Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Study
How to apply
If you study medicine at one of our Erasmus+ partner universities , you can apply for a one- or two-semester study mobility within our iMED study program at the Faculty of Medicine of Universität Hamburg.
To be eligible for applying for an exchange programme at our faculty, you have to be nominated by the Erasmus+ Coordinator of your home university. Once nominated, we will email you directly and provide you with all necessary information regarding the application and enrollment process at Universität Hamburg.
You must submit your application to:
Deadline (winter and summer semester)
- Application Form
- Module Choice Form
- Student Accommodation Form
- Proof of German proficiency (B2 at the beginning of the semester; at least B1 to apply. All official language certificates are accepted.)
Please submit a medical certification duly completed by a physician in your home country by 1 September (annual/winter semester) or 1 March (summer semester). The medical certificate shall not be issued earlier than 3 months before the beginning of the semester.
Please note: Due to the covid-19 pandemic, classes might be taught online.
Enrollment as incoming student at Universität Hamburg
After we have reviewed your documents, you have to enroll at Universität Hamburg by 31 July (winter semester/full academic year) or 31 January (summer semester).
German language courses
The University Language Center offers free one-week intensive classes in September/October and March as well as regular semester classes.
Winter semester 2021/22
Welcome Week Universität Hamburg First week of October Orientation Meeting at the Faculty of Medicine Third week of October Lecture period 18 Oct. 2021 – 11 Feb. 2021 Examination period 14 Feb. 2022 – 25 Feb. 2022 Winter holidays 20 Dec. 2021 – 02 Jan. 2022
Summer semester 2022
Welcome Week Hamburg University First week of April Orientation Meeting at the Faculty of Medicine First week of April Lecture period 04 April – 08 July 2022 Examination period 11 July – 22 July 2022
There are limited rooms in dormitories reserved for incoming exchange students. Please submit the Student Accommodation Form (see application documents above) by 31 May.
Further information for prospective international visiting students
Buddy program: The Faculty of Medicine offers a buddy program to guide exchange students before and after their arrival in Hamburg. You will be informed before the start of the semester.
Information and advice: Universität Hamburg offers a variety of information and advice on visa, to-dos for new students and further advising services on campus and in the city of Hamburg.
PIASTA: The PIASTA program fosters internationalization at Universität Hamburg, intercultural exchange, and cooperative learning with the aim of enabling all students to pursue an active, internationally-oriented, and successful course of studies.
Please find further information on eligibility and the application procedures under Applying for a Medical Elective .
Inter-institutional agreements for study mobility
If you are enrolled at a partner university of our Faculty of Medicine that is not in an Erasmus+ program country, you will be selected and officially nominated by the International Office of your home university. The registration process is the same as described above under Erasmus+ student mobility for studies.
Central exchange program of Universität Hamburg
Apart from the inter-institutional agreements of our Medical Faculty, Universität Hamburg maintains various cooperations that are open to medical students enrolled at a central exchange partner university of Universität Hamburg.
For further information on partner universities and the application procedures please refer to the Central Exchange Program.
Unfortunately, there are currently no study mobility places available for freemovers.
For medical electives, please find further information on eligibility and the application procedures for freemovers under Applying for a Medical Elective .