Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi

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Exchange Programs at YSMU

Yerevan State Medical University has great respect for the standards and practices of sister medical institutions and higher educational universities. The University does comprehend the importance of international collaboration and its benefits. Therefore, numerous cooperation agreements have been signed and renewed with a number of leading US and top European universities. As a result of the stated fruitful collaboration, the university faculty, clinical residents and students are granted unique opportunities to apply for numerous exchange programs participate in seminars, conferences and congresses held at those institutions within the frameworks of the projects, and fulfill short-term internships in various clinical settings of those universities. The list of the institutions and medical establishments, at which one can apply for the exchange program, goes as follows (short description for each program is given):


Applicants: undergraduate students, clinical residents
Duration: 4 weeks
English language knowledge: mandatory
Accommodation and breakfast: provided by the host university
Travel expenses: covered by the participant

External link

Download exchange program application


birthright-logo Yerevan State Medical University, named after Mkhitar Heratsi, in cooperation with Birthright Armenia/Depi Hayk Foundation announces its internship program in the fields mentioned below:
  • Marketing, Public Relations
  • Medical Curriculum Design/ Curriculum Database Creation
  • English language courses



All applicants to YMSU must meet the following eligibility criteria established by Birthright Armenia:

  1. a minimum stay in Armenia of two months, working at least 30 hours a week
  2. must be of Armenian heritage (at least one grandparent)
  3. must be in the 20-32 age bracket
  4. must have graduated from high school
  5. former citizens of Armenia are only eligible if they can prove, by official documentation, that they left Armenia before the age of 12
  6. have not previously been sponsored by Birthright Armenia.

If you are interested in the internship program of YMSU, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Applicants selected by YMSU should apply to Birthright Armenia/Depi Hayk Foundation for reimbursement of their air ticket.

For more information visit www.birthrightarmenia.org.

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Yerevan State Medical University and International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations grant the students an exquisite opportunity to participate in summer research and professional exchange program. Every year more than 7000 medical students from 90 countries take part in IFMSA exchange program which allows spending summer medical practice in therapeutic and surgical departments of the hospitals in the mentioned countries.

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IPSF was founded in London in 1949 by 8 pharmaceutical students’ associations. Now it represents approximately 350.000 pharmaceutical students and interns from 70 different countries worldwide.

The head office of IPSF is located in the Netherlands, The Hague, and is greatly supported by FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation), UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization), WHO (World Health Organization) closely collaborating with them.

Students’ Parliament of Yerevan State Medical University after M. Heratsi is a full member of IPSF and has had the right to vote since 2001.

IPSF in Armenia is represented by ArmPSA (Armenian Pharmaceutical Students` Association).

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In March 2009 the congress of International Association of Dental Students took place in Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana. Armenian Medical Students Parliament of Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi has been represented for the first time and has become a full country member of the IADS (International Association of Dental Students).

Yerevan State Medical University and International Association of Dental Students (IADS) have the pleasure to grant an opportunity to dental students to participate in a professional Exchange Program. The Exchange Program enables dental students to spend time and study in dental schools of different countries. Student can choose the country, the university and the department where he/she is willing to study. Student has an opportunity to participate in treatment of different patients with the help of the clinic's dentist.

International Dental Research Program (IDRP) network 2011
International Dental Exchange Program network 2011
International Dental Summer School
Lecture of the month



Applicants: young faculty and last year clinical residents
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 2-3 months.
English language knowledge: mandatory
Hostel and accommodation: provided, expenses covered
Travel expenses: covered by the participant

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Applicants: young faculty and last year clinical residents
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 2-3 months.
English language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the participant

Download exchange program application



Applicants: students
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 1 month
English language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the participant

Download exchange program application



Applicants: students
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 1 month
English language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the participant

Download exchange program application



Applicants: students, young faculty and last year clinical residents
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 2-3 months
English or German language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the participant

Download exchange program application



Applicants: students, young faculty and last year clinical residents
Application deadline: not decided for 2012
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 1 year
French language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the inviting party

More info at Fosfom scholarship for training in Belgium



Applicants: young faculty and clinical residents
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: both research and practical surgery
Duration: up to 3 months
English or German language knowledge: mandatory
Hostel and accommodation: covered by the participant
Travel expenses: covered by the participant

Assistance will be provided in accommodation arrangements.

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Applicants: young faculty
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 3 months
German language knowledge: mandatory
Accommodation and breakfast: provided by the host university
Travel expenses: covered by the participant

www.klinikumevb.de
www.klinikum-ernst-von-bergmann-potsdam.de
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Applicants: students, clinical residents
Application deadline: none
Scope of specialties: various
Duration: 1 month
English language knowledge: mandatory
All the expenses: covered by the participant