Exchange Programmes

Erasmus+


Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget 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 usually tight: Pediatrics, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine). First come first serve basis.

Students from Slovakia and 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 or carry out a traineeship for 2-24 months within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.

For study stays the selection procedure takes place every year around January (for the next academic year) at the Faculty level. For traineeships the selection procedure is held at the Rectorate level and is more flexible, the deadlines depend on dates of the traineeship.

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).

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 once the selection procedure is announced:

  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).

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.There are, for example, the traineeships organised by the IFMSA student organisation available to our students. Other offers can be found below.

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.

CALL – Aurora International Traineeship Programme

The AURORA European Universities Alliance is here to extend the offer of relevant student traineeships abroad. Your traineeship shall take place in one of the countries involved in the AURORA European Universities Alliance International Traineeship Programme, i.e. Austria, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, and Spain. Its duration is minimum 6 weeks and maximum 5 months during the period September 2021 – August 2023. See more information on the IRO UP webpage.

Aurora Lecture Series (2021/2022)

Virtual Lecture Series & Early Career Networking Hour for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers within two broad domains, Sustainability & Climate Change and Culture: Diversity & Identity.

The lectures will take place on Zoom and the networking sessions on the interactive Wonder platform.You can register for individual dates or the entire series. You will receive a certificate for your participation.

Find more details in the leaflet.

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 11th October 2021.

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.

4th / 5th year classes completed abroad

The faculty is offering the option of completing semesters from your fourth and fifth year classes at a teaching hospital abroad under the following conditions

  • You must complete a minimum of 10 weeks, but ideally the full semester
  • Expect that you will only take classes in the hospital, but will be examined by Palacký University teachers

Documents required prior to starting your internships:

  • An agreement signed between the hospital, the faculty and the student - one signed copy should be received by each party
  • A training agreement listing all courses that are to be completed (syllabi will also be attached). See the sample agreement if you are not sure how to fill it out.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE TO BE MADE THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE GIVEN SEMESTER AT THE VERY LATEST.

Documents required after completing your training:

  • Traineeship completion certificate – will provide overall assessment of your performance during your training at the given hospital
  • Internship record - a day by day record of your activities and procedures observed and carried out. The document is to be submitted per each individual subject you take.

 

Provided that minimum 10 weeks are completed at the contractual teaching hospital within the given semester and all above mentioned paperwork was submitted as required, you can apply for a financial contribution towards your semester abroad. The contribution can be awarded twice during the course of your studies. The amount received will be calculated on the basis of your CGPA for all completed years so far as follows:

CGPA 1.00 – 1.60 – EUR 2,000
CGPA 1.61 – 2.50 – EUR 1,000
CGPA over 2.51 – no contribution

Your application has to include:

Your application will only be accepted AFTER your training is completed, not before.

Deadlines for submitting your application:

Winter semester 2021/2022 completed abroad – apply by February 28, 2022

Summer semester 2021/2022 completed abroad – apply by August 31, 2022

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:
MON and THU: 8.00-11.00 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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