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Student Exchange Program 2018-06-10T22:09:28+00:00

Student Exchange Programme – SEP

The Student Exchange Program (SEP) is a mobility program of IPSF that offers pharmacy students the opportunity to take a look at pharmacy across the border. The program can take place in different sectors of pharmacy, such as in a public pharmacy or hospital pharmacy, in industry or research.

The SEP usually takes place in the summer period for a month. During the SEP you will become acquainted with the pharmacy in one of the nearly 50 participating countries. Often social and cultural activities are organized by and for the students, so there is a chance to get to know (bio) pharmacy students and to discover the city.

The SEP is meant to be a sort of snuffelstage (a one-day internship program from the K.N.P.S.V.) in Groningen it is possible to get credits for it. It is a unique opportunity to broaden your horizons, improve your language skills, learn to communicate and adapt better, and of course it is looks good on your CV. Moreover, it is a nice combination of studying and being on vacation!

Each country has its own Student Exchange Officer who coordinates the program. In the Netherlands, the SEP is coordinated by the commissioner of foreign affairs (CB) of the K.N.P.S.V. He or she seeks SEP places in the Netherlands for foreign students and tries to place Dutch students abroad. In addition, the CB organizes activities for foreign SEP students in the summer, often in collaboration with the IC, to introduce them to Dutch student life and to Dutch culture.

If you study in Groningen and want to go to a country where the RUG only has a few contacts, it is possible to do an internship in the country of your preference via SEP. This is possible via the optional Internship abroad. The entry requirements are that you have completed your bachelor’s and have completed the subject Stage Apotheekorganisatie. The SEP internship for subject Stage Buitenland takes six weeks and there are a number of extra assignments. You must learn and write about what you have seen, learnt and done, on a personal and professional level.

The following countries offer a six week internship for shure: Portugal, United States, Taiwan and Egypt.

If you are interested, contact the commissioner of foreign affairs via commissairebuitenland@knpsv.nl and the coordinator of Internship Internship: mrs. E Sehagic via e.sehagic@rug.nl.

More information

Do you want to know more about the possibilities of the Student Exchange Program or do you want to apply immediately? Send an email to commissairebuitenland@knpsv.nl.

There is a limited number of places each year. If you are interested, you have the best chance of success if you register immediately after the summer holidays and indicate your preferred country and sector. Applying earlier is possible too!

Do you want to discover the countries and sectors that are possible at SEP or do you want extra information about the Student Exchange Program? Then look at sep.ipsf.org and create a profile