Exchange Conditions of TurkMSIC

Working Conditions
Languages
English
(Excellent)
Required
Turkish
(Excellent)
Not Required
Languages Remarks
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.
- Preclinical Clerkship
A preclinical clerkship is defined as the rotation of a student in a preclinical department at a Medical Faculty/School or Hospital, such as Biology and Chemistry
Required level of studies
We accept preclinical, clinical and graduated students.
Students who will have finished 3rd grade during the time of the exchange will be accepted as a clinical student.
Graduated students allowed
yes

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, 5 hours a day, 5 days per week
Dress code
Casual
What to Bring
- White coat
- Stethoscope
- enough masks
- enough alcohol based desinfectant
Academic Quality
-At least 80% attendance IS MANDATORY.

-Student-handbook is required and has to be filled and signed at the end of the clerkship. Please bring your own handbook or the LEO of the LC will provide you with one.

-You have to follow your Tutor's rules in order to obtain a certificate.

-We are able to serve clinical clerkships for preclinical students at some departments like Microbiology since we have an integrated interdisciplinary medical education system.
Nightshifts
No
Special Remarks
You have to be suitable for your supervisor’s schedule!
Working hour is “minimum” 5 hours per day, it can be changed according to departments.
Towns
Calendar

Click here to see the calendar

Cities Remarks
We have 68 active LCs and it is really difficult to give a student his or her desired choice. In order to avoid this disappointment, please make your choices according to the instructions below.

Outgoings should choose cities, not LCs.

A city cannot be chosen more than one time.

We have 3 groups of cities. The incoming student should select one city from each of the 3 groups. In other words, choose 1 city in group 1, one city in group 2 and one city in group 3.

GROUP 1: Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Antalya

GROUP 2:  Balikesir, Bursa, Denizli, Edirne, Eskisehir, Kayseri, Kocaeli, Samsun, Tekirdag, Trabzon, Adana, Mersin, Mugla, Ordu, Hatay, Gaziantep

GROUP 3: Aydin, Bolu, Kirikkale, Konya, Kutahya, Isparta, Manisa, Tekirdag, Tokat, Sivas, Afyon, Sakarya, Elazig, Malatya, Erzurum, Giresun, Kahramanmaras, Yozgat, Niğde

The placement into the desired cities is not guaranteed (especially for winter period). If the student doesn’t follow the city choice rules, we sadly can not consider the choices and place him/her to any available city and AF will be sent back. 

Since it is a programme to provide and support the exchange of cultural values and medical knowledge between different countries of the world, if you want to be 3 or more people together in the same LC, you should send us an e-mail through your NEOs beforehand to see if it is possible. Personal applications for this kind of request won't be valid. 

LCs' available months might change in a year due to various reasons such as pandemic. If there is not enough LCs in the month you desire, please choose based on the group system that is mentioned above. 


*Please check each LCs Explore Page before applying. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us via your NEOs in order to follow communication guideline. 

Calendar Remarks
We only accept AFs eligible for the calendar month. ( Example for August: 1-31 August). Since we have limited ability, If you desire a time interval other than a calendar month as your exchange period, please get in touch with us via your NEO beforehand. Otherwise your AF will be sent back. 


Disciplines
Disciplines

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Disciplines Remarks
We don't have Public Health Exchanges for the term of 2022-2023, if the situation changes regarding our public health exchanges, we'll let you know via your NEOs.
General
Pocket money
0 TRY
Boarding
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Lodging
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student flat
- Dormitory
Social Program
Most of the LCs have a social program during summer. Contact persons and LEO will inform you about specific social programs for every LC.

Since Turkey is a historical and a touristic country, we provide our guests a wonderful social program original for each city. We prepare national tours to Pamukkale, Izmir, Cappadocia, Antalya and many other places depends on the year. Usually the tours are organized with a minimum of 50 incomings.

Before or during your clerkship you will be invited to a facebook group to update yourselves about our national tours in July and August. The tours will be arranged by a coordinator and accommodation, sightseeing etc. will be arranged before your arrival. So if you apply for a tour and resign before the deadline you might have to pay a penalty fee!!!! Cancellations only can be done by giving the information to the coordinator.
You must suit the tour coordinator’s requirements and keep yourselves updated about the tour you applied. Please be aware of these conditions before you apply for a tour. You can get more information from your Contact Person or via e-mail.
During the winter months, if we reach enough number of participants for a spesific month, we try to organize national tours, as well.
Student with disabilities
No
Couples
yes
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Although we accept couples, they might not be able placed in the same room due to LCs availability. We only can guarantee that they will be placed in the same LCs if mentioned.

Please check each LCs' explore pages for more accurate information about their available months.
Application Form
Deadline
3Months
Unilateral fee
280 EUR
Payment details for unilateral fee
UNILATERAL STUDENTS

*Previously students were supposed to make the payment to LCs directly, however, to have a better way of control on the management of money, we have decided to take all the payments through the main bank account of TurkMSIC. According to this:
- All unilateral payments must be done within 2 weeks after receiving the CA. And the receipt must be sent to the following e-mail addresses stating the number of AF, name & surname and the sending NMO: [email protected]  and treasurer@turkmsic.net.
- If a student cancels his/her exchange at least 4 weeks prior to the exchange starting date, half of the fee can be refunded upon request. In case of any cancellation later than 4 weeks prior to the exchange, there will be no refund of the fee.

*Here are the details of our bank account for the transfer:

Bank Name: Turkiye Is Bankasi A.S.
Branch Address: Yesiltepe Subesi Emek 8. Cadde, No:131 Emek/ ANKARA/ TURKEY
Bank SWIFT Code: ISBKTRIS
IBAN: TR63 0006 4000 0024 2200 4063 78
Account Number: 4220-04063 78
Beneficiary Full Name: Tip Fakultesi Ogrencileri Dernegi
Beneficiary Address: Balgat Mahallesi, Ziyabey Caddesi, No:55/3 Cankaya/Ankara
Visa requirements
Turkey doesn't have a strict visa policy and recently Electronic visa (E-Visa) system is adapted which permits foreigners to obtain their visa online. Please keep in mind that electronic visa is valid only if the student chooses to obtain a tourist visa. To obtain a student visa, one can always contact us for further information. If you request an invitation letter, you should contact your NEO. Invitation letter requests which are not sent via the NEO of that country will not be taken into consideration. To obtain hardcopy invitation letters, you should inform your NEO during the first week of February. For further information; please check the link below.
http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-information-for-foreigners.en.mfa

V
isa requirements might change due to pandemic. Please check all the current requirements before your visa application.
Link to Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website (or any other website that provides official information on visa)
Special Remarks
UNILATERAL STUDENTS

*Previously students were supposed to make the payment to LCs directly, however, to have a better way of control on the management of money, we have decided to take all the payments through the main bank account of TurkMSIC. According to this:
- All unilateral payments must be done within 2 weeks after receiving the CA. And the receipt must be sent to the following e-mail addresses stating the number of AF, name & surname and the sending NMO: [email protected]  and treasurer@turkmsic.net.
- If a student cancels his/her exchange at least 4 weeks prior to the exchange starting date, half of the fee can be refunded upon request. In case of any cancellation later than 4 weeks prior to the exchange, there will be no refund of the fee.
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Health Insurance(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 1(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Passport copy(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Photo(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Language certificate(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Student record (Subjects passed)(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- SCOPE Terms and Conditions(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
- Immunisation Record(*) These documents are required to be sent with Application Form
Format
- Card of Document
Special documents
- HepB Antibodies count
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 2
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 3
Format
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Department 4
Format
- Card of Document
- MRSA Test
Format
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter
Format
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card
Format
- Card of Document
- Police clearance report
Format
- Card of Document
- Social Media Consent Form
Format
- Paper
Upon Arrival documents
- Liability Insurance
Format
- Card of Document
- Health and Immunization Form
Format
- 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
There are no special requirements for our NMO Except COVID-19, hepatitis B.   But some universities might demand some special documents. Contact your CP as soon as possible when you receive your CA.

COVID-19

  • 2 negative COVID-19 PCR tests are required for the incoming students. 

First negative COVID-19 PCR test: All international passengers traveling to Turkey are required to have acquired a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result within 72 hours prior to their flight. Passengers must submit their test results to the airline at the time of check-in. Passengers failing to submit a negative PCR test will not be permitted to board the flight to Turkey. We highly recommend incoming students to have at least 2 copies of their PCR test as it can be requested by the Turkish border authorities.

Second negative COVID-19 PCR test: All incoming students are required to have acquired a COVID-19 PCR test with a negative result 48 hours prior to the start of their internship at the hospital. 


COVID-19 PCR tests are available for anyone who wishes to be administered one in Turkey for a fee at the moment. The fee may vary depending on the testing location. Further information on specific testing sites will be provided by the local committees after the card of acceptances are sent. 


COVID-19 Vaccination: Although we don’t have an official decree regarding vaccination requirements in Turkey, all of the healthcare workers are vaccinated for COVID-19 in Turkey. Therefore, vaccination requirements are likely to be introduced in the near future. In addition to that keep in mind a lot of LCs only accept incomings who are vaccinated for COVID-19. We strongly recommend that incoming students be vaccinated for COVID-19, because it is very likely that a vaccination requirement will be put in place in our hospitals. Keeping in mind that after CAs are received, your LC or your tutor can ask for a vaccination card for COVID-19.


Insurance
As NMO, we require Health Insurance and it should be done in your home country. We do not ask for any kind of travel insurance as compulsory, however, it is advised to any traveller in case of any baggage loss, flight cancellation etc. Usually the flight companies offer these kind of insurances while you buy your tickets online. It is recommended to review these kind of options. Some LCs of our NMO require Malpractice Insurance to enable you work at their hospitals. This type of insurance can be arranged in our country. The LEOs will inform you about it if it is necessary when you get your CAs. A liability insurance is not required.

Deadline
12 Weeks

Special remarks
MRSA test is not required in most LCs. The Exchange Officer will contact you if have to undergo such a test.

For the ones who choose Antalya-Akdeniz LC and be assigned to that LC, they are supposed to submit a permission letter from the dean of their faculties to the dean of Akdeniz University Medical Faculty until the deadline proposed by LEOs. Otherwise, their assignation to Akdeniz LC will be cancelled and it is subject to an alteration of the LC.


The police clearance report should be submitted if the exchange student assigned to Manisa-Celal Bayar LC to be given to the dormitory.

Hepatitis B antibodies, vaccination card is requested by some specific LCs if necessary.

Graduated students are welcome to attend an exchange in Turkey:
-If it is in the first 6 months after graduation.
-If they can submit an official document mentioning that they are graduated either as a diploma or an official letter from the deanship of their faculties. This document should be uploaded in the "Proof of Enrollment" part of the Card of Documents.

*Ankara-Yildirim Beyazit LC will ask for :
1. A letter of internship approval from your institution
2. Proof of insurance or social security (any international insurance which is written in English is accepted)
3. A letter written by students that include the dates and department of internship for which they are applying.
 
*If you are accepted in Tekirdag-Namik Kemal LC, you will be required to send all the documents uploaded in the Card of Documents by post (HARD COPIES). 
The LEO will provide you with the postal address where you can send the hard copy documents once you received the Card of Acceptance.

COVID-19 
Current quarantine period in Turkey: Passengers arriving in Turkey will be required to complete an information form and will be checked for symptoms. Anyone suspected of having COVID-19 will be transported to a hospital for examination or to a dormitory to self-isolate. Students should be aware that they will be quarantined in case of suspicion. In such a situation, we strongly recommend that students enter the country at least 14 days beforehand as TurkMSIC will not extend exchanges or accommodation should incomings get quarantined. 


TurkMSIC or your host LC does not cover the fees for the following situations. Students must come to the country by accepting these conditions.

  • COVID-19 PCR test fee

  • COVID-19 Vaccination fee

  • Boarding & lodging fees before the exchanges 

  • Quarantine costs ( if there any)

In addition to the aforementioned situations, we also will not be covering the fees of a potential COVID-19 treatment should you contract it, therefore it is strongly recommended for you to get health insurance that covers COVID-19 treatments.


The incoming students should be perfectly aware of the current situation in our country and always keep themselves informed. In the event that an exchange has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond TurkMSIC’s control ( such as governmental restrictions) we claim no responsibility.

Vast majority of our LCs has COVID-19 requirements, please get in touch with the LEO and check the explore page. You need to follow all the requirements 100%, otherwise your exchange might be cancelled. 


Card of Acceptance
Deadline
8 Weeks
Special remarks
  • All CA documents should be in English. If the documents are in another language, AF will be sent back. 
  • All Standart Documents has to be send with AF. If one or multiple documents are missing, AF will be sent back. 
Card of Confirmation
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Cancellations
Deadline
3 Weeks
Special remarks
Substitutions
Deadline
4 Weeks
Special remarks
We prefer substitution over the cancellation.
Some LCs can't accept the substitution. If that's the case, we will notify you about it.

If there is a case of substitution of a unilateral contract, the sending NMO is kindly requested to arrange the money transfer between the students in the country itself.
Additional Information
Update Date
07/15/2021 20:04
Validation Date
07/14/2022 00:00
Special remarks
- Friends or relatives are not allowed for boarding and lodging.
- We kindly ask you to respect our conditions including COVID19. 
- We kindly ask you to be respectful towards other students, and do not violate their rights. 
- Please bring your International Student Identity Cards(ISIC). It will be easier to visit museums.