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Frequently Asked Questions

Studying abroad often raises a lot of questions. Below you can see a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the fees?

The weekly price includes tuition fee, accommodation and all meals. Therefore, your living expenses can be comparatively low.


Do I need a visa or a residence permit?

Depending on your country of origin, different procedures, rules and documentation requirements apply for residing in Denmark.

When do I apply?

The application process is rather lengthy, so please start your application process as soon as possible, and no later than 3 months before the course commences.


How do I apply?

First, you have to identify schools and courses that meet your interests. Then you apply directly to the school chosen.

Can I stay for a second term?

It is possible to stay for a second term at a folk high school of your choice (given that you are accepted by the specific school that you wish to attend). Depending on your country of origin, different rules and conditions apply.


Can I get a grant?

Students from all over the world (Danish citizens and students from the Faroe Islands and Greenland excepted) can apply for financial support during a stay of minimum 8 weeks at a Danish folk high school.

Do I need an insurance?

Any person staying in Denmark, regardless of nationality, is entitled to free emergency hospital treatment. However, depending on your country of origin, there are different rules regarding health insurance during your stay in Denmark.


Do I get a diploma?

For courses longer than four weeks, a certificate is normally issued.

Will I qualify for higher education?

The education at the Danish folk high schools is non-formal and does generally not qualify for higher education.


Which qualifications do I need?

Anyone over the age of 17½ years can attend a folk high school (the three Youth folk high schools admit young people between 16 and 19 years of age) – no matter their educational background.

Will I learn the Danish language?

Some folk high schools offer residential courses in Danish language and culture either during the summer holiday (3-4 weeks) or during autumn and spring (4-5 months duration).


Can I bring my children?

Not all schools have the capacity for you to bring your children - but some do.

What will I experience?

A folk high school is a non-formal residential school offering learning opportunities in almost any subject including history, arts, music, sports, philosophy, theatre, photography etc. The schools decide on the content of the courses individually, but must answer to the Ministry of Culture as to the inclusiveness and broadness of the cultural education.


Facts about Denmark

Denmark is situated in northern Europe and is part of Scandinavia. Greenland and the Faeroe Islands are also part of Denmark, but they are autonomous regions with governments of their own. Listed below are some of the most important facts about Denmark which might be nice for you to know before travelling here.

What is Danish culture?

Many Danes have a hard time defining what is typically Danish. Most people find that the most important Danish ‘trades’ have to do with democracy, history and the interaction between the people. However, there are of course some traditions etc. that are typically Danish. Listed below are some of them.

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