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    International Trauma Electives


The Division of Surgery, Stellenbosch University welcomes all international undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors who wish to do an international health elective in Cape Town. We offer electives in the field of Emergency Medicine and Trauma.

The competition for placements is intense. The registration process may take up to 12 months to complete, please enquire well in advance about available elective places.

Follow the steps to arrange your international health elective:​​​ ​​

​​​​STEP 1

Download the information document​ and read it carefully to see if you are eligible.

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Undergraduates​​

​STEP 2

Please contact Tygerberg International (TI)

TIOUGelectives@sun.ac.za ​to assist you further with your application.

​​STEP 3

TI will liaise with the Division of Surgery regarding availability of your requested dates.

​​​​​​STEP 4

Once we have reached agreement on the dates of your elective, TI​ will contact you to finalise your application.

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​​​STE​​​P 5

You will receive an email one week before the start of your elective indicating where to report to on arrival.

​​​STEP 6

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime while learning and applying medical skills.



We look forward t​o welcome you in Cape Town!

Postgraduates​​

​STEP 2

Please complete the application form​ after reading the information document​.


​​​​​STEP 3

If eligible, we will contact you within 10 working days to workout further details as your requested dates might not be available.

​​​​​​STEP 4

Once we reached agreement on the dates of your elective, we will inform the Tygerberg International Office, based at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Stellenbosch University, who will assist you further. 

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​​​STE​​​P 5

You will receive an email one week before the start of your elective indicating where to report to on arrival.

​​​STEP 6

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime while learning and applying medical skills.

We look forward t​o welcome you in Cape Town!