Clinical practice for international students

Sahlgrenska University Hospital (SU) only offers clinical practice for nominated international students in accordance with the study programme and education plan at the Sahlgrenska Academy (University of Gothenburg). The clinical internship offered at SU for both Swedish and international students is integrated and part of regular education.

This information is for international students studying the following education programmes:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Specialist nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Pharmacy

Students are not allowed to contact clinical departments to independently plan their education or internship outside regular routines.

Non-nominated international students who contact the clinical departments (SU) should not be referred to the Sahlgrenska Academy International Office (SAIO). Instead, the international student should contact the International Office at their home university to see whether there is a collaboration agreement with Sahlgrenska Academy. International students always seek international opportunities through home university and thereafter become nominated to study with us.

SU can unfortunately not offer clinical Erasmus Placement seats for international students without an agreement and agreement is not signed for individual students. Partnerships and agreements are quality-assured by clinical, academic and administrative staff to ensure collaboration will work both ways. This means we receive students where we also send students to make collaboration beneficial for both parts.

Sahlgrenska Hospital (SU) do not offer clinical internships for incoming international students with the exception:

  1. exchange students who are nominated through home university and communicated trough the Sahlgrenska Academy International Office (GU).
  2. student organization IFMSA (clinical rotations in the summer months)

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