Exchange Conditions Score of Spain (IFMSA-Spain)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
4-weeks
8-weeks
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Biomedical students
Non-medical students
Graduated medical students (less than 6 months prior to the exchange)
Academic requirements for the students
Some projects might have special remarks. In such cases, they will be specified in the Project Form of the project which you can find below in the Projects Available. 


Languages
English
(Good)
Required
Spanish
(Good)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Malaga, Malaga yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN) - University of Oviedo, Oviedo yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Cantabria, Santander yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Granada, Granada yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Cadiz, Cadiz yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Murcia, Murcia yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Sevilla, Sevilla yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Pais Vasco, Pais Vasco yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Valencia, Valencia yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Alicante, Alicante yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid yes yes
Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Castellon, Castellon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN) - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
Students are accepted ONLY in NATURAL MONTHS (1st-31st)
  • We won’t accept any responsibilities about students arriving out of the accepted period.

Although we always try, we cannot guarantee to place you in your desired city. 


Bear in mind that CHRISTMAS festivities take place from 24th of December until the 6th of January. Most universities close during these two weeks, so students coming in December and January may have a shorter period of internship.

Number of incomings
80
Projects available
Cities
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Malaga, Malaga
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN) - University of Oviedo, Oviedo
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Cordoba, Cordoba
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Cantabria, Santander
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University Autonoma of Madrid, Madrid
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Granada, Granada
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Cadiz, Cadiz
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Murcia, Murcia
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Sevilla, Sevilla
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Valladolid, Valladolid
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Salamanca, Salamanca
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Castilla la Mancha, Albacete
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Pais Vasco, Pais Vasco
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of La Laguna, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Valencia, Valencia
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Alicante, Alicante
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Badajoz, Badajoz
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN)-University of Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid
- Spain (IFMSA Spain) - University of Castellon, Castellon
- Spain (IFMSA-SPAIN) - University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas
- Spain (IFMSA-Spain) - University of Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real
General Information
Hours per Day
6 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
Formal
What to Bring
  • White coat
  • SCORE logbook

Some Local Committees might ask you to bring something else. In that case, you will be informed after receiving the Card of Acceptance once you get in contact with your CP/LORE.

Unilateral fee
350EUR
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
- Host family
- Dorms
Boarding (meal)
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Host family
- Dorms
Times per day
1
Pocket money
It depends on the LCEUR
Social Program
It is more often offered in Summer months, but depending on the Local Committee and time of the year, a social programme for non Summer month might also be organised.<br /><br />Typically, the social programme includes a welcome party, evening parties, tourist tours around the city and surroundings, giving information about important-interesting places to go or visit, village festivals and many other attractions.&nbsp;In Summer months, regional social programmes are offered.<br /><br />We have started&nbsp;to organize a National Social Plan and Regional Social Plan<br /><br />
Special Remarks
You can find more information about IFMSA-Spain on:

BEING PLACED WITH SOMEONE: if two people want to be together:
-They both have to write it down in the AF. 
-We usually respect your choices, but it’s not always possible. 
-If you are a couple and want to sleep together (same room/bed) please WRITE IT DOWN in additional remarks. 
-If the other person is a SCOPE Incoming please state it
-Companies, pets, and any other kind of friends are TOTALLY FORBIDDEN and you could be expelled if you do so.
Application Form
Deadline
16 WEEKS
Special Remarks
ABOUT THE DEADLINES:
  • AFs for Summer months (July, August and September) have to be sent before or during the March Meeting the latest (the sooner we receive the AFs, the better).
  • For every other period, at least FOUR MONTHS in advance.



ABOUT THE CARD OF DOCUMENTS:
  • Motivation Letter, Curriculum Vitae and Recommendation Letter: they can be sent either in English or in Spanish (as they will usually be sent to the tutor of the project). The Motivation Letter should not be focused on a specific project, we would just like to have a general Motivation Letter that shows your interest in taking a research exchange programme in Spain.
  • Vaccination Card, Proof of Enrollment and Health Insurance: the original document should be uploaded with a translation into English attached to it.
  • Other 1: it's the IFMSA Terms and Conditions and it must be signed (ask your NORE about it, it can be found in the NORE folder).
  • Other 2: it's the PharmFree document and it must be signed (there is a specific PharmFree document for IFMSA-Spain, ask your NORE about it, it can be found in the NORE folder).

  • Other 3: Liability Insurance. Only for the following LCs: Valencia, Murcia, Madrid Rey Juan Carlos and Albacete.

  • Other 4Sexual conviction report. Only for the following LCs: Murcia and Valencia
- ALL STANDARD DOCUMENTS REQUIRED MUST BE UPLOADED IN PDF OR JPEG FORMAT in the database. 
- Spanish or English speaking countries DO NOT need to upload the certificate. 
- Both the AF and all the documents in the CoD must be properly filled (complete and signed in PDF or JPEG), including the PharmFree document and the latest TC document
- If all the documents are not in PDF o JPEG and/or there are incorrectly filled, the application will be sent back. No spots will be saved if sent back.
- Special documents per city: Some cities may ask you for extra documents. If the student fails sending these documents the exchange will be immediately cancelled.

SEXUAL CONVICTION RECORD
Some spanish institutions, in order to give access to a profession involving children (such as in a hospital), require a negative certificate from the National Registry of Sex Offenders (Sexual Conviction Record), stating that you haven't been sentenced for any crime against sexual freedom (abuse or assault), any sexual harassment, any exhibitionism or sexual provocation, any human trade crime or any issue regarding prostitution, sexual exploitation or corruption of children. Currently the LCs of Murcia and Valencia require this certificate. In the future, this special document will likely be mandatory for every LC.
We can only accept the certificate if written in either ENGLISH or SPANISH.
 
If a Sexual Conviction Record doesn't exist in your country and/or you don't have a National Registry of Sex Offenders, you have to upload a Police Clearance Report as alternative document in your Card of Documents, then you will have to obtain the Sexual Conviction Record once you come to Spain. In order to do so, you will have to go the Delegation of Justice of your hosting city with the hard copy of your Passport (ID is also fine if you are a citizen of the Schengen Area) and the Police Clearance Report, then you will receive the official document from the Ministry in some days. We recommend you to ask your hosting LEO for any help in relation to the procedure for obtaining the Record and for finding the office of the Delegation of Justice.
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
- Vaccination Card (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* 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
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Rules Form (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Other 3 (* Mandatory)
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

Some LCs have special documents that have to be filled: they will be received just before or with the CA. They will have to send it with CC or show upon arrival. If the student fails to fill them in, the exchange will be cancelled.

Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC is needed 4 weeks in advance, otherwise your exchange can be cancelled.
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 8 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
-If you need a Visa, please contact our embassy. Here is the link where you can get all the informaton: Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
-PLEASE APPLY FOR TOURIST VISA. If you apply for any other kind of visa, we do not take any responsibility and we won't be able to solve any problem with the embassy.
-We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required.
-If you want a printed Invitation letter, you need to ask it before the March Meeting or August Meeting according to the deadlines settled by the NORE. It will not be possible to send it by regular mail.


Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Malpractice Insurance

Special remarks
Health insurance: compulsory for all the cities. 
Malpractice insurance: in LCs of Santiago de Compostela, Valencia, Cadiz, Cordoba, Castilla la Mancha. 
- Some LCs that require liability insurance: Valencia, Murcia, Madrid Rey Juan Carlos and Albacete. LOREs will ask you and help you to get a liability Insurance once you have been accepted in these LCs. Other Local Committees may ask you as well. 
- Travel Insurance is recommendable
 
 
Health Documents
Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks
The original document should be uploaded with a translation into English attached to it.
Substitutions
Substitutions
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
- We accept substitutions
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
- Subtitutes must be for the same period. 

Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

It is possible you will get accepted in a city you did not apply for since we do not guarantee any of the cities you have chosen (due to lodging/hospital/university/etc problems). We try our best to place you matching your preferences but this does not always happen. Keep in mind that although a project might be available in some dates the lodging might not; and that not everybody can go to the same project.


Remember that it is compulsory to fill in the Evaluation Form and have 80% of your logbook completed in order to get your SCORE certificate at the end of the exchange.

 

Validation Date
11/07/18
Date Last Update
11/07/18