This page provides information for European applicants to any of CFHI’s programmes. Please note that most application information is similar no matter your country of origin or citizenship. Below you will find European-specific information including information about visas, approximate programme prices in Euros, and programme dates.
Please note that due to changes in currency exchange rates, prices are subject to change.
Global Perspectives in Nursing | €2538
Primary Care & Social Medicine | €2538
Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine | €2466
Urban/Rural Andean Health | €2633
End-of-Life & Palliative Care | €2660
Intro to Traditional Medicine | €2543
Maternal & Child Health | €2592
Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation | €2556
Sight for All- Ophthalmology | €2444
Women's Reproductive Health | €2516
Remote Island Medicine | €2552
Healthcare Challenges | €2777
HIV/AIDS & Healthcare | €2763
The European Young Leaders in Global Health Fellowship
Eligibility: Any current student or young professional graduated no more than 12 months prior to date of application. Applicant must be a European citizen or resident.
Deadline: February 1st, 2019, 11:59 PST
Description: This new scholarship is a unique fellowship opportunity that will be awarded to a student or recent graduate who best demonstrates CFHI's motto 'Let the World Change You'. The successful candidate will be currently enrolled in a university programme or have graduated no more than 12 months before time of application and be a European citizen or resident. The fellow will receive a full one-month scholarship to one of CFHI's 40+ global health education internships, which will place them in the 'trenches of global health' alongside local health care workers, patients and community leaders.
Included in scholarship:
$1,500 toward a CFHI 4-week+ program
Membership in Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Do European citizens/passport holders need a visa to participate in CFHI programmes?
Please see our FAQ page for more questions and answers.
For some programmes, yes. The information below outlines basic information on potential visa requirements for each programme country but please note these are not formal instructions. Visa regulations can change without notice and each individual case can vary. All applicants must refer to their country's governmental website regarding international travel or visit the programme country's embassy in their home country for the most accurate information. The information below is meant to be a guide but not necessarily the most accurate or up-to-date information.
- Argentina: European applicants require a temporary residence permit/tourist card. Temporary residence permits are handed out by the National Management of Migration in Argentina and can be obtained at major crossings, including international airports and landing docks for the ferries from Uruguay. You will need a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months after your departure date and a return flight ticket.
- Bolivia: European applicants do not require a visa if staying less than 90 days. You will need a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months after your departure date and a return flight ticket.
- Ecuador: European applicants do not require a visa if staying less than 90 days. You will need a passport that is valid for at least another 6 months after your departure date and a return flight ticket.
- Ghana: European applicants require a visa for our Ghana programmes. You should apply for a tourist visa with the Ghanaian embassy's website or location in your home country. This Visa will generally be issued for stays up to 60 days. Should you plan a longer stay you can apply for the so called "Multiple Entry Visa."
- India: European applicants require an Employment Visa for all internships and volunteer experiences. Apply in advance by visiting the Indian embassy's website or location in your home country. Your passport must be machine readable, with 2 blank pages for your visa and valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application. The guidelines regarding passport validity on arrival in India are unclear. To avoid possible problems at immigration, make sure your passport is valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of entry into India.
- Mexico: European applications to not require a visa for our Mexican programmes.
- Philippines: European applicants are not required to have a visa if your stay is less than 21 days. If you are staying for 21 days or more you will have to apply for an extension. Consult the Philippinean embassy's website or location in your home country to ensure you have the right documentation. You will have to have at leave 6 months left before the expiration of your Passport from the date of entry and present a ticket proving you will leave the country within the 21-day range.
- South Africa: A work permit may be required. Residents of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are exempt from obtaining a visa to do charitable work in South Africa. Other nationals are requested to apply for a charitable visa in advance of their departure. Consult the South African embassy's website or location in your home country to ensure you have the right documentation.
- Tanzania: A Tourist Visa is required for most European applicants. Consult the Tanzanian embassy's website or location in your home country to ensure you have the right documentation and to apply. Make sure it is done in advance of your planned travel.
- Uganda: A Tourist Visa is required for most European applicants. Consult the Ugandan embassy's website or location in your home country to ensure you have the right documentation and to apply. Make sure it is done in advance of your planned travel.
- United States: A visa may be required. Please consult your consulate and reach out to CFHI Staff if you need further assistance.
Bringing our 25 years of experience to the table, CFHI has partnered with various student-run organizations to support their activities and work together on ethical, global health placements abroad.
The Swedish Network for International Health (SNIH)
About: SNIH’s vision is a world where students and professionals communicate, and together contribute to the improvement of international health. Its mission is to support a collaborative network within public and international health that will facilitate interaction between members, and provide tools for personal and professional development. Learn about their Mentorship program at http://www.snih.org/global-health-me/
The European Public Health Association network for students and early career researchers, policymakers and professionals (EUPHAnxt)
About: EUPHAnxt is a unique network and platform within EUPHA for students and early career researchers, policymakers and professionals in the field of public health. EUPHAnxt is a free and open initiative that aims to sensitize and involve the future generations into the European and multidisciplinary network of public health associations. EUPHAnxt was established in 2011 and since then it is coordinated by young professionals and has grown into a network with almost 1300 subscribers. Register to be a member at http://eupha.org/cgi-files/mem_db.cgi?action=new_member
European Network of Medical Residents in Public Health (EuroNet MRPH)
About: EuroNet MRPH is the European Network of Medical Residents in Public Health. It is a European association making the link between national associations of Public Health Residents through Europe. EuroNet MRPH has the threefold aim of connecting Public Health Residents in order to exchange practices, favoring internship placements in European countries and developing scientific studies focused in health field. Sign up for their newsletter at the bottom of http://euronetmrph.org/