About us

Psychiatric Centre Ballerup is a large psychiatric hospital in the western part of Denmark’s capital Copenhagen. We deliver psychiatric care both in- and outpatient clinics. There are yearly around 2800 hospitals admissions and 5000 patients in the outpatient clinic. The centre consists of a psychiatric emergency department and 157 inpatient beds divided between 10 wards. There are different outpatient clinics which take care of patients according to diagnosis. We also have a research department that works mainly with adult eating disorders and cultural psychiatry.  

Basic medical training in Denmark is a 6 year university education + 1 year of compulsory basic work.
The specialization in psychiatry is a 5 year working education on top of the basic education. We have junior doctors in training at all levels from basic training to the last year of psychiatric specialization as well as medical students from Copenhagen University.  The senior staff include approximately 30 trained psychiatrists.

In Psychiatric Centre Ballerup we work together with next of kin and social services when needed to provide for an optimal medical treatment and a better value of life for each patient.

Your stay:

As an exchange student at Psychiatric Center Ballerup you will be alternating between wards and selected outpatient clinics. If you have any special area of interest please let us know beforehand and we may be able to suit your needs.

We aim to host a maximum of three applicants. Each stay is for a 2 to 3 week period and will be placed in May/June each year. In 2024, it will be in week 22-24.

Welcome to Psychiatric Centre Ballerup. 


You should have commenced your residency training in Psychiatry, before applying.

About Copenhagen:

If you hold a Passport issued by Schengen countries you are eligible for visiting Denmark without a visa. If not from a Schengen country please consult your local authorities.

Be aware that cost of living in Denmark (and Scandinavia) is relatively high. Coffee at a coffeeshop ~4EUR. You may consider booking through apps like couchsurfing etc. Some hostels are available mostly with high level of comfort. When that said – this should not keep you away from a stay in Copenhagen!

Useful links:

Touristboard of Denmark: Visitdenmark.dk

Copenhagen Airport: CPH.dk, All major European airlines connects to Copenhagen. Major airlines with hub status:

Scandinavian Airlines, flysas.com

Norwegian Air Shuttle, Norwegian.com

National Coordinator:

Frode Soederhjelm