Summer course in Internal Medicine – University of Copenhagen

Internal Medicine

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences offers an International Summer Course in Internal Medicine. It consists of two intensive courses of each two weeks, allowing you to choose one module or participate in both. We encourage you to participate in both courses. The Summer Course is aimed at students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in medicine.

The summer course will provide you with a systematic and comprehensive overview of the most common diseases and treatments within internal medicine.

Invited speakers will share insights into the latest research and possible future developments. The focus will be on participation and dialogue, including different innovative educational methods intended to optimize your learning outcome.

The objective of the course is to provide you with a thorough understanding of both acute and non-acute conditions and thus make you more prepared for life as a junior doctor.

Structure of the courses

Course 1: Nephrology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal diseases and haematology.
Course 2: Cardiology, neurology, oncology, respiratory diseases and infectious diseases.

The courses may be subject to change.

The courses will combine lectures by invited speakers, interactive seminars and group work. At the end of each course, there will be a compulsory written case examination in groups.

Students and Copenhagen

Preliminary programme:

 The course is based on active student participation. A social programme will be arranged, with activities mainly on Fridays. Language of teaching: English. A good command of English is required.


Teachers are mainly residents. Invited speakers are leading experts within their field.


International and Danish medical students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree or have completed a minimum of three years of medical studies.

You must upload either your bachelor diploma or a transcript of your current studies as part of the application. 

Selection criteria

EKGThe course committee will evaluate all applications and select course participants based on an assessment of relevant academic background and motivation letter. Proficiency in the English language is one of the main selection criteria.

We strongly encourage all applicants to invest time and effort in into the motivation-section.


Credits per course:  2.5 ECTS

Students are awarded a certificate from the University of Copenhagen based on a minimum of 80 % attendance and participation in the compulsory group examination.

Marking scale: pass/fail

Application procedures

The online application form is available on this web page from 22 January 2018. The application deadline is 1 April 2018 (CEST).

We encourage you to sign up early.

Tuition fee

Participants exempted from payment:

Students from Danish universities will not be charged any tuition fee provided that the course is accepted as part of their MSc programme. Danish students must provide a pre-approval of credit transfer, preferably upon application.

Students enrolled in certain programmes at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, UCPH, do not need a pre-approval of credit transfer. Please study the overview of study programmes, where preapproval of summer course is not required.

Exchange students from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences', UCPH, partner universities can participate in this course free of charge, if they have been nominated by their home university. The course must be an integrated part of their study programme.

Fee paying participants:

All other participants (students, working professionals, etc.) must pay tuition fee according to the information below.  

Tuition fee per course is:         EU/EEA citizens 2,500 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens 4,500 DKK

Tuition fee for both courses is: EU/EEA citizens 5,000 DKK
Non-EU/EEA citizens 9,000 DKK

The fee covers participation in the course. It does not cover course materials, travel, accommodation and living expenses during the course. Full payment of course fees must be transferred in May 2018. Payment details will be forwarded upon acceptance.

Refund policy

You can only get a refund of your tuition fee, if you cancel at least two month prior to the beginning of the course including e-learning modules.

Contact information

Course administration:

Course responsible: Tobias Bomholt, Resident in Nephrology,

Additional Information

Accommodation: Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen. 

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Copenhagen has an international airport, and the city centre can be reached within 30 minutes. If you want additional information read Arriving in Copenhagen.

For more details about the courses please read the course descriptions for course I and course II in UCPH's course database.

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