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Head - Heart - Hands (exchange programme)

Short-term programme of Head - Heart - Hands , 30 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Teacher's training

Institution VIA University College
Campus Campus Aarhus C
Duration 1 semester


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!

The Head - Heart - Hands programme 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. Teaching will consist of theories and methodology of social education, creative subjects (drama, music, movement, arts and craft) and field work/studies.

Students will gain theoretical understanding and practical skills in working with social pedagogy in a Danish and an international context. In addition, you will learn about exclusion and inclusion and the significance of participation as an approach in care work and social pedagogy. Lastly, students will develope competencies in using creative subjects as a method in pedagogical work with children, youths and adults.

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.

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 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 Aarhus C


Campus Aarhus C is a totally new and modern campus with many specialties and a wide variety of international and Danish-language programmes. The Campus is 46,000 squaremeters divided in 5 buildings, each with 4-6 floors.
The buildings display innovative and playful architecture and has been awarded with an architectural prize as one of the 3 best and most beautiful new constructions in Aarhus. Facilities include roof-top running track and basket ball court, spacious and bright classrooms and auditoriums, canteen and student cafe and bar.
Campus Aarhus C is located in the center of Aarhus - the second largest city in Denmark with approximately 320.000 inhabitants.

Campus Aarhus C offers programmes in Danish within the fields of teaching, social education, social work, construction, engineering, business and management as well as programmes taught and conducted in English within architecture, technology, engineering, business and management. In addition, Campus C is host to a nimber of VIA's Summer School programmes.

  • Students: 6.300
  • International students: 630
  • Employees: 430
Read more about Campus C here.
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