Student Exchange Programme

Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is IPSF’s largest project, offering professional pharmacy internships.

Every year:


More than 1000 students         Travel to more than 80 countries

The IPSF Member Organizations organize the exchanges by finding host sites where the students are trained. The programme runs throughout the year (Winter version and Summer version), but the majority of the exchanges take place between May and September. 


The length is usually 2 weeks up to 3 months with a minimum of 40 working hours per exchange, and possible host sites include:

Community pharmacy;
Hospital pharmacy;
Clinical pharmacy;
Wholesale pharmacy;
Pharmaceutical industry;
Research at university;
Government or private health agencies.

During the exchange, participants can share and develop pharmaceutical knowledge and skills. In the same time, this is an unique opportunity to experience new cultures, try different food, meet friends, learn new language, visit beautiful places and enjoy your vacations by enriching yourself in different ways.

Who can participate? Pharmacy students and recent graduates who belong to an IPSF Member Organisation can apply for SEP through their association. 

What countries can I go on exchange to? For a list of all participating associations and countries, please visit You can view a lot of information about each association and also view evaluations posted by past SEP participants.

Please find more information regarding SEP here: