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Arrival: 8th of August 2020. 

Journey home: 22th of August 2020.

Length: 2 weeks (mandatory). It is a requirement that the length of the stay abroad is a minimum of 14 days.

Number of places for the destination: Min 8 persons, no upper limit

The stay abroad in Nepal gives you a unique opportunity to gain insight into and knowledge about the Nepalese healthcare system. Nepal continues to be characterized by inequality in the overall state of health across population groups. The healthcare system is challenged, but Nepal has seen an improvement in the state of health over the latest generation, especially concerning women health and children.

You will be introduced to the Nepalese healthcare system through visits to hospitals, health clinics and universities. Focus will also be on culture, rights and social conditions.

The program is centered around the Bhaktapur District in the Kathmandu Valley, and we will go on excursions to several cities and villages in the surrounding area.

The teachers are Nepali and the lectures will be given in English. Guest teachers with specialized knowledge will elaborate on their area of expertise and we will visit health professionals on-site where they work.

In 2020, the program will include:

  • Introduction to the Nepalese society (politics, history and socially) and lectures about cultural differences
  • Introduction to the Nepalese healthcare system focusing on their main health issues, the infrastructure of the healthcare system and facilities, as well as access to treatment and prevention
  • Visit to important religious sites (Pashupati hindu temple and Bouddha stupa)
  • Excursion and visit to a public health post including a short hike
  • Guest lecture on reproductive health and children’s health
  • Visit to project that promotes women’s health
  • Insight into health care in government and private hospitals
  • Visit to specialized Tropical and Infectious Disease hospital
  • Insight into NGOs working with empowerment of marginalized groups in health
  • 2 days of observation training, visit or field work, based on field of study/interest.
  • 2 days off with the opportunity to arrange your own trips.

Please note that the final program may be subject to change.


We emphasise thorough preparation before departure. When you have registered with Global Contact and your trip is approved, you will receive a welcome package containing information about arrival, visa, what to pack, contact information and hotel information.

You will be invited to a pre-departure meeting at SDU where your contact person from Global Contact will give you an introduction to Nepal and the program. The meeting also covers issues such as safety and cultural differences. At the meeting, you can get answers to all the questions you may have about the trip.

Don’t forget to apply for grants to finance your stay abroad. In addition to the grant databases, you can apply to international accounts at the Faculty of Health Sciences and SDU International:

The International Account at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Deadline for applications: 

Internationalization Fund at SDU International

Deadline for application: ongoing

Below you will find the budget for the stay abroad in Nepal in 2020.

Stay: DKK 9,700

Plane ticket: DKK 6,900*

*The price changes continuously, and we recommend booking the flight in due time to get the cheapest price possible.

When you book your stay, you can choose if you want Global Contact to book your flight, or you can book your flight yourself.

The amount payable upon registration is DKK 5,000. Global Contact will collect the remaining balance approx. 6 weeks before departure. You are responsible for having a sufficient insurance coverage. If you do not have this, Global Contact can help you.

What is included in the price?

  • 14 days study trip to Nepal (incl. room and board)
  • Round-trip flight ticket
  • Pre-departure meeting and preparation before the trip
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off to/from Bhaktapur Guest House
  • Transportation during the stay as well as entry fees
  • All courses, visits and excursions in the program
  • Access to 24-hour emergency phone
  • Administration fee to Global Contact

The package does not include:

  • Own activities and food on days off
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccines including malaria pills
  • Membership of Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (you are automatically registered when you book the stay)

Please note that pick-up upon arrival at the destination will take place at pre-defined meeting point, typically the airport.

Do you want to be in charge of your own airfare?

If you choose to purchase your own plane tickets, make sure that you wait to purchase the tickets until your stay has been confirmed by Global Contact. When your stay is confirmed, you will also receive detailed information about when and where you should arrive. It is your responsibility to book the plane tickets for the stipulated time, as well as purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance.

Don’t forget to apply for grants to finance your stay abroad. In addition to the grant databases, you can apply to international accounts at the Faculty of Health Sciences and SDU International:

The International Account at the Faculty of Health Sciences

Deadline for applications:

Internationalization Fund at SDU International

Deadline for application: ongoing


The study trip is not a luxury stay and you should expect to live under simple but decent conditions. We will be staying at a mid-range hotel in Bhaktapur and some of the lectures will take place at this location. Accommodation and food at the hotel are included in the price. You will be placed in a shared room with a fellow student, and you are welcome to note in your registration who you would like to share a room with. If you would like a single room, this is possible for an extra fee of DKK 1,000.


It is a requirement that you have travel insurance. It is strongly recommended that you have an extended travel insurance that covers:

  • Personal accident insurance
  • Public liability insurance
  • Medical emergency service
  • Home transport in case of illness
  • Legal aid
  • Holiday home insurance


You can find information about which vaccines are required for the country you are travelling to on Statens Serum Instituts website. Make an appointment with your own doctor to get the vaccines.

Visa rules differ from country to country and are subject to change. For instance, some countries may demand that your passport is valid in excess of 6 months after you have left the country. Therefore, always consult the guidelines specified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs valid for Danish citizens.

NB. If you're not a Danish citizen, other visa rules apply. To learn which visa rules apply to you, contact the local representation or your embassy/consulate in Denmark.

A visa is required when you travel to Nepal. It costs approx. USD 40 for 30 days and is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathamandu. You can read more about visa to Nepal here or in the welcome letter that you receive when your trip has been confirmed.

Your student advisor can help answer any questions related to the placement of Global Health and your study plan.

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Sidst opdateret: 19.10.2023