Speech and Language Therapy in Copenhagen

Ref: 10003665


Second and third year BSc Speech and Language therapy and BSc Human communication (speech and Language therapy) students enrolled on Speech and Swallowing (SALT2204), Specialist Settings (SALT3203) and Clinical Practice Level 4 (SALT3044) are eligible to apply for this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 15 and the minimum number the trip will go ahead with is 10. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Students will visit a community based clinic for adults with acquired speech and language impairments. They will have an opportunity to learn from local therapists how services are managed and how clients present and services adapted to their needs within the Danish model of healthcare.

Students will also visit innovative educational settings within the city with particular attention to learning that is mediated through physical as well as intellectual activity. Furthermore, there will be an opportunity to meet representatives of the Danish professional body for speech and language therapy to learn about professional issues and will meet students in training to discuss education of speech and language therapists within Denmark.

There will also be an opportunity to meet Swedish and American SLT staff and students top participate in a three-way discussion about healthcare and SLT approaches.

Cultural activities

Copenhagen provides a wealth of cultural opportunities as a European capital and port city. In addition to many national museum and art collections and institutions which are open to the public there are many interesting aspects of Danish culture to explore including modern design and architecture, food culture, exploration of the canal network, innovative recycling and housing projects and the free city of Christiania. The city can be experienced easily on foot, by bicycle and from the water – each of these offering a different perspective on the history and structure of the city

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Dutch immigration requirements. EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to the Netherlands and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The Global Mobility Office can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 8 June 2020
  • Return date: Friday 12 June 2020
  • Estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £250-300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers, visits, food and drink, and visa (if applicable)
  • DMU Global bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: Friday 14 February 2020 9am