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Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of Social Innovation and 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


All over the world, people encounter social difficulties and challenges in relation to the world´s current problems. There is a need to find global solutions, which relate to living conditions, environment and health.These challenges demand creativity, fresh thinking and decisive action by professionals working for the well-being of children, young people and adults.
You will encounter new ways of thinking, new approaches and acquisition of tools and skills that will help you become an innovative professional with facilitation skills at the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation exchange programme.

During the semester, you will initiate, implement and lead activities that further new solutions to social problems regarding living conditions, environmental issues, health, and physical stimulation. You will gain knowledge about innovative processes that support people's quality of life, well-being and motivation for physical activity.
The semester includes a 3 week internship and field work as a part of the projects you will work with. 
You have the opportunity to focus on one of the following target groups: 
Children and young people, people with social difficulties, people with mental and/or physical disabilities.
The programme is aimed at students of teaching or health..

Study start early February and late August - precise dates will be announced at least 3 months in advance.

Read more about the exchange programme here!


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.

Concerning 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 your home institution does not have an exchange agreement with VIA, please contact your international office to learn more about the opportunities.


Exchange students do not pay tuition.

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 2023

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01

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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