Exchange Conditions of ASSOCIA-MED

Working Conditions
Not Required
Languages Remarks

-It’s true that french is our second language, but English is the official language of the professional exchanges that we are providing, so even if French is helpful with patients, it’s not compulsory, meanwhile English is mandatory.

-If the English abilities of any student are jugged insufficient, the student participation to the exchange program can be suspended at any time.

Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
- Preclinical Clerkship
A preclinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a preclinical department at a Medical Faculty/School or Hospital, such as Biology and Chemistry
Required level of studies
Preclinical Studies
Graduated students allowed

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 4 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Surgical Scrubs
Academic Quality

- Recognized by the 4 faculties of Tunisia with access to100% of the medical departments of all Tunisia public hospitals.  

- Special mention to the surgical departments with advanced implication for incomings to surgical operations.  

- The Student Handbook is highly recommended, as guarantee of your academic experience. If not available, you can purchase one within our local committees.

Special Remarks
-Nightshifts are not compulsory. 

-In order to get the certificate, the student must complete at least 80% of the clerkship and fill in the evaluation-form

-If the student wishes to stay 3 weeks instead of 4, he must mention it in his AF, and get approval from the NEO-IN first, he can then get his/her certificate, only if he attends 100% of the 3 weeks


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Cities Remarks
  • Choosing three different cities is obligatory, otherwise your application will be sent back.  
  • The Incoming student has to check on this Exchange Conditions and on each LC Explore page the availability of the cities and departments in the chosen period.
Calendar Remarks
- In january we accept student starting from the 15th  
- Exchange period is based on calendar month except for July and August
- We encourage very much students to choose July and August as the accommodation will be in hostels with a lot of incoming students, and social program on this two months is the best of the year long.

-If you are applying for July or august , your exchange start & end dates must be the following dates : 
-> July : Monday 28/06/2021 - Friday 23/07/2021
-> August : Monday 02/08/2021- Friday 27/08/2021

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Disciplines Remarks
Before choosing specialties and departments please check this document :

Not all the departments are available in all the LCs, to know which departments are available, check the Explore Pages of every LC!
Pocket money
150 TND
- Student hostel
- Host family
- Student hostel
- Host family
Social Program

- Apart from July and August where social program is absolutely the best, on the other months it's optional depending on the local committee. 

- Very high quality social program with professional standards, and breathtaking experiences, amazement granted.  

- Overall Social Program rated 8.7/10, all week-ends are national with two of them rated 9.2/10 for summer months.

Student with disabilities
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

- During summer months, all our students are lodged in Students hostels / flats, you’ll be asked to pay a deposit (between 20 and 30 euros) which will be refunded if no material damage has been noted. 

- A welcoming letter will reach you before your arrival, with a survival kit for incomings , social program, accommodation, transportation details and useful information for your stay. You’ll be asked then to confirm your participation in advance for the national weekend trips.  

Application Form
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Upon Arrival by cash
Visa requirements
- Associa-Med invitation letter is recognized by the ministry as an official document to make visa acquisition almost granted but also have a special reference to get visa to our incomings in a record time. Please note that the Invitation letter which can be downloaded through the database cannot be used for VISA purpose. If you need such document, please contact YOUR exchange officers. 

-If you need a visa , please apply for a Touristic Visa from one of the tunisian diplomatic missions in your country

-here's a link to check wether you need visa or not :

- for further information here's the link to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs :

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
  • Applications for the months of July, August and Septembermust be submitted before 15th of March, and MUST be based on calendar months as mentioned above ( NO EXCEPTION).
  • For the remaining months, 3 months prior to the start of you exchange are required for submitting you application andchoosing calendar months is not mandatory. 
  • - Chosing three different cities is obligatory, otherwise your application will be sent back.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
Special documents
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.”
Immunization requirements
The student must provide us when sending the application with a prouf of vaccination/status of the following diseases: Hepatitis A, B and C; Rubrella, Varicella, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis and Pulmonary Tuberculosis.

Health insurance : is required and It covers expenses linked to health issues (if you have to see a doctor and buy drugs on prescription)  .Valid health insurance must be sent within the CC, or it will be considered as ineffective.

Travel insurance : is required. However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country, and should be arranged in your home country.

Malpractice insurance : we do not ask for this type of insurance. Thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for [malpractice insurance], it should be arranged in your home country if wanted, we do not have this type of insurance in our country.

3 Weeks

Special remarks

A copy of valid passport is required for administrative paperwork and by local authorities, makes sure that this document will be uploaded as soon as possible 

For European Citizens, please don’t upload your ID Card.

Card of Acceptance
8 Weeks
Special remarks
  •  We only provide lodging for the mentioned period in the CA. If the student wishes to arrive before or after this period, it will be at his/her own expenses. 
  • Pocket money: Depending of the period and the local committee. If the meals will not be provided, you will get the equivalent of pocket money to cover the expenses of 2 meals a day for 20 days of work. (Week-Ends are not included) 
  •  We are always trying to place incoming students according to their preferences, but it’s not always possible to fulfill all of them, be sure that whenever you’ll be placed, your stay among us will be a life-change experience. Once you’ll receive your acceptance card , you cannot change your hosting LC , if you have any special request regarding your placement , please contact YOUR exchange officers.  

     We are doing our best to accommodate couples who have asked for in the AF, but please understand that this is not always possible. 

Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Very important: the Card of confirmation is required by our universities to finalize the placement process and MUST be sent 4 weeks in advance , otherwise your clerkship will automatically be cancelled. 
6 Weeks
Special remarks
-every cancellation has to be notified to the NEO-IN
6 Weeks
Special remarks
  • Subtitutes are not obligatory for the same period 
  • We prefer substitutions to cancellations
Additional Information
Update Date
07/02/2020 13:59
Validation Date
07/14/2019 00:00
Special remarks

- All our Incomings are asked to fill both Associa-Med and IFMSA evaluation forms , otherwise , no certificate could be delivered.

- Associa-Med do consider the IFMSA exchange program as an opportunity for students worldwide to taste oversea medical methods and enhance the cultural and human aspects of the medical students, on the other Hand the LEO/NEO-IN will have no hesitation in cancelling the clerkship and accommodation of any student coming on vacation or holidays .