Community: mostly Hospital: ~ 2 or 3 Research in a University: 8 to 10
Length of training periods
normally 4 to 6 weeks (sometimes also more than 6 weeks or only 2 weeks available)
Community: often in the house of the pharmacist or the pharmacy staff (for free) normally in little cities. Or in bigger cities: single-rooms in students-residence or private appartement (payed by student: about 230 to 400 Euro/month)
Hospital/ University: single-rooms in students-residence or private appartements (payed by student: about 230 to 400 Euro/month)
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration
Community: Whether board is for free and whether pocket money is paid , will depend on the hosting pharmacist!
Hospital: board is often (but not in every hospital!) for free, normally no pocket money is paid.
University: student has to pay for board and receives no pocket money!
Community/Hospital: German (advanced) or English (advanced) Some pharmacists also do accept Spanish or Czech speaking people.
University: English (advanced) or German
These requirements are VERY important so please read them carefully and act upon!! When applying for SEP in Germany, you must - be currently enrolled as a student at your home university - have a valid passport - have completed at least 4 semesters in pharmacy school - get an international health insurance that is valid in Germany; if you don't have one ask BPhD's SEO for help
Students should be interested in working a full week and learning many new things from our excellent hosts. At university, students will get the chance to join a special project or just gain insight into a special field of pharmacy, the decision about this is made by the host.
Students have to sign a waiver of liability stating that they will accept the conditions of SEP with BPhD Germany.
In some cases (if you are not from EU) students need to sign a Certificate of Enrolment and Formal Obligation from the Federal Employment Agency. Don´t worry: this process and service are for free!
Information on Work Permits and Visa
Germany is a member of the European Union. The SEO can provide the applicant with an invitation letter if necessary.
Please take a look at the following website from the Federal Foreign Agency whether you require a Visa for coming to Germany:
Furthermore, it is highly recommended to ask your own German embassy for more detailed information.
The German legislation does not allow graduates of any heritage to complete internships in Germany without payment. Therefore, we can only accept students who will still be enrolled as a student at their home university at the time of their SEP.
No deadline, but the earlier the better. Bilateral exchanges upon request. SEO is matching together the details of the student’s application (field, date, language, year etc.) with the requirements of the hosts.
Please take into consideration that the SEO is a mediator between the students and the hosts. The hosts make the final decision about who they want to take in.
For German students: please visit http://www.bphd.de/index.php?id=26