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Erasmus Traineeship

If you're interested in doing an Erasmus Practical Placement at the Medical University of Graz, please write an e-mail to the contact mentioned on the right side of this website stating when you want to come and to which department at least three months in advance. Application documents will be sent to you by e-mail.


General Conditions for Erasmus Traineeships

If you want to do an Erasmus traineeship at the Medical University of Graz, the following criteria need to be fulfilled:

  • Minimum duration of the traineeship: Two entire months = 9 weeks! (Eight weeks would not be enough!)

  • You need to be enrolled as student at an European university.

  • Your home university has to select and to nominate you for an Erasmus traineeship.

  • A bilateral Erasmus agreement between our universities is not necessary, nevertheless, students from partner universities are preferred when it comes to scarce placings.


    Please be aware that there are no placings left until end of September 2018.

    Applications are welcome for the winter term 2018/2019, starting with October 1st!

    The International Office suggests to start with the application process at least 6 months BEFORE the planned traineeship.

    Due to recurring problems with Hotmail addresses, we would like to ask you to use another email provider (e.g. Gmail) when contacting us!


Information for applications at


Gynecology and Obstetrics: Places for students are only available during official vacation time (February, July-September). Duration: 4 weeks only!
Internal Medicine: Minimum duration 1 month!
German skills are recommended at all divisions, but mandatory for Endocrinology and Cardiology!
Please select your preferred specialities and name some alternatives

Places for students are only available in February and July
Duration: 4 weeks only!

Psychiatry: German skills at least level B2 are mandatory
Trauma Surgery: German skills are mandatory
Vascular Surgery: German skills are mandatory

A complete list of all departments and divisions is available in the box on the right side.


What to expect and what is expected during a clinical elective

Clinical electives at the Medical University of Graz generally comprise the following tasks:  

  • integration to staff at the respective clinical department
  • observation and participation in examinations, treatments and clinical rounds
  • analysis and presentation of clinical cases
  • learning about the Austrian health care model  

Students agree to follow the regular routine at the respective departments. Daily presence is expected from 8 am to 4 pm or as directed by department staff. Clinical elective confirmations are only issued, if a minimum attendance of 85% is achieved.

You will be enrolled as a student of the Medical University of Graz to ensure proper accident and liability insurance and to give you access to our library and other student facilities. For this enrollment, the fee for the Austrian Students' Union has to be paid (at the moment: 19,20€).


deadlines for the enrollment

Stays in winter term:

Stays in summer term:

 November 1st

 April 1st

All information on the desired departments and the duration of your stay has to be provided at least three months prior to the intended arrival.
Please note that practical placements are subject to the capacity of the departments!

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