs. 2, § 34 Abs. 2 und § 35 Abs. 2 Approbationsordnung für Zahnärzte (ZÄPrO)

Status: 16.02.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege

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