Exchange Conditions Score of Israel (FIMS)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Biomedical students
Graduated medical students (less than 6 months prior to the exchange)
Academic requirements for the students
Depends on project.
Not Required
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Israel (FIMS) - Bar Ilan University, Safed yes yes yes
Israel (FIMS) - Hebrew University, Jerusalem yes yes yes
Israel (FIMS) - Technion, Haifa yes yes yes
Israel (FIMS) - Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva yes yes yes
Israel (FIMS) - Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
Exchange  period cannot  begin or end: on Friday, Saturday and during the National Holidays (dates change every year, please check with local NORE), when the routine work at our projects is with minimal staff & administrative offices are closed.
Exchanges prefferable during the summer.
Labs in Israel don't work on Friday and Saturday. 

In 2021- National Holidays are in the end of March to the begining of April,  September, and the end of November to the begining of December.

Due to a high demand and shortages of housing options, Exchanges during July and August in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem might be moved to other cities, In accordance with the participating labs
Number of incomings
Projects available
- Israel (FIMS) - Bar Ilan University, Safed
- Israel (FIMS) - Hebrew University, Jerusalem
- Israel (FIMS) - Technion, Haifa
- Israel (FIMS) - Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva
- Israel (FIMS) - Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
General Information
Hours per Day
7 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
What to Bring
Lab coat, closed shoes.
Unilateral fee
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
Since all the arrangements for students are always prepaid - payment must be taken care of until 14 days after submitting the AF. 
Please contact us if there is any problems with respecting the deadline.
All payment details will be sent by email to the student and sending NORE. Do not forget to send us an email with payment confirmation!!!
Please make sure that the full ammount is transfered (the price does not include the processing fees which should be payed by the student!).

We reserve the right to not accept unilateral students who did not make the payment on time.
Lodging (housing)
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
Boarding (meal)
- Differs by project. Hospital or Faculty lunch room.
Times per day
Pocket money
Some LC's will give refund for your lunch at a certain ammount and in other LC's you will get lunch at the hospital. Ask NORE for more information for specific LC's.ILS
Social Program
<p>Varies by Local Committee and city. We offer an incredibly fun and extensive social program which is conducted in a cooperation with our SCOPE (August Only!). Official social program is not guaranteed outside August! No social program during National holidays or exam season.&nbsp;We encourage you to activly seek out your opportunities to experience beautiful Israel! Your contact person will be happy to recommend you acitvities and travel destinations.</p>
Special Remarks

·       Travel costs (such as flights), visa costs and insurances are paid by the participants themselves.

·       There will be no pickup from the airport upon arrival. Please contact your local contact person for further information on how to get to the LC, and let them know your flight number and approximated time of arrival. No public transportation during Shabat! = friday afternoon to saturday evening! Please take this into account.

·       FIMS - ISRAEL reserves the right to cancel any exchange period & housing period if it receives any complaints of misconduct or unethical practice both in lab project & at the lodgings. The students responsible for such acts are held liable for any damage occurrence during the exchange.

Application Form
Special Remarks
Standard documents and upon arrival: Health Insurance, passport copy.
Incomplete or wrongly filled applications (AF with the same projects chosen) will be rejected. Please choose 3 different projects!
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.
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
- Card of Document
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- SCORE Terms & Conditions (* Mandatory)
- 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.”
Special remarks
Card of Acceptance
8 weeks
Special remarks
Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
CC has to be sent 4 weeks before the start of the exchange! In case of LACK OF COMMUNICATION 2 weeks before the start of the  exchange (no answer from student to more than 4 emails in 14 days) and missing CC, we exclude the right to cancel your exchange.
- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
NMO must be notified 8 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
You can check Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website to see if special visa is needed:
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Travel Insurance

Special remarks

Please send all insurance policies beforehand in COD (section OTHERS 1). Participants coming to Israel for the IFMSA exchange program are responsible for meeting their own health & accident care costs, including hospitalization. It is therefore IMPERATIVE that all participants be in possession of a PERSONAL Travel, Health, Liability and Accident Insurance. Students who fail to produce copies of their insurance risk having their exchange period automatically canceled without any refund.

The Federation of Israeli Medical Students (“FIMS” ) or any person such as: hosting hospitals, dorms, social program organizers, operators and any other hosts will neither provide nor offer medical care or insurance coverage to participants, and are not responsible in any way for the health and safety of the exchange student.

Make sure your luggage (including valuables/laptop) is covered by your insurance. Hosting labs/dorms/FIMS or any other hosts will not be held responsible for loss/theft of your property.

Health Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks

Vaccination card needs to include the following vaccines in order to participate in clinical research projects:

  • Tuberculin
  • Flu
  • Tdap
  • MMR
  • HBV
  • Anti HBs
  • Anti Bc, HBs-Ag
  • Polio
  • Varicella
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
- Substitutions depend on the LC
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
Substitutions of the same sex only (for accomodation).
AF must be sent 8 weeks in advance.
The substitution will be assigned to the same project as the student beforehand, the student should meet the academic requierments by the lab. The project's confirmation to the substitution is mandatory.
Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
 Please, direct your questions/inquiries, only through your National Exchange Officer.
Validation Date
Date Last Update