The programme is designed for medical doctors (medical oncology, radiation oncology, thoracic surgery, radiology, nuclear medicine, pathology), but it is equally accessible to graduates in natural sciences, who are engaged in the field of oncology, especially in the field of thoracic malignancies.
Master degree from an accredited college or university  in medicine or an equivalent degree at the level of state examination in medicine and have had at least two years' residency training in a relevant institution.
Master Degree from an accredited college or university in a course of studies in natural sciences or an equivalent degree at the level of at least three years of studies or in a course of studies with essentially the same contents  at an accredited college or university and at least two years of professional experience in oncology.
The following additional achievements will increase the assessment rate of the application:
• Further professional experience related to the course of studies
• Completion of an additional qualification in oncology (specialist training as a physician or international equivalent, e.g., board certified oncologist)
• Publications, as evidenced by cumulative impact factors greater than 10
• At least one year of relevant oncological experience in a foreign country
 e.g. State examination in medicine
 Examples of courses of study with essentially the same contents are biology, molecular medicine, biochemistry and pharmacology (state examination)