responsible for facilitating the exchange of students within its university to other universities abroad.

What is the IFMSA Exchange Program?

The International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), founded in 1951, is one of the world’s oldest and largest student-run organizations. It represents, connects, and engages every day with medical students from 127 national member organizations in 119 countries around the globe. Each year, IFMSA organizes over 13,000 clinical and research exchange programs for students to explore innovations in medicine, healthcare systems and healthcare delivery in other settings.
The IFMSA exchange program allows you, in addition to the exhilarating experience of discovering new places and visiting far away countries, the chance to observe firsthand different health care systems around the world.
IFMSA runs two types of exchange programs, professional (SCOPE) and research (SCORE) exchanges, that are both endorsed by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) and the World Organization of National Colleges among other organizations.
The Students’ Scientific Society (SSS) is a proud full and founding member of IFMSA-Egypt; and as such provides medical students enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University (Kasr Al-Ainy) a chance to compete for a spot in the IFMSA exchange program.

What do we offer?

For 4000 LE:
-At least 1 meal per day or pocket money
-Social Program
-Allocated clinical supervisor
-Academic Handbook
-Certificate on successful completion of placement

*The contract does not cover the plane tickets or visa expenses.


All exchanges last for 4 weeks, and it can be any full month from March 2018 to March 2019. Check out the Explore Pages linked for each country to read more about when they recommend you come on your exchange.


Available Countries for the Year 2017/2018:

SCOPE (Professional Exchange):

  • Argentina

  • Brazil ×3

  • Georgia

  • Indonesia

  • Italy (May) ×2

  • Mexico

  • Russia

  • Switzerland

  • Sweden

  • Slovenia (June)

  • Taiwan

  • Turkey ×2

SCORE (Research Exchange):

  • China

  • Hungary

  • India

  • Mexico ×2

  • Thailand

  • Turkey ×2

Who Can Apply?

To apply, you must be:

  • enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University

  • a 3rd, 4th, 5th or 6th year medical student

*Male students currently enrolled in 6th year, new system (satta gdeed) have to provide an exemption from the military certificate (إعفاء من الجيش) prior to exam entry.

Applicant doesn’t have to be an SSS member.

How? (Application Process)

1- Fill out the online application form.

2- Register for the exam by depositing the exam fees in the following bank account:

  • Account name: الجمعية العلمية لطلاب طب القصر العيني

  • Account number: 143/1/15294 – Misr Banque

  • Exam Fees:

    - Early Registration: 120 LE

    - On spot Registration: 150 LE

3-Sit for the exam

The written exam consists of the following parts:

  • Language skills 20

  • Medical Knowledge 20

  • General information 10

  • Egyptology 5

  • IQ 5

  • Writing Skills (Essay) 10

  • TOTAL: 70 marks

The date of the 2017/2018 written exam: 29/11/2017

4-attend the interview

Skills assessed by the interview:

  • Communication skills

  • Language skills

TOTAL: 30 marks

The dates of the interviews are to be announced.

*Read the conditions of your desired countries carefully before applying. You can find the links to the conditions of the different countries on our Facebook page event.

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