Ghent, Belgium

Health & Globalization

online course
when 4 July 2021 - 14 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 75

Is it your ambition to become a medical student with a worldly vision, or are you fascinated by health care all across the globe? Then we've got your holiday all figured out!

We are pleased to announce that we are hosting the 10th edition of our Summer School “Health & Globalization”, taking place from 4-14 July 2021. We are organizing an online course, where students from all over the world can follow our lectures via webinars!

Our educational program covers topics such as human rights, health inequ(al)ities, migration, the spread of infectious diseases, NGOs… and many more. Lectures will be given in English by renowned teachers of Ghent University as well as prominent professors of international institutions.

Not only is this a great opportunity to discover and learn more about these exciting subjects, it's also the ideal occasion to meet new people from different cultures and backgrounds.

For more information about our educational program, social program, application etc., please visit our website.
Application deadline: 10th of March 2021

We hope to welcome you next summer, both online and here in Ghent!

Course leader

Summer School 'Health & Globalization' is a project at Ghent University, organised by students in cooperation with the university itself.

Target group

The Summer School ‘Health & Globalization’ is open for undergraduate or graduate students of the faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychology, Social and Political Sciences, Law, Linguistics and Philosophy.

This program is not meant to be a continuing educational program to specialize into this field, it’s more a chance to discuss and learn more about an insufficiently covered but highly relevant subject within our present society.

Sufficient knowledge of the English language in required.

Course aim


- further close collaboration and encourage the intercultural discussion and exchange of information with respect to others beliefs and grounds

- promotion of an insufficiently covered but highly relevant subject within our present society

- emphasizing the internationally recognized Sustainable Development Goals

- training in multidisciplinary consideration of health

Credits info

Ghent University does not award credits to the participants of the Summer School. However, your own university might do so. Consult with your own institution for more information on this matter. Also, you get a ‘certificate of completion’, which proves you attended the Summer School. It might help you obtain credits from your university, as is the case with many of our past participants.

Fee info

EUR 75: - Summer School Online -

Every year, our Summer School team looks for new ways to improve our project. In these uncertain and challenging times, our focus lies on becoming more flexible, thereby enabling us to anticipate all possible circumstances. We are therefore proud to inform you that next summer, for the first time, we will be hosting an online version of our educational curriculum, which will be accessible to students from all over the world via webinars. This educational program will consist of the same great speakers and interesting topics as during our last editions.

Our lectures will have a duration of 1 hour and will be broadcasted via Zoom. During these lectures, participants can send in questions, which will be answered by the professor/speaker during or after the presentation. After each lecture, there will be half an hour during which the participants can interact with each other or the professor on the given topic.

All lectures will be recorded, and made available afterwards to rewatch, in case something wasn’t clear or you couldn’t attend the live broadcast.

All participants will be awarded a ‘certificate of completion’ at the end of the summerschool.


Unfortunately, we currently don't offer any scholarships, but if your university has a close collaboration with the University of Ghent (such as the U4 network, ANSER network...) they might offer you some sort of scholarship.