Are you interested in a foreign experience in July or August? Would you like to carry out scientific research? Are you curious about how it affects a foreign university? Are you fascinated by other cultures?
Here you will find information on our 4 week research exchange program.
What is SCORE?
SCORE (Standing Committee on Research Exchange) organises foreign research exchange in English or French. SCORE is an international program of the IFMSA (International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations), the umbrella organisation of BeMSA. It is organised in more than 100 countries, spread all over the world. This Standing Committee allows students to participate in a 4 week research project in one of the countries Belgium has signed a contract with.
During the internship, the local student representation of IFMSA provides accommodation, 1 meal per weekday, a social program and a contact person.
The contact person accompanies an incoming student: he/she is the person who will welcome you at the airport or the train/bus station, show you the hospital and who can give you tips on the social program.
The social program is very place-dependent: sightseeing, partying, cultural activities, etc. In short, you will be immersed in your project during the days, but the evenings and weekends will be full of fun. More information about SCORE can be found on the website of the IFMSA. You may also find a list of participating countries here.
- You acquire a lot of scientific knowledge and skills.
- You learn to know other cultures and learn how to deal with cultural differences.
- You expand your horizon and discover new perspectives of the world we live in.
- You make friends for life from all corners of the world.
- You experience a unique, fantastic month that is not only very educational but also fun.
In short: an experience that will keep you alive!
For all students from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences from first year bachelor to first year master.
€ 430 for 4 weeks including:
- Research project
- 1 meal/weekday
- Contact person
- PET (Pre-Exchange Training)
Sometimes social programs are sometimes exclusively dependent on the country and activity.
*Airplane tickets are not included. Nor are visas or vaccines (if required).
Does this sound like a dream come true? Do you think you’re the perfect person to join SCORE? Do not hesitate to submit your candidature!
Send a motivation letter + CV to email@example.com and to your LEO (Local Exchange Officer) before the deadline (2017 dates are yet to be set).
Your CV should include:
- Academic record
- Volunteering work
- Previous internships
- Evidence of teamwork/leadership
- Relevant experience
In your motivation letter you must convince us that you are socially involved and you have the right profile! Additionally, you also mention the country and department you would like to attend an internship in and motivate your choices. You also need to inform us of the year of study you are currently in.
The best candidates per university will be invited for a (skype) interview which aims to test their English or French language proficiency as well as the student’s motivation.
The announcement of the assigned country will take place on November X, 2017.
Do you have any questions or would you like more explanation? Please do not hesitate to contact your Local Exchange Officer!
An info session will be organised in all BeMSA Local Committees in order to answer your questions concerning the professional and research exchange program. You may find the event pages down below: