Erasmus+ Semmelweis University Project
Semmelweis University aims to give students the possibility to learn about other countries’ higher education and health care systems, and to ensure that the results of its teaching and research activities extended beyond Hungary’s borders. In accordance with our university’s three-fold mission, our international relations an compass the fields of education, research and health care. Semmelweis University has a number of well establishes bilateral agreements within the frame of the Erasmus Student Mobility Programme (ESMP). Several bilateral agreements exits in the fields of join research and development, scientific cooperation, and staff exchange. Semmelweis University’s six faculties maintain relations with more than 200 foreign institutes of higher education in various areas of cooperation.
Among the strategic goals of Semmelweis University is to take on a leading role in Central and Eastern Europe as the region’s leading centre of biomedicine and to increase its international competitiveness in the fields and development, education and health care.
The call is reserved to full-time students at Semmelweis University who have been finished successfully fours semester at the Semmelweis University.
Candidates are selected by Institute of Medical Microbiology, Semmelweis University and can then apply to attend a laboratory of their choice, among those that have submitted a research project. The research apprenticeship lasts 6 months maximum.
This program allows students from Semmelweis University to spend up to 6 months in a laboratory at Institut Pasteur. Applicants are selected through a competitive call, based on the analysis of the CV. In order to maximize their motivation selected trainees are allowed to choose their host centre.
The project will address full-time students with already four successed semesters from the Medical Faculty, Dental Faculty, Pharmacy Faculty, Health and Public Services Faculty, Public Services Faculty, Health Sciences Faculty of Semmelweis University.
More information for applicants: https://semmelweis.hu/erasmus/erasmus/hallgatoi-mobilitas/
Calls and selections
Selections are carried out through a public call for applications based upon competitive criteria addressed to students from the Medical Faculty, Dental Faculty, Pharmacy Faculty, Health and Public Services Faculty, Public Services Faculty, Health Sciences Faculty of Semmelweis University, complying with the following requirements:
- CV with photo
- Good knowledge of English
- French knowledge is an advantage
The applications are evaluated by a Commission composed by representatives of the International Offices of Semmelweis University and by the Scientific Coordinators of the Institute of Medical Microbiology of Semmelweis University on the basis of the following criteria: average marks of passed examination; knowledge of English; Number of publications; Former national/international experiences (Erasmus, etc).
Detailed projects are requested in advance to the hosting laboratories.
The selected candidates receive the work programs offered by all the hosting institutions and are invited to express up to 2 preferences, well-motivated on the basis of their CV.
Their choices are satisfied on the basis of the candidates’ ranking but also evaluating the consistency between their preparation and the formative contents of the work program to be carried out in the host country on one hand, and the compliance with specific requirements by the hosting centres on the other. The CVs are then submitted to the hosting centres, which, are free to request further information, to interview potential trainees and to reject all applications if not satisfied.
After evaluation of the candidate, the host laboratory communicates their decision relative to the acceptance of the candidates to the Erasmus office of the sending University.
Projects practical schedule
Submission of projects by host laboratories
Submission of the projects proposals by the host laboratories not later than April 30th, 2018.
The selection of the new candidates will take place from June 2018, and the host laboratories will receive the applications starting from July. The acceptance of a candidate by the host laboratory should be confirmed through a formal letter (e-mail). After the acceptance, the tutor can plan with the trainee the start date of the placement, the logistic aspects, etc.
Start and duration of the placements
The training period will have a duration of 3 or 6 months, and possible start is September 2018 and/or February 2019. All the placements proposed to finish by September 30, 2019. The start and duration of stay depends also on the host laboratory in Institut Pasteur.
Semmelweis University students interested in an internship at Pasteur through the Erasmus+ program should contact the Institute of Medical Microbiology at University:
Béla Kocsis MD, PhD
Institute of Medical Microbiology
Nagyvárad tér 4.