Nordic and international students

Information for Nordic and international students

Welcome to Hadsten Højskole (Hadsten Folk High School).

Attend a folk high school and experience a unique community, new adventures, and exciting subjects. We are a Danish folk high school located in Jutland, accommodating up to 110 students. On this page you can get a better understanding of what a ‘højskole’ is all about, learn more about the daily life at the school and find out whether it might be the right fit for you.

We often have some students from Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Iceland and Greenland, however we are not a traditional international højskole. The majority of the students are Danish and usually we have about 5-10 Nordic/international students. The classes, morning gatherings and assembly sessions are usually conducted in Danish. Therefore our Nordic and international students are required to have a basic understanding of danish. Maybe you understand a lot of Danish, but haven’t gotten to the point where you speak it yet. During your stay you can improve your Danish as we usually offer Danish lessons for Nordic and international students.

Why should I attend a højskole?

A folk high school stay can be rewarding in many ways. You meet a lot of other young people, form a unique community, and perhaps make some friends that you’ll stay in touch with for many years to come. You also can open your eyes to completely new interests or areas. Maybe you’ll be captivated by psychology, outdoor life, or creating exciting things in ceramics? A folk high school is a good place to try out new interests — or indulge in old ones. For some, it is at the folk high school that they become aware of what they want to study or work with in the future. For others, it is a break to do exactly what they feel like after many years of schooling.

What is a højskole?

A folk high school is a non formal residential school offering learning opportunities in almost any subject. It is a boarding school, so you sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirements for admittance, and there are no exams or tests. At Hadsten Højskole it is primarily young people between the ages of 19-25 who take part in a højskole-stay. We often have some students from Norway, Sweden, the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. Additionally, it is mainly Danish young people from various parts of Denmark who attend the folk high school. Common to our students is that they all have an interest in participating in a great community and are eager to try out a variety of exciting subjects.

Yoga, Criminal politics, Photography or Choir?

With more than 70 subjects to choose from, there’s plenty of variety. We offer a diverse range of subjects at Hadsten Højskole. You can express yourself creatively, musically, or athletically. You can also choose from our academic subjects in psychology, politics, journalism, or philosophy.

What about the language?

At Hadsten Højskole the classes, morning gatherings, and assembly sessions are conducted in Danish. Therefore, it is a requirement that you have a basic understanding of Danish beforehand — or at least can comprehend a bit of Danish. We usually provide Danish language lessons during your stay.

We look forward to welcoming you at Hadsten Højskole.