OUCRU provides Vietnamese and international students with the opportunity to experience our unique research environment first-hand.

Clinical Internships

International medical students can join OUCRU Ho Chi Minh for 4 – 6 weeks to shadow doctors on ward rounds, meet with our research faculty and join our seminars and training events.

Application Deadlines

  • 28th Feb (for placements Jul – Dec)
  • 31st Aug (for placements Jan – Jun following year)

OUCRU Ho Chi Minh is based at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases (HTD), which is the main referral hospital for infectious diseases in the south of Viet Nam, under the direction of the Health Service and the Vietnamese Ministry of Health. 

All students must be in their final year of clinical training and show a strong interest in pursuing infectious disease/tropical medicine as a speciality.

To apply, email us with the following:

  • OUCRU Elective Placement Application Form
  • CV
  • Letter of support from your university

Research Internships

Our diverse research groups welcome applications from local Vietnamese BSc or MSc students who wish to develop their research skills/projects under the tutelage of our scientists.

Application Deadline


Students are encouraged to visit our research page and learn more about our research groups before contacting us.

Research internship applications are always welcomed, but are accepted on an ad-hoc basis, depending on the availability of our scientists and space within our research groups.

To apply, email us with the following:

  • CV
  • Letter of support from your university
  • Cover letter outlining research interests, dates of internship requested and groups/scientists they would like to learn from.
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