Germany (BVMD) - Munich
All clinical departments
February, March, (April), (July), August, September, (October)
Boarding money
Organized by the contact person
We usually have several incomings per month for clerkships. English normally is sufficient in order to be able to learn from the doctors. Your clerkship is more rewarding, however, if you are able to speak German to patients and nurses who don’t usu
Muenchen LEO

Welcome to Munich!!!

We are glad you decided to come to Munich and we really hope you will enjoy your stay! If any questions or problems occur, feel free to ask at any time!

Some facts about Munich: Munich has about 1,3 Mio inhabitants and is the third biggest city of Germany (after Berlin and Hamburg). Munich is situated in the Southern part of Germany near the Alps. If you like winter sports or hiking you can go there by train easily (about 1-2h). Besides this you will find a great cultural variety ranging from museums (e.g. Deutsches Museum, Pinakotheken), Opera (with interesting students’ offers) and Theatre to the world-famous Oktoberfest. In summer season the temperature sometimes rises up to 30°C. Then you can enjoy the sun in the English Garden or at the “Flaucher” (bank of the Isar in the southern part of the city), so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit. And also if it is not that hot, you will love our famous beergardens. But be aware of occasional rain showers and temperature crashs! Between November and March the temperature may drop below 0°C and even snow may fall. In this season the streets are sometimes covered in snow slush and thus you are advised to bring a pair of warm and weather-proof shoes. Then you are prepared to visit the various Christmas fairs during Advent (e.g. “Tollwood” – the biggest Christmas fair). As we will try to take you to the mountains at least once and also for your normal sightseeing activities it would be recommendable to bring good (hiking) shoes and a small backpack. The major universities are the Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität and the Technische Universität.


The university hospital of Ludwig-Maximilans-University is one of Germany’s biggest teaching hospitals. It contains about 2300 beds and more than 44 clinics, institutes and departments. It is therefore a centre of maximal and comprehensive care. It is divided in the “Campus Innenstadt” and the “Campus Grosshadern”.

Clinic for gynecology and obstetrics

The “Campus Innenstadt” is located in the city center, its clinics and departments are separately located in proper buildings and contain among others a surgical clinic, a psychiatrical clinic, a children’s hospital a medical clinic a policlinic, an eye clinic, a gynecological hospital and a dental clinic.

Hospital Grosshadern

The “Campus Grosshadern” is located at the south-west tail of the city. It is a huge and impressive building because it contains the majority of the specialties, clinics and institutes under one roof. Aside the main structure, workings are done to construct a whole new 10 floor building dedicated to surgery.


We offer one research project:
The role of MIF protein family in cardiovascular diseases and stroke

Department of Vascular Biology
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU)

Tutor: Dr. Omar El Bounkari (

We provide boarding money for you
Usually you will be hosted either in a students’ flat share or in a students’ dorm. Anyway you will find a washing machine and completely equipped cooking facilities. You don’t need to bring sheets, but we can not always provide towels etc. Unfortunately we are not able to find an accommodation for all IFMSA-Incomings in the same place, but we try to put you in a lively and social surrounding with german students. You will have your own room but you may have to share the flat (kitchen, bathroom) with people of the other sex. Please contact us if this is a problem so we can deal with it!! Usually the flats are not farer than 15 or 20 minutes from the center.
Munich is a big city, so it is hard to move by foot to the differnt locations. Luckily we have a good system of public transportation, which includes busses, street railway and a subway system. That is why we recommend to use this system, when moving around the city.
An alternative is riding a bike. On most big streets of Munich there are lanes, which are specificly for bicycle users. As a consequence riding a bike in Munich is very safe.
For travels around Bavaria we recommend the train. There are tickets valid for one day, which give you the possiblility to organize day trips
ask your contact person about it
Munich is the third biggest city of Germany. There´s a lot to see, so be sure you won´t get bored.
Some of the main sights in Munich are:
- Marienplatz
- Viktualienmarkt
- Frauenkirche
- Englischer Garten (with people surfing there all year)
- Castle Nymphenburg

There are also many wonderfull destinations around Munich, that are amazing:
- Castle Neuschwanstein
- Lake Starnberg
- Alps

First day

On your arrival there will be your contact person to pick you up at the station, so make sure he/she is informed as much in avance as possible about your exact arrival time and place. If you arrive at the airport we usually ask you to come to the central station because it is easy to find and it makes it for us much cheaper and shorter. Then you will be brought to your room. At the first day of your clerkship your contact person will pick you up at your home in the morning and bring you to your service where he/she will introduce you to one of the doctors.

Local Exchange Team

Daily life: In Germany shops usually open between 8.00 and 9.30 and close between 18.00 (smaller ones) and 20.00 (bigger ones). On Sunday shops are closed! During the day public transportations (Bus, Tram, U-Bahn, S-Bahn) run every 5-10min. In the early morning (4.30-6.30) and at night (23.30-1.00/2.00 at the weekend) they only run every 20 -30min. Monthly tickets for approx. 40€ are sold over the counter. As we have a lot of students, we have a very multi-cultural nightlife. Check out or for further information!

Money: At last we would like to give you a short survey of prices: - Sandwich to go: approx. 3€ - Lunch in our cafeteria: approx. 3€ - Lunch/supper in a restaurant: 6-13€ - Water in restaurants(0,3l): approx. 2€ - Bottled water in shops (1,5l): approx. 0,90 – 1,50€