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Exchange opportunities for our students

International exchange studies at the Bachelor’s Programme in Nursing for students at the Swedish Red Cross University College.
International exchange studies at the Bachelor’s Programme in Nursing for students at the Swedish Red Cross University College.
Publicerad: 03 May 2021
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When attending the Bachelor’s Programme in Nursing, there are plenty of opportunities for international exchange studies. These may vary between terms and academic years.

Our international collaborations make it possible for our nursing programme students to apply for studies abroad – both for theoretical courses and clinical training.

Outside Europe the Swedish Red Cross University College has agreements with higher education institutions in Tanzania, Colombia and Japan. We also participate in exchange programmes such as Erasmus+, Linnaeus-Palme and Minor Field Studies. Within the Erasmus+ programme we have agreements with partner universities in Norway, Denmark, United Kingdom, France and Spain.

Third term 

Globalisation and health

In the third term of the Bachelor’s programme in Nursing, students attend the course Globalisation and Health. This module aims to describe and explain specific global health challenges at a group and individual level. 

Within Globalisation and Health, students get an assignment to observe a non-profit organisation or a community group engaging in health-related work, preventing ill-health, promoting health or working with vulnerable groups.

The student is responsible for finding suitable organisations, in Sweden or abroad. They can visit any country except for the USA and Canada (due to insurance barriers) or countries/areas that the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advise not to visit.

The student follows the organisation's activities, either for only a day or for a more extended period (a maximum of two weeks). This experience provides the students with a better knowledge of how such organisations meet health challenges and vulnerability within the community.

Students are divided into groups based on their chosen health challenge, but they can complete the study in different countries and various organisations. Several students can study the same organisation and activities, but all group members must submit an individual assignment.

When contacting organisations, this letter can be submitted.  

Fourth term

Women's and Children's health 

In the fourth term of the Bachelor’s programme in Nursing, students attend a work-integrated learning module during the course Women's and Children's health. 

Here, the students can perform a four-week practical training at one of the following hospitals in Tanzania: Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi or at Machame Lutheran Hospital in Machame in Tanzania. 

Students must take the Course for studies abroad to participate in this exchange, comprising three credits, before and after the visit.

Fifth term 

Erasmus+

In the fifth term of the Bachelor’s programme in Nursing, it is possible to study 13 weeks (equivalent to 19.5 credits) within the Erasmus+ program. The Erasmus+ program allows you to study at one of our European partner universities. At least eight weeks of the exchange studies consist of clinical training (in emergency care and primary care), but the students also often study a theoretical course. 

You must know the host country's language (this does not apply to the Nordic countries). 

The Erasmus studies will be aknowledged within your nursing education. When you participate in the programme, you will receive a scholarship to cover travel expenses and parts of the additional costs during the exchange. 

Current exchange cities are Oxford, London, Málaga, Madrid, Lyon, Tromsö and Copenhagen. 

Students must take the Course for studies abroad to participate in the Erasmus exchange, comprising three credits, before and after the visit. 

Global nursing

During term five, there are several opportunities to conduct field studies abroad within the course of Global nursing (7.5 credits). 

Two students can study for two weeks in Santa Marta, Colombia, through our collaboration with Universidad del Magdalena. To be admitted to field studies in Colombia, good knowledge of Spanish is required. Two students can study in Japan for two weeks (only applies to autumn terms) through our collaboration with the Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing (JRCCN). Good knowledge of English is required. 

Students can organise field studies abroad for two weeks at organisations working with nursing and global health issues related to social injustice, inequality and human rights. The student can choose any country, except for the USA and Canada (due to insurance barriers) or countries/areas that the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises not to visit. 

Students who want to conduct a field study abroad must take the Course for studies abroad, comprising three credits, before and after the exchange. 

Linnaeus-Palme - only applies to spring terms

Within the degree project framework, the university has a student and teacher exchange with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College (KCMUCo), Moshi, Tanzania. Through a Linnaeus-Palme scholarship (funded by Sida) of SEK 20,000/student, two students at the Swedish Red Cross University College can complete their degree project, during 10–11 weeks at KCMUCo.

The student chooses from suggested essay topics and writes the essay in English. You have a supervisor at KCMUCo and a supervisor at the Swedish Red Cross University College (who also comes to KCMUCo for 2-3 weeks of your study period there). Even if you write your essay yourself, you can, to some extent, collaborate with local students and get help with language and local knowledge. Students doing their degree project in Moshi will do so during the second half of term five instead of six.

Students who want to participate in this exchange must take the Course for studies abroad, comprising three credits, before and after the visit. 

Term six

Bachelor’s thesis

If you want to carry out your degree project abroad, contact the responsible teacher and the International Office to discuss available possibilities.

For those of you who want to conduct the degree project abroad, it is mandatory to take the Course for studies abroad, comprising three credits.

Minor Field Studies (MFS)

Students can conduct field studies in a low- or middle-income country, according to a list from Sida. The countries may not be among the non recommended countries of the travel advice from the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Students can write their degree project on a topic relevant to development issues and Red Cross activities by applying for the Sida-funded scholarship Minor Field Studies (MFS). Granted the scholarship, the student will spend at least eight of the degree project’s ten weeks abroad.

The students must arrange the contacts needed in their chosen countries. However, they will be assigned a supervisor at the Swedish Red Cross University College the term before writing the essay. The supervisors will support the students before and throughout their field study period. 

The student must write the essay in English. If you are writing as partners, both need to apply.

When you participate in the programme, you receive a scholarship to cover travel expenses and parts of the additional costs.

When doing a Minor Field Study, the student must take the Course for studies abroad, comprising three credits, before and after the studies abroad.