Join the nursing exchange programme for an international exchange experience and to get a global perspective on challenges in the healthcare sector.




1 semester (30 ECTS)

Campus city


Study start

Week 33


6 weeks

About the Nursing exchange programme

  • Title:

    Healthcare in a global community (Nursing Exchange Programme)

    Programme start:

    Autumn (week 33). Practical studies will require special agreements.


    The programme is taught in English

    2 options:

    As a student at the VIA Nursing Exchange Programme, you can apply for ”Healthcare in a global community” (theory and practice) or for a 100% practical programme at e.g. a hospital or in a home health care setting. 

    1. “Healthcare in a global community” consists of one semester (19 weeks) with both theoretical and practical studies (30 ECTS). Both Danish and international students can attend. Read more.

    2. The nursing exchange programme can also consist of 100% practical studies in a hospital or in home healthcare setting in Central Denmark Region (typically 10-20 ECTS). At first, please contact your own university, who will handle the nomination process. Nomination deadline for the spring semester: 15. september. 

    Contact student counselling for further information.

    Evaluation and exams

    The type of examination used will appear as part of the course descriptions

    Guidance during internships

    When you are on an internship as part of your studies, you will be provided a supervisor at the place where you are performing your internship and a separate academic supervisor as part of the programme. VIA offers regular supervision, evaluation, and assessment.

    More information

  • VIA University College expects international students applying to take a portion of their degree course at VIA University College to have already completed part of their degree course at their home university. This would usually be the first year of a B.Sc.

    We work in close cooperation with the students' home universities to ensure that each course the student completes successfully at VIA University College is credited at the home university.

    Language requirements

    In order to join the nursing exchange programme at VIA University College, you must be able to speak and write English well. You must be able to understand spoken English when following courses and also be able to write your homework and other assignments and reports in English.

  • 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

  • Before you contact VIA, discuss with your home institution which courses you must undertake at VIA University College in order to achieve full credit at your home institution. You will not be paid during your internship.

    In the nursing programme, we also refer to internship by the name “clinical practice.”

    1. “Healthcare in a global community”

    This semester has 6 weeks of clinical practice, and VIA will find an internship for you. Prior to going into clinical practice, students are taught nursing skills in laboratory sessions.

    You can do an internship in:

    • Hospitals
    • In the Danish municipal home healthcare system

    2. The exchange programme with 100% clinical practice

    You can do an unpaid internship in:

    • Hospitals
    • The Danish municipal home healthcare system
    • Psychiatry Mental Health
    • Hospices

    Nomination deadline for the spring semester: 15. september. 

  • Student counselling

    It might be helpful for you to talk to a student counsellor if you are not sure what programme is right for you. The student counsellor can help you with:

    • The content of an internship, its length and its structure
    • Guidance on how to qualify for admission, or suggestions for other study opportunities if you are rejected/not admitted.


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    Viborg School of Nursing
    Prinsens Allé 2
    DK–8800 Viborg


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