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Nursing Europe - Health in Nordic Countries

Short-term programme of Health and Nursing, 15 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution University College Lillebaelt (UCL)
Campus Blangstedgaardsvej, Odense
Duration 10 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 2510 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The module Health in the Nordic Countries is a 10 week Nordic development project which has been developed in collaboration with the nursing education programmes in Lahti, Finland, in Vestfold, Norway and at University College Lillebaelt in Denmark.

The Department of Nursing at University College Lillebaelt has developed a module focused on the demands and the needs of the healthcare system in the near future. The module consists of four full days of teaching and one day for self-studies a week and the focus of the module is the tasks and challenges of the nursing profession concerning prevention and health promotion. With courses such as Social and Healthcare Systems in the Nordic Countries, Evidence-based Practice, Health Promotion & Health Theories etc, the students will investigate the competencies nurses will have to acquire and possess in order to meet the future demands of the nursing profession.

Career Opportunities

A full Bachelor in Nursing will qualify the student for all types of nursing work in the field of hospitals and homecare.

About the Degree

The short-term programme is taught in English and is part of the full degree; the Professional Bachelor Programme in Nursing. The full degree is only offered in Danish.

A Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Denmark is awarded 180-240 ECTS on the basis of a 3-4 year programme. In the programme, practice placements must be included equalling no less than 1 semester (30 ECTS) and often much more. The programme culminates in a bachelor project. Professional Bachelor’s Degree programmes focus on laying a solid theoretical foundation on which they build the practical skills necessary to apply theory to practice in a given professional field. For this particular module each course includes a study visit and the module is finished with a project and a written exam.


There is no request of a TOEFL score, and all exchange students should contact their home institutions for information on the application procedures and deadlines and should also apply through their home institutions.

For all students the forms should be sent to:

Ms. Mette Bro Jansen
University College Lillebaelt
Department of Nursing, Odense
Blangstedgaardvej 4
5220 Odense SØ


The forms can be found under “files” at:


The tuition fee for the course is free for students from EU and EEA countries, for all other students the tuition fee is 2510 euros. The Students must cover their own accommodation, travel expenses, local transportation, and books and materials as well as living expenses.

If you are a non-EU/EEA or Switzerland citizen, it is possible to apply for a scholarship to cover the tuition fee and living expenses here:

For Further Information   

Please contact International Coordinator:  Mette Bro Jansen Tel.: (+45) 6318 3113, E-mail:   

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition  

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 02

Blangstedgaardsvej, Odense


The Blangstedgaard campus is situated 5 km off the city centre of Odense - a very lively city with many exchange and international students from all over the world. One of the characteristics of the Danish way of teaching and learning is a friendly and informal atmosphere, which is highly appreciated by the exchange students studying in Denmark.

At this department of UCL, nursing students mix with students from other health programmes such as radiography, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and biomedical laboratory technology. Not only bachelor students, but also many practicing nurses taking continuing education classes flock to this campus and the campus is the home of a very eclectic student environment. In addition to Danish speaking full degree students (full degree programmes are taught only in Danish), UCL also welcomes exchange students from its many international partners from clinical placements or from the theoretical courses taught in English under the Nursing Europe programme.

The facilities are excellent at Blangstedgaard; from libraries, IT facilities and classrooms to a miniature hospital with all the equipment and facilities one would find in a regular hospital, the students will have access to unparallelled learning resources during their studies. The department's building is modern, light and airy, and it provides the ideal framework for the faculty, students and staff.

Modern nursing must be based on the latest medical knowledge and technology and best practices as they unfold right now in the best hospitals. The Department of Nursing, Odense is committed to giving the students the most up-to-date and thorough education they can and to this end the department works closely with the University of Southern Denmark in research and development areas, and at the same time the department also has a strong network in the professional nursing community like with Odense’s University Hospital.

One of the many benefits of the department's strong network in the professional nursing community is the fact that UCL can offer the students outstanding clinical placement opportunities. Whether they are full time students or coming for exchanges during their studies at other schools. All clinical placements include specially trained placement counsellors who follow students from before the clinical placement begins and until the students have completed the placement and reached their educational goals. UCL's clinical placement opportunities were further extended to international exchange students in 2008, when a number of clinical placement counsellors undertook additional training to be prepared to welcome English speaking exchange students. Through the Nursing Europe programme, UCL now offer not only clinical placements but also a growing number of study opportunities for international exchange students. Contact the international coordinator for more information.

The exchange programme offers a great opportunity to meet young people from other countries while studying in an international atmosphere and engaging in group work, discussions and social networking with a focus on democratic citizenship in education and schools.

Odense is the third largest city in Denmark with a population of approximately 182 thousand inhabitants. Besides UCL, there are several other higher educational institutions with great numbers of exchange and internationals students. Odense is a city that is alive with music, theatre and concerts while also being one of the oldest cities in Denmark (1020th anniversary in 2008) as well as the hometown of the famous fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. 

To find out more about Odense, please