International experience is essential for Nurses.
Learning about diverse people, cultures, beliefs and worldviews can assist nurses in becoming more effective in helping people through illness toward wellness. Research proves that nursing students who studied internationally gain increased skills in self-confidence and cultural awareness, so why not take the opportunity to up your professional game by studying abroad?

As a nursing student at HHJ you have several options to achieve international merit and become a student with an unique skill set that can be valuable in your future studies or working experience.

WHEN: semester 4
APPLICATION: one semester in advance (5 February or 5 September)
ASSESMENT CRITERIA: grades, amount of credits, and extra points for engagement in JU organisations
REQUIREMENTS: all students must complete the following courses at home before departure:

  • anatomy

These courses are essential for managing your courses abroad.
It is not possible to undertake a study abroad program if you have more than 7,5 hp outstanding (i.e. if you have failed more than 7,5 credits).
LENGTH: one semester (3 - 5 months, depending on partner university)
*for another options see information below
VFU: is available at most of our Nursing partner universities. For this reason you should be vaccinated against hepatitis B.
SCHOLARSHIPS: you can apply for Erasmus+ scholarship for studies in Europe and a Travel Grant while studying outside Europe

Here you can find an overview of partner universities for your programme:

Possibilities within Europe
BELGIUM / Contact Teacher: Karina Huus

DENMARK / Contact Teacher: Ingalill Gimbler Berglund

FINLAND / Contact Teacher: Charlotte Karlsson

MALTA / Contact Teacher: Anna Granath

UNITED KINGDOM / Contact teacher: Karina Huus

Possibilities outside Europe

AUSTRALIA / Contact Teacher: Frida Liabäck

CANADA / Contact Teacher: Emelie Persson

CHINA / Contact Teacher: Karina Huus

SOUTH AFRICA / Contact Teacher: Karina Huus

TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF / Contact Teacher: Lena Haraldsson

THAILAND / Contact Teacher: Per Odestrand

UNITED STATES / Contact Teacher: Ingalill Gimbler Berglund

(S) = available during Spring semesters only
(A) = available during Autumn semeseters only
(S+A) = available during both semesters

WHEN: semester 4
APPLICATION: one semester in advance (5 February or 5 September)
LENGTH: 3 weeks at the beginning of semester or 3 weeks at the end of semester

TAIWAN / Contact Teacher Karina Huus

Chang Gung University - School of Nursing, College of Medicine: Subject area: Nursing

FRANCE / Contact Teacher: Christina Peterson

WHEN: semester 6
APPLICATION: in semester 5 (15 October for MFS)
LENGTH: min. of 8 weeks
SCHOLARSHIPS: you can apply for Erasmus+ traineeship scholarship if you plan to collect data for your thesis in Europe or Minor Field Studies scholarship (MFS) if you would like to go to a low- and middle-income country.
TIPS: start with your application early and contact your International Coordinator who can help you to get in contact with your Thesis supervisor

Have you finished your courses and are you awaiting your degree certificate? Use this time to gain even more international experience. Recent graduates may apply to undertake an internship via Erasmus + programme. Application must be made via JU and should be made prior to the issuing of the student's degree. The entire internship period must be completed within 12 months of the date of graduation. A student who has obtained his / her degree may no longer apply for an internship.

Linnaues Palme project with Bugando Medical Center, Tanzania

International Credits Mobility project within Erasmus+ with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2017-2019)