International Office

Clinical Rotations Exchange

We are pleased to offer the possibility of clinical rotations at our university hospital to students from our bilateral partner institutions as well as within the framework of ASEA-UNINET and Eurasia Pacific Uninet.


Students interested in a clinical rotation in Graz need to contact the international office of their home institution for further details. Only students nominated by the home institution are permitted to participate in the program.


Clinical rotations 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

Available fields and departments

A complete list of all departments and divisions is available in the box on the right hand side. Please note the restrictions below, for certain departments and divisions:

  • Department of Anaesthesiology: German skills are mandatory
  • Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics: Places for students are only available during official vacation time (February, July-September). Duration: 4 weeks only!
  • Department of Internal Medicine: minimum duration 4 weeks! German skills are recommended at all divisions, but mandatory for the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology and the Division of Cardiology. Please select your preferred specialities and name some alternatives.
  • Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine: Places for students are only available within the framework of the Educational Courses for Paediatric Medicine in February and July -  Duration: 4 weeks
  • Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine: German skills at least level B2 are mandatory
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma: German skills are mandatory
  • Division of Vascular Surgery: German skills are mandatory
  • Emergency Medicine: please apply for Internal Medicine/EBA

Confirmation of Clinical Rotations

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
  • 85% minimum attendance

Clinical rotations confirmations are only issued, if the above-mentioned criteria are fulfilled.

The confirmations for the home institutions are only valid, if issued by the International Office.

Confirmations are issued max. 3 days before departure (no exceptions!).

Accident and Liability Insurance

Students will be enrolled at the Medical University of Graz to ensure proper accident and liability insurance and to give them 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: 20.20 EUR).

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