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What can I do?
Where can I go?

Planning

What should I do?

To do

Do I have a financial plan?
Am I covered by insurance?
Do I need a visa?
Do I need a vaccination or a medical screening?

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OrientateWhat can I do?


Naar het buitenland

Check out the possibilities for studying abroad.

Bachelor Internship

You can go abroad in the second semester of your third year of your bachelor's degree.

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Bachelor Internship

In the second semester of your third year (mid March to early July) you can go abroad for your Bachelor's internship or Faculty Honors program. The size of this is 22 EC or 16 weeks. You can register via the Webdossier.

You can search for an internship yourself and find internship counselors in your desired country and Nijmegen. It is also necessary to make an internshipplan and have it approve by the Examination Board. You also need a short preparatory workperiod in a lab or institute in Nijmegen.

Guide internships Bachelor

More information about bachelor internships for Biomedical Sciences. look at the pdf

Master Study

In your master you can follow your electives abroad.

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Master Study

In your master you have free space to choose courses (electives). You can follow these abroad. In this case you should include it in your individual study plan and get it approved by your mentor and then the Examination Board. Please note the number of credits per subject (minimum 2.5 EC) and that the content and form of assessment is clear.
 

Master Stage

In your master there are two internships you can do abroad.

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Master Stage

If you want to do an internship abroad during your master you have two options:
  • first internship of 27 weeks
  • second profile internship of 18 weeks
You should then find a place and guidance in Nijmegen and the country of your choice. Make sure that there is enough scientific expertise in your internship and that you make a realistic time planning.

You should include this internship in your individual graduation plan and get it approved. You must also submit your graduation plan, internship plan, and internship agreement to the Examination Board.

Guide internships Master

More information about Master research internships for Biomedical Sciences. look at the pdf

PlanningWhat should I do?


Preparations

  • Collect information about what you want to do and where you want to go
  • Check credits and recognition for foreign credits
  • Prepare for another language
  • Arrange a visa or residence permit

Money

  • Available scholarships or funds?
  • Check currency, bank cards and credit cards

Housing

  • Arrange housing abroad
  • Rent a room abroad

Health

  • If necessary, arranging vaccinations
  • Provide an English medical certificate for medicines
  • If necessary, a medical screening
  • MRSA screening upon return (if you have been in a hospital)
  • Possible TBC screening upon return

Insurance

  • Medical liability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal liability insurance
  • Occupational disability insurance or accident insurance
  • If necessary, cancelation insurance
  • If necessary, luggage insurance

Travel

  • Book a ticket
  • Valid passport or ID card
  • International driving license
  • Student discounts (ISIC studentenkaart)

To doDo I have a financial plan?


Funding

Here you will find the possibilities for funding of your study abroad.

Radboudumc student­budget

The Radboudumc studentenbudget is a subsidy from the faculty. There is no distinction between research (internships), education or clinical internships.

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Radboudumc student­budget

The faculty contribution is a lump-sum grant, which students can apply for several times up to a maximum of € 600. There is no distinction between research (internships), education or clinical internships.

Note: Radboudumc Student Budget does not pay if you are entitled to an Erasmus grant!
You can request a grant via StIP. The forms are available at the StIP frontdesk and online.

Amounts

• For European destinations: € 150 a month         
• For non- European destinations: € 200 a month           
Compensation for vaccination and a language course (if mandatory) can be declared.

Radboud University Scholarships

Radboud University grants funding for study, internship, research or congresses.

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Radboud University Scholarships

Radboud University grants subsidies for study, internship, research or conferences. The target audience and the requirements for each scholarship can be found on the website of the central international office of Radboud University.


To apply for an Individual Travel Grant you must submit a letter of support from the faculty. This is available via the StIP desk as of the moment that approval of this part of your studies is visible in your Webdossier. For conferences you need to appy for a separate letter of syupport via  internationalofficestudent@radboudumc.nl.

Note: An Individual Travel Grant can not be applied to in combination with an Erasmus+ grant!

Erasmus+ grant

Erasmus + scholarships are suitable for all destinations within the EU. If you go abroad for an internship, you don't need to be linked to an university.

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Erasmus+ grant

Erasmus + scholarships are suitable for all destinations within the EU. If you go abroad for an internship, you don't need to be linked to an university.  There is a minimum period of 90 days for study and 60 days for an internship. The maximum period is 12 months. You may use Erasmus multiple times during your BSc, MSc and PhD, up to a maximum of 12 months. If you have not applied for a scholarship yet or have months left, you can also use them in the year immediately after graduating your BSc, MSc or PhD.

Registration by email at the Radboudumc International Office.
 

Funds

Based on a research proposal for research, you can get a contribution from € 500 sometimes to € 2.000.

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Funds

Based on a research proposal for research, you can get a contribution from € 500 sometimes to € 2.000. This means least 6 months of research and an innovative research question within a relevant topic.        

Databases

Foundations and funds


VSB grant

Talent grant for those who want to complete additional studies or research abroad (max. € 10,000) after graduation (BA or MA) for at least 3 and up to 24 months.

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VSB grant

Talent grant for those who want to complete additional studies or research abroad (max. € 10,000) after graduation (BA or MA) for at least 3 and up to 24 months.

> apply via www.vsbfonds.nl/beurzen

ISEP

This is a one-on-one exchange: there are as many students going in as out. The duration of your stay can be up to a maximum of 6 months.

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ISEP

This is a one-on-one exchange: there are as many students going in as out. The duration of your stay can be up to a maximum of 6 months. In the US all facilities are free of charge, but the outgoing student pays for the student who comes here.

> apply via RU International Office: isep@io.ru.nl
> for more information go to the website of the RU

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Check out more the possibilities for funding your study or internship. go to the funding page

Am I covered by insurance?


Insurance

Check out what insurance you may need for your stay abroad.


Occupational disability insurance or accident insurance

There is no collective accident insurance for students. It is also not possible to get a collective occupational disability insurance from Radboudumc for students that go abroad. You can inform if your internship abroad provides you with insurance. Alternatively you can get the personal accident insurance.
 


Personal liability insurance

Personal liability insurance ensures against material or physical damage caused to third parties. Radboudumc assumes that each student has one. This is not mandatory in the Netherlands, but is urgently required when staying abroad. This covers an important part of the risk in private circumstances, often with worldwide validity. However, the insurance does not cover anything work-related.

 


Medical liability insurance

The medical liability insurance provides cover during the exercise of the medical profession.

Radboudumc

The Foundation of Catholic University of Nijmegen has a collective medical liability insurance for its employees. This includes the persons who perform work on behalf of the insured, and also students and co-assistants who follow their internships at Radboudumc. However, this insurance does not provide primary cover for internships outside the Radboudumc. In that case, it is only a secondary cover.

The insurance covers cover for personal injury, property damage and direct property damage due to a circumstance or claim in connection with a medical error or series of related medical errors.

Institutions abroad

It is not known what arrangements foreign institutions have taken for their employees. The student must ask the internship department how this is arranged. It is not advisable to take an internship at an institution where the liability insurance is not properly regulated.

For the USA, you can visit www.academicins.com for a Medical Malpractice Insurance. For Australia, it is possible to insure you (for free) for professional liability through MIPS, for New Zealand this is MPS. For other countries you can join the VvAA.


Travel insurance

There is no collective travel insurance for students at Radboudumc. It is your own responsibility to get this isurance. Verify that the insurance is valid for your entire stay. Ask explicitly whether an internship is insured.
Normally, this is not the case, but can be insured at an additional cost. Always contact your insurer to be sure. A travel insurance is primarily intended to cover the risks associated with travel. You decide what matters are important to ensure.
 


Health insurance

Students must get health insurance themselves. Check the cover conditions for your own health insurance. If the healthcare costs are not adequately covered, they must be included in a travel insurance.

Always check whether an internship abroad is insured within the company. Sometimes separate internships insurances are available for this.
 

Do I need a visa?


Visa information

Procedures for visa applications change regularly. So always check the websites of the relevant embassies and consulates for the latest up-to-date information.

Visa

Find out what visa you need to go to the country of your choice. Here are some examples:

Do I need a vaccination or a medical screening?


Going abroad prepared

You want to go abroad for your study or internship. Depending on the country you're going to, this can cause health risks.

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Going abroad prepared

You want to go abroad for your study or internship. Depending on the country you're going to, this can cause health risks. It is important to travel well prepared. Also consider preventive measures against HIV (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis). Visit the Radboud Travel Clinic or Nijmegen Institute for International Health  to find out the vaccinations you need.

Have you worked in a foreign hospital or have you been admitted while abroad? There is a possibility that a   MRSA and/or TBC-screening is necessary. Please contact the Arbo- en Milieudienst (AMD).

Read more on this topic in the Qportaal.


Accidental skin puncture what to do?

If you are affected by a needle stick injury, it is important to take immediate action. For details, see the Radboudumc protocol for needle stick injuries (or the protocol of the institution where you are an intern at the moment). read more on Qportal

Infection prevention

Read how you can diminish the risk of becoming infected or spreading an infection.

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CheckDid I think of everything?


Checklist

  • Examination Board must give prior agreement. Consider the meeting dates of the Examination Board and the deadline for submitting documents.


  • English-language assessment forms

    Provide English-language assessment forms for the foreign internship supervisor (download via the website of  StIP). Students Medicine must email Chapter 5 of the Episode Book Research Stage to their foreign internship supervisor.

  • Room

    Try to get to an apartment or room via the internet. If necessary, arrange a pension/hotel/B&B via the internet for the first two nights. On sites like casaswap and craigslis you can search (worldwide) for rooms.

  • Back-up

    Create an online folder (iCloud, Googledocs, etc.) with documents that may be useful such as passport photos, copy passports, transcript or grades, and certified copies of diplomas VWO and Propedeuse or BSc, if necessary. Sometimes you also need an extract from the population register (Municipal Basic Administration).