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Global Health

Short-term programme of Global Health,
Health care, social services, and care services Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution University College of Northern Denmark (UCN)
Campus Sundhedsuddannelserne
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 1930 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 1073 EUR


Global Health is concerned with improving health and achieving equality in health for people worldwide and this course it is of highly relevance for undergraduate health education.

At the course the participant will:

  • study in an intercultural and inter-professional class
  • cooperate with health organisations, municipalities, work places e.g.
  • learn about different perspectives in Global Health
  • become aware of own profession in inter professional and multicultural collaboration

Career Opportunities

Supplementary qualifications to degrees in health.

About the Degree

The course is 18 ECTS and contents different themes and project work.

3 ECTS: Global Health - prevention and health promotion focusing on women and elderly.
3 ECTS: Organisation and Cooperation
3 ECTS: Health and Intercultural Communication
2 ECTS: Welfare Technology and Innovation
3 ECTS: Health Science, Research Methods and Ethics
4 ECTS: Clinical Visits, Project Work and Examinations

To reach 3 months and 20 ECTS the exchange can start one week earlier OR end one week later.

Qualifications and application

International and Danish students enrolled at University College studying Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Midwifery, Radiography, Speech therapy OR other health-related programmes can apply to participate in this module.

  • You must be a second or third year student at the start of the international module in Global Health.
  • You must be able to follow a discussion and communicate in English.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a
specified level.

Application deadline

Autumn module: 1 April
Spring module: 1 October

Apply directly at

Costs and accommodation

The module is free of tuition for students from partner universities. Fundraising from Erasmus/Nordplus should be arranged by the home institution. If UCN has no agreement with the home institution OR the student has completed an undergraduate degree, we are obliged to charge a tuition fee for EU citizen and for citizen outside EU. During the module a number of social events will be arranged during the course. For your accommodation, please look

On Facebook you might find some relevant accommodation on these groups:

UCN do have very limited support for accommodation, but we have some contacts to a few flats to be rented.   


Spring term: 01 February to 22 2016.       

Autumn term: 22 August to 11 November 2016.                                                 

To reach 3 months and 20 ECTS the exchange can start one week earlier OR end one week later. Ask for possibility to extend the stay with 8 weeks of fieldwork or internship to reach 30 ECTS.

For Further Information

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

Spring | All applicants

Application date
Oct 01
Start date
Jan 20

Autumn | All applicants

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Aug 24