Paracelsus Medical University (PMU)

Studierende vor dem Eingang der PMU © PMU/Wildbild

The Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) is an institution organised as a private foundation with locations in Salzburg (since 2002) and Nuremberg (since 2014). With 21 university institutes, three research centres and eight research programmes in Salzburg it was possible to build – together with the Salzburg University Hospitals and the Nuremberg Hospital – a firstclass educational offer and excellent research. The education offer of the Paracelsus University comprises the study of human medicine in Salzburg and Nuremberg, and in Salzburg the study of pharmacy and nursing science as well as postgraduate doctorate degree study programmes in medical science, molecular medicine and nursing & allied health sciences as well as a number of university programmes and further education programmes.

Faculties and programmes

Study of Human Medicine | Study of Pharmacy | Master‘s Degree Study in Nursing Science | Bachelor‘s Degree Study Online | Bachelor‘s Degree Study in Nursing Science 2in1-Model Salzburg  Bachelor‘s Degree Study in Nursing Science 2in1-Model Bavaria | Doctorate Study in Medical Science | Doctorate Study in Molecular Medicine | Doctorate Study in Nursing and Allied Health Sciences | Postgraduate Programmes in Palliative Care, Early Life Care, Health Sciences & Leadership


The study of human medicine. The goal of the degree study programme in human medicine is to educate competent and scientifically thinking physicians. Our graduates must be adequate to the requirements of modern medicine and practise humane, patient-oriented medicine. 50 students are admitted per year at the Salzburg and Nuremberg locations. They are selected in an elaborate, three-stage admission procedure. Hereby we are oriented towards socially committed and highly motivated applicants who show a clearly expressed interest in man as a biological and socialbeing and in the natural sciences and psychosocial aspects of the diseases.
The study of pharmacy. The Paracelsus Medical University offers a bachelor’s and master’s study programme in pharmacy at the Salzburg location, starting with the winter semester 2017/18. The innovative curriculum forms the basic natural sciences orientation of pharmacy already early in the study programme and particularly takes into account the aspects of clinical pharmacy as well as the interrelation between pharmaceutic theory and practice.
Study courses in nursing sciences. The 2-in-1 Care Model course offers one education with two degrees – an undergraduate degree in nursing science as well as a professional qualification (diploma in healthcare and nursing). The Paracelsus University guarantees a solid foundation in science and practical research skills. The online course in nursing sciences offers an online bachelor’s degree in nursing sciences. Students of the master’s course in nursing sciences gain the master’s degree in nursing sciences.