International Relations Office

Medizinische Universität Graz

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 durantion of the traineeship: Two entire months (Eight weeks would not be enough!)
  • You need to be enrolled as student at a European university (unless you are doing a traineeship for recent graduates)
  • 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 being preferred when it comes to scarce placings.

Information for applications at

Internal Medicine:

 

Minimum duration 1 month!
German skills are recommended. Please select your preferred specialities and name some alternatives.

Gynecology and Obstetrics:Places for students are only available during official vacation time (February, July-September). Minimum duration 1 month!
Pediatrics: Places for students are only available in February and July.
Trauma Surgery:German skills are mandatory.
Psychiatry:German skills are mandatory.

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

Application deadlines

Stays between October 1st and February 28/29th: November 1st
Stays between March 1st and September 30th:  April 1st

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

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 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 enrolment, the fee for the Austrian Students' Union has to be paid (around 19€).

If available, a student mentor will be provided for you.

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