Paracelsus Medical University (PMU)

Studierende vor dem Eingang der PMU © PMU/Wildbild

The Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) is an institution organised as a private non-profit foundation with locations in Salzburg (since 2002) and Nuremberg (since 2014). With 23 university institutes, two research and innovation clusters and six research programmes in Salzburg it was possible to build, together with the Salzburg University Hospitals and the Nuremberg Hospital, first-class educational offers and excellent research. The PMU offers degree programmes in medicine, pharmacy, nursing sciences, public health as well as postgraduate doctoral programmes in medical science, nursing & allied health sciences, nursing practice and leadership (Ph.D.) as well as a number of further education programmes at Campus Salzburg. At Campus Nuremberg students can study medicine and a doctorate in medical sciences.

Faculties and programmes

Faculty of Medicine | Institute of Pharmacy | Institute of Nursing Science | BSc in Nursing Science (online) | MSc in Nursing Science | MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice | MSc in Public Health | BSc in Pharmacy | Mag. pharm in Pharmacy | PhD in Medical Science | PhD in Nursing Practice and Leadership | PhD in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences | Postgraduate interprofessional programmes in Early Life Care, Health Sciences and Leadership, Palliative Care | Postgraduate programmes in Nursing Sciences and Practice


The study of medicine. The goal of the degree program in medicine at Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) is to educate competent and scientifically thinking physicians. Our graduates must be adequate to the requirements of modern medicine and practice humane, patient-oriented medicine. 75 students are admitted per year at the Salzburg location, 50 students at the Nuremberg location. They are selected in an elaborate, three-stage admission procedure. Hereby we are oriented towards socially engaged and highly motivated applicants who bring clearly expressed interest in man as biological and social being and in the natural-science and psychosocial aspects of the diseases.
The study of pharmacy. The innovative practice-related curriculum forms the basic natural science orientation of pharmacy already early in the study program and particularly takes into account the aspects of clinical pharmacy as well as the interrelation between pharmaceutic theory and practice. In this way the natural sciences-based teaching is expanded and upgraded with market-relevant and healthcare policy aspects, which are becoming increasingly important.
Study courses in nursing sciences. The study programmes in nursing sciences are characterized by a well-founded teaching offer, which guarantees topicality, practical relevance and internationality in research and teaching. They are designed as online study programmes with the aim of enabling qualified nursing trainees to study while training. In this way they are to be trained as competent nurses with a scientific background and a specialization. The successful completion of a bachelor’s programme provides graduates access to an appropriate postgraduate programme.