University of Coimbra Medical school PT

This program allows students from the University of Coimbra to spend up to 6 months in a laboratory at Institut Pasteur. Applicants are selected through a competitive call, based on the analysis of the CV. In order to maximize their motivation selected trainees are allowed to choose their host centre.




The project will address students of Master and PhD Degrees from the Medical Faculty of the University of Coimbra.


Selections are carried out through a public call for applications based upon competitive criteria addressed to students in Master and PhD Degrees from the Medical Faculty of the University of Coimbra, complying with the following requirements:

  • CV
  • Experimental thesis
  • Good knowledge of English

The applications are evaluated by a Commission composed by Scientific Representatives of the Master and PhD Degrees on the basis of the following criteria: average marks of passed examination; knowledge of English; Number of publications; Former national/international experiences (Erasmus, etc).


Detailed projects are requested in advance to the hosting laboratories.

The selected candidates receive the work programs offered by all the hosting institutions and are invited to express up to 2 preferences, well-motivated on the basis of their CV.

Their choices are satisfied on the basis of the candidates’ ranking but also evaluating the consistency between their preparation and the formative contents of the work program to be carried out in the host country on one hand, and the compliance with specific requirements by the hosting centres on the other. The CVs are then submitted to the hosting centres, which, are free to request further information, to interview potential trainees and to reject all applications if not satisfied.

After evaluation of the candidate, the host laboratory communicates their decision relative to the acceptance of the candidates to the Erasmus office of the sending University.


Submission of the projects proposals by the host laboratories is provided annually. The acceptance of a candidate by the host laboratory should be confirmed through a formal letter (e-mail). After the acceptance, the tutor can plan with the trainee the start date of the placement, the logistic aspects, etc.

The training period will last 3 to 6 months. The limit date for the training will be determined by the University.


Coimbra students interested in an internship at Pasteur through the Erasmus+ program should contact the Erasmus office at Coimbra University:

Nicole Dourado

Mobilidade e Relações Internacionais

Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra

Pólo III- Ciências da Saúde

Unidade Central, R/C

Azinhaga de Santa Comba, Celas

3000-548 Coimbra


Telf. +351 239 857 732

Fax. + 351 239 857 745


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