Traineeship Social Work


Doing a practice placement in Denmark will give you the possibilities to face new professional challenges and solutions within Social Work.

Exchange Programme

Target Group

Social Work students from a bachelor of social work programme.

Suited for social work students from the Nordic countries or students proficient in English at an advanced level (C level and above in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).


Doing a practice placement in Denmark offers a number of advantages. You can:

  • see how you can adapt to a different culture;
  • face new professional challenges and solutions;
  • get a broader understanding of Social Work;
  • expand your career opportunities.

The practice placement institution must meet the following requirements:

  • its activities must be relevant to the practice of social work;
  • students must be in direct contact with end users;
  • there must be someone at the practice placement institution who can be a contact person for the student and the degree course in Social Work – a social worker, if possible, or else a social educator, psychologist, or the like;
  • the practice placement institution must be approved by UCL’s international coordinator.

UCL will assist the student in finding a suitable placement.

Tuition Fee

Not applicable for EU/EEA-students and exchange students from partner institutions, all other students must pay. In this case, please send an e-mail to to learn more. 

Heather Johannsen International Coordinator