Programme 2023
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International Study Programme 2023

Social Work and Health Professions in the Context of Culture and Diversity

  • Semester programme in English, designed for students from our partner universities
  • Earn up to 30 ECTS credits in a blend of semester-long seminars and compact courses
  • International classes: Learn together with German and international students
  • Intercultural and interdisciplinary approach: Get insights into social and health-related issues raised by the changing of our societies from the perspective of two universities and from international experts

Programme 2023

20 March – 14 July, 2023 (including exams); sligth changes are still possible.

What are the contents?
The programme is designed for students of Social Work, Inclusion, Public Health, Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and interdisciplinary degree programmes in health and/or diversity and related areas.

What kind of courses?
A blend of semester-long seminars and compact courses, classroom seminars and practical workshop-courses, visits to local and regional agencies and facilities of social work and health care. A detailed module overview will be published in August/September 2022. To get an idea of the programme content, you can have a look at the module overview from the 2022 programme:

Attainable credits?
Students participating for one semester including exams can earn up to 30 Credit Points (ECTS). Participants completing one course without exam can get a certificate of attendance.

Neither university charges study fees, but there is a student contribution of approx. 330 Euros which covers student services and a public transport ticket for the whole state of North-Rhine-Westphalia.

Funding for EU students: You may apply for Erasmus+ funding via your home university if applicable.

Funding for Non-EU students: In order to give students from non-European universities the opportunity to participate in the International Study Programme, EvH RWL will again announce COME IN scholarships for the 2023 programme. The call for applications will be published on this page in August. The application deadline will be 31.10.2022.

The International Office organises an introductory week, offers support with accommodation and administrative matters and arranges student assistants to support the students. Participants are responsible for organising their own daily life (leisure activities, meals, etc.).

Who can participate?
Applicants must have completed one year of undergraduate study, have English language skills of CEFR level B1 or better, and a home university that partners with EvH RWL or hsg.

How to apply?
Please contact your home university to be nominated for the programme. After that, please follow the application procedure for exchange students described on the following webpage:

Application deadline: 31 October, 2022

Further information

Note on COVID-19
The ISP 2023 is planned in attendance. However, depending on the pandemic situation, there may be access restrictions to the university. It would therefore be important to have full vaccination protection (EU-approved vaccine). If you have not yet been vaccinated or have only been vaccinated with a vaccine not licensed in the EU, please contact us. We will be happy to advise you.

The universities
The International Study Programme ISP is organized and implemented in cooperation with the the “Hochschule für Gesundheit” (University of Applied Sciences; literally, the “University for Health”). It features seminars in both universities as well as courses taught by international scholars and practitioners from our partner universities worldwide.

EvH RWL: The Evangelische Hochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe, Protestant University of Applied Sciences (or EvH RWL) educates students for careers in social work, education, diaconal and nursing care professions. Currently, six bachelor and two master degree programmes are offered, of which Social Work is the largest. Founded in 1971, the university is supported by the Protestant Churches in this region and is fully accredited by the State; with ca. 2,500 students, the EvH RWL is the largest of its kind in Germany. Protestant in origin and ethos, it is an intercultural, inclusive and family-friendly university with what students value as a warm and communicative atmosphere.

HS Gesundheit (hsg): The Hochschule für Gesundheit - University of Applied Sciences (or HS Gesundheit) offers ten bachelor and four master degree programmes in health-care professions and health sciences. Founded in 2009, the state university offers its ca. 1,300 students a modern approach to teaching, close links between theory and practice, early networking with external practitioners, and intensive support during the course of studies. As a partner of the Healthcare Campus North-Rhine-Westphalia, the Hochschule für Gesundheit explores broad perspectives for its students in the healthcare sector.

The City
Once a centre for European coal mining and steel production, Bochum is now widely known as a centre for education and research, healthcare management and new technologies. With its lively cultural scene, in the heart of the Ruhr area and easy transportation links to other cities, Bochum is the perfect starting point to get to know the whole region of North-Rhine Westphalia. See also: