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How to Apply for Austrian Students


Austrian medical students are eligible to apply for a Max Kade Fellowship. You should apply in your 5th year of medical school in order to complete a clinical clerkship in the US during your last (6th year) of medical school.

You must be enrolled at your home university as a medical student during the fellowship. Therefore, it is only possible to complete the clinical rotation in the US prior to graduation. Please provide proof of your English skills. We accept the following English Certifications: TOEFL iBT, Cambridge Certificate, IELTS, English as native language or a “sehr gut” Matura Zeugnis).

Candidates should apply to the AAF ONE YEAR in advance, i.e. Students who will complete medical school in 2021 should apply for the Max Kade Clinical Clerkship in 2020/2021

Clerkships are available at the following institutions:

Application Process

All candidates must have completed 8 weeks of the following 5 core clerkships prior to the start of their clinical clerkship in the US: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry.

Due to the extensive process, candidates must apply early as follows:

1. Apply to the American Austrian Foundation

2. The American Austrian Foundation selects Max Kade candidates and assigns them to the partner institutions after the application deadline.

3. Selected students have to apply directly to their assigned host institution and fulfill all their requirements. Each US medical school has slightly different requirements, so please review these. Exact Fellowship Dates will be available depending on the host institution.

All information regarding how to apply to the host institutions is available on their respective websites. Applications must be submitted to the host institution 6 months in advance. Please note that for some institutions the "TOEFL” test is required. Please have a look at the Max Kade Experience Guide containing valuable information and recommendations from former Max Kade students.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the academic year 2020/2021 is Friday, January 10th, 2020.

Candidates must complete and submit their Max Kade application to the AAF with all required documents via e-mail to max.kade@americanaustrianfoundation.org.

Important: Please make sure that your application is complete before you send it.

The AAF Max Kade Fellowship is a travel stipend of $1,000 to $2,000 (depending on the university), which is paid in two installments: 50% upon receipt of the confirmed itinerary and 50% upon receipt of the final report. Students must cover all other expenses themselves.