Nørgaards Højskole


You will not receive grades on anything you do here. You are obligated to attend classes, but what you gain is entirely up to your desire to learn. There are no exams, no strict curricula, and no specified goals, which creates a unique environment for learning and teaching, where direction, structure, and content will constantly develop according to your interests and abilities. However, you will receive a diploma at the end of the stay and you can always request a personal reference from any of our teachers.

Subjects & themes

Teaching and subjects

Nørgaards Højskole is a traditional Danish folk high school, which offers a broad range of subjects and activities. We offer 6 main subjects to our international students of which the students must attend two - one subject from each of the blocks below: 

Block 1
Dance Class

Block 2

The rest of the week consists of up to 25 different sub-subjects (1-2 hours per week) ranging from sport subjects, creative subjects, international class and actuality subjects (debate, democracy etc.)

Additionally, you will be required to attend a number of different collective activities such as lectures, concerts, workshops, study trips etc.

Practical information

School Facilities

The school itself is modern and has some of the best facilities in the country. So when you are not in class you can go for a swim in the indoor swimming pool and have a good sweat in the sauna afterwards, excercise in the fitness room, play badmintion, hockey or any other game you like in the gym, relax in the common room or the movie theatre, or simply have a friendly game of pool or foosball.

You live together in pairs or you can choose a single bedroom (extra fee required). You share a bath and toilet with a maximum of three other students. Food and accomodation is all part of the course fee.
The Danish Folk High School
Studying at a Danish folk high school is not merely about classes and competences. It is also very much about the experiencing the obligations involved in entering a community where everybody are required to contribute. You will be living together with 60 to 70 other students, and making this work is of course challenge. But it is also invaluable training in living and navigating in society afterwards with consideration for both your own and others' needs, whishes, and demands.

According to the Danish Folk High Schools' constitution, this social aspect has a very high priority and it is something we value highly and make great effort to guide and motivate. You are here as an individual, but you stay and live as a group.

Fee and How to Apply

For the upcomming spring course, we have a number of free places paid for by the Sirius Foundation. To apply for one of these places, please send a personal application containing personal data (including social security number), level of education, something about you, your personal background (hobbies, family etc.) to vibeke@nrgaard.dk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Nørgaards Højskole
Vestre Ringvej 9
8850 Bjerringbro
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Telefon: 86 68 23 00
Fax: 86 68 35 69
Elev tlf.: 86 68 25 09

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