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Social Entrepreneurship (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of Social Entrepreneurship, 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Viborg
Duration 1 semester
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4400 EUR


This semester is aimed at people studying to be teachers, educators or students within the field of health and people who are interested in finding new ways of working to improve health and living conditions.

You will, therefore, in the course of the semester be introduced to innovative methods that create the possibility for social entrepreneurship. You will be challenged as regards your convictions as to what is possible and how these challenges should be met. In other words, a completely different way of coping with professional challenges.

An important part in this semester is the two weeks practice that will take place in schools or at other institutions that are relevant to your home studies. Also you will experience a more untraditional practice/ field work for 3 weeks, creating innovative solutions for specific challenges given to you by schools/institutions locally.

Career Opportunities  

Through the course you will learn:
  • To use innovative processes and innovative didactics in health work and the quality of life.
  • To be able to give an account of how one can work with health and the quality of life on an individual, institutional and social level.
  • To be able to give an account of educational practices in relation to health education conditions.
  • To be able to identify the possibilities and challenges by cooperation between professions.
  • To be able to give an account of theories and methods regarding the interplay between the individual, the institution and society.

About the Degree

The philosophy of this semester is that all over the whole world we encounter challenges in relation to health and living conditions that create a demand for creativity and new thinking among the professionals who are involved in forming the framework for the development and well-being of children, young people and adults.


Application deadline: 
  • Autumn: 1 June
  • Spring: 1 December
All Danish students must complete English at a B-level according to the level system in Danish secondary schools or equivalent proof of English skills.

General requirements in English language (corresponding to Danish B-level):
IELTS - 6.0
TOEFL Internet-based - 80
TOEFL Computer-based - 213
TOEFL Paper-based - 550
Cambridge test - CAE
TOEIC test - 700

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 your institution directly. 
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

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


Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
Students from institutions without a bilateral partner agreement must pay a tuition fee.

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 2018

Application date
Dec 01
Start date
Feb 15

Campus Viborg


This campus opened in the summer of 2010 and has a modern layout as well as a central placement in Viborg.
Campus Viborg offers programmes taught in Danish within the fields of nursing, social education, administration and technology as well as a number of programmes taught and conducted in English including nursing and software technology. 
The Animation Workshop is also situated in Viborg -  a state of the art school that are among the best in the world within animation and graphic arts. Programmes offered include Character Animation, Computer Graphic Arts and Graphic Storytelling - all taught in English.
Additionally, a number of exchange programmes are offered.

  • Students: 2.000
  • International students: 240
  • Employees: 180
Read more about Campus Viborg here.

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