University of Ioannina, PC 45110, Greece
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How to apply for an elective (placement):

Initial requests for electives should be addressed to the Head of the Department the applicant is interested to attend ( Requests may be submitted throughout the year. It is, however, strongly recommended to send your request at least three months before the commencement of the elective. An updated CV (including information on language proficiency) and a letter of intent should be attached. The Head of the Department may request additional information or documentation. Once the applicant receives a provisional positive response from the Head of the Department, the applicant should collect the following:

  • An official transcript of records from their home university
  • A letter of good standing from their home university confirming their current registration
  • Documentation of their language qualifications
  • A copy of their passport
  • Health Insurance coverage
  • General liability insurance coverage for third party
  • Accident Insurance coverage
  • Any other relevant documents (e.g. a letter of recommendation)
  • A vaccination report including anti-HBs titres; proof of MMR vaccination or positive antibody titres for Measles, Mumps, Rubella; proof of Dtp or Td vaccination during the past 10 years; Mantoux skin test or Tuberculosis interferon test within the last 12 months

All supporting documents must be in English. Documents not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation. The applicants need to hand the documents to the Head of the Department or Elective Supervisor upon their arrival. In case the applicants fail to present all the necessary documents upon arrival, the Head of the Department has the right to cancel or postpone the collaboration until all prerequisites are fulfilled.

After the approval of your application, A copy of all the documents must be sent to the Secretariat of the Faculty (or handed over upon the arrival) in order to be registered as an incoming elective student. 

The postal address is: University of Ioannina, Secretariat of the Faculty of Medicine, 1st floor Administration Building, 45110 Ioannina, Greece. Alternatively all the documents could be sent at the email address (subject: elective).