Hadsten Højskole

The school is founded on democratic values. The right to think, act and speak freely is fundamental for us. We believe that independent opinions are created when we meet people with other opinions. The school does not belong to any political party or ideology.

About the school

The school offers a great variety of subjects, from theoretical ones such as literature and psychology through crafts and music to a lot of different sports. We also offer society- and social studies in English.

Traditionally, Danish students use the stay to get some experience for life, but also to qualify for college, university or other types of education.

We don't offer exams. But this doesn't mean that the students don't gain from the stay, in contrary, often it is much more inspiring, if you're not tested on your knowledge.

It doesn't require special qualification or education to attend the 'højskole'. We do require though, that every student is open-minded and willing to learn.

Hadsten Højskole is quite an old school. For more than a hundred years young people have experienced the fantastic feeling of learning for life. We have room for 105 students.

Visit our website in English

Our core subjects

Ball Games
Preparation for admission to Schools of media and journalism
Outdoor Life
Ceramics and Raku

Courses and topics

Your scedule

At Hadsten Folk High School you can choose from a wide range of subjects.from these subject areas:

  • Politics & Danish and international society
  • Sports & Outdoor activities
  • Health & Psychology
  • Communication & Language
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music & Singing

Practical information


We do not require a special education. But as all the classes are taught in Danish you must be able to understand and speak (at least a little) Danish - and you must have the will to learn.

Hadsten Folk High School is situated in Jutland.It only takes 20 minutes to go by train to Aarhus.

Most students are between 18 and 24 years old (18 is the minimum age).

School Type

General and Grundtvigian Schools


Prices 2020/21:

Double room without private bathroom: dkk 1550 each week

Double room with private bathroom: dkk 1680 each week

Surcharge for single room: dkk 200 each week

Student travels:

Spring 2021: dkk 3.500

About accommodation

Accomodations: 108

At Hadsten Folk High School we have rook for 105 students. We have 47 double rooms and 11 single rooms.



All our students will experience fantastic student travels. However, due to the ungoing Covid-19 pandemic, our travels are limited to places in Denmark at the moment. 

Contact school

Hadsten Højskole
Østergade 49
8370 Hadsten

Phone number: 86 98 01 99
Manager: Jacob Kjærsgaard Mortensen