Exchange Conditions Score of Austria (AMSA-Austria)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Biomedical students
Non-medical students
Academic requirements for the students
We accept students of Medicine, Biomedicine and other Health Sciences. However, please check the Project descriptions which academic requirement is needed as it might differ from project to project.
Not Required
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Austria (AMSA) - University of Vienna, Vienna yes yes yes yes yes yes
Austria (AMSA) - University of Graz, Graz yes yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
All our clerkships start on the 1st monday of the month. We cannot accept students who want to stay from the middle of one month to the middle of the next month! Attendance on the morning of the first day of clerkship is mandatory!!!! - otherwise exchange will be cancelled and student will have to leave accomodation!

July: 06.07.2020 - 31.07.2020
August: 03.08.2020 - 28.08.2020
September: 31.08.2020 - 25.09.2020
December: 30.11.2020 - 25.12.2020
January: 04.01.2021 - 29.01.2021
February: 01.02.2021 - 26.02.2021

Students can only start on the dates given above. AFs with another starting date will be sent back.

Please note that students need 80% of attendance. If they don't meet the requirements they will not receive a certificate and there exchange will be cancelled.
Number of incomings
Projects available
- Austria (AMSA) - University of Vienna, Vienna
- Austria (AMSA) - University of Graz, Graz
- Austria (AMSA) - Danube University Krems Medical Faculty, Krems
- Austria (AMSA) - Johannes Kepler University Linz Medical Faculty, Linz
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
What to Bring
Logbook, read papers before exchange!
Unilateral fee
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
The fee for unilateral contracts has to be paid via bank transfer before the exchange. Further information will be give to those students via email.
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
- Dormitory
Boarding (meal)
- Hospital
- Pocket Money
Times per day
Pocket money
Yes, in some LCs.EUR
Social Program
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Special Remarks
You may be sharing a room with a student of the same gender. This happens esspecially during the summer months. We cannot guarantee that there is a WIFI connection available at the lodging places.
Application Form
Special Remarks

No change of project is possible once the CA is received and especially once the Exchange has started - Think carefully about what projects you apply for!

Note that a valid e-mail address is necessary. If the LORE contacts you and you don't respond, the exchange will be cancelled!

Deadline for e-AF and documents:
March Meeting for July, August and September exchanges. We reserve the right not to accept incomplete documents at the MM.

Ad Motivation Letter:
The motivation letter can be written for your first chosen project or for a research internship in general. You will probably have to choose projects again closer to your exchange (e.g. around February for summer exchanges) and we will ask you to send another motivation letter about your final project afterwards. If a motivation letter is poorly written, we will ask the student to send another one. If he/she fails to do so, we reserve the right to reject the student.

Other 1: Liability Insurance

Other 2: Personal Data Agreement

Other 3: Immunisation Form for LC Graz and/or LC Vienna

(Please contact your LORE/NORE if you fail to find some documents, they are shared in the NORE Folder)
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Passport Copy (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Students' Record (Subjects passed) (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Other 2 (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- SCORE Terms & Conditions (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Other 3
- 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
8 weeks
Special remarks

Periods stated on CAs are meant definitely, not approximately! Lodging is only covered within this period. (1 day before & 1 day after the clerkship - eg. sunday to saturday 4 weeks later)

Note that once the CA is received, no changes in period are possible! Other changes can be made on special request. Details will be provided with an info-mail for incomings 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the clerkship.

Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Do not forget to include the immunisation form with the CC!
If you are unable to upload it, please send it to the Austrian LEO/LEC or your Contact Person.
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
NMO must be notified 7 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
We can provide Invitation letters and other documents if required, please tell us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE but at least 8 weeks in advance.

The link to the Visa Section of our Ministry of Foreign Affairs is:
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance

Special remarks
Proof of valid health insurance and liability insurance is mandatory, otherwise your clerkship will be cancelled!
Proof of a valid health and accident insurance (together with a list in German or English which states what the insurance covers, e.g. illness, accidents, home transport, up to which amount,...) minimum medical coverage 30 000 Euro. The insurances should be issued in your country, valid for Austria.
Health Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks
Please send the Immusisation Form (Other 3) together with your CC (at least 4 weeks prior to exchange), depending on the LC you got accepted in:

LC Graz
Students coming to the LC Graz need to meet special Immunisation Requirements give proof that they don't suffer from tuberculosis. Every student must upload the "Immunisation Requirement_Medical University of Graz" document, stamped and signed by a general practitioner, to prove that they are immunised against the following diseases: 

Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR)
Varicella (VZV)
Hepatitis B

The immunisation must be verified by either vaccination or a positive antibody status, as stated in the document.

Students coming from any region endemic for tuberculosis (please ask your general practitioner to verify whether your region is endemic for tuberculosis or not) are required to have proof from a doctor that they don't suffer from tuberculosis (please present your doctor with an X-ray not older than 2 months)
In any case, students coming from the countries listed below* need to have proof from a doctor that they don't suffer from tuberculosis: 
*Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bulgaria, China, Congo, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam
Please read through the "Immunisation Requirement_Medical University of Graz" document and have it filled out by your general practitioner. You have to send or upload this document until 4 weeks prior to your exchange!!

You can find the "Immunization Requirement_Medical University of Graz" document at the following links: ENGLISH VERSION, GERMAN VERSION.

LC Vienna:

Proof of vaccination or titer count needed for:
Hepatitis B
DTPP (Diphterie, (Tetanus,) Polio, Pertussi)
MMR (Measles, Mumps, rubella)

The form needs to be filled by a general practitioner.

You need to fill the german form!!
Translation can be found here.
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks

ATTENDANCE: 80% attendance are required for getting a certificate. As tutors often complain about the short durance of the Exchange, 100% attendance would be preferred!

The motivation letter has to be in german for those projects that require german, otherwise we will consider that you don't speak german.

Attendance on the first day of clerkship is mandatory- otherwise it will be cancelled!


Lodging in a student dormitory in July, August and September (own towels and own standard single bed sheets needed) or in student flats. It is possible that you might have to share a room with another exchange student.

An exchange student who is absent or disobeys the exchange rules, will face expulsion and will not receive a certificate. Your exchange is not a holiday. Your tutor and volunteers from IFMSA invested a lot of time in arranging your exchange. Students not showing up at the arranged time or place, students who do not take their exchange seriously or cause trouble in any other way will lose accommodation and/or position at the hospital after three days at the latest.

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