Summer courses – University of Copenhagen

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Summer courses

The University of Copenhagen's International Summer Programme offers a number of popular summer courses within global health, which are open to both students and external applicants with an interest in global health issues. 

All summer courses in 2019 are open for application by January 2019.

Courses offered by the School of Global Health

All courses are cross-disciplinary, in English and with both researchers and professionals lecturering.

Urbanisation and Health – global and local perspectives with Copenhagen as a case
Application deadline has passed
13 to 24 August 2018

Focused on global health challenges and solutions within urbanization and healthy living, working with a case in Copenhagen.

Arctic Health
Application deadline: 1 May 2018
16 to 28 August 2018 + e-learning component in June and July
Focused on human health, health patterns, health systems, challenges and solutions to delivering of health care.

Humanitarian Action 
Application deadline: 1 May 2018
30 July to 10 August 2018 + e-learning component 16 July to 27 July 2018
Focused on theories, practices and dilemmas within humanitarian action in a global perspective.

Global Health Challenges
Application deadline: 1 May 2018
6 to 17 August 2018 + e-learning component in July and August
Focused on health policy and health consequences of the major current and future global challenges.

International Health
Application deadline: 1 May 2018
6 to 24 August 2017

Focused on health, diseases and medical interventions in developing countries. The course is especially suited for nursing and medical students who intend to work abroad.

Field course in Sri Lanka on Cross-disciplinary Health research
Application deadline has passed
22 July to 10 August 2018 + online group work in June and July

Field course at two universities in Sri Lanka, focused on health research in low- and middle-income countries.

Other relevant summer courses

These other summer courses from the University of Copenhagen are also relevant for people with an interest in global health.

Nordic Health Systems

One Health

Innovating Solutions for Aging Populations

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Healthy Aging


All courses are in English and take place in July and/or August.

Courses provide between 5 and 10 ECTS (European study credits).

For more information about each course and online registration please visit the course descriptions via the links above.