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Dentistry entry requirements, examination and interview guide

What are the entry requirements to study dentistry abroad?

Every medical school has its own entry requirements. The key requirement which is common for most of the medical schools is English language proficiency.

In addition, you have to take an entrance exam in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Some universities will need you to take exams which may be multiple-choice questions, open questions or a combination of both, other schools will ask you to take interview exam. As every dentistry school abroad is different, the entry requirements will always vary.

The most common entry requirements to study dentistry in Europe are:

  • Secondary school degree or equivalent credentials providing eligibility for university admission in a home country, issued after 2017

  • Satisfactory grades in biology, chemistry and physics or mathematics (minimum of 2 subjects which must include biology) from previous education (secondary school, college or university).

  • High level of knowledge in the following fields: Physics, Chemistry and Biology

  • High level of English language proficiency

  • Examination: interview and test covering physics, biology and chemistry.


Tests are done via school’s distance learning platform OLAT at .

For list of written test and interview topics follow this link.


In addition, some dentistry universities will also take the following criteria  into account:

  • Knowledge and reasoning in natural sciences with main focus on the human body

  • Self-introduction/motivation/interpersonal skills

  • Voluntary work and/or experience in health services.

Other formal requirements

  • Completion of the online registration form. To register click here.

  • The following digitally scanned documents need to be uploaded during the online application:

    • Secondary school reports (GCSE and A-levels) and reports from any other completed educational programs including biology, chemistry and physics/mathematics coursework.

    • Any other documentation which you would like to provide to support your application.

  • The following documentation will need to be submitted after the successful entrance examination. Only hard copies or certified copies will be accepted:

    • Secondary school certificate or report which would qualify the graduate to undertake higher education in the country of issue, with the issue date no earlier than 2017. A diploma issued before 2017 might be accepted if the education has continued. The certificates and/or reports need to be supplied with apostille or legalization certificate. In the United Kingdom all apostilles are issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Milton Keynes.  In the United States, the Secretary of State and their deputies are usually competent authorities.

    • Report sheets of all completed educational programs.

    • Health certificate completed by General Practitioner. Click here to print or download the pdf.

    • 2 recent photos (3.5 cm x 4.5 cm).

    • Curriculum vitae/resumé.

    • Applicants with IB diploma (International Baccalaureate) are required to select the advanced level in one of the following IB examinations: ‘Biology’, ‘Physics’ or ‘Chemistry’.

    • Criminal report check from country of residence.

All documents must be in English or a certified translation needs to to provided.

Hard copies of the documents supporting your application and your official photo ID (passport or national ID) will need to be presented during the interview. This also applies to the remote interview.


Dentistry Programme overview


During year 1 the initial coursework is focused on morphological sciences and scientific aspects of medicine. You will study human's body structure in macro- and microscopic scale, intricacies of physical and chemical processes that take place in the human body and which are used in patient therapy and diagnostics. Also covered during 1st year will be the scientific method, the ethics and the legal framework.

Year 2 brings the general medicine courses and pre-clinical practice together with the use of patient simulators and phantom heads. You will become proficient in all basic dental techniques used in conservative dentistry, periodontics and pediatric dentistry, in PUMS state-of-the-art Dental Simulation Center, before the clinical part of the studies begins.

During year 3 you will start to work with real patients and you will perform basic preventive and therapeutic procedures, as well as practice patient communication and bedside manner. You will also gain extended knowledge in general medicine and master dental prosthetics in the simulation lab.

Year 4 is when you put the skills gained in simulation into practice. With additional theoretical knowledge and extensive clinical rotations, you will master the skill sets required in the major dental specialties. To conclude the general medicine module, you will have to pass series of examinations.

Year 5 is a practical year during which you will be exposed to dental clinical work in conservative dentistry, pediatric dentistry, surgery, prosthetics and orthodontics. You will also learn about fields of dentistry such as mucosal diseases, geriatric dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. In the final year your professional knowledge acquired during the program will be structured and summarized for the final exams.

Would you like to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery with your own practice? Or perhaps it is the dental surgery that you find fascinating? Are you wondering how you could become a good and valued Doctor of Dental Surgery? Are you looking for a profession that will give you a satisfaction and social recognition? Are stable career and financial success important to you?

Find out more about studying dentistry in Europe, contact us now!

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