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 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 the Departmental Erasmus Coordinators:

    Beate Schmidt (France, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey)

    Svenja Anderson (Czech Republic, Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

    Deadline (winter and summer semester)

    31 May 2020

    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).

  • After we have reviewed your documents, you have to enroll at Universität Hamburg by 31 July 2020 (winter semester/full academic year) or 28 February 2021 (summer semester).

  • The University Language Center offers free one-week intensive classes in September/October and March as well as regular semester classes.

  • Winter semester 2020/21

    Welcome Week Universität HamburgFirst week of October
    Orientation Meeting at the Faculty of MedicineThird week of October
    Lecture period19 Oct. 2020 – 12 Feb. 2021
    Examination period15 Feb. 2020 – 26 Feb. 2021
    Winter holidays19 Dec. 2020 – 03 Jan. 2021

    Summer semester 2021

    Welcome Week Hamburg UniversityFirst week of April
    Orientation Meeting at the Faculty of MedicineFirst week of April
    Lecture period06 April – 09 July 2021
    Examination period12 July – 23 July 2021
  • 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 after your nomination.

    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 .