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Charité International Cooperation provides a great deal of support to medical students organizing their study visits abroad. The following pages provide an overview of what is on offer, as well as up-to-date information and useful tips.

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Student Mobility during the Corona Pandemic

Please read the latest important updates concerning student mobility for the winter semester 2020/2021.

The following applies:

  • At this point, we cannot say with certainty if or how international student exchange will take place. This is due to the dynamic developments regarding the Corona Pandemic.
  • Thus, the information given here are subject to reservations and change without notice.
  • The members of the Charité Pandemic Team are analyzing the situation continuously and will make a decision re. student exchange by 15 September 2020.
  • The start of teaching activity in the winter semester, however, has been moved to 2 November 2020. This is a Berlin wide regulation.
  • The classes will take place in a blended learning format. Meaning classes will be online as well as face-to-face (presence based).
  • Concrete plans on organizational matters concerning the classes in the winter semester can be made earliest in October 2020.
  • Charité’s general safety precautions and hygiene regulations (intranet) apply.
  • Students who have spent 14-days in a risk area prior to beginning their studies or student work at the Charité, must first receive counseling by the Arbeitsmedizinischen Zentrum (AMZ) and undergo a 14-day quarantine.

Information for Erasmus-Incomings

  • The members of the Charité Pandemic team will decide by 15 September 2020 if and how Erasmus students can begin their stay at the Charité. This includes class participation (modules) as well as taking part in a clinical electives (traineeships).
  • Thus, Learning Agreements can only be signed by the ChIC staff as of mid-September 2020.
  • In case student exchange will be possible, the course program offered will be identical to that offered to regular students. For human medicine, this includes semesters 7, 8 and 9.
  • Exam requirements and exam dates are applicable for all students the same.
  • The presence and enrollment of Erasmus Students in Berlin is a requirement in order to participate in university classes, receive credit points as well as certificates such as Transcript of Records.

 

Information for Erasmus-Outgoings

  • We plan outgoing mobility as usual.
  • However, some of our partner universities have meanwhile announced that they cannot admit any exchange students for the winter semester 2020/2021. Ms. Obirek is in contact with those students whom it effects.
  • Credits points acquired abroad can be transferred as usual. The enrollment and physical presence at the guest university is a requirement in order to receive credit points and certificates such as Transcript of Records.
  • With Charité being the medical faculty, Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität respectively are responsible for enquiries regarding Erasmus funding and grant agreements. A physical presence is a requirement in order to receive funding.

Information for Bilateral Incomings

Due to the current situation, we cannot welcome any guest students to the Charité and abide by the regulations administered by the Charité Pandemic Team. The regulation is active until 31 December 2020.

Information for Bilateral Outgoings

  • Within the framework of our bilateral partnerships, it is not known if and where students may be able to study abroad. Please note that this is dependent upon the partner institutions. Here, Ms. Lacroix is in contact with all partners and students.
  • Please refer to the latest updates about the risk areas provided by the Robert-Koch-Institute as well as travel restrictions provided by the Federal Foreign Office.

Information for our Partner Institutions

  • The Charité places great importance on the relations with our partners and sees mobility and internationalization as a valuable asset. We strive to find new paths despite of several restrictions due to this worldwide pandemic. For this reason, we are in continuous contact with our partners.
  • We completely understand that many of our partners currently cannot continue with student exchange programs. For reasons of capacity, however, we have to apply the principle of reciprocity on the exchange program with our partners. This means that we can only welcome students from partner institutions that welcome our students in return.
  • The members of the Charité Pandemic Team will make a decision by 15 September 2020 whether student mobility can take place this winter semester.
  • The start of teaching activity in the winter semester, however, has been moved to 2 November 2020. This is a Berlin wide regulation.
  • The classes will take place in a blended learning format. Meaning classes will be online as well as face-to-face (presence based).
  • Concrete plans on organizational matters concerning the classes in the winter semester can be made earliest in October 2020.
  • The presence and enrollment of Erasmus Students in Berlin is a requirement in order to participate in university classes (modules), receive credit points as well as certificates such as Transcript of Records.
  • Due to capacity reasons, already planned mobility cannot be switched from the winter semester 2020/2021 to the summer semester 2021. This holds, even if accepted and prepared exchanges must be canceled short notice due to the pandemic.
  • Unfortunately, all planned mobility that has been cancelled for the Sommer semester 2020 due to COVID – 19 cannot be ‘made up for’ at a later date.
  • In view of the dynamic developments, all of the above listed information is subject to reservations and change without notice.

Daily updates are for staff and students on the Corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) and Covid-19 are available via

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Summer Schools

Summer schools are a great chance for further education in your studies, to get to know international medical faculties as well as for personal encounters with foreign cultures.  We have provided here an overview of opportunities from around the world.