Frequently Asked Questions
- How often do I have to travel to Frankfurt and for how long each time ?
The program is a two-year (4 semesters) modular part time course of study. Each semester you have to be at the Goethe University for 7-11 days of attendance.
- What happens during the attendance days in Frankfurt?
During each visit you’ll have face-to-face seminars and lectures as well as hands-on trainings scheduled throughout the day.
- Will the education be full time?
No, the MSc. MOI program is a part time program providing the unique opportunity to combine a full-time career with an outstanding educational master’ s degree program.
- Do you also offer a full time program?
No, the Master program is a part time program. At the moment the MOI is the only master study course offered at Goethe University in the field of Dentistry.
- How do I apply? What documents will be needed?
To apply for admission, please apply through our online application tool: http://www.moi.uni-frankfurt.de/admission/
- What kind of evidence of competence in English will be accepted?
Accepted is a certificate evidencing a standard suitable for entrance to an institute of higher education. For example certificate from the TOEFL examination (Internet-based: at least 80 points; attendance-based: at least 550 points; computer-based: at least 213 points) or the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with a pass grade of A.
- How do I know that my application has been received?
You will receive a confirmation email to tell you that your application has come through.
- What will I have to do after I have sent my documents to the university?
After you have sent all necessary documents, you will either be invited for a Skype Interview or if you have enough experience we will get back in touch after the deadline to tell you if you have been accepted to the program.
- What happens if I miss the 1st deadline? Is it possible to apply for the 2nd deadline?
If you should miss the 1st deadline you also have the possibility to apply for the 2nd. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure that they have enough time to sort out complex arrangements (e.g. visa) for enrolment.
- When will I receive confirmation that I have been accepted to the program?
If you have applied during the first application round you may be notified of your early acceptance following the first application deadline. Normally this decision is made within two weeks after the deadline.
- What do I have to learn for the entrance exam?
The entrance exam is to evaluate how experienced the student is in the field of implantology. The questions are basic knowledge about oral implantology.
- Where will the entrance exam take place?
The entrance exam will take place via Skype.
- How do I pay the study fees?
Study fees can only be paid via wire transfer. You will receive the bank details once you have been admitted to the program.
- Can I pay the tuition fees in instalments?
The current tuition fees can be found in the admission section. The fees are payable in two equal instalments, the first being due upon enrolment and the second before the second year.
- Can I pay with a credit card?
At this point in time, the University does not offer the option of paying with a credit card. Study fees can only be paid via wire bank transfer.
- Is it possible to receive financial aid from Goethe-University?
The MOI program does not offer financial aid. You might be eligible for other third party scholarships. The DAAD Scholarships data base contains information about funding options offered to foreign students and graduates and a selection of other funding organizations.
- Is there any possibility of a scholarship?
Unfortunately we don’t offer scholarships for this program. For more information on scholarships please visit: www.daad.de
- What does the program fee not cover?
Not included in the program fee are possible hospitation (placement) fees. These fees are agreed on with the individual hospitation center. Furthermore overnight stays, travel expenses and learning material are not included in the program fee either.
- Are the costs for accommodation included in the study fees?
No, accommodation costs are not included.
- When do we get to know the scheduled dates for the course?
All scheduled dates will be published on our website.
- How will I know if I am accepted?
The admissions team will inform you of your status, generally within a few weeks of the application deadline. If you are accepted to the program, you will receive an Admissions Offer together with your tuition invoice and further payment instructions via email. Once you have accepted the Admissions Offer and paid first tuition payment, you will receive a Formal Acceptance Letter.
- What if I am waitlisted?
The admissions team can give you a sense of the waitlist and will confirm with you whether you wish to remain on it.
- Does the university offer rooms/accommodation for the Master students?
No, the University doesn’t offer any rooms for the Master students. However we have put together a list of hotels near the campus which you will receive once you have been accepted onto the program.
- Do I need a visa?
Visa requirements differ among countries and depend on your nationality. Your admissions team will be able to give you general visa guidance, but you are responsible for learning the requirements of your sessions in Frankfurt based on your nationality, and for obtaining your own visa should one be required.
- Can I get a visa for 2 years?
No, our master’s program is a part time program providing the unique opportunity to combine a full-time career (in your home country) with an outstanding educational master’s degree program. Participation in our program does NOT authorize you to stay and/or work in Germany.
- How much experience do the tutors have?
All tutors are accredited. This means that they have been working in the field of implantology for the past 5 years, treating at least 500 patients.
- What happens if I miss an exam? / If I don’t sit an exam?
If you miss an exam you will have the opportunity to sit the exam during your next presence phase.
- What happens if I don’t treat 20 patients in the course of the program due to a lack of patients?
If the student can convincingly prove that there is a lack of patients, the time period permitted for that particular module will be extended by up to a maximum of three months.
- Do I have to write my master's thesis in English or German or can I write it in a different language if my tutor is fluent in it?
Unfortunately no. As more than you and the tutor need to read your master's thesis, you are required to write your master's thesis in English or German.
- Can I do patient treatment in Germany (not at the university)?
Yes, if you have a valid work permit, which allows you to practice in Germany.
- Can I put my questions directly to the lecturers?
Yes. You are in fact encouraged to ask your questions and discuss the presented topics during the lectures.
- Can I do my placements at other MOI-Students’ clinics/practices in my home country?
No, this is not possible. The module is conducted either at the University Zahnklinik Frankfurt am Main or at an accredited teaching affiliate.
- Will there be any online sessions?
No, the lectures are held at the university in Frankfurt.
- Will students be seeing and treating actual patients?
Patient treatment will be a vital part of the master course. Treatment will take place in your own clinic/facility in your home country. During your stay in Germany you will not actually treat real patients, but watch a few live patient treatments.
- Can I do patient treatment as group work together with other students?
No. You have to treat your own patients for the Patient Treatment module as this module is an essential part of the program.
- Is it possible to obtain a PhD at the MOI?
No. The MOI program is soley a masters program.
- Can I obtain a PhD at the Goethe-University after I have finished the master program?
To date the Goethe-University doesn't offer PhD programs in medicine. You may apply for a german doctorate at any of the professors. Please bear in mind, that the german doctorate isn't a program itself, but the way to earn a german "Dr. med. dent."
- After completion of the master program can I start a different master program here at the university?
Currently the Master of Oral Implantology is the only master program offered at this university in the field of dentistry.
- Am I allowed to work as dentist in Germany after I have my degree M. Sc. Oral Implantology?
- No. The degree doesn't entitle you to work as a Dentist in Germany. Please find more information at the Bundeszahnärztekammer.
- Is it possible to complete the studies in less than two years?
No. The program is designed to have an even workload of a two year period. Don't underestimate the amount of work to be done.
- Can I take a break during my studies?
Due to the short period of the master's program, we don't recommend you to take a break, as this will often prolong the study period.
According to the Goethe-University regulations , you may to take a break. But during this time, you aren't allowed to sit any exams, neither will you recieve any tutorship. The minimum time period of a break is 6 months.
- Is there catering? Where can you have lunch?
Coffee breaks are scheduled between sessions. On campus you can also find an Italian restaurant and a canteen.
- How many students are there in a class?
Currently there are up to 30 students in each class.
- Can I skip the 1st Semester if I have completed a different curriculum?
No, this is not possible. In order to successfully complete the Master program you will have to attend all 4 semesters.
- Will I pay less if I have completed a different curriculum?
No. It is no possible to reduce the tution fee by conducting a curriculum in implantology.
- Is the Goethe-University a state university?
Yes, it is.
- Which implant systems may I use and which are recommended by the university?
You may use any implant system during the studies. The university is open to all implant systems. The differences are discussed in depth during the lectures, so you may choose the implant system that fits your needs best.
- Which instruments are recommended by the university?
The university doesn't recommend any specific instruments from any specific firm.
- Is it possible to get an official letter for my ministry (e.g. Hague Apostille)?
Yes. please address your need to our student manager.