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​​​International Undergraduate Elective Students


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences offers elective rotations to eligible international students for a minim​um​ period of four (4) weeks in one academic department or division and a maximum period of eight (8) weeks, which may be taken in one or a suitable combination of two (2) academic departments/divisions.

Application ​period

International Undergraduate Electives: 
  • Annual Opening Date:​             1 April 2024
  • Annual Closing Date:             31 October 2024​

​Clinical Electives: 
  • Applications must be submitted 12 months before the intended elective date.

Research and Non-clinical Short-Term Training: 
  • ​Applications must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the Elective start date. ​

View our online application guideline here​

Admission Requirements

  • Be registered as an undergraduate student at a recognised International tertiary institution.
  • Be studying in one of the health science disciplines offered by the FMHS of SU.
  • Be registered in the third, fourth or final year of their clinical training at their home institution.
  • Have their home institution's approval and support for further training.
  • Ensure the minimum requirements for the selected departments, divisions and units are met.
  • Be registered as an affiliated student at SU after having been accepted by the academic department concerned. 
  • Be registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a visiting undergraduate student at the FMHS before starting with the clinical elective. 
  • Non-clinical applicants do not have to register with HPCSA.
  • Ensure that all fees are paid in full before the elective training commences.

​For more information on clinical, non-clinical, and research Undergraduate Electives including​ South African Medical Board Registrations contact:

+27 21 938 9549


​An Elective program is also available at Hope and Famcru.  Further information can be found on their websites:



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International undergraduate elective students become part of SU-FMHS Alumni after their electives, and join a vibrant international community.​​​​​