Head - Heart - Hands

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? Do you want to work with social care work using creative methods? And do you want to help develop the democratic welfare state? Join Head - Heart - Hands!




1 semester (30 ECTS)

Campus city

Aarhus C

Study start

February & August

About the Head - Heart - Hands exchange programme

  • Study start

    To welcome you and help you settle in your new study environment, we provide tutors and buddies for the course. Read more here.

    Semester start - semester end:

    Spring semester:

    Primo February - medio June

    Autumn semester:

    Medio-August to Medio-December

    Application deadline:

    • Spring: 1 November
    • Autumn: 1 May 



    During the semester in Head - Heart - Hands you will increase your capabilities for social care work. You will develop skills to carry out social care work and use creative subjects as a method in social education work.

    The overall aim in this semester is to work on improving creativity and aesthetic learning methods and living conditions by means of innovative processes and solutions.

    The programme alternates between the following three areas:

    • Theories and methodology of social education.
    • Creative subjects, e.g. drama, music, movement, arts and crafts.
    • Field work and field studies.

    Three Modules

    In English conducted module, Head - Heart - Hands, consists of three parts: 1, 2 and 3 correlating the Module 9 etc.

    • Module 1 - Creative Expression - 10 ECTS
    • Module 2 - Placement - 10 ECTS
    • Module 3 - Co-creation and Citizenship - 10 ECTS

    Read about Course modules 


    The evaluation of the semester is graded by 'Approved' or 'Not approved', based on the student's active participation and two-three compulsory assignments for each module. 

  • The minimum requirement to apply for the course, is to have passed the first two semesters at bachelor’s level at your relevant university or another institute of higher education.

    With regards to language proficiency, it is required to have an English level, spoken and written, equivalent to B2, according to the Common European Framework.

  • Your home institution must have an inter-institutional agreement with VIA University College in order for you to be able to apply for an exchange programme at VIA.

    If an agreement exists, you will be able to fill in the application form. Please be aware that VIA must receive a nomination from your home institution as well.

    Go to the application portal to apply now

  • Exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    Per definition, exchange stays are an exchange of one or more students between partner universities and therefore, exchange students do not pay tuition fees.

    If you do not know, if your institution is a partner of VIA, please contact the international office at your home institution. If your institution is not a partner of VIA and you would like us to discuss the possibility of establishing an exchange agreement with your home institution, please contact us at bell@via.dk.

  • Student Counselling  

    VIA University College
    Ceresbyen 24
    DK-8000 Aarhus C

    Anne-Mette Nystrøm Søndergaard
    International Administrative Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 34 06
    E: amsj@via.dk

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Meet students and graduates 

Britt og Inez

Britt and Inez tell about Head - Heart - Hands