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)
Choice of subjects
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 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 .
Finding accommodation in Hamburg
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 .
Visa and work permit for trainees from non-EU/EEA countries
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/residence permit: The diplomatic representation abroad or the immigration office decides whether a visa/residence permit and if a work permit is required.
Please contact Svenja Anderson in case you need to submit an invitation letter and/or a work permit to the diplomatic representation.