Exchange Conditions Score of Germany (bvmd)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
4-weeks
8-weeks
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Biomedical students
Non-medical students
Academic requirements for the students
GRADUATED students cannot participate in our exchange program!
Be sure to be fluent in English to be able to communicate in the lab! (mandatory: at least level B2)

Other than that we do not have any special academic requirements as long as you are enrolled as a student and send us your proof of enrollment!
Longer projects are possible (maximum: 3 months, availability depends on project), please ask at nore-in@bvmd.de for details!
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
German
(Good)
Not Required
Calendar
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Germany (bvmd) - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Bonn yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Alexander-Friedrich-Universitaet, Erlangen yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Aachen yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Ruhr-Universitaet, Bochum yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Technische Universitaet, Dresden yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Georg-August-Universitaet, Gottingen yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Halle a.d.Saale yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet, Heidelberg yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet, Jena yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet zu Koeln, Cologne yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet, Magdeburg yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Ulm, Ulm yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Julius-Maximilians Universitaet, Wuerzburg yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd) - Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet, Greifswald yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (BVMD) - Eberhard Karls Universitaet, Tuebingen yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Germany (bvmd), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
Most laboratories are closed for some weeks during christmas holidays. That's why we do not reguarly take Incomings in December.

During summer vacations, especially in August and September, some projects might not be available as well.
Number of incomings
65
Projects available
Cities
- Germany (bvmd) - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Bonn
- Germany (bvmd) - Alexander-Friedrich-Universitaet, Erlangen
- Germany (bvmd) - Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
- Germany (bvmd) - Ruhr-Universitaet, Bochum
- Germany (bvmd) - Charite, Berlin
- Germany (bvmd) - Technische Universitaet, Dresden
- Germany (bvmd) - Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf
- Germany (bvmd) - Goethe-Universitaet, Frankfurt
- Germany (bvmd) - Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg
- Germany (bvmd) - Georg-August-Universitaet, Gottingen
- Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Duisburg-Essen, Essen
- Germany (bvmd) - Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Halle a.d.Saale
- Germany (bvmd) - Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover
- Germany (bvmd) - Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet, Heidelberg
- Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet des Saarlandes, Homburg
- Germany (bvmd) - Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet, Jena
- Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet zu Koeln, Cologne
- Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Leipzig, Leipzig
- Germany (bvmd) - Otto-von-Guericke-Universitaet, Magdeburg
- Germany (bvmd) - Universitaet Ulm, Ulm
- Germany (bvmd) - Julius-Maximilians Universitaet, Wuerzburg
- Germany (bvmd) - Moritz-Arndt-Universitaet, Greifswald
- Germany (BVMD) - Eberhard Karls Universitaet, Tuebingen
- Germany (bvmd), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet, Munich
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code

We take Academic Quality very seriously and expect you to attend work regularly and punctually, be prepared and motivated

We cannot guarantee the student to be placed in one of his/her desired projects (especially in summer). The sooner you send the AF, the more likely you will get the project you applied for.
Please do not only choose Heidelberg, Munich and Cologne for your desired project. You should choose only one project in one of these three cities! If you still choose only these places, we are free to place you somewhere else.

Be also aware that not every Local Committee accepts students at all times, what could be a reason for placing you in another place. We try very hard to put you in the desired place or at least close to it, but please understand it isn't always possible. Every Local Committee offers a high quality exchange. In fact, smaller cities tend to offer even better exchange experiences! Germany is also not that big, so you can easily travel at all times :)

Many of our students get placed in shared flats. In such cases, it is possible, that you will be sharing the flat, the bathrooms and the kitchen (not your room) with people of the opposite sex. If you have any problems regarding this, please state so in your AF. We sign contracts for the flats as soon as possible, so if you request a change of flat at a later point, you will have to provide for the extra expenses of a new flat or hostel room.

Incomings must not host friends or family members in their apartments!!

We do not accept mid-term students. Students should arrive at the beginning at a month and stay a full calendar month.
What to Bring
The SCORE Logbook is mandatory. Ask your NORE or local committee to get it. Bring it with you and fill it out during your internship (necessary to obtain your certificate).
It is advisable to take a white lab coat with you.
Unilateral fee
540EUR
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
The unilateral fee is to be transferred to a bank account at least two months before the beginning of your exchange! After receiving your complete Application Form, we will inform you via eMail about the payment details.
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
Boarding (meal)
- Student hostel
- Student flat
Times per day
1
Pocket money
NoEUR
Social Program
Travel costs (such as flights), visa costs and insurances are paid by the participants themselves. <br />Generally our local officers provide a social program for exchange students throughout the year. In summer, we provide National Social Programs. However, all local representatives work on a voluntary basis which means that the extent of organized social activities will depend on the availability of the local committee. The extensivness may vary according to LC and month. We encourage you to activly seek out your opportunities to experience Germany. Your contact person will be happy to recommend you acitvities and travel destinations. For information from former incomings or advice from LEOs from other cities you are welcome to post questions in our national facebook group. Please check our Explore-pages for further information on the available cities.
Special Remarks
Due to prior experiences, we kindly ask you to respect our conditions and German regulations and habits. Even as an exchange student you are expected to attend all required classes and to work with the research group like everyone else (standard: 8 hours). Punctuality is crucial. Non-compliance is considered rude and impudent, and we reserve the right to send stuents home, if we receive complaints from the lab and the tutors in charge, or your accommodation and contact person.
Application Form
Deadline
12 WEEKS
Special Remarks

We cannot host students under the age of 18 due to legal restrictions by the german governement on 'underage people'.

We need your application form at least 3 months in advance.The sooner we receive it, the better chances you have to get your first project choice.
Here are some more remarks about your AF:

Proof of Enrollment
We need an official Proof of Enrollment from everyone (see template underneath). This is a crucial requirement of the German Government. We would kindly ask you to explain to your universities that with signing the PoE, you are only stating that your medical studies include doing internships in general (not specifically a research exchange).

Requirements for the PoE:
- with stamp and signature
- state expected day of graduation
- must comprise the time the student will have the exchange (for example "student is enrolled from April to October 2017 and the exchange is in September)
-must be uploaded to your AF and send shortly before your exchange starts to our office in Berlin via email (buero@bvmd.de)
--> We kindly ask you to use our template: https://bvmd.bitrix24.de/~AaWWN

Pharmfree document
We also need a pharmfree document which you can find here:
https://dochub.com/chrisnore-in/p2e7ON/pharmfree-bvmd

Motivational Letter
We would like to write one motivation letter for each project (min 250 words, max one page). Please use proper English and sentences, not only keywords.
Please make sure the motivation letter & CV fit to the project and are written properly. These are important documents for the tutor to decide on accepting the student.

Proof of Funding
Due to legal immigration issues, incoming students from beyond the European Union have to hand in a proof of sufficient financial funding accessible during their exchange period. The total amount of money which needs to be submitted is 313,- EUR.

As proofs we will accept

  • Personal Funds: Bank Letter or Bank Statement in your name
  • Private Sponsor (Family Member or Friend): Bank Letter or Bank Statement in the name of your sponsor and a letter of financial support of your sponsor.
  • Scholarship: Award Letter
  • Government Sponsorship: Award Letter / Financial Guarantee

If you choose to submit a bank letter as your proof of funding, you may use the sample of a bank letter to be sure your bank account includes all required information.

If your funding is coming from private sponsors such as family members or friends, it must be verified by a bank letter and a letter of financial support. Please have your sponsor fill out and sign the sample and submit it with his/her bank information.

You can find all these samples under the following link: https://bvmd.bitrix24.de/~gwK1F

If you prefer not use this form, a letter including the same pertinent information is acceptable, too.
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
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
- Other 2 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Other 1 (* Mandatory)
Format
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Rules Form (* Mandatory)
Format
- Paper
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
Please be aware that the project may not be definitive by the time of sending the CA. Dates and cities on the CA are mandatory!! If you have any special requests that can be justified, please do so BEFORE we issue the CA. Afterwards we expect you to attend to the exchange exactly as we stated it. We cannot agree to postpone a contract if the sending NMO cancels the exchange after receiving the CA.

We do accept students for a 8 week project. Please find information about these projects in the project forms.
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC must be sent to us at least 4 weeks before start of the exchange or we might cancel it!
Visa
Visa
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
Yes
NMO must be notified 4 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
For most students a tourist visa shall be sufficient as we apply for the work permit of our incoming students. This, however, may be up to change and cannot be guaranteed by bvmd Germany.
Once the student has started the application process we can provide additional documents that are required by the German embassy upon request by the sending NORE-Out.
Insurance
Insurance
- Health Insurance

Special remarks
Please note that liability insurances of all participants are covered by bvmd and there is no need to get one yourself.
Health Documents
Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks
Please upload an English vaccination card or a translated version of your original vaccination card, if it isn't obvious which immunizations you got.
Substitutions
Substitutions
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
We must be informed about substitutes as soon as possible!
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Germany. For further information, please look at our explore pages: http://exchange.ifmsa.org/exchange/explore/nmo/1081
Validation Date
14/07/18
Date Last Update
10/07/19