Erasmus+ Student Mobility for Study

  • 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.

    Erasmus+ Fact Sheet

    The fact sheet provides useful information on the Erasmus+ semester exchange at the Faculty of Medicine of the 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.


    Please submit your application to:

    Deadline (winter and summer semester): 31 May

    Application documents

    Medical certification

    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.

  • 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).

  • Winter semester 2022/23

    Welcome Week Universität HamburgFirst week of October
    Orientation week at the Faculty of Medicine10 Oct. 2022 - 14 Oct. 2022
    Lecture period17 Oct. 2022 – 10 Feb. 2022
    Examination period13 Feb. 2023 – 24 Feb. 2023
    Winter holidays19 Dec. 2022 – 01 Jan. 2023

    Summer semester 2023

    Welcome Week Hamburg UniversityEnd of March/ Beginning of April
    Orientation Meeting at the Faculty of MedicineLast week of March
    Lecture period03 April – 07 July 2023
    Examination period10 July – 21 July 2023
  • The University Language Center offers free one-week intensive classes in September/October and March as well as regular semester classes.

  • There are limited rooms in dormitories reserved for incoming exchange students. Please submit the Student Accommodation Form (see application documents above) by 31 May.

  • 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 .

  • For the academic year 2022/23, all freemover study mobility places have been allocated.

  • Amke Wildung

    Incoming Mobility Coordinator

    +49 (0) 40 7410-58137

    Office hours for advising: Wednesday 1 - 3 pm, for updates see Office hours

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.