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About

This Global Health course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam will provide you with in-depth insights into the growing complexity of the burden of diseas

Overview

In a globalizing world, health challenges transcend national boundaries and are becoming more complex. To face these challenges, including those posed by pandemics like COVID-19 and HIV/AIDS, we need a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from different scientific disciplines. Only a combined learning process of this kind has the potential to generate effective, innovative solutions to global health issues and to create equitable health systems around the world.

At the end of this Global Health course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you:

  • Gain a critical knowledge of local and global health issues.
  • Can take an interdisciplinary apporoach to health and disease-related problems around the world.
  • Possess the skills needed to collaborate with peers from different disciplines.
  • Know how to obtain reliable and critical data to develop a topic for discussion.
  • Possess the skills needed debate topics related to global health.

Programme Structure

Course content

  • This course will provide you with in-depth insights into the growing complexity of the burden of disease, particularly in low and middle-income countries, as well as the main challenges surrounding health systems, infectious and non-communicable conditions, and child and reproductive health.
  •  It will equip you with a critical and holistic view of these challenges, as well as potential solutions. 

Audience

Students and professionals with a science background and an interest in complex health problems in an international context.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Early Bird Deadline: 15 March

Credits

3 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

Get your student insurance now

Start from €0.53/day, free cancellation any time.

Remember, countries and universities may have specific insurance requirements. To learn more about how student insurance work at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and/or in Netherlands, please visit Student Insurance Portal.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Who can join? Students and professionals with a science background and an interest in complex health problems in an international context. This course is multi-disciplinary and is therefore open to learners from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner: €650 
  • Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam: €500
  • Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam : €950
  • Professionals: €1150 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:

  • Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
Costs such as travel arrangement will not be refunded. We therefore suggest to wait with booking your travel arrangements until May.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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