The MediStart Story

MediStart was founded on the initiative of university lawyers and is specialised in helping applicants complete medical degrees abroad. MediStart provides comprehensive and personal advice based on years of experience.

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The History of MediStart

Mediating study places abroad is not legally regulated and is not subject to any binding legal standards. For years there have been untrustworthy agencies making false promises to high school students and causing considerable amounts of trouble (and consequently, high expenses). Unfortunately, such agencies still exist today.

Thus, MediStart was founded by German lawyers specialised in higher education law, and aims to provide a reliable and safe alternative, helping applicants complete medical degrees abroad. “Go abroad and come back safe and sound”–that’s the MediStart philosophy. In 2013, MediStart became a 100% subsidiary of UNIRAG AG, headquartered in Hamburg, and thus does not represent the interests of local and international universities.

During the last few years, MediStart has advised more than 12,000 applicants (and parents) from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The founder of MediStart, Dirk Naumann zu Grünberg, Attorney-at-Law, took on more than 12,000 university acceptance legal cases and published numerous papers on the subject. The MediStart consultants are qualified academics and consist of university professors, lawyers and doctors. We are particularly proud of our references and the numerous press reports about us and our meaningful work.

MediStart was the only agency specialised in placing medical students abroad represented at the German Medical Assembly in Dusseldorf in 2014, Frankfurt in 2015, Hamburg in 2016 and Freiburg in 2017. At the time, the former President of the German Medical Association was informed about the current possibilities of studying abroad. More and more professors, doctors and lawyers hire MediStart to advise their children who hope to study abroad, as they know that MediStart will choose the right foreign university, organise the admission procedure and monitor their studies, so that a successful return home is possible.

MediStart has been a partner of the Hartmannbund since 2015, which represents 70,000 active doctors and dentists as well as medical students. MediStart provides professional and trustworthy consulting services, which have previously generated interest from international applicants, particularly those in Austria and Switzerland. The fair remuneration concept (that is to say, the success fee). which applicants pay after obtaining a study place offer, is another reason for our success.

Furthermore, an increasing number of universities recognise the admission test developed by MediStart as an alternative to their own admission tests–this is another part of our high-quality work that we are so proud of. However, the most significant signs of our success are the messages from our applicants who send us feedback during their studies; they reveal that they are happy to be able to study in their chosen field at a leading university thanks to MediStart, rather than having to wait for several years for a place at another university.

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