Germany, BPhD

Total number of places per year (approximately)
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Area possibilities
  • community pharmacy
  • hospital pharmacy
  • research (university)
Length of training periods
  • generally 4 to 6 weeks, sometimes also more than 6 weeks or only 2 weeks (2 weeks are only possible in a community pharmacy)
Available months and cities

-Winter SEP: February-April -Summer SEP: June-October

mostly available in Heidelberg, Jena, Kiel and Erlangen.

Type accommodation
  • room in student´s dormitory (approx. max 300 Euros/month)
  • private apartment (approx. 300-600 Euros/month)
  • apartment offered by the pharmacy/university: (approx. 300-400 Euros/month)
Board, pocket money or other financial benefits/remuneration

— most of the time the board is paid by the student. Pocket money is not provided.

Language requirements

Community/Hospital Pharmacy: German (advanced) Some pharmacists also do accept English, Spanish or Czech speaking people.

University: English (advanced) or German

Other requirements

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.

Selection Procedures

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.

Deadline: 31th of January
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

Updated on 26th of January 2024

The information on this page was last updated on: January 26, 2024 23:20