Erasmus exchange

Erasmus + Program for academic year 2020/21


Exchange Partners

As part of the Erasmus +Program the academic year 2020/21, the Faculty of Medicine of the Jagiellonian University Medical College offers its students spots for student exchange in the following universities (length of stay: one or two semesters, unless specified otherwise):


AUSTRIA (German)

  • Graz: Medizinische Universität Graz (2 spots)
  • Vienna: Medizinische Universität Wien (2 spots)

BELGIUM (Flemish, English – select courses)

  • Antwerp: Universiteit Antwerpen (2 spots)

CROATIA (Croatian, English)

  • Split: University of Split (2 spots, one semester only)

CZECH REPUBLIC (Czech, English)

  • Prague: Charles University, Third Faculty of Medicine (1 spot, one semester only)

DENMARK (Danish, English – only OBGYN and Pediatrics)*

  • Aarhus Aarhus Universiteit (1 spot, English language program – one semester only)

FRANCE (French)

  • Bordeaux : Université Victor Segalen (2 spots)
  • Lille: Université Lille 2 – Droit et Santé (2 spots)
  • Strasburg: Université de Strasbourg (2 spots)

GERMANY (German)

  • Berlin: Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin (Freie Universität – 2 spots, one semester)
  • Bonn: Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität (2 spots)
  • Jena Fredrich Schiller-Universitat (1 spot)
  • Frankfurt am Main: Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität (2 spots)
  • Cologne: Universität zu Köln (2 spots)
  • Munich:

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (2 spots)

Technische Universität München (2 spots up to 8 months)

  • Würzburg: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (2 spots)
  • Munster: Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat (2 spots)

HUNGARY (Hungarian, English)

  • Pecs: University of Pecs (2 spots)

ITALY (Italian)

  • Cagliari: Università degli Studi di Cagliari (2 spots)
  • Florence:Università degli Studi di Firenze (1 spot, one semester)
  • Padua: Università degli Studi di Padova (1 spot)
  • Pavia: Università degli Studi di Pavia (1 spot)
  • Rome:

Università degli Studi di Roma „Tor Vergata” (4 spots,  one semester)

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma (2 spots)

Università degli Studi di Roma „La Sapienza” (2 spots)

PORTUGAL (Portuguese)

  • Porto: Universidade do Porto – ICBAS (1 spot, one semester)

SLOVAKIA (Slovak, English)

  • Bratislava: Comenius University (2 spots)

SLOVENIA (Slovenian)

  • Lublana: Univerza v Ljubljani (1 spot)
  • Maribor: Univerza v Mariboru (2 spots)

SPAIN (Spanish)

  • Granada: Universidad de Granada (2 spots; full academic year only; for 3rd, 4th and 5th year students)
  • Lleida: Universitat de Lleida (2 spots)
  • Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2 spots)


  • Lausanne: Université de Lausanne (1 spot)


ITALY (Italian, English) – only for 4th-year and 5th-year students

  • Rome: Università degli Studi di Roma „Tor Vergata” (2 spots, one semester)

NORWAY (English)**

  • Oslo: University of Oslo (2 spots up to 3 months during summer semester only )

SLOVAKIA (Slovak, English)

  • Bratislava: Comenius University (2 spots)

SPAIN (Spanish)

  • Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (2 spots)

* information concerning language requirements

**   additional requirements – motivational letter in English.

NOTE: Students submitting applications for participation in the exchange program are advised to familiarize themselves with websites of the chosen universities, as well as with the curricula they offer.


Who is eligible

To partake in the exchange in the academic year 2020/21, current students of the following classes should apply:

  • 3rd, 4th and 5th year of the 6 year MD program for high school graduates;
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of the DDS program.

The exchange program is intended for the students of the 3rd*, 4th, 5th and 6th year of 6 year MD program for high school graduates, M4 year of the MD program, and 3rd, 4th and 5th DDS program in English JU MC.

Applications for the exchange program are to be submitted in the academic year proceeding the academic year in which the student will be partaking in the program.

*3rd year medical students may only leave in the summer semester


Classification criteria

Required of an applicant is the following:

  • average of grades for the courses taken theretofore (not lower than 3.25) –  max 10 pts;

    Grade Points
    3,5 1 point
    >3,5 & <3,75 2 pts
    ≥3,75 & <4,0 4 pts
    ≥4.0 & <4,25 6 pts
    ≥ 4,25 & < 4,5 8 pts
     ≥ 4,5 10 pts
  • interview in the language of the target country and/or English –  max 5 pts;

  • level of academic activity (active participation in scientific societies confirmed by the supervisor of a particular group, active participation in conferences, academic publications, etc.) – max 5 pts;

  • social work – confirmed by  Council of the Student Self Government Organisation JU MC (Rada Samorządu Studentów Wydziału Lekarskiego UJ CM) or in IFMSA  – max 3 pts.

 Note: After the final acceptance student is obliged to present MRSA test results.


Duration of stay

A student of the Faculty of Medicine JU MC may study outside the mother university for no more than two semesters during the whole course of studies (in special circumstances up to four semesters). The student is entitled to only one scholarship trip per academic year.



Students partaking in the Erasmus+ exchange program are exempt from fees for the studies abroad and are granted partial funding for covering the costs of living.


Language requirements

All lectures and classes are conducted in mother languages of the universities (unless specified otherwise). Required level of proficiency depending on the university: B1, B2 or C1 (Lausanne, Aarhus).

Applicants for the exchange program in Belgium, Portugal, Slovenia and Hungary will be assessed in terms of their knowledge of English, and in case of the exchange programs in Spain and Italy, applicants’ knowledge of Spanish and Italian respectively is taken into account first of all, and then their knowledge of English. The educational institutions in the above-named countries hold language courses prior to beginning of the classes.



Recruitment to Erasmus+ in the academic year 2020/21 will be conducted via USOSweb.

To partake, log in to the system, go to Student’s section (main menu), and next to Student mobility (left side menu bar). Applications will be accepted by from January 10 till January 31, 2020.

Paper documents are still required, irrespective of the online application. Recruitment proceedings will ba carried out from January 10, 2020 through January 31, 2020.

Complete application contains:

  • Motivational Letter (with information about preferred Universities)
  • Average of grades for the courses taken theretofore (not less than 3.25);
  • Certificate of proficiency in language of instruction in the chosen university, or of proficiency in English (issued either by Jagiellonian Language Center or by another language school, or a certificate of a passed language exam). NOTE: Students of the School of Medicine in English, Jagiellonian University Medical College are exempted from delivering the certificate of English proficiency.
  • confirmation of student’s academic activity (recommendation letter from the supervisor of the science group);
  • confirmation of student’s social work


Recruitment timeline

  • January 31, 2020: registration in USOSweb opens;
  • January 31, 2020: Applicant is to be registered in USOSweb and complete application is to be submitted to the School Office (room no.2);
  • February 4-10, 2020: Interviews;
  • February 14, 2020: Results are announced.
  • February 18, 2020: Appeal applications with justification are accepted.
  • February 19, 2020: Students qualified for the program supplement the required information in USOSweb.

The deadlines are non-extendible.



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