Exchange Conditions of CIMSA

Working Conditions
Languages Remarks
English (Good/Excellent)
Clerkship Type
- Clinical Clerkship
A clinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a clinical department of a hospital or clinic, such as Dermatology and Pediatrics.
Required level of studies
Graduated students allowed

Even if accepted by the hosting country, students must be still enrolled in university by the time the Application Form is sent.
Clerkship Duration
4 weeks, 8 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- Lamp
- Reflex Hammer
Academic Quality
To ensure Academic Quality in our NMO, we require every incoming student to:
  1. Bring the NMO Student's Handbook: your supervisor will fill and sign this book during your exchange. If we find out that the student didn't bring a handbook, we will provide with Indonesian Student's Handbook.
  2. Bring the Learning Objectives sheet: this document will be given by the LC after you received the CA.
  3. Make a Case Presentation that should be presented to your supervisor on the last day/week of your exchange that will also be evaluated by your supervisor.
  4. Fill our LC Evaluation Form: the link will be shared in the last week of your exchange. Make sure to fill it and tell your LEO so you will get your certificate.
Special Remarks
  • Must undergo similar working conditions as Indonesian students in the hospital
  • Nightshift is possible, depends on the department and your supervisor
  • Must obey all the regulations at the campus, clinical department, and the hospital
  • In some LCs, students are only allowed to OBSERVE and not performing any examinations
  • Students HAVE TO inform both supervisors and LEO/CP and get permission from the supervisors if cannot attend the clerkship/come to the hospital that day
  • Must wear FORMAL SHIRT with COLLAR. Please deliver your best performance as a medical student in the hospital
  • In some LCs, it is mandatory to wear a hijab/veil for female students. Check our LC Explore Pages for more details
  • Please take your exchange time seriously. It's your chance to study many tropical medicine cases and unique diseases that you may only see in Indonesia
Cities Remarks
  • You CANNOT choose 2 LCs that are located in the same city.
  • For example: Universitas Gadjah Mada and Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta are both in Yogyakarta. Please only choose ONE OF THEM.
  • You CAN ONLY choose a maximum of 2 cities/LCs that are located in Java.
  • There is no limitation if you want to choose all LCs in Sumatra.
Java Sumatra
Bandung, Universitas Padjajaran
Jakarta, Universitas Indonesia
Malang, Universitas Brawijaya
Surabaya, Universitas Airlangga
Surakarta, Universitas Sebelas Maret
Jakarta, Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah
Yogyakarta, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Yogyakarta, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Tangerang, Universitas Pelita Harapan
Yogyakarta, Universitas Kristen Duta Wacana
Surabaya, Universitas Wijaya Kusuma Surabaya
Jember, Universitas Jember
Semarang, Universitas Islam Sultan Agung
Purwokerto, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto
Banda Aceh, Universitas Syiah Kuala
Padang, Universitas Andalas
Pekanbaru, Universitas Riau

We will do our best to place you in the LC of your choice.
Calendar Remarks
CALENDAR MONTH ONLY and we will adjust the date to the first Monday of the month.
Please state in the AF if you cannot do the clerkship for a full month.

Since most Indonesians are Muslim, please be aware that we will celebrate Ramadhan month starting from April until May 2022. After that, we will celebrate Eid for a week (most likely until the 2nd week of May) where most hospitals and universities will be closed. After the one-week holiday, everything will be like regular days.

However, the length of the Eid national holiday hasn't been determined yet. You can still apply according to your desired period and we will inform you if there is any adjustment of the accepted date.

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Disciplines Remarks
Please check our LC Explore Pages for available Disciplines in every LC
Pocket money
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Host family
Social Program
Each local have their own social program specialties, so you better check their ExPlore pages!
Student with disabilities
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
We can't guarantee you will be placed in the same LC nor department. It depends on our LC and department's capacity. But we will do our best to place you in the same LC.
We can accept couples in the same LC/city but we cannot place you in the same accommodation.
Application Form
Unilateral fee
300 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
Paid to the Local Committee on arrival
Visa requirements
There are two types of visit visa: 1) Visit Visa on Arrival, 2) Pre-Visit Visa

According to our Immigration and Ministry of Foreign Affairs regulation, students coming to Indonesia for exchange purposes MUST obtain PRE-VISIT VISA which should be applied in Indonesian Embassy or Consulate (NOT visa on arrival, because visa on arrival is only for tourism purposes)

Once you have obtained it, a holder of a Visit Visa is given up to 60 days stay and can be extended in Immigration Office for 5 (five) time, each extension will be given another 30 days stay.

Additional Notes:
1. There are many terminologies for visit visas between each Embassy on each NMO, using of visit visa with B211 A Index.
2. Please tell us immediately if you need additional documents as visa requirements within a maximum of a month before your exchange started. We are not responsible if you can not get the visa on time because you asked us for the documents within short notice.
3. We suggest you arrange the visa within two months prior to your exchange period, to help you with the bureaucracy which usually takes a long time. 

You can find more information about:
1. The requirements, procedures, and fees:
2. The webpage of the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in your country:

The hospital has the right to check your visa and if we find out that your visa is Visit Visa On Arrival (for tourism purposes) the hospital may refuse you and your exchange may be canceled.


Calling visa ONLY applies for students with the nationality below:
  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Guinea
  4. Israel
  5. Iraq
  6. North Korea
  7. Cameroon
  8. Liberia
  9. Niger
  10. Nigeria
  11. Pakistan
  12. Somalia
  13. Sri Lanka

The Indonesian calling visa is a particular visa given to applicants that come from a country that does not have diplomatic relations with The Indonesian government. This type of visa must be applied abroad and it should not be applied through the local Immigration office in Indonesia.


The Indonesian calling can be applied through the following method:

  1. Submitting an application to the nearest Indonesian embassy abroad;
  2. Further examination by the officers at The Indonesian embassy;
  3. The visa application will be forwarded to The Indonesian Immigration Directorate General in Indonesia and to be further verified by The Indonesian Security Department;
  4. If the visa application is granted by The Indonesian Security Department and The Indonesian Immigration Directorate General, the visa application will be re-forwarded to The Nominated Indonesian embassy where the applicant is submitting the visa application;

The approval for the application of an Indonesian Calling Visa may take some time, which strictly depends on the acceptance made by The Indonesian Security Department and The Indonesian Immigration Directorate General.

Therefore, please contact your NEO as soon as possible if you are a citizen of one of the nationalities above so we can manage to help you with the visa application in advance.

Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks

*** for UNIVERSITAS INDONESIA: please choose more than one department in your AF, we cannot accept AF with only one department (Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Internal Medicine-Hematology, etc or Surgery-General, Surgery-Neurosurgery, etc)


1. Official Letter of Recommendation from student's DEAN to the HOSTING University, containing the point that student is RECOMMENDED to join the clinical exchange in X, X, and X Department in HOSTING UNIVERSITY as noted in student's priorities.
2. Proof of enrollment.
3. Student's Transcript. This is an official list of your exams marks from the faculty. MUST BE TRANSLATED TO ENGLISH.
***PLEASE do those THREE documents OFFICIALLY and don't forget to PUT DEAN STAMP on them. Letters should be arranged SOON after you heard from your SCOPE NMO National Exchange Officer about your final placement in Indonesia (in which University).
4. A copy of passport.
5. A copy of the language certificate.
6. A letter of motivation.
7. A curriculum vitae.
8. A copy of the health insurance.
9. 3 passport-sized pictures.
10. A copy of the health statement that you are free from any disease.
11. Proof of vaccination: Hepatitis B, BGC, SARS-CoV-2
12. TBC-Mantoux test.

***Some of the LCs (Yogyakarta UGM, Surabaya, and Jakarta) require documents more than mentioned above. The LEO will soon contact you after they accept your AF.


*Notice that a valid email address is necessary. If the LEO, either the NEO contact you and there is NO RESPONSE, the exchange may be CANCELLED!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesia has some requirements that you need to meet, should you be our incoming student
1. A health certificate in English and a negative PCR test result issued within 48 hours prior to departure for Indonesia.
2. A completed electronic Health Alert Card/e-HAC which you can access through (it is also available in the form of an app which you can download in App Store or Google Play).
3. A statement of willingness to comply with local quarantine requirements and to pay for the expenses that may occur during a required treatment at a local medical facility.
4. Upon arrival, RT-PCR re-examination is carried out for incoming students and are required to undergo five days of quarantine in quarantine accommodation (hotels/lodging) who have received certification to facilitate COVID-19 quarantine accommodation by the Ministry of Health of Indonesia at their own expenses. Another RT-PCR examination will be carried out once more after you have completed five days of quarantine.
5. A valid health insurance for your stay in Indonesia
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Liability Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Vaccination Card(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
- Social Media Consent Form(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
- Health Insurance
- Paper
The standard documents are the basic documents that the students are asking for and the special documents are less important, as only some Local Committees ask for them. So it's mandatory to upload the standard documents, but not the special ones. (Students do it when asked for by the LEO/NEO.)
The upon arrival documents are hard copies documents that the students are requested to take with them in the host country.”
Immunization requirements
Tuberculosis, Hepatitis B, SARS-CoV-2

All foreign nationals entering the territory of the Republic of Indonesia are required to show a COVID-19 vaccination certificate or vaccination card (in physical form or digital form) as proof of completing vaccination in full dose.

Health insurance
  • An insurance that will cover your medical bills for a limited duration (usually less than 90 days) when you are traveling outside of your home country.
  • If you are traveling to Indonesia, it is the minimum you should get.
  • This is mandatory for every student to obtain health insurance by themselves. However, this insurance CANNOT be arranged in our country and should be arranged in your home country.
Travel insurance
  • A generic term for insurance that will cover several aspects of a trip: medical problems, but also flight cancellation, theft, lost luggage, etc.
  • We do not ask for this insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for travel insurance. However, students could get that type of insurance through WorldNomadsSmartTravel from AXA, or Travel Guard from AIG
Malpractice insurance
  • We do not ask for Malpractice Insurance thus the exchange student is not required to be insured for Malpractice Insurance. The Malpractice Insurance should be arranged in your home country if wanted, we do not have this type of insurance in our country.

10 Weeks

Special remarks
Some of our LCs required some specific documents from the university that you need to provide after you received the CA.
Graduated Students: we can accept any graduated students that have been graduated for up to 6 months only (by the time they do the exchange)

Card of Acceptance
8 Weeks
Special remarks
There's a possibility of you not being placed in any of your desired cities, due to limited availability in every LC. Please note that we also consider your desired departments before placing you in any LC.
Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please do send the Confirmation Card (CC) as soon as possible (4 weeks prior to the exchange start date) after you receive the Card of Acceptance (CA). We can't guarantee your place in the department if you send the CC to us late. Please always keep our LEO updated about your arrival, whether you'll come or not. Do not leave them uncertain as the hospital administration may take some time and we also need to settle your accommodation very soon.
2 Weeks
Special remarks
2 weeks after you received your CA. In case of cancellation, no money will be refunded.
2 Weeks
Special remarks
2 weeks after you received your CA. Substitute student’s documents’ should be sent to Incoming NEO as soon as possible. Substitutes must be for the same period. We prefer substitutions to cancellations.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/14/2021 14:11
Validation Date
03/31/2018 00:00
Special remarks
• Please understand that Indonesia has 5 religions and respect the rule
• Please wear RESPECTABLE CLOTHES as mentioned above: SHIRT with COLLAR (for male and female)
JEANS are NOT ALLOWED during your day at the hospital
• Female students must wear KNEE LENGTH SKIRT or longer. If not please wear TROUSERS since jeans are not allowed.

***SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: In some departments of Yogyakarta UMY and Banda Aceh UNSYIAH, female students have to wear special dresses. This is a way that you will feel more about our life, nothing to be worried about this.

• Bring your Student's HANDBOOK to be confirmed to our hospitals so that you can gain more in this exchange. Supervisors will sign on your HANDBOOK if they think you participate seriously.
• Credit cannot be given by our hospitals.
• Please fill both the EVALUATION FORM on the database and also the LC Evaluation Form given by hosting LEO at the end of your exchange month.
• We CANNOT place couples in the same host family nor hostels
• Your exchange is not a holiday. The LC and the appointed supervisor have put their efforts to organize and arrange your exchange so please do not absent without permission nor disobey the exchange rules. Students who do not take their exchange seriously or cause trouble in any other way will lose accommodation and their exchanges up to 3 days after the warning issued by NEO Incoming.
• Again, please take your exchange time seriously. Don't skip any lectures. Certification from IFMSA would be only given to you who have attended at least 20 EFFECTIVE DAYS HOSPITAL WORK unless there is an extraordinary circumstance that makes you cannot fulfill the 20 effective days, and it should be agreed upon by both sending and hosting NEOs.
• During your exchange, you will technically represent IFMSA at the department. When you do not take the exchange seriously, it will negatively affect the relationship that has been well-maintained between CIMSA and the department+tutor. This could cause serious damage to our exchange program so please attend your clerkship and behave as expected.
• Our LEOs will send you a Rules Form Contract that you have to fill and sign, then send it back to us with your Confirmation Card.
• For UNILATERAL contracts: Please bring 60 Euro to March Meeting GA. You can pay this to your country's National Exchange Officer (NEO) to be given to the Indonesian NEO in IFMSA General Assembly. The rest of the payment can be given upon arrival.
• We have an additional rule written on the Letter of Agreement (which will be signed by incomings at the start of their exchange) which is the Penalty Payment to cover for any damage that they may cause to the living quarters and other materials lent for their use during the duration of the clerkship. All students must pay a deposit of IDR 500.000 in cash upon arrival.