Borders don't stop diseases – neither influenza, nor AIDS, nor the typical diseases associated with poverty, such as tuberculosis and malaria. The social, political, and economic causes of disease are not confined to individual countries, either. Rather, all countries and, by extension, the entire world population are affected by social megatrends such as urbanisation, climate change, flexibilisation of work, demographic change, and digitisation, as well as the impact of these megatrends on individual and public health. For emerging and developing countries, these effects result in a doubling of their disease burden. Health chances, on the other hand, are unevenly distributed within and between countries, resulting in a growing need for the regional and global coordination and enforcement of health policy decisions and measures.
The Bachelor Degree in International Health Sciences is offered by Fulda University of Applied Sciences and is the first German first degree course addressing these health challenges of our globalised world, now enabling Germany-based students to complete their undergraduate studies with a focus on international or global health.
This programme is for you if:
- You have earned your university entrance qualification.
- You are proficient in English (at least at the B2 level) and in German (at least at the B1 level) and want to further increase your language proficiency and are interested in learning more languages.
- You are interested in intercultural exchange and enjoy being in different countries.
- You want to make a difference in society.
- You are interested in health as well as in national and international political processes and the institutions involved in them.
What are my professional options after graduation?
Global health issues require adequately trained experts. Organisations operating at an international, European, or global level are becoming increasingly important in all health-related fields. Within Germany, there is an increasing demand for experts with an international background who can help prepare the institutions of the health system for the developments and requirements that come with globalisation. More and more often, workplace health promotion affects internationally operating companies and, therefore, has to take international needs into account.
- Potential employers – either at an international level or with international relations – of our graduates include:
- Multilateral organisations in health-related fields such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labor Organization (ILO), the European Union (EU), the World Bank (WB), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) or UNICEF
- Governmental institutions in Germany and abroad
- Institutions of the German health and social system
- German and other bilateral and multilateral public developmental collaboration organisations
- Church-funded charitable developmental collaboration organisations
- Non-governmental organisations in Germany and other countries
- The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
- German and international consulting companies
- Internationally operating companies
A bachelor's degree in “International Health Sciences” will open up opportunities to graduates in a variety of fields within organisations in international development, the health system in Germany and other countries, in globally operating organisations and companies. Alternatively, they may pursue a subsequent Master's degree in a related field, such as Public Health.
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- Health Promotion
- Health Economics and Health Policy
- Health Management
- 42 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Admission requirements: University entrance qualification; language proficiency levels: German B1, English B2
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A semester contribution of around €300.
Living costs for Fulda
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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