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Visiting Student Elective Program

8 months before elective start


All students who wish to visit the LMU University Hospital for a clinical elective need to apply no later than 8 months before the requested start date using the Visiting Student Application Service.

All applicants can only specify one clinical field.

Documents to be submitted:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), listing education, publications and other professional accomplishments.
  2. Statement of intent, describing your career goals and how the experience of an elective at LMU will help you achieve them.
  3. Proof of Enrolment in English, on home university letterhead including:
    – student's date of birth and nationality
    – medical studies start and expected graduation dates
  4. Transcript of records, documenting your studies at your home university.
  5. Copy of passport or identity card (page with personal data)
  6. German language skills:
    The Elective Program is taught in German, i.e. without a good knowledge of German, you will draw only limited benefit from this guest visit.
    Therefore, students from non-partner universities must furnish evidence of at least German level B2 according to the European Framework of Reference. German language skills on an even higher level will considerably improve your chances of being accepted for this group of applicants!
    As the very minimum, all Visiting Students must have a very good knowledge of English. Evidence of English level B2 is furnished (except in the case of native speakers) using the LMU Confirmation of Language Skills form.
  7. Visiting Student Immunization Record (Medical certificate): see Step 3

    You must submit proof before you can begin your elective, so schedule accordingly.

Approval of the Federal Employment Agency

Internships in Germany relating to a degree course, even in the context of the Visiting Student Elective Program, require the approval of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit). LMU will obtain this approval for you.

Exception: You are a national of a Member State of the EU or one of the following countries: Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Switzerland.

The following documents are needed for this purpose, which you hand in with your online application:

  1. Declaration of Certificate of Enrolment, to be filled in by your home university.
    Help when filling in:
    Course of study
    Item 10: "Medicine"
    Item 11: Duration of the Medical Degree Program
    Please put a cross in the bottom part of the form indicating that approval is being sought for an internship relating to a degree course and answer questions 16 to 18.
  2. Consent to having a copy of your passport uploaded
    Here you declare that you consent to having the scan or picture of your passport transmitted. Note: Alternatively, you can send a copy of your passport to the Employment Agency by post. Please let us know if you decide on this alternative.
  3. Evidence that the intern can support himself/herself independently
    For this purpose, please submit the relevant undertaking, i.e. the guarantee provided to the Federal Employment Agency by a third party on your behalf.