IFMSA-NL aims to offer the available international opportunities for her members and non-members on this page.

The international network of IFMSA The Netherlands

With National Member Organizations in more than 100 countries all around the world and close collaboration with international health organizations, IFMSA offers many international opportunities. On this page you can find more information on international meetings, summer schools and congresses.
International opportunities for IFMSA-NL members

Upcoming events


Location: Praag, Tsjechië
Date: 27 April - 1 May
Costs: ~120 euro early (~140 euro late)
Application deadline: 31st of March early (27th of March late)
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IFMSA Czech Republic is a stable part of IFMSA worldwide and with more than 350 contracts it is one of the most active countries in SCOPE and SCORE. We exchange students with almost 60 countries and our coordinators are part of most regional and global events. With this background, we decided to organize PRET & TNT in Prague and contribute more to the international community.

We believe, that our event will be suitable for all kind of participants. We welcome experienced officers same as IFMSA freshmen and there will be a program for both of them. We hope as well, that we will encourage students with great location in middle of Europe and low price of the fee. In the beautiful and old Prague, you will have the chance to experience a great event with interesting people from the whole world.

Global Health and social determinants were chosen as main topic, because we want to emphasize its importance in today's world. We no longer live as one state or nation and we should cooperate more, especially in health. Trainers and organizers are preparing for you workshops and lectures, which will help you understand the topic and with the knowledge you can enrich your national program for your incomings. Be part of PRET&TNT Prague and bring new ideas to your exchange program.

Cleopatrain - SRT

Location: Hurghada, Qesm Hurghada, Al-Bahr-al-Ahmar, Egypte
Date: 3 May - 7 May
Costs: 100 euros early (110 euros late)
Application deadline: 10th of April (22nd of April late)
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Are you eager to experience international exchanges, learn more about IFMSA and its different standing committees? To be a certified IFMSA trainer and conduct different international workshops in the future? Are you thrilled to go snorkelling in the Red Sea between the exotic fish and coral reefs? To set off on a desert safari and enjoy sand boarding?

Training of new trainers (TNT)
Training of new human rights trainers (TNHRT)
Training of new medical education trainers (TMET)
International Peer Education Training (IPET)
Professional & research exchange training (PRET)
Unsafe injection & global outbreaks workshop

Theme event:
Unsafe injections & global outbreaks. (In coordination with WHO country office in Egypt)

Social program:
Bedouin night & dinner with a spectacular view of mountains of Hurghada.
Snorkelling at El Giftun island (One of the best snorkelling spots in the world)
Free tour in Hurghada city centre.
NFDP (National food and drink party)
Optional desert Safari trip
Optional submarine trip
Post-PRET trip to the most important tourist sites in Cairo

Professional and Research Exchange Training

Location: Sarajevo, Bosnië en Herzegovina
Date: 18 May - 21 May
Costs: 80 euros early fee (95 euros for regular fee)
Application deadline: 25th of march for early
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It is a great honour for BoHeMSA to invite you to the very first PRET Sarajevo 2017.

The Professional and Research Exchange Training (PRET) is meant for all of those who wish to improve their skills in the field of IFMSA exchanges. In the trainings and SWGs conducted by official IFMSA trainers you will gain skills & knowledge to become (better) exchange officer. You will have a chance to meet and connect with other IFMSA members from all around Europe. Also, PRET Sarajevo 2017 will put great value into „Soft skills" trainings, since we find these skill one of most important part of personality of future doctors.

Join us from 18th to 21st May 2017 and get a chance to improve your skills as an exchange officer, and discover a unique culture of Balkans, where East meets West.

Sarajevo, surrounded by the Olympic mountains, is the capital and the largest city of our lovely Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a symbol of pluralism, multi-ethnicity and of minority groups who lived together peacefully for centuries. Place where curious architecture of Ottoman, Yogoslav and Austro-Hungarian mixes

SRT Africa

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Date: 15 June - 18 June
Costs: 130 euros
Application deadline: 20th of April
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his is the opportunity you have been waiting for! Have you been to Abuja before? Have you had fun in the African way before? Do you want to learn more about IFMSA and its different standing committees? Do you want to be a certified IFMSA trainer & conduct different international workshops in the future?
Don't let this opportunity pass you by!

Theme: Global Health Today

Reproductive Health
Safe and Portable water for all
Global Health and Volunteering

Workshops include:
Training New Trainers (TNT)
Professional Exchange Training (PRET)
Gender Based Violence- Violence to Victory (V2V)
Training Medical Education Trainers (TMET)

SCORA Exchange

Location: Diverse locaties
Date: 2 July - 5 August
Application deadline: 10th of April

The program, costs and dates are dependent on the destination. Click below for all the invitation packages in which you can find all the specific information about the destination.


For more information how to apply see the email over the IFMSA SCORA server, Facebook or send an email to


Location: Locatie onbekend
Date: 10 July - 15 July
costs: 220 euros eary (240 late)
Application deadline: 30th of March early (18th of April late)
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"This is the chance for you to fall in love with one of the most unique-beautiful landscapes, and of course, with the unmeasurable kindness of our people. For generations we have being seeking peace with limitless hope, and now we see it is becoming a reality, slowly, but it's happening, we, as the future, can't waste more time on taking part on this process that is being built. This is a space to prepare us for this mission we cannot reject. This camp is the opportunity to show everyone that since now, as a medical students, we can transform our country, our region, and, of course the world. This is the chance, to give a part of us for this goal, and the chance for you to give your piece…………. for peace."

Training New Human Rights Trainers (TNHRT)
Training New Trainers (TNT)
International Training on Disaster Medicine (ITDM)
Human Rights for Medical Practitioners (HRMP)
Peace and Conflict Workshop

Upcoming events

Challenges of Global Health Summer School

Location: Utrecht, Nederland
Date: 3 July - 7 July
Costs: 750 Euro (550 without housing)
Application deadline: 19th June
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This one-week course introduces participants to major public health challenges in low- and middle-income countries. It provides an introduction to the public health importance, aetiology, risk factors, and epidemiology of chronic non-communicable diseases, while underscoring the intersection between communicable and non-communicable disease. Participants will learn about health threats and policy initiatives for international prevention and control of disease in the context of critical challenges such as the impact of globalization and the role of environmental changes. The main aim of the course is to enhance knowledge and understanding of current challenges in global health with a particular focus on chronic non-communicable diseases.

Target group: Postgraduate students and and professionals in medicine, public health, social sciences, or related disciplines with knowledge of epidemiology and public health and an interest in global health.

Reproductive Rights and Health

Location: Gent, België
Date: 3 July - 12 July
Costs: 475 euros
Application deadline: 8th of April
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Thanks to the great success of the Summer School 'Health & Migration', we now proudly present the first edition of the Summer School 'Reproductive Health & Rights'! This new Summer School is the result of a collaboration between medical students from the Faculty of Medicine and students from the Faculties of Law, Psychology and Educational Sciences, Arts and Philosophy and Political and Social Sciences. Hence students from every faculty mentioned above can apply for the Summer School 'Reproductive Health & Rights'.

The course targets (graduate) students in humanities, social sciences, and medical and health sciences.

The didactic approach will start from SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights)-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 3, 5, 10, 16 and 17) and use these as a framework during the full ten days. Each module will cover one specific target of these SDGs. E.g. one will be dedicated to target 3.1. "by 2030 reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births" and will include issues such as family planning, contraception and abortion. The overall goal is to provide international and high level lectures that offer a global view on different problems related to SRHR.

Lectures will be given in English by renown teachers of Ghent University as well as prominent professors of international institutions. The area of expertise of all five faculties will be covered in the lectures and activities.

Health and Migration

Location: Locatie onbekend
Date: 3 July - 12 July
Costs: 475 euros
Application deadline: 8th of April
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The Summer School 'Health & Migration' has come to its 7th edition. Our goal is to introduce medical students to the reciprocal concepts of Health & Migration in an international context. To reach this goal, we aim to attract students from different backgrounds and nationalities as much as possible. Thus, we aim to stimulate a culturally diverse, interesting debate and broaden the view on the different subjects. The Summer School 'Health & Migration' is open only to health science and medical students.

'Migration and health' are two wide-ranging concepts that are intertwined in many ways. During the lectures we will focus on people, organisms and objects that can cross borders and thus affect health. Futhermore, structures of health care, influencing these movements will be elucidated.

This encompasses the migration of people, either forced or by choice, with topics as: health in refugee camps, legal status of displaced people, pathology, migration and mental health, the brain drain and brain gain, medical tourism and many more. Along with people, micro-organisms cross borders, giving rise to pandemics or being used in biological warfare. All these topics pose serious challenges to human health. Furthermore we will discuss the transport of organs, pharmaceuticals and other consumer goods on the global trading market that affect health. Through lectures and interactive workshops we will look at possible solutions on how to deal with the challenges posed by migration. In addition, we will address the underlying social, economic, cultural, structural and environmental determinants of migration and health. Specifically war and conflict will be discussed, as well as the challenges posed by climate change. In discussing the determinants of migration, special attention will be given to the health of vulnerable groups such as women and children. The different topics will be grouped in thematic days. We try our best to make every session as interactive as possible.

Surgery Summer School

Location: Iași, Roemenië
Date: 10 July - 23 July
Costs: 510 euros
Application deadline: 1st of June
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The Organising Committee is pleased to welcome you to the 10th International Surgery Summer School, an academic event that will take place in Iasi, the cultural center of ROMANIA, between the 10th – 23rd of July 2017.

During these two weeks, you will have the opportunity to learn from the greatest surgeons in Iasi, to practice and work together with them during lectures, lab-work and of course, hospital visits.

Last but not least, you will take part in relaxing trips to the most fascinating tourist attractions in Romania, one at the mountains and one at the Black Sea.

We would be grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues and all those who might be interested in this Surgery Summer School.

Take the challenge and find out if you are really ready to be a surgeon!

Reproductive and Maternal Health: a Global Perspective

Location: Utrecht, Nederland
Date: 10 July - 14 July
Costs: 950 Euro (750 without housing)
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How can we reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality? What is the role of reproductive health services such as contraceptives, safe abortion and infertility treatment? How do societal factors affect women's health outcomes, including social determinants, gender dynamics and human rights? What is the impact of cervical cancers on the health of women of reproductive age around the world? What interventions work, and how do national and international policies impact outcomes? How do the Sustainable Development Goals relate to maternal and reproductive health issues?

This course aims to:
- Introduce participants to key challenges in reproductive and maternal health globally.
- Provide a comprehensive overview of strategies to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.
- Discuss the role of the Sustainable Development Goals, social determinants, gender dynamics, human rights and policy to improve reproductive and maternal health outcomes.

Target group: Master's level students (Medical/global health/public health/biomedical sciences/), medical doctors and health researchers with an interest in women's health in a global context.

Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2017

Location: Barcelona, Spanje
Date: 16 July - 21 July
Costs: 225 euros (10% discount for IFMSA members)
Application deadline: first come, first serve
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The Organising Committee would like to invite you to the Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2017 "Innovation, Access and Health" that will take place from the 16th to the 21st July 2017 in Barcelona, Catalonia – Spain.
The World Health Organisation considers equitable access to effective, safe and affordable drugs, diagnostic devices and preventive tools such as vaccines as vital to the attainment of the highest possible standard of health by all, i.e.: the right to health. Furthermore, access to treatment is a cornerstone of Universal Health Coverage, without which households risk to be impoverished when facing catastrophic health-related expenditures.

Despite that, large parts of the world population do not have access to the tools that will prevent them from being ill, or progress in their diseases, or even die. This could be because either the quality medicines they need exist but are not affordable or accessible to them, or because the disease they experiment has no treatment as it has been neglected by the current research & development model.

The Barcelona Global Health Summer School 2017 will gather key experts in the field to address the causes, contexts, and consequences of the inequitable access to medicines and what to do about it.

This course is addressed to students and young professionals studying and working in health-related fields to provide a broad understanding of the complex issue that is access to medicines, from drug development in university labs to prescribing a medicine, exploring the role of different actors, the impact of intellectual property, the need of political will and the genesis of advocacy and activist movements.
Applications meeting the required profile are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until maximum number of participants is reached. Candidates will be notified of acceptance by email. Interested candidates should apply using the online application form.

Refugee Camp Project Palestine 2017

Location: Bethlehem, Israël
Date: 1 August - 28 August
Costs: all accommodation and travel expenses are covered
Application deadline: 25th of March
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Are you interested in learning about healthcare in low-resource or conflict settings? Would you want to know more about the history and realities of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Do you want to spend your summer gaining a life-changing experience?
We proudly present to you RECAP 2017!

Eligibility: Medical students entering their third year of study and above.

International congresses

Upcoming events

UN Climate Change Conference

Location: Bonn, Duitsland
Date: 8 May - 18 May
Costs: Flight and accommodation
Application deadline: 5th of April
!! Please note that you need NMO-support to apply and this takes at least 3 days to be approved!!

IFMSA is looking for delegates to the United Nations Climate Change Conference- SB 46/ SBSTA 46/ APA 1-3. The delegation will be composed of maximum six (6) persons, participating in at least half of the conference (8-12 and/or 13-18). This meeting will be overviewed by the IFMSA Liaison Officer for Public Health Issues 2015-2017 and the delegation approved by the Executive Board 2016-17.

Every year, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) hosts its annual conference, known as the 'COP'=Conference of Parties. This conference brings tens of thousands of key stakeholders together from member states, Civil Society Groups and Inter Governmental Agencies from all over the world to discuss international collaboration on Climate Change. This event will be influencing global and national policy on adaptation and mitigation efforts.

The Paris Agreement, adopted on 12 December 2015 at COP21, marked the beginning of a new era in the global response to climate change. The world now has a global climate agreement - that may have a major public health policy impact as countries take action. As stated in the agreement, "the right to health", will be central to the actions taken.

The COPs are separated by preparatory sessions, called "inter-sessionals", that take place usually in the month of May in Bonn, Germany, where the office of the UNFCCC is located, to discuss the agenda points of the implementation and the technical side of the international measures in regards to climate change, namely the Kyoto Protocol, and recently the Paris Agreement.

The Subsidiary SBI is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It supports the work of the COP and the CMP through the assessment and review of the effective implementation of the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol. The SBI also advises the COP on budgetary and administrative matters.

The Subsidiary Body for Scientific and technological Advice (SBSTA) is one of two permanent subsidiary bodies to the Convention established by the COP/CMP. It supports the work of the COP, the CMP and the CMA through the provision of timely information and advice on scientific and technological matters as they relate to the Convention, its Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

The Ad Hoc Working Group on the Paris Agreement (APA) was established by the same decision to prepare for the entry into force of the Paris Agreement and for the convening of the first session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA).

What about the delegation?
The delegation is expected to follow on the previous work achieved in prior climate change negotiations (especially COP20-21-22, the previous negotiations leading up to Paris and the WHO conferences on health and climate), including promoting a great importance of health within the discussions and negotiations on the COP decisions. You can visit the IFMSA blog for more insights on the achievements of previous delegations.
Important criteria for selection of delegates include:
- Interest, and understanding of global health and climate change issues
- Experience in advocacy
- Motivation to contribute to IFMSA's efforts on climate change education issues.
- Commitment to learn new information, gain new skills, and participate in IFMSA's projects even beyond the conference.

Delegates are expected to:
- Be available for the full duration of the meeting, or be available and have a preference for 1 of the periods suggested.
- Fund their own travel and accommodation expenses (the latter to be discussed within the delegation once selected).
- Actively participate in the delegation's preparations.
- Actively engage with the different participants and stakeholders at the conference (Country Representatives, WHO, YOUNGO members etc.).
- Take part in the follow-up of the event, based on the opportunities and upcoming mandate at COY13 (Conference of Youth), COP23 and related events.

For more information and application look at the email over the general IFMSA server of contact

AMEE Student Task Force

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Date: 26 August - 30 August
Costs: partial support for travel and accommodation expenses
Application deadline: 17th of March

AMEE is one of the most important organisations for medical and other health professions' Education in the world. AMEE promotes international excellence in education in the healthcare professions across the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education.Every year, AMEE organizes the largest medical education conference in the world: the AMEE Conference! In the last years, more than 3,500 participants attended the AMEE Conferences, with workshops, lectures, poster presentations, short communications, exhibitions, etc.

This year, AMEE offers 39 international medical students the chance to attend the Conference for free, with financial support for travel and accommodation expenses. In exchange for that those students are asked to assist in basic tasks, related to helping out with practical issues and assisting participants during the conference.

Who can apply? Any student with:
- a certain interest and/or background on medical education and other healthcare professions education;
- sufficient English skills;
- total respect for the rules and responsibilities of the Student Task Force;
- full availability for the Student Task Force working days (25 - 30 August);
- the right motivation and enthusiasm for working in an international team of students!

All applications will be judged by the Coordinators team. Selections will be made based on:
- motivation
- relevant experience
- future plans for use of experience gained
- geographical and gender diversity

For more information related to AMEE and the AMEE Conference and the Student Task Force, please look at the website.
More information on the selection criteria and what makes a good application can be found through this link .
You can apply trough this link.
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