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Austrian medical schools fear influx of German students

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 10 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:328
  1. Tuffs Annette
  1. Heidelberg

With most German universities planning to charge fees from 2007, medical schools in neighbouring Austria are worried that they will be deluged with German applicants.

The move in Germany follows a recent decision by the Federal Constitutional Court at the end of January, which entitled universities to raise tuition fees for all subjects.

For the past 40 years, university tuition in Germany has been free. Already, about half of the German federal states, including Bavaria …

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