Testrup Folk High School

Testrup Folk High School


Testrup Højskole is an original Danish folk high school – a free academy. The fact that the school is free means that the students' desire to learn can expand freely without being dominated by compulsory pedagogical measures such as marking systems and examination fears. Learning should be based on the pleasure of mastering and knowing something - not on the fear of sanctions.

From the founding in 1866 the school has been inspired by one of the most influential Danish cultural figures, the poet and clergyman N.F.S. Grundtvig. It is situated in a village south of Århus, the second largest city in Denmark with a population of about 300,000. The school addresses itself to all Danes and foreigners over 18 who wish to get to know themselves - and the world we live in - better.

Various international media have written pieces on Testrup Højskole in different contexts. Links to a few of these articles can be found below.

Foreign Students

Each term we admit a handful of foreign students each term. Scholarships are available. Please contact us for more information.


Article from Delta Sky Magazine (English)

Article from Der Spiegel (German)

Article from Scan Magazine (English)