Students from other universities in Germany or abroad can complete their PJ or individual tertials at the UKD or one of the academic teaching hospitals of the HHU, subject to availability of places. Splitting of tertials is also possible for external students.
For students who are enrolled at a German university, the allocation of PJ places takes place exclusively via the PJ portal for the nationwide online allocation of training places in the practical year. In order to participate in this procedure, you must register there and be validated by the office responsible for you at your home university. Further information, e.g. on the times when you can register for the respective PJ cohort (spring or fall) and when you can subsequently take up free places at the UKD or one of the HHU Academic Teaching Hospitals, can be found on the PJ Portal website. Hardship applications, which would lead to a preferential allocation of places, cannot be made by external students.
In the event that all three tertials are completed at the UKD and/or at one of the HHU Academic Teaching Hospitals, re-enrollment at HHU is required. The third section of the medical examination is thus taken at HHU. Re-enrollment usually takes place in the semester following the start of the PJ (e.g. for students who start the PJ in the fall, in the next summer semester). The necessary application for the student and examination administration of HHU as well as a confirmation that a PJ place is available for all three tertials can be obtained from the staff from the area of study organization (Q3 / M3) in the Office of the Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Quality. External students who complete one or two tertials at the UKD and/or at one of the academic teaching hospitals of the HHU can re-register at the HHU after consultation with the Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Quality, but are not obliged to do so. For re-matriculation to HHU, at least one tertial must be spent at the UKD and/or at one of the HHU Academic Teaching Hospitals.
The general admission requirements for the PJ also apply to external students - regardless of whether you spend your entire PJ or only part of it with us. Therefore, please submit the following documents to us promptly, but no later than the Friday of the week before you plan to start your PJ at the UKD or one of our Academic Teaching Hospitals:
- Certificate of enrollment from your home university for the semester in which your PJ begins
- Proof of successful participation in the second section of the medical examination
- Valid certificate of precautionary occupational medicine for PJ students.
You can send the proofs to the staff in the area of study organization (Q3 / M3) in the Office of the Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Quality by mail or e-mail. Copies of the documents are sufficient. You will not be able to start your PJ with us without these proofs!
It is general practice that the occupational health precaution certificate for PJ students is issued by the home university. The occupational medical service of the UKD also examines all prospective PJ students who are enrolled at HHU - regardless of whether and, if so, how many tertials are completed at institutions outside the university. Therefore, please understand that the necessary examination and certification for external students cannot take place at the UKD or one of the Academic Teaching Hospitals. The company medical service of your home university is exclusively responsible for this!
Students who are enrolled at a foreign university can contact the staff of the International Affairs and Alumni Department in the Office of the Vice Dean for Teaching and Study Quality. There you will receive further information and assistance regarding your request.