Exchange Conditions Score of Korea (KMSA)

Exchange Information
Type of exchanges
Type of students accepted
Medical students
Pre-medical students
Biomedical students
Graduated medical students (less than 6 months prior to the exchange)
Academic requirements for the students
Every student should fill out SCORE Academic Quality Logbook in order to receive Student Certificate. It is mandatory in every LC.
Not Required
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
Korea (KMSA) - Yonsei Wonju university, Gangwon province yes yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Korea university, Seoul yes yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Inje university, Busan yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Ajou university, Gyung gi province yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Wonkwang university, North Jeolla province yes
Korea (KMSA) - Catholic Kwandong university, Gangwon province yes
Korea (KMSA) - Ulsan university, Seoul yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Chungnam university, Daejeon yes yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Chungbuk University, Cheongju yes yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Gachon University, Incheon yes yes yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Konyang University, Daejeon yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - KyungHee University, Seoul yes yes
Korea (KMSA) - Pusan National University, Busan yes yes yes yes yes
Calendar Remarks
Basically students are accepted only in calendar month. For the change of the dates, there should be communications between NOREs before sending AF. As for slight changes, i.e. 1 or 2 days before or after the calendar month, you can ask the LORE for the availability after you get the CA.
Number of incomings
Projects available
- Korea (KMSA) - Yonsei Wonju university, Gangwon province
- Korea (KMSA) - Korea university, Seoul
- Korea (KMSA) - Inje university, Busan
- Korea (KMSA) - Ajou university, Gyung gi province
- Korea (KMSA) - Wonkwang university, North Jeolla province
- Korea (KMSA) - Catholic Kwandong university, Gangwon province
- Korea (KMSA) - Ulsan university, Seoul
- Korea (KMSA) - Chungnam university, Daejeon
- Korea (KMSA) - Chungbuk University, Cheongju
- Korea (KMSA) - Gachon University, Incheon
- Korea (KMSA) - Konyang University, Daejeon
- Korea (KMSA) - Chonbuk National University, Jeonju
- Korea (KMSA) - KyungHee University, Seoul
- Korea (KMSA) - Pusan National University, Busan
General Information
Hours per Day
8 Hours
Days per week
5 Days
Dress code
Casual, but prefer to be neat
What to Bring
White coat
Unilateral fee
Unilateral fee (special remarks)
In case of an unilateral exchange, the rest of the money after spent on lodging, boarding or LC social programs will be refunded to the student at the end of the exchange.

Also, please check out how much the unilateral fee is in your country's currency first and then ask for a spot as unilateral incoming. We do not accept cancellation for unilateral incoming students after CA and will not refund unilateral fee.
Lodging (housing)
- Hospital
- Student hostel
- Student apartment
Boarding (meal)
Times per day
Pocket money
Social Program
National social programs will be offered by KMSA in every July or August. Also, local social programs will be provided by local representatives at least once a week. Usually in Summer a welcome party, tourist tours around the city and surroundings are provided.
Special Remarks
1. Lodging will be provided by local representatives which is free on bilateral contracts. Boarding is also provided at least 1 time per day during weekdays (except Saturday and Sunday), either as a form of meal ticket or money.

2. Please be sure to keep in mind that Gachon university, Kyunghee university, Korea university, Ulsan university, and Ajou university, which are located in Seoul or near Seoul(Suwon, Incheon), are so crowded that there is a high possibility of not getting in these schools even if a student chooses those schools within his or her 3 preferences.
Application Form
Special Remarks


1. Please choose 3 different LCs. If not, that AF will automatically be sent back and the student can be assigned to any vacant LC.
Only those who are in special occasions(e.g. in case there are only 1~2 LCs that can meet their special conditions) can be free from this number 1 rule, with a permission of KMSA NORE-in.

2. Students coming in July and August should submit their AFs before or within March Meeting. Otherwise, the exchange can be cancelled or the student can be assigned to any vacant LC. Others should submit their AFs at least 3 months in advance.

3. 3 different motivation letters are needed, one for each project. Please look carefully at the description of each project and explain why you choose it. If you just copy what you wrote in every motivation letter, we will regard you as having no interest in that project and assign you any vacant LC.

4. Card of Documents : as for Passport, expiration date should be minimum 6 months before clerkship. As for Language certificate, documentation of English Proficiency is required only from students who are NOT using English as a native language. As for 'Other 1', special document is liability insurance.

5. All documents must be sent digitally. We do not accept hard copy on any circumstances.

6. Students are expected to actively take part in the project and to be theoretically prepared for it. 

7. The available months of projects can be differed from the available months of lodging e.g. student hostel or dormitory. Please refer to the outgoing month of the contract first and then the availability of projects.

8. Some LCs update their projects annually, which means the projects you are looking at in the database can be obsoleted or new ones can be added. We are working hard to fix all the projects before at least every January, but there can always be exceptions. If there is any change in the project database after January, we will inform you through your NMO's NOREs as soon as possible.

9. We do read all AFs and CoDs carefully before finalize LC assignment on a 'first come first served' basis, which means we do value the quality of your CoDs when assigning LC. The better the quality, the more likely that the student will be placed at his or her desired LC. Also the faster the student send in the AF, the better chance he/she can be accepted to the preferred LC.

10. If the AF is not written according to our EC, we will send it back and thus less chance to be accepted into the preferred LC.

11. Please submit only official photos. No selfies
Card Of Documents
Standard documents
- Photo (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Passport Copy (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Vaccination Card (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Proof of Enrollment (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Curriculum Vitae (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Recommendation Letter (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Health Insurance (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Language Certificate (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- SCORE Terms & Conditions (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Students' Record (Subjects passed) (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 2 (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
- Motivation Letter for Project 3 (* Mandatory)
- Card of Document
Special documents
- Other 1
- Card of Document
Upon Arrival documents
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.”
Special remarks
Card of Acceptance
8 weeks
Special remarks
1. Please be reminded that AT LEAST 80% of attendancesubmission of Evaluation Form(EF) and completion of SCORE Academic Quality Logbook be sufficient to receive a SCORE Certificate.

2. We will work hard to fulfill your preferences on LCs and departments, but we cannot guarantee your preferences.

3. After CA, the contract cannot be delayed to the next season, in case of cancellation ; only substitution or cancellation can be available.

4. Assigned project can be changed in the same LC according to the status of the project or the tutor at that moment, which will be notified from the hosting LORE before or along with CA.

5. In case of cancellation by incoming student after CA, there will be no postponement of the contract. Also, there will be no refund for incoming student who quits during the exchange. Same applies to cancellation due to responsibility of the sending NMO.

Card of Confirmation
4 Weeks
Special remarks
Please do not forget to send CC 4 weeks in advance! The exchange can be cancelled if the student doesn't submit CC in time.  

- Tourist Visa
NMO can provide additional documents if needed
NMO must be notified 12 weeks before exchange start if additional documents are needed
Special remarks
- Health Insurance
- Liability Insurance
- Travel Insurance

Special remarks
If one of your insurances covers both liability and health insurance, it is possible to attach it in CoDs as 'liability insurance' or 'health insurance.'
Health Documents
- Vaccination Card

Special remarks
There is no set criteria or limitation of vaccinations that incoming students should vaccinate before starting exchange program, which means we actually do not restrict incomings for their lack of vaccinations or certain vaccination.

However, if the student has visited countries where yellow fever, Cholera, typhoid fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, influenza, poliovirus or malaria are prevalent before visiting Korea, it is recommended to vaccinate before coming in.

Plus, as an extra information, the following vaccines are recommended for Koreans to vaccinnate from the government according to 'Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention' :

BCG(intradermal vaccination), HepB, DTaP, Td, Tdap, IPV, DTap-IPV, Hib, PCV(PPSV), MMR, Var, HepA, JE(inactivated vaccine and live attenuated vaccine), Flu, ViCPS(for high-risk group) and HFRS(for high-risk grouop)

Among them, DTaP(Diptheria, Tetanus and Pertussis) are required before entering school for all Korean kids.
- We prefer substitutions to cancellations
Deadline for substitutions (weeks)
Special remarks
In case of cancellation from the student after arrival or the start of the project, he or she will immediately lose all the rights as exchange students and no money will be refunded, such as lodging and boarding fee or deposit money that the LC can require.

You should notify the NOREs of substitution AND who will be substituting the incoming student until 12 weeks before the starting day of the desired exchange. If not, boarding and lodging reservations cannot be made.

Explore Link
Link to ExPlore Page
Special Remarks
Please do not contact hosting NOREs directly by email, which is not recommended in IFMSA Communication Guideline. If a student has questions, he or she should approach his or her NMO's NOREs first and then the NOREs would contact KMSA NOREs. 

Due to the difficulty of having extra spots, it is very hard to accept postponements and unilateral contracts.
Validation Date
Date Last Update