Practical placements within health- and social care

Exchange students

Practical placements within health- and social care

Practical placements within health- and social care is possible through departmental agreements. Some agreements also provide the opportunity for a combination of practical placement and theoretical studies. Since NTNU has separate health care departments in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund, applicants must make sure that their home institution has an exchange agreement with the relevant NTNU department before they apply. 

Please also note that the International Office at your home university need to send NTNU their nomination for students applying for practical training or practical training and theoretical studies. NTNU will not consider student applications without this nomination.

Health tests and police records

Tuberculosis and MRSA test

You must bring the Self declaration form for MRSA/tuberculosis when you start your studies at NTNU. The form should also include a doctor's signature confirming negative MRSA and tuberculosis test results. 

You might need to take a tuberculosis test

If the answer is “yes” to any of the questions in the Self declaration form, except the one regarding BCG vaccination, a tuberculosis test must be taken. The test should take place at least 2 months after the last possible exposure. If a test is necessary, the form should include a doctor's signature confirming negative tuberculosis test results. 

If your test results are positive, you will not be able to do a placement at NTNU. 

All clinical placement exchange students must bring proof of negative MRSA status

  • You should take the test in your home country.
  • The test must be no more than two weeks old when you start your placement at NTNU.
  • The test must be taken earliest 2-3 days after the last possible exposure to MRSA. For health personnel, including health care students, from countries where there is a high prevalence of MRSA. This means at least 2-3 days after having worked, professionally or as a student, in a hospital or health care institution, or after being exposed to MRSA in any other way.
  • Separate swabs should be taken from the nose, throat and any recent wounds, eczema, and/or piercings.
  • The Self declaration form should also include a doctor's signature confirming negative MRSA test results. .

If your test results are positive, you will not be able to do a placement at NTNU. 

Police records

Practical placement exchange students must provide proof (in English) that they do not have a police or criminal record.