Mobility / International Exchange

International Relations

The medical studies give the opportunity of a stay abroad during the 1st and 2nd year of the Master's programme (M Med).

In the 1st year of the Master’s programme, the easiest ways to carry out a stay in another University are the Erasmus programme (within the European Union) or Unimobil (within Switzerland).

In the 2nd year of the Master’s programme (elective year), students have the opportunity to spend abroad 3 of the required 10 months of their time as student assistants (in exceptional cases even more). For this purpose, there are exchange programmesof the Faculty of Medicine. The Office of students affairs can also support independent applications on request, which should be made by sending a letter of recommendation.

Information and advice about hospitals that may be available for a stay abroad during the elective year can be obtained at the Office of students affairs.

Information about stays abroad and possibly also offers for practical advices can also be obtained at the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.

Important information about international mobility and related issues are also available at the Department of International Relations of the University of Zurich.