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Nursing - International semester

Short-term programme of Nursing - International semester, 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 0,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3700 EUR


The term consists of three units:

Interprofessional Collaboration in Health and Community Practice
  • To appreciate the influence of diversity and transcultural needs in a global society
  • To provide the students with skills in interprofessional collaboration in health care teams in community practice
  • Health informatics, with focus on e-Health, welfare technologies and e-Patients development in order to meet the health and social needs of the population in the 21st century
Nursing Management of Chronic Illness and Home Health Nursing
  • Identify risk factors, and based on available evidence select appropriate risk management and health promotion strategies to promote optimal independence and quality patient outcomes in relation to health promotion, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation
  • Develop clinical reasoning skills in managing the care of patients experiencing chronic illness in relation to the persons’ functional status
  • Communicate with patients, families, peers, interprofessional staff within the health care sector as well as intersectorial, to facilitate provision of care and quality patient outcomes
Nursing Management and Intervention
  • Opportunities to develop a systematic body of knowledge that informs their problem solving capabilities, skill development in clinical reasoning in Nursing
  • Skills in clinical methods such as observation, assessments, and interventions to patients with acute health problems
  • To provide the student’s potential for understanding  the professional, organizational, and social context of Nursing

Career Opportunities  

The international semester corresponds to Module 5 and module 6 in the Danish Curriculum.

About the Degree

One of the aims of the international semester is to provide the students with an understanding of the professional, organizational and social contexts of nursing in the hospital and community settings and the need for ongoing professional development. This programme is also offered as an exchange programme.


Required attachments:
  • 1 page describing why you want to study abroad and which personal objectives you have for the exchange
  • Your academic results until now
  • A Crimical Record
  • Test for MRSA not more than 1 month old
Please send the Student Application, Learning Agreement and required attachments – all signed by you and your home institution to: Health Sciences VIAUC (SFH.INT) SFH.INT@VIAUC.DK 

Read about requirements of VIA University College  

Apply through the national electronic admission system, with all relevant documentation.
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To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact VIA University College directly. 

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education in the section

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA or Switzerland. 

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

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

Autumn 2015 - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn 2015 - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Campus Viborg


This campus opened in the summer of 2010. At Campus Viborg you can study 6 different programmes within the fields of health, administration and pedagogy - all taught in Danish.
The Animation Workshop is also situated in Viborg, and here you can study Character Animation, Computer Graphic Arts and Graphic Storytelling - all taught in English.
VIA Faculty of Health Sciences also offers an international module in Nursing, which is taught in English.

  • Students: 2.000
  • International students: 200
  • Employees: 180
Read more about Campus Viborg here.

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