Praktisk Info

International student

Are you considering becoming a student at Testrup Højskole? Here you will find information about life at our Danish folk highschool.

Welcome to Testrup Højskole

We are a Danish folk highschool without exams or grades. Instead enthusiasm and curiosity fuels the motivation.

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.

Testrup Højskole is 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.

WHAT TO STUDY?

Choose one of our five main subjects including theatre, art, music, philosophy or writing, along with over 20 electives.

Our teachers are dedicated practitioners in their respective fields, ensuring a dynamic and engaging educational environment. The teaching is dialogue-based and we involve students in a community where we create new ideas together.

WHAT TO STUDY?

Choose one of our five main subjects including theatre, art, music, philosophy or writing, along with over 20 electives.

Our teachers are dedicated practitioners in their respective fields, ensuring a dynamic and engaging educational environment. The teaching is dialogue-based and we involve students in a community where we create new ideas together.

A HOME AT TESTRUP HØJSKOLE

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.

We have room for 130 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, in addition to sharing a house, also have joint tasks such as cleaning and kitchen duties.

 

Find more information on housing (in Danish)

Discover the student rooms (in Danish)

 

A HOME AT TESTRUP HØJSKOLE

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.

We have room for 130 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, in addition to sharing a house, also have joint tasks such as cleaning and kitchen duties.

 

Find more information on housing (in Danish)

Discover the student rooms (in Danish)

 

Language

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.

We have good experience of having students from the Nordic countries: Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Sweden as well as from the Baltic countries and Japan.

We welcome everyone at Testrup Højskole regardless of nationality, gender, political and religious beliefs.

It is possible to receive individual supervision in the Danish language by a teacher while staying at Testrup Højskole.

Language

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.

We have good experience of having students from the Nordic countries: Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Sweden as well as from the Baltic countries and Japan.

We welcome everyone at Testrup Højskole regardless of nationality, gender, political and religious beliefs.

It is possible to receive individual supervision in the Danish language by a teacher while staying at Testrup Højskole.

Food

We take great pride in our sustainable kitchen, where we serve delicious, high-quality meals crafted from locally-sourced and organic ingredients. With a focus on reducing meat consumption and minimizing food waste, we are committed to fostering a greener future and taking responsibility for the climate.

We accommodate vegetarians, vegans, lactose and gluten intolerants.

Read more about the food (in Danish)

Food

We take great pride in our sustainable kitchen, where we serve delicious, high-quality meals crafted from locally-sourced and organic ingredients. With a focus on reducing meat consumption and minimizing food waste, we are committed to fostering a greener future and taking responsibility for the climate.

We accommodate vegetarians, vegans, lactose and gluten intolerants.

Read more about the food (in Danish)

Everyday life at Testrup Højskole

SONG AND MORNING GATHERINGS
Every morning we gather after breakfast in the Lecture Hall to get a common starting point for the day. Here we sing a song and get a short lecture, listen to a poem, a piece of music or something else.

INTEREST GROUPS
Some of the spare time outside classes are organized by the students themselves through a number of groups. The groups organizes parties, cultural cafés, morning gatherings, an auction or groups based on interests like knitting, queer, sauna, feminism, a language, horror, wine tasting, swimming or something else.

HOUSE GROUP MEETING
Each house group has a weekly meeting where practical tasks are discussed. The meeting is also a safe space to discuss the well-being of each and everyone in the house.

COMMON MEETING
At the weekly joint meeting, we discuss the community at the school and plan events for the upcoming weekend and week such as trips out of the house, parties or a current well-being issue.

CULTURE CAFÉ
The cultural café is an open stage each month where students perform for each other. Some play, sing, read aloud, dance – everything is welcome on the open stage.

PARTIES
Parties are held both by the school and by the students themselves. When the school holds a party, it takes place in the Dining Hall with a toastmaster, high school songs and a good dinner. The students’ parties usually take place in the houses each weekend.

The first two weeks are alcohol-free. Afterwards, alcohol is allowed in the weekends. Drugs and hash are prohibited at all times.

OPEN EVENTS
Three times a week there is a common class for all the school’s students. It can be lectures, concerts, theater performances, readings or other things. The common classes are typically handled by a teacher or a cultural figure or an orchestra from outside. A few times a month we invite one or more guests to talk about their work, play a concert, hold a lecture or the like.

Everyday life at Testrup Højskole

SONG AND MORNING GATHERINGS
Every morning we gather after breakfast in the Lecture Hall to get a common starting point for the day. Here we sing a song and get a short lecture, listen to a poem, a piece of music or something else.

INTEREST GROUPS
Some of the spare time outside classes are organized by the students themselves through a number of groups. The groups organizes parties, cultural cafés, morning gatherings, an auction or groups based on interests like knitting, queer, sauna, feminism, a language, horror, wine tasting, swimming or something else.

HOUSE GROUP MEETING
Each house group has a weekly meeting where practical tasks are discussed. The meeting is also a safe space to discuss the well-being of each and everyone in the house.

COMMON MEETING
At the weekly joint meeting, we discuss the community at the school and plan events for the upcoming weekend and week such as trips out of the house, parties or a current well-being issue.

CULTURE CAFÉ
The cultural café is an open stage each month where students perform for each other. Some play, sing, read aloud, dance – everything is welcome on the open stage.

PARTIES
Parties are held both by the school and by the students themselves. When the school holds a party, it takes place in the Dining Hall with a toastmaster, high school songs and a good dinner. The students’ parties usually take place in the houses each weekend.

The first two weeks are alcohol-free. Afterwards, alcohol is allowed in the weekends. Drugs and hash are prohibited at all times.

OPEN EVENTS
Three times a week there is a common class for all the school’s students. It can be lectures, concerts, theater performances, readings or other things. The common classes are typically handled by a teacher or a cultural figure or an orchestra from outside. A few times a month we invite one or more guests to talk about their work, play a concert, hold a lecture or the like.

PRICE and practical

You must be 17 ½ years old to enter a Danish folk highschool. The average age is 21 years and we have an age range of 18-31 years.

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.

Find information about the formalities on how to apply for a Danish folk highschool

Find more practical information about Testrup Højskole on our FAQ page (in Danish)

 

PRICE and practical

You must be 17 ½ years old to enter a Danish folk highschool. The average age is 21 years and we have an age range of 18-31 years.

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.

Find information about the formalities on how to apply for a Danish folk highschool

Find more practical information about Testrup Højskole on our FAQ page (in Danish)

 

Being Norwegian at Testrup Højskole

Hear Sophie from Norway talk about going to Testrup Højskole.

Being Norwegian at Testrup Højskole

Hear Sophie from Norway talk about going to Testrup Højskole.

Learn more about Danish folk highschools

Do you want to learn more about Danish folk highschools? Follow the link and learn about the concept of Danish folk highschools and get practical information.

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Learn more about Danish folk highschools

Do you want to learn more about Danish folk highschools? Follow the link and learn about the concept of Danish folk highschools and get practical information.

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Contact us for more information

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

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9.00-15.30, Friday 9.00-15.00

Contact us for more information

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

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9.00-15.30, Friday 9.00-15.00

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Ledige pladser

Kunne du tænke dig at starte på Testrup Højskole? Vi har ledige pladser på efterårsholdet. Vælg mellem teater, filosofi, kunst, musik og skriv.

Du kan starte 8. august eller 12. september.