Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC) (Paris)


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Outgoing University of Sydney ELECTIVE students to Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris VI

Number of places: Up to two University of Sydney students in their fixed elective term will be nominated to represent the Faculty under this scheme.

Institution: More information about UPMC can be found at:


This was a new addition to our Office for Global Health exchange program for 2011.

Language: Fluency in French is an advantage and will be taken into account when selecting students.

Duration: These are usually for four or eight weeks duration (two four week specialty attachments).

Other: Tuition fees are waived under the agreement.

Travel and living expenses must be borne by students & students will need to find their own accommodation.

Applying: Please consult these pages for details on applying for a placement and scholarship support.

Resources: Our resources pages provide some valuable material on your health and safety and on some of the medical conditions and environments you may come across while on placement.

For further enquiries contact us.

Incoming UPMC students to University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is a new partner in the UPMC elective exchange program.

Students interested in a particular sub-speciality at the Sydney Medical School should indicate their preferences via the UPMC Electives Program Office and every attempt will be made to accommodate these. UPMC students will usually be placed at Nepean hospital, one of the University of Sydney’s teaching hospitals close to the beautiful Blue Mountains. Some on-site accommodation may be available. Travel, accommodation and living expenses are not covered by the University of Sydney but tuition fees are waived under our agreement.

It is suggested that interested students from UPMC should browse through the following websites to become familiar with the city of Sydney and the Sydney Medical School.


Information about Australia’s Health can be found at www.aihw.gov.au

We also have some Impressions from students of their experiences in Sydney.

Please consult the visitor’s guide on the Office for Global Health web pages for useful information about living in Sydney.

UPMC students wanting to apply for an elective placement at University of Sydney should contact Dr Frederic Gay.