Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe

Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe is a general, Danish youth folk high school for students between the ages of 16 to 19. Choose from more than 50 different subjects. The subject areas Music, Drama, Design, Art, Sports, Outdoors, Media, Journalism and Sustainability. You can also learn Danish language. A strong student democracy will influence your stay.

About the school

You meet a lot of exciting young people from all over Denmark and the rest of the world. You get professionally strong teachers and committed staff who want the very best for you. You choose your subjects yourself, and you shape your stay by taking an active part in democracy. 

A year at the Youth folk high school at Ribe gives you the peace of mind to find out what you really want with your life and your education. You become part of a warm and strong community, and make friends for life.

We have really good facilities: Student wing with both single and double rooms, cozy lounges, sports hall, group room and music studio, art studio, design room, outdoor facilities with great equipment and fantastic outdoor areas with space for lots of sports, outdoor life and fun.

We try to live by these values:

  • A school for everyone
  • Curiosity and life education
  • Dialogue
  • Responsibility

Our mission

At UHR we see it as our mission to help you as young person, to find clarification of who you are and what is important in your life. You should at UHR fell seen, heard and as a unique human being in a committing community.

Read more about UHR

Our core subjects

Sustainabilty og Ecology
Danish for Foreigners
Media Literacy

Courses and topics

You will choose your own classes with professional teaching and room for contemplation.


We have subject for everybody - no matter what your interests are. We have electives within:


Our classrooms, music studios, gaming room, gym and fitness are open from morning to evening, so you are more than welcome to use the rooms in your spare time and between classes. Daytrips, study trip, parties etc. are also part of your time at the school.


Learn Danish language

As a part of your course at Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe, you can choose to learn Danish language. We offer classes in both the autumn and the spring semester.


Student counsling

Further we have student guidance at the school, to help you find your path in life. So you should see your stay as a supplement to your normal school education. At the end of your course you will receive a diploma. 

Practical information

We are located in the countryside of western Jutland right in the National park Waddensea. Our nearest town is Ribe, which is the oldest town in Denmark. It has a cozy and amazing atmosphere. From Ribe, you can go everywhere in Denmark with train.

At the school, we have room for around 80 students, who live in four different wings with the common areas a central meeting point at the school.

Our courses have a duration of either 19, 25 or 44 weeks and start in August or January. Please contact the school if you have interest in applying or questions about economy.

Read more  here, or please write kontoret@uhr.dk if you have any questions 

School Type

Youth Folk High Schools (16 - 19 years)


Prices are:

Spring 2023: €160 per week

Autumn 2023: €170 per week

Spring 2024: €170 per week

Registration fee: First semester:€480 - Following semesters: €330

Please note that you have to pay the total amount for the stay before starting the course.

About accommodation

Accomodations: 80

We have ongoing admissions

You can come to us - even if the course has started.

With only around 80 places, it is a good idea to book your place once you have made the decision.

Call us for any questions you may have.

See you!


There is a study trip in both the autumn and the spring.

You have the opportunity to choose between a cultural and an active trip.

The payment for the study trips is part of the total course payment, and does not cost extra.

Contact school

Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe
Skole Alle 1
6760 Ribe

Phone number: 75 44 50 04
Manager: Lone Hee