Silkeborg Højskole

Are you interested in meeting young people and learning more about Danish culture? At Silkeborg Højskole we welcome students from all countries who would like to study at a typical Danish folk high school.


About the school

We offer courses of durations of 4, 6 or 10 months. You may choose from six different main subjects. However, if you do not speak Danish at all, we recommend you join our new international programme, Change Makers which is taught in English. You may also pick and choose between more than 35 different optional subjects in creating your schedule to fit your personal interests.

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Our core subjects

Taught in English
Outdoor Life
Water Sports
International Course
Study Trips (more than 2 weeks)

Courses and topics

Silkeborg Højskole offers six main subjects of which the majority of subjects are suitable for non Danish-speaking students. However, Politics require fluency in Danish. 

  • Change Makers (Taught in English)
  • Nature and Outdoor life
  • Music
  • Arts
  • Sports and Water sports
  • Politics

We also offer common subjects such as:

  • Intercultural learning (in English)
  • Social change through art (in English)
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • Pedagogics
  • Psychology
  • Ecology

And a large variety of optional subjects within:

  • Creative workshops
  • Music workshops
  • Sports

Practical information

At Silkeborg Højskole international involvement is an important part of our DNA. In both classes and social activities we encourage dialogue and understanding between our Danish students and students from different geographical and cultural backgrounds.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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