Testrup Højskole

Music | Art | Theatre | Philosophy | Writing and over 20 electives. At Testrup Højskole, we emphasize free thinking and an openness towards ideas. We inspire artistical and intellectually expression and the opportunity to experiment with quirky whims.

About the school


Testrup Højskole is a Danish folk highschool without exams or grades. Instead enthusiasm and curiosity fuels the motivation.

We are a Grundtvigian school with traditions dating back to the school’s foundation in 1866. We are located in the beautiful East Jutland countryside close to Marselisborg forests and the beach – only 20 minutes from Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark.

Testrup Højskole is more than just a place of learning; it is a home. We live and learn together. Our close-knit community fosters meaningful connections and lifelong friendships.

Choose one of our five main subjects including theaterartmusicphilosophy or writing, along with over 20 electives. The teaching is dialogue-based and we involve students in a community where we create new ideas together.

Our core subjects

Visual Arts
Ceramics and Raku
Creative Writing

Courses and topics


We encourage you as a musician and songwriter and take you through various musical genres as well as workshops within songwriting, improvisation, studio technique, singing technique and more. 


We experiment with preconceptions of what theater and performance must look like. Together we play with improvisation, character development, film acting, ensemble etc.


You get expert guidance in various art forms, so you can explore the many techniques within our main disciplines: painting, photography, drawing and ceramics.


We discuss philosophical perspectives on issues that concern us all and delve into topics such as love, evil, existentialism, inadequacy, freedom and more.


We encourage you to try new directions in your writing. You will be given reading and writing exercises that makes you unfold your ideas, rewrite and rethink your texts.


We have over 20 different electives, including ceramics, walking, gender, body and culture, architecture, visual arts, dance, yoga, volleyball, journalism etc.

Find our schedule.

Practical information


At Testrup Højskole we teach and talk in Danish. You do not need to be fluent, but it is important that you can communicate and understand the basics in Danish.

If you have any questions about becoming a student at Testrup Højskole, you are most welcome to contact us.

Both before and while staying at Testrup Højskole we accommodate you with help with visa application, insurance, how to navigate the Danish healthcare system, etc.

Mail: testrup@testrup.dk

Phone: +45 86 29 03 55

School Type

General and Grundtvigian Schools


A stay costs around DKK 50,000. The price depends on which room type you choose. You can find the current prices for the stay here (in Danish)

You can contact us if you are in need of financial support.

About accommodation

Accomodations: 131

We have room for 131 students who live at the school in eight different house groups. You will share a room with one or two of your fellow students.

The house groups consists of 13-21 people who also have joint tasks such as cleaning duties.

Contact school

Testrup Højskole
Testrupvej 110
8320 Mårslet

Phone number: 86 29 03 55
Manager: Simon Axø