Overseas Learning Opportunities

LKCMedicine students enjoy numerous learning opportunities to go overseas during and outside curriculum. 

For LKCMedicine Students: Overseas Electives

LKCMedicine students are required to undergo a six-week elective abroad in their final year.  Students are afforded the opportunity to plan and undertake their preferred specialty at a foreign university or placement hospital of their choice. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience at a different healthcare system and pursue choices that encourage broad personal and professional development.

Our students have participated in electives spanning 31 different countries, engaging with over 90 esteemed institutions including Peking University, Oxford University, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the John Hopkins University School of Medicine. The electives have taken place in diverse locations such as Canda, Japan, India, South Korea, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States among others.


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For LKCMedicine Students: Overseas Community Involvement Programmes (OCIPs)

 Outside of curriculum, LKCMedicine students can opt to serve (in a capacity appropriate for medical students) the beneficiaries found in our local society and other countries through the Local Community Involvement Programmes (LCIPs) or OCIPs.

Presently, there are 10 OCIPs offered, which serve communities in a wide range of countries such as Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar and India.

View the OCIP work done by our students here.

For Overseas Students: Incoming Electives

LKCMedicine offers elective programmes for visiting students who wish to complete a Medical Elective in Singapore.

The elective programme is only offered to students in their final year (or penultimate year) of a medical school. Please note that students must source for their own accommodation. 

Applying for an Elective

Applications will need to be submitted at least eight (8) months before the elective period. Students will need to submit the following documents:

  • Incoming Elective Application Form
  • Updated CV
  • Covid-19 vaccination certification
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Proof of Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Letter of active student status from your university
  • Letter of good standing from your university
  • Letter of certification for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Immunisation records for Hepatitis B, Varicella and MMR (based on laboratory results done within the last six months from application)
  • Screening reports for Hepatitis C and HIV
  • Proof of Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccinations
  • Influenza vaccination

If you are interested in applying for an Electives, you may contact the Electives Team at [email protected] for further enquiries and the application form.


  • Non-refundable application fee of SGD$150 (exc. GST) 
  • Instructions will be provided on how to submit the application fee after receipt of the application and relevant documents.
  • Electives fees may be applicable for some postings