I study medicine at a university outside of Germany. How can I apply for a final-year clinical elective at UKE?

    • You are studying medicine at a medical faculty outside of Germany in your final year at the time of the elective
    • You have completed the prerequisite core clerkships in your home institution
    • Language requirements for all subjects except surgery: German B2 (CEFR)
    • Language requirements for surgery: English B2, German A2 (CEFR)

    • You can apply for a maximum of two subjects
    • Minimum length of stay per subject: 8 weeks
    • Maximum length of stay in total: 16 weeks
    • Elective in Tropical Medicine: First send a short CV to Dr. med. Stefan Schmiedel (sschmiedel@bni.uni-hamburg.de). After receiving a confirmation, you can submit your application documents to Svenja Anderson during the application period.


  • There are two application periods each year (May & December):

    • 1 to 15 May 2020: Electives from 16 November 2020 to 14 November 2021
    • 1 to 15 December 2020: Electives from 17 May 2021 to 15 May 2022
    • 1 to 15 May 2021: Electives from 15 November 2021 to 13 November 2022

    Application documents:

    • Application form (download available one month before the application period)
    • Dean's Letter/Letter of Support from your home institution that states
      • the student is currently enrolled and in good academic standing
      • the student is approved of completing the elective
      • the expected date of graduation
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Transcript of Records (in German or English)
    • Certification of your German language skills (unless native speaker)
    • Copy of your passport

    All documents must be submitted via email to Svenja Anderson .

  • Svenja Anderson
    • Course of study consultancy & coordination
    • International exchange
    Location

    Campus Lehre N55 , 4th Floor, Room number 04.01.1
  • Please note that we cannot provide you with a place to live. Helpful links for finding accommodation in Hamburg are listed on the website of Universität Hamburg .

  • Work permit: Students from countries that do not belong to the EU, the European Economic Area or Switzerland require a work permit in Germany for traineeships of more than 90 days. This also applies to unpaid traineeships and also if the students do not need a residence permit for Germany.

    Visa: If you want to know whether you need a visa to enter Germany, check out the list of countries with a visa requirement from the Foreign Office.

    Please make sure you apply for your visa in good time with the responsible German foreign representatives , as it can take between 2 and 3 months to process!

    Please contact Svenja Anderson in case you need to submit an invitation letter and/or a work permit to the diplomatic representation.

I want to apply for a clerkship at UKE. I will not be in my final year of medical school. How can I apply?

Applicants from EU member states, states of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland apply directly to the respective clinic .

All other applicants apply through International Guests .

I want to apply for an obervership for recent graduates. How can I apply?

Applicants from EU member states, states of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland apply directly to the respective clinic .

All other applicants apply through International Guests .

Erasmus+ Traineeship

Erasmus+ supports traineeships abroad for students currently enrolled in higher education institutions in programme countries at undergraduate and graduate level as well as for doctoral candidates. These opportunities are also open to recent graduates.

You can apply through the international or Erasmus+ office of your higher education institution.

An inter-institutional agreement between your home university and the Medical Faculty of Universität Hamburg is not necessary.

The application procedures for final-year clinical electives, clerkships and observerships within the Erasmus+ program are the same as described above.