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About us Medical Sciences Education Medicine International Students (due to Covid all incoming student mobilty has been cancelled until 1 February 2022.) Clinical Observership in the UMCG
University Medical Center Groningen

Clinical Internship in the UMCG


Several departments in the UMCG offer clinical observerships for foreign students. If you are interested in one of those internships, contact the international office by mail:

Please attach your CV and a motivationletter mentioning the exact dates and the department your are interested in.
Candidates whose native language is not English must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in English. We accept the following tests/ documents:

  1. computer TOEFL: score of at least 237, all sections sufficient (so at least 21 on each section), and a TWE of at least  4.5; or,

  2. paper TOEFL:score of at least 580, all sections sufficient (so at least 55 on each section), and a TWE of at least 4.5; or,

  3. internet TOEFL: score of at least 92, all sections sufficient (so at least 21 on each section); or,

  4. IELTS Academic (British Council’s English Language Test), original only: score of at least 6.5, all sections sufficient (so at least 6.0 on each section); or,

  5. CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or,

  6. CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.

It might be possible to do an observership or internship in a department not mentioned on this site. In that case same procedures apply. Some departments may have specific demands, f.e. the department of Surgey demands that students understand and speak Dutch. If that's the case we will ask for proof that you have done a Dutch languagecourse.

Applications must be sent at least 6 months before the proposed starting date. Further, there will be no guarantee that you will be accepted. It all depends on your CV and motivation and on the availability in the different departments. Mind that we will always give priority to students coming from universities with whom we have an agreement. Further, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to arrange for the observership. It's always the departments who decide on this, based on your motivation and capacity.

Applications that are incomplete or sent in after the deadline will not be considered.

Mind that in case we have to apply for a studentvisa, the costs will be for your own account.

Last modified:01 June 2021 1.03 p.m.