What is a folk high school?

What is a folk high school?

A folk high school is a non-formal residental school offering learning oppurtinuties in almost any subject. Most students are between 18 and 24 years old. The length of a stay is between 4 and 12 month. Vrå Højskole is a boarding school, so you sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirement for admittance.  You don’t receive grades, and don’t attend exams. But it is compulsory to attend all lessons. In the end of the semester you will get a diploma as a proof of your attendance..

Who can come to folk high school?

In principle, everyone can come to folk high school, on the condition you have- or will turn 18 in the course of your time here.

What does it cost to attend the folk high school?

It costs DKK 1500 a week/ 200 Euros  to attend the folk high school – all inclusive. This means that you have paid for food, accommodation and study trip – plus access to the fitness centre and the beautiful nature.

Is folk high school similar to boarding school?

Both yes and no. Exactly like boarding school you live at the school, but lessons are targeted at adults, and you have more personal responsibility and freedom than in a boarding school.

Is there internet?

Of course. At Vrå Folk High School we have fibrenet. And it is for free usage,

Is there vegetarian food?

Yes, there is opportunity to get both vegetarian food and special dietary food. You just need to let us know when you apply.

Should we stay at the school?
Yes, everyone should in principle stay at the school. However, you are free most weekends, and are aloud to stay over at e.g a friends house.

What can a stay at the folk high school be used for?

A folk high school stay can be used to find out what you would like to be educated in. You can also use the folk high school as a springboard to help yourself enter Design School, Music conservatory, Media- and Journalist folk high schools or The Art Academy. Many use the school to better themselves within a particular subject.

What do I personally get out of it?

A change from your everyday. A clear picture of your future, and an insight into your own strengths and weaknesses. You get to know people you otherwise would not have met, and some of them will become lifelong friends. Half a year that will strengthen you as a person.

How long does it take to complete folk high school? 

The spring semester starts in January and lasts 22 weeks, while the autumn semester starts in August and last 18 weeks. Many people tend to stay for a whole year.

How do I live?

You will get a room in one of our seven dormitories. You will typically live in a double room with a roomie. Most of the bedrooms in the school have their own toilet and shower.

Can we party at the school?

Always! But if you drink beer and wine, be aware that this can only take place on the weekends and special occasions which do not interrupt lessons. After 10 PM all parties are all in the common-areas.

Can my family and friends visit?

Of course they can! The only thing you need to do is to tell it at the office desk at latest the day before they arrive.

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