DTU-EWH Summer Institute Kosovo

DTU - EWH Summer Institute Kosovo

Training and service trip in partnership with the Technical University of Denmark. 

Flag_of_KosovoThrough the DTU-EWH Summer Institute Kosovo, students will help repair much-needed medical equipment in the Balkans.

This program is only open to students from Nordic Five Tech alliance schools (Aalto University in Finland, Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, Technical University of Denmark, Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

New students will complete a 3-week preparatory course in June 2021 at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) in Lyngby, near Copenhagen. Read more about this course here.



The Summer Institute in Kosovo will place up to 20 program participants for 6 weeks to assist hospitals with critical medical device repairs and other services. After the training course at DTU, students will travel to Kosovo. After a few days of orientation,students will begin working in small groups (2-4) at an EWH partner hospitals. Participants will install and repair hospital equipment, train and work with local staff, and perform a multitude of other tasks utilizing their engineering skills and knowledge.

To experience the culture and way of life in Kosovo, participants will stay with homestay families. EWH and in-country partners will handle all local transportation, most meals, and accommodation. Participants will be supported in-country by an experienced on-the-ground-coordinator from EWH and a local partner service. Participants will also be provided with cell phones and emergency insurance.


The price of EWH Kosovo tuition is US$5,000.

Tuition for the preparatory course at DTU is free for members of the Nordic5Tech Alliance.

Non-DTU students taking the preparatory course can be accommodated in student housing- reach out to acco@adm.dtu.dk for details on availability and pricing.

There is a US$25 application fee. See the "Apply Now!" section at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions regarding this program or the application, please email us at SummerInstitute@ewh.org

Course and Trip Schedule:

Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby: June 7-25, 2021

Course at DTU: Preparatory course for Engineering World Health, Summer Institute

DTU Course 22446 OR previous participation in an EWH program is a prerequisite for participation in the DTU-EWH Summer Institute programs. The DTU Course is only open to students from Nordic Five Tech schools.





This schedule is tentative.

Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby (June 7 - June 25)

Course 31598: Preparatory course for Engineering World Health, Summer Institute

EWH Summer Institute begins (June 27)

Students from Nordic 5 and EWH Alumni arrive in Kosovo. Meet host families.

Kosovo (June 28 – July 2)

Language and cultural training.

Host Hospital (July 3 – August 5)

July 3: Transportation to partner hospitals, introduction to host families, hospital placements begin

July 4 – August 5: Work in host hospital, Sunday through Friday, or as determined by the hospital supervisor

End of Program Conference (August 9)

August 6: Depart from hospitals

August 8: Final Conference

August 9: End of program, transportation to airport



 Apply now! Complete Kosovo Summer Institute applications here.

Application Deadlines: 

Window Apply By Hear Back by
First Decision November 1 Early December
Second Decision December 4 Before the New Year
Third (final) Decision January 22 Mid-February


To be eligible for the EWH Summer Institute, you are required to submit a $25 application fee to Engineering World Health. After you submit the fee online, you will be taken to the EWH Dashboard, where you can create an account and start your application.

To pay the fee online via Paypal (no Paypal account required), please follow these directions:

1) Use the box and button at the bottom of this page to pay the fee via Paypal. Please indicate the name of the Summer Institute applicant in the box, which will make it clear which applicant the fee should be credited to. It is possible for the fee to be paid on behalf of the applicant by another party.

2) Follow the instructions on Paypal to make the $25 payment, either by credit card or Paypal account.

3) After successfully completing the payment, click on either the yellow box that reads "Return to Engineering World Health", or the blue box that reads "Return to Merchant" to access the EWH Dashboard.

If you experience any difficulties, please contact EWH at summerinstitute@ewh.org

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