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. 

Courses offered by School of Global Health

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

NB: The online application opens in January 2020

Urbanisation and Health – global and local perspectives with Copenhagen as a case
Application deadline 1 April 2020
10 to 21 August 2020

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

Arctic Health
Application deadline 1 April 2020
10 to 21 August 2020 + e-learning component: dates TBC
Focused on human health, health patterns, health systems, challenges and solutions to delivering of health care.

Global Health Challenges
Application deadline 1 April 2020
to 14 August 2020 + e-learning component: dates TBC
Focused on health policy and health consequences of the major current and future global challenges.

International Health
Application deadline 1 April 2020
3 to 14 August 2020

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 1 April 2020
20 July to 7 August 2020 + 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.


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.