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University Medical Center Groningen



General information on Erasmus+ and Erasmus Mundus

The International office of your own faculty can give you more specific information about the procedure.

Erasmus+ scholarship

When you have been selected for the Erasmus+ scholarship, there are some documents that have to be filled out. This is the responsibility of the Erasmus coordinator at your own faculty. The application for a clinical internship or research project can be sent to the International Office by e-mail together with the filled out and signed  learning agreement. After the internship or project has been arranged, we will sign and stamp the learning agreement and send it back by e-mail.

Research is only possible for a period of at least 5 or more months and students should add a motivation concerning the type of research and a description of the subject that they are interested in. For clinical interships goes that you can only apply for one department or discipline.

No guarantee

Unfortunately we cannot any guarantee that we will be able to arrange the clerkship. It all depends on the available capacity in the UMCG and for each individual request we will have to contact the department(s) of your preference. We do not offer a fixed program of clinical internships or research projects.

Finally, bear in mind that some departments might have their own specific demands regarding language or motivation, f.e. the Surgery department demands that you have done a Dutch language course before your arrival.

We will only consider a request after we have received the filled out Erasmus document from the Erasmus Officer at your faculty at least 3 months before the planned starting date.

Erasmus in the Bachelor of Medicine

We have a very specific curriculum where students and teachers operate/work together in Learning Communities. It’s not a teacher giving a lecture and students listening but it requires a very independent student who will react in an anticipating way.

If you want to apply for this curriculum please send us the following documents at least 6 months in advance:

  • A self-reflecting report: what are your learning styles, knowledge, competences with regard to our curriculum and why have you specifically applied for our faculty and our program.
  • Recommendationletter from the dean, also addressed specifically to our faculty and our curriculum: why would you be the right person for our program.
  • List of grades.
  • Description of your home curriculum: subjects, courses, content (we would like to compare).
  • Copy of your passport
  • Erasmus documents

Our Bachelor options

Language requirements

Candidates whose native language is not English must provide adequate evidence of proficiency in English. We accept the following tests/ documents:

  • 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,
  • 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,
  • internet TOEFL: score of at least 92, all sections sufficient (so at least 21 on each section); or,
  • 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,
  • CPE, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or,
  • CAE, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English.

Only those whose native language is English are exempted from evidence of proficiency in English.

Last modified:11 May 2021 12.34 p.m.