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Increasing Welfare through User Involvement

Short-term programme of Social Work and Public Adminisitration, 15 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution University College Lillebaelt (UCL)
Campus Tolderlundsvej, Odense
Duration 10 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1830 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The module Increasing Welfare through User Involvement is a 10 week programme during which the student will gain an international perspective on approaches and methods for user involvement of marginalised groups in the field of welfare services.
The aim is to work with the conditions for democratic and transparent public service which can be publicly or privately organised and must be able to handle the complexities of late modern society.

The programme combines values, theories and practices aimed at enabling people in developing their full potential and enriching their lives through user / citizen involvement. The programme is designed for students who want to study and work with marginalised groups of all kinds with the priority being vulnerable children, youngsters or different minority groups.
The programme will consist of teamwork where the students work in groups on written assignments which will culminate in individual or group examinations.

About the Degree

The short-term programme is taught in English and is part of the full degree; the professional Bachelor Programme in Social Work and Public Administration. The full degree is only offered in Danish.

For this particular module the semester will end with an individual or group examination based on the written assignments.


All exchange students should contact their home institutions for information on the application procedures and deadlines and will have to apply through their home institutions.

For all students the forms should be sent to:

University College Lillebaelt
Department of Public Administration
Department of Social Work
Ms. Annie Klint
Tolderlundsvej 5
5000 Odense C


The forms can be found under “files” at:


There is a tuition fee for all students from outside of the EU. The tuition fee is 1830 euros. This amount covers the tuition only. Living expenses, transportation, books and other materials must be paid for by the students. The tuition fee also does not cover the residence permit application fee, which you will need to pay to the Danish Immigration Services and to the Representation where you apply for the permit. Students from outside of the EU who needs a student residence permit must pay the full amount before applying for the student permit. 

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

For Further Information

Please contact International Coordinator at the Department of Social Work: Annie Klint
Tel.: (+45) 6318 4721, E-mail:


International Coordinator at the Department of Public Administration: Birgitte Wraae
Tel.: (+45) 2482 5301, 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


Tolderlundsvej, Odense


The Department is situated in 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.

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.

During the exchange programme there will be tutors to supervise the students, to involve them in various social activities and to help them meet local students. Some of the tutors are Danish and some of them are former exchange students who have later returned to UCL for a full teacher education

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 fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen. 

To find out more about Odense, please