Programme Description

Any medical student enrolled at a German institution of higher education is eligible for a clinical traineeship exchange, a research internship or a public health exchange in order to gain hands-on experience in a foreign country. To this end, the German Medical Students Association (bvmd) arranges each year more than 450 internships abroad. They include the placement of the candidates as well as the organisation of on-site accommodation. The bvmd also provides board and gives students the opportunity to get in contact with their peers in the host country. The clinical traineeship exchange will take place in teaching hospitals, whereas the research internships are arranged for in different working groups or facilities with varying key research areas. The public health exchange will be set up with health organisations and (non-)government institutions. Accommodation and basic meals are provided for the bilateral public health exchanges organised by the IFMSA, for unilateral projects these costs must be paid separately.

Target Group

medical students of all nationalities enrolled at a German higher-education institution who wish to gain hands-on experience abroad. Upon prior agreement, students in medicine-related subjects may apply for participation in selected research- and public health projects.

Academic Requirements

medical students enrolled at a German higher-education institution

Number of Scholarships

more than 450


four weeks. Extension for public health exchange depending on project possible .

Scholarship Value

  • placement in an internship
  • accommodation
  • board
  • Scholars are given the opportunity to get in contact with medical students in the host country.

Application Papers

Please find all application forms and relevant information on the application procedure here

Application Deadline

The updated deadlines for application and further information on this site

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