International Office

Observership Program


In order to support the containment of Coronavirus COVID-19 worldwide, Med Uni Graz has decided to not accept any observership applications until further notice. We kindly ask you for your understanding.

Please note that Med Uni Graz refunds the observership fee (minus the placement fee of 100 Euro) to all observers who have to cancel their stay due to COVID-19. Should you have already paid the fee, you will be contacted directly by Med Uni Graz.


It is the goal of the observership to give international medical graduates and medical students an insight into the Austrian medical system as well as to provide a clinical experience by observing our doctors. Depending on the different departments, the medical training will allow observers to experience new techniques and treatments, have discussions with responsible physicians and monitor surgeries and other invasive interventions. Participating in our observership program offers you the opportunity to get to know best-practice methods at a high medical level. Participants are not permitted to actively be involved in patient care and will have the status of mere observers. Some departments also offer specialty observerships which allow you to get an intensive observership experience and be trained in special techniques.
Please consider - it is a hands-off training!

The observership takes place at the university hospital “LKH Universitätsklinikum Graz” (1.500 beds; around 410.000 outpatients and around 82.000 inpatients each year) at the Medical University of Graz in Austria.

Building up international professional and personal links

Each participant of the observership programme will be matched with a faculty member from the Medical University of Graz who will serve as their mentor during their medical training. During the clinical training at our university hospital you will have the chance to build up valuable professional and personal relationships with our physicians.


Please refer to the menu on the left hand side for further information.


We aim at offering high quality trainings and therefore ask all participants to give us some feeback through an anonymous online-questionnaire after successful completion of their stay. Over 90% said they would come again for an observership. Read about the feedback we have received on the Observership Programme: Testimonials

Important note


The Medical University of Graz does not cooperate with any agents, middlemen, negotiators, intermediaries etc. in connection with the organisation or execution of the observership programme. If you are interested in participating in our observership programme, please read the information provided on this webpage and apply directly using our application form. For further questions please contact the International Office. Participants of the observership programme are not employed by the Medical University of Graz and there is no possibility of acquiring a permanent contract through this program.



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