Exchange Conditions Score of Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
4-weeks
8-weeks
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Biomedical students
Graduated medical students (less than 6 months prior to the exchange)
Academic requirements for the students
Students must be enrolled in a medical/pre-medical/biomedical program for at least 1 semester before joining the exchange program. Students should choose their desired project or department by the subjects that they have already passed or are about to take within 1 academic year. A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required.
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Thai
(Excellent)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok yes yes yes yes
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
Available months will depend on the project or department.
Number of incomings
Projects available
Cities
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Vajira Hospital, Navamindradhiraj University, Bangkok
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, Pathum Thani
- Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Songkla University, Songkhla
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
Ladies: Polite blouses and knee length skirts or trousers (subdue/neutral color are preferable)
Gents: Short or long-sleeved shirts, trousers (subdue/neutral color are preferable)
Jeans are considered inappropriate by some department or professors.
Shoes: Shoes that cover your toes and heel. No sandals. High heels should be less than 2 inches.

Note that Thai medical students have to wear a university uniform which consists of a white shirt and blue or black skirts for ladies/trousers for gents. Exchange students are not required to wear this uniform, but they can if they wish to.

What to Bring
White coat (short or long sleeved are both acceptable)
Stethoscope, if required.
Unilateral fee
300EUR
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
Lodging (housing)
- Student apartment
- Host family
- Student dormitory
Boarding (meal)
- Cafeteria
Times per day
1
Pocket money
3,000THB
Social Program
In July and August, exchange students will be invited to participate in a social program hosting all SCORE and SCOPE students. In addition, some universities may hold monthly international parties within their faculties.
Special Remarks
We encourage you to explore our beautiful cities. You can get in touch with your contact person for advice and recommendations. Although, we kindly ask that you respect your regulations and work duties in the hospital. You are expected to attend laboratory sessions along with the research teams. Non-compliance and inappropriate behavior are considered unacceptable. If we receive complaints from your professor/tutor, contact person, or head of the dormitory, we reserve the right to cancel your stay in the hospital.
Application Form
Deadline
16 WEEKS
Special Remarks
Please make sure all details provided in the application form is correct and don't forget to add your country code to your phone number. The e-mail you've provided must be your primary e-mail that you will check frequently.

*IMPORTANT: Student must choose 3 projects from at least 2 LCs. This will minimize the chances of getting rejected because the spots are full.
Motivation letters are required to have a minimum of 150 words. Please note that the quality of your motivation letter strongly affects your chances of acceptance. Professors/Tutors are free to reject students who may not be up to their standards. You may be contacted if your motivation letter needs revision.
*We do not accept students starting their exchange between 23 Dec - 7 Jan and 8 - 19 Apr due to long holidays
*We do not encourage late AFs.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport Copy (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Students' Record (Subjects passed) (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Language Certificate
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Special remarks
Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 weeks
Special remarks
CA will be sent 8 weeks before the start of exchange along with the student's invitation letter. Please check all the details in your CA and contact your contact persons as soon as you can.

*You may be contacted to fill in other specific forms by some LCs (registration form, dormitory form, i.e.). Please be punctual and cooperative with them as well.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Students must fill in and send their CCs 4 weeks before their arrival date or we could cancel the exchange. Please check that the details are provided correctly.
*The exchange will not be confirmed until the student's CC has been received.
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
- Student Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 7 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
Please request additional documents at least 7 weeks before exchange starts or 5 weeks before applying for your visa.
Documents like hard copies of invitation letter can be issued for some universities. 
*As of now, the issueing of hard copies from Srinakarinwirot University might be subject to change. Please contact the NORE for further information.

**Visa upon entry is not recommended. Please read additional information from the Thai embassy and proceed at your own costs.
Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Travel Insurance

Special remarks
Health insurance is required. Travel insurance is not required but recommended. Make sure that your insurance covers the duration of your stay.
Health Documents
Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks

Please see details on recommended vaccination before traveling to Thailand

 click here

Substitutions
Substitutions
- Substitutions depend on the LC
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
Substitutions should send their AFs at least 5 weeks advanced to their arrival dates. In the case of cancellation, no money will be refunded.
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

* Smoking is illegal on hospital premises. You will be fined and suspended from participating in your exchange.
* Friends, family, significant others visiting are not allowed to spend the night in the provided dormitory.
* If we receive complaints from your professor/tutor, contact person, or head of the dormitory, we reserve the right to cancel your stay in the hospital.

Validation Date
03/07/17
Date Last Update
30/07/19