Exchange Programmes

Erasmus+


Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion provides opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

Studying abroad is a central part of Erasmus+ and has been shown to have a positive effect on later job prospects. It is also an opportunity to improve language skills, gain self-confidence and independence and immerse yourself in a new culture.

Erasmus+ also offers the chance to combine studying abroad with a traineeship. Opportunities are available for students at Bachelor, Master or Doctoral levels.

Basic information about the Erasmus+ programme can be found at the following website: http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/

Information for students coming for an exchange semester or year to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc can be found under Information for incoming students.

Information for students of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc who would like to travel abroad within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme can be found under Information for outgoing students.

Information for incoming students

Dear students, we are happy that you chose our Faculty. All the (general) important information regarding Erasmus+ here at Palacký University Olomouc can be found at the website of the International Relations Office of the Rectorate.

Please bear in mind that the co-ordinator from your home institution has to nominate you first. After they submit your online nomination, you will receive an e-mail with information and a link to access the application form. All the communication is done through the online nomination and application platform (erasmusplus.upol.cz), including choosing of courses and generating the Learning Agreement for Studies.

You can chose most of the courses which are part of the respective study plan at our Faculty (available in English):

Please note that some of the courses are not available to Erasmus+ students (e.g. Infectious Diseases 1 and 2; Obligatory Practice in General Practitioner's Office). Courses named as "clinical practice" are also not available as they are not courses as such but summer practices organised by the students themselves.
Also please note that some of the courses might have a limited number of spots available (especially these courses are tight: Pediatrics, Surgery).

Please note that for the academic year 2020/2021 the capacity for the DET/VA011 Pediatrics course is limited to 3 Erasmus+ students per block only. First come first serve basis.

Students from Slovakia or students speaking Czech can also choose from these study plans:

Please note that the timetables for the upcoming academic year are usually not ready before the end of May.

The Academic Year Calendar is available on the Faculty webpage.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your studies at our Faculty, please contact Ms. Petra Nakládalová, Faculty Erasmus+ officer (petra.nakladalova@upol.cz).

Information for outgoing students

As a Palacký University student you can study at another European university for 3-24 months within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme. Every year the selection procedure takes place around January (for the next academic year).

Palacký University has agreements with many institutions of higher education in Europe. You can apply for these exchange study programmes primarily through our faculty. For more information please contact Petra Nakládalová (petra.nakladalova@upol.cz).

The faculty has opened a selection procedure for students of the Faculty for study stays within the Erasmus+ programme for the 2021/2022 academic year. See the detailed conditions in the attached document.

How to apply:
Applicants are required to fill in the application in the Erasmus+ online platform (available at erasmusplus.upol.cz). Please perform the following steps:

  1. Use the same login and password as you use for the Portal.
  2. Check, if all the personal and contact details are correct. Change what needs to be corrected.  Do not forget to fill in the additional information  ("doplňující údaje") at the right hand side column: length of university studies; number  of  months in case you already went to an Erasmus+ study-stay; cycle of studies – master (“magisterský”) or Ph.D. (“doktorský”).
  3. Chose the institutions you prefer: the preferred semester, your degree programme, university, language. If  you  apply  to  more  universities, indicate  your preferences for each of them. You can chose maximum 3 univerisities.
  4. Submit your application.
  5. Print out the application form, sign it and hand it in together with all the required attachments to Petra Nakládalová (Student Department).

Application deadline is January 28, 2021.
The selection procedure shall be held at the Theoretical Institutes, lecture room no. 2.521 on February 11, 2020 at 15.00.

Please note that from 2020/2021 academic year on the financial support was increased!

Please find more information about Erasmus+ Study stays and Erasmus+ Traineeships on the webpage of the Rectorate International office. On the same webpages you can also find the documents related to both types of the Erasmus+ stays.

Have a look at the list of partner universities of our Faculty. You can get inspired by Reports from Erasmus+ mobilities of students from our Faculty (in Czech) or Stories by students of our University(on the IRO webpage, also in Czech).

Erasmus+ partner universities 2021/2022

General Medicine:

Country Partner university Student/teaching staff exchange
Austria
 
Medizinische Universität Innsbruck 2 teachers
Medizinische Universität Wien 2 students, 1 teacher
Bulgaria Pleven Medical University 2 students, 1 teacher
Denmark Aarhus Universitet 1 student, 1 teacher
Finland Turun Yliopisto 1 student, 1 teacher
France Universite d’Auvergne 2 students, 2 teachers
Université de Lille II 2 students, 1 teacher
Germany Universität Leipzig 2 students, 2 teachers
Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen 2 students, 2 teachers
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg 2 students
Greece Panepistimio Kritis 2 students, 1 teacher
Hungary Szegedi Tudományegyetem 3 students, 2 teachers
Italy Sapienza Università di Roma (FACOLTA’ Farmacia e Medicina) 2 students, 2 teachers
Università degli Studi di Cagliari 2 students, 1 teacher
Lithuania Vilniaus universitetas 2 students, 1 teacher
Poland Uniwersytet Mikołajala Kopernika w Toruniu 2 students, 1 teacher
Portugal Universidade Nova de Lisboa 2 students, 1 teacher
Universidade de Lisboa 2 students, 2 teachers
Universidade do Porto 3 students, 1 teacher
Universidade do Porto – Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas de Abel Salazar 4 students, 2 teachers
Universidade de Coimbra 2 students, 1 teacher
Romania Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi 2 students, 1 teacher
Ovidius University of Constanta 2 students, 2 teachers
Slovakia Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave – JLF UK v Martine 2 students, 1 teacher
Univerzita Pavla Jozefa Šafárika v Košiciach 2 teachers
Slovenia Univerza v Ljubljani 2 students, 2 teachers
Spain Universidad de Zaragoza 2 students, 1 teacher
Universidad Católica de Valencia 2 students, 1 teacher
Turkey Istanbul Medipol Üniversitesi 2 students, 1 teacher
Dicle Üniversitesi 1 student, 1 teacher
Yeditepe Üniversitesi 2 teachers

Dentistry:

Country Partner university Student/teaching staff exchange
Italy Università degli Studi di Cagliari 2 students, 1 teacher
Lithuania Vilniaus universitetas 2 students, 1 teacher
Poland Gdański Uniwersytet Medyczny 2 students, 1 teacher
Portugal lnstituto Superior de Ciéncias de Saúde Egas Moniz 2 students
Universidade do Porto 2 students, 2 teachers
Romania Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Iasi 2 students, 1 teacher
Slovakia Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave 2 students, 1 teacher
Spain Universidad Católica de Valencia 2 students, 1 teacher
Universitat de Valencia 2 students, 2 teachers
Turkey Istanbul Aydin Üniversitesi 2 students, 1 teacher
Istanbul Medipol Üniversitesi 1 student, 1 teacher

Public Health:

Country Partner university Student/teaching staff exchange
Slovakia Trnavská univerzita v Trnave 2 students for a traineeship, 2 teachers

Ph.D. students:

Country Partner university Student/teaching staff exchange
Great Britain University of Birmingham 2 students, 2 teachers
University of Wolverhampton 1 student, 2 teachers
Hungary Szegedi Tudományegyetem 1 student
Italy Universita di Bologna 1 student, 1 teacher
Slovenia Univerza v Ljubljani 1 student

New rules of the Erasmus+ Programme

(valid from the academic year 2014/2015)

Within the framework of the new Erasmus+ Programme a new rule has been implemented. According to this new rule, students can participate on both study stays and traineeships repeatedly. The condition is that in each of the study cycles the student cannot spend more than 12 months on Erasmus mobility (study stays and traineeships combined). Students whose studies are not divided into Bachelor and Masrer have this limit increased to 24 months. Please note that mobilities taken in the actual study cycle within the previous Erasmus programme (2007/08-2013/14.) are counted into this limit as well.

Other Possibilities

Besides the Erasmus+ programme the students of our Faculty have the chance to use other mobility programmes. As a student of our Faculty you may for example apply to complete part of your clinical rotations in one of the hospitals from the Marienhaus group in western Germany or you can do one or more compulsory summer practices abroad. Also, there are the traineeships organised by the IFMSA student organisation available to our students.

Please NOTE that according to the Study and Examination Code students are obliged to report their planned study stays or mobility (incl. traineeships) abroad. All stays longer than 14 days have to be entered into STAG. Please report your planned mobility in time (before its start) to Petra Nakládalová (petra.nakladalova@upol.cz). If a mobility is not reported, it will not appear in STAG, thus will not appear on your Diploma Supplement.

Internships Abroad

If you decide to do your internship abroad:

you will need to arrange for an "Agreement on the Provision of a Student Internship" to be signed by the respective hospital/medical facility, where you are looking to do your internship.

This agreement is concluded between
- the faculty
- the hospital and
- the student

E-mail jana.osmani@upol.cz or jitka.melcrova@upol.cz for a scanned copy of this contract already signed by the Vice-Dean, fill out your personal details, sign it, scan it, and send it to the hospital, where you are arranging your internship.
Make sure the Study Department receives a copy signed by the hospital BEFORE the start of your internship.

Once you complete your internship, make sure you get a certificate, confirming the completion of such internship. You can either use our Certificate of Internship, or have the hospital issue their own certificate, provided that the same information as stated on the Certificate of Internship is included.

Should a respective department from the Faculty Hospital in Olomouc require for you to apply for an internship abroad, you can use this Application for Internship Abroad.

Financial Contribution from the Faculty

If your internship (training) outside the Czech Republic lasts at least 30 days (without interruption), you may utilise a financial contribution from the faculty, amounting up to EUR 1,000. The contribution will be awarded based on your CGPA for the last academic year as follows:

  • CGPA 1.0   - 1.50 - EUR 1,000
  • CGPA 1.51 - 2.30 - EUR 500
  • CGPA 2.31 and above - EUR 250

Only internships, which are required by the curriculum can be considered for the contribution (e.g. 2 weeks surgery + 2 weeks Pediatrics with a need to extend those a bit to have 30 consecutive days; or 19-days selected medical speciality and 2 weeks Ob-Gyn training).

The contribution will be paid out upon completion of your internship.

Please note that this amount will only be paid out once during the entire time of your studies.

Applications for the contribution must be submitted to the Study Department by 12th October 2020.

Applications have to include:

  • cover letter (filled out and signed)
  • hard copy/copies (in original, signed and stamped) of the contract/s (i.e. Agreement on the Provision of a Student Internship)
  • hard copy/copies (in original, signed and stamped) of the cerfificate/s confirming the completion of the internship/s

Strictly only applications that satisfy the criteria above will be accepted.
If your application is submitted incomplete, i.e. if any documents are missing, they are not original copies or if they are not signed and stamped as required, it will not be considered and the financial contribution will not be paid out.

JLU Virtual International Programme (VIP) - Summer Semester 2021

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to present to you today JLU’s Virtual International Programme (VIP) for summer semester 2021.

During the current winter semester 2020/21 our VIP came across with much positive response and it enabled us to make international exchange possible despite the worldwide pandemic. Thank you very much for sharing the information with your students and thus supporting this possibility. Based on this positive experience we would like to continue the programme for international students interested in a virtual exchange experience at JLU. Please be assured that this programme persists an additional offer and is not meant to replace physical exchange at our university during the upcoming summer semester where possible.

The VIP invites international students from our partner universities around the world to gain international study experience as complement of their studies in their home countries. International students get to choose one or more seminars and lectures from a varied study catalogue taught completely online. This offer includes over 80 online courses from all 11 faculties at JLU at undergraduate and graduate level, held in English, German, Portuguese, Spanish, or Ukrainian language. As the offer is part of the regular JLU curriculum, international students enrolled will benefit from an international learning environment.

In addition to the specialized courses, our VIP offers interdisciplinary online courses and 45 exclusive places in an online German language course for beginners. Upon successful completion of the virtual exchange semester, international students will receive a Transcript of Records with credit points from JLU. Participation in the “Virtual International Programme” at JLU is free of charge for students from our partner universities.

Students are able to apply for the programme up to February 15, 2021. The courses start mid of April 2021. For further information about the course offer and the application process, please visit www.uni-giessen.de/vip.

Please contact our Mobility Team for inquiries about the programme, the course selection or the application process:

Justus Liebig University Giessen
International Office
Mobility Team
VIP@admin.uni-giessen.de
Tel.: +49 641-99 12131/32

USMLE preparatory online courses

Call for submitting applications for free one-year access to USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2 preparatory online courses

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc announces the call for submitting applications for free access to a one year online preparatory course for USMLE Step 1 and USMLE Step 2.

The courses were compiled by Medical Doctor International Academy. For more information see their webpage.

Contents of the course – USMLE Step 1:

  • More than 200 PowerPoint presentations
  • More than 200 video lectures
  • Over 2000 originally written USMLE test-like questions
  • Q-Bank: more than 2000 USMLE test-like, a full details assessment for all questions
  • Online support
  • Online mobile app

Watch a sample video.

Contents of the course – USMLE Step 2:

  • More than 150 PowerPoint presentations
  • More than 150 video lectures
  • Over 1500 originally written USMLE test-like questions
  • Q-Bank: more than 1500 USMLE test-like, a full details assessment for all questions
  • Online support
  • Online mobile app

Watch a sample video.

Conditions for submitting an application:

  1. Applications for Step 1 are open to students of General Medicine who have completed their third year of study.
  2. Applications for Step 2 are open to students of General Medicine who have completed their fourth year of study.
  3. One student can only be given access to one set of courses. Either step 1 or 2. You can apply for both, if you are eligible according to your year of study.
  4. Complete application received within the deadline.
  5. Confirmation of registration for USMLE – optional

Selection of students who will be granted access to the course will be made according to CGPA. Registration for USMLE will be taken into consideration as well.

Deadline for submitting your application: October 30, 2020.
Your application should be submitted either directly to the Student Affairs Office or via email to jana.osmani@upol.cz

Winter School in Medical Engineering 2021

Dear colleagues,

on behalf of the Department of Medical Engineering and the International Office I would like to invite your students to our fourth „Winter School in Medical Engineering“ which will take place from February 8 – 12, 2021. The key areas will be: “Prosthetics, Materials and Medical Simulations”.

Target groups: Students at the end of their bachelor’s/undergraduate studies (eg. 5 semester) are invited to join us for these 5-days-event and receive up to 2 ECTS for their participation. In addition to lectures and workshops, our program will include site visits and one optional day for a cultural trip.

Application possible from now on -  deadline: November 30, 2020

If you wish to apply, please contact us: international@fh-linz.at

Costs:
Euro 190,--
per person – will cover lectures, workshops and lab work during the 5-day-event, including the cultural activities, lunches (Monday – Friday), welcome and farewell dinner and one weekly-ticket for the public transport in Linz.

Travel costs, costs for lodging and meals (apart of the ones which are included in this program) are to be covered by the participants individually.

Covid19 related information: The Winter School is planned as a face-to-face event, as the programme is not suitable for online presentation. The situation in Austria is continuously being closely monitored and seems under control at the moment. All schools of the FH Upper Austria are currently in regular operation with face-to-face classes, of course always considering the required safety and hygienic measures. We are well aware that the global situation is in general very unpredictable, therefore we will keep all interested students well informed about further developments and in case that any short-term changes may occur. Up to a maximum of 13 students will be admitted to the course and the event will be held in compliance with all safety and hygiene standards.

All information will be updated regularly on our Winter School Homepage starting from Monday, Sept. 21

We are very much looking forward to welcoming your students in Linz soon,

best regards,

Mag. Iwona Hunstorfer
Head of International Office

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
School of Medical Engineering and Applied Social Sciences
Garnisonstrasse 21 | 4020 Linz/Austria
Tel. +43 5 0804 54060
E-Mail: iwona.hunstorfer@fh-linz.at
Web: www.fh-ooe.at 

PhD position offer at University of Würzburg

Dear Partners,

Please find attached a PhD position offer from the University of Würzburg funded by a scholarship for the duration of three years.

The offer is open for stundents from the subject areas of biology, biochemistry, medicine and verterinary medicine.

Best wishes from Würzburg,

Service Centre International Affairs
JMU Würzburg
Josef-Martin-Weg 54/1+2, 97074 Würzburg

Fax: +49 (0)931 31-82603
e-mail: international@uni-wuerzburg.de
http://www.uni-wuerzburg.de/international
Facebook: International Office - University of Wuerzburg

European-Funding-Guide.eu

We would like to draw your attention to the platform for searching  funding opportunities and scholarships http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/. It covers scholarships but also all other types of funding that could be applied for to finance your own studies. With more than 12,000 funding opportunities and 28 filter criteria, European Funding Guide is the largest study funding portal within the EU.

Student Affairs Office

Address:
Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc
Dean's Office
Hněvotínská 3
779 00 Olomouc

Office Hours from March 12, 2020 until further notice:
MON and THU: 8.00-11.00 

Office Hours:
MON and THU: 9.00-11.00 and 13.00-16.00

Ing. Petra Nakládalová 
International Relations, Section for Accreditations  
petra.nakladalova@upol.cz 
+420 585 632 015 
 

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