Suhrs Folk High School

Suhrs Højskole is a Folk High School in the middle of Copenhagen – we care about food, culture, gastronomy, health and good ingredients.

As a foreign student at Suhrs Folk High School you must be prepared for the fact that all teaching takes place in Danish. Therefore you must be able to speak and understand Danish to a certain degree.

Suhrs – Food for Thought

If you attend a course at Suhrs Højskole you will gain fundamental knowledge regarding food, raw ingredients, consumption and gain the necessary timing of food preparation and grip of the kitchen. Furthermore, you will gain insight into various fields, such as health, sustainability, and design, in order to create a sound framework for your life.

At Suhrs Højskole you will have mandatory classes five days a week in the time period of 8.40 to 15:30.

We have six main fields of study on the long  courses:

  • Foodlab
  • Foodtrends
  • Gastro
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Urban gardening
  • Communication

All students choose two of  above fields. In addition we offer a vast array of other subjects as well as lectures, joint classes, outings, cultural café evenings, parties etc.

There are  additional subjects you can choose from which consist of:

  • Hygiene
  • Graphic Design
  • Physical Exercise
  • Protect Management
  • Storytelling
  • and a lot of other interesting subjects.


The Culinary Journey – Italy Here We Come!

On all of our long courses we go on a 10 day culinary journey to Italy. Before the trip there is extensive research into Italian culinary tradition and culture. On this trip there will be visits to small specialty stores and markets, restaurants and local cooking schools in order to facilitate an understanding of the Italian culture.

Social Aspect – New Friends and Exciting Adventures!

You can choose whether to be a day student (with classes from 9 till 15:30) or you can choose to live at the school as a boarding school student. Regardless of your choice you will be able to eat all your meals at the school.

In your spare time there will be opportunities to take part in various activities outside school hours. For example, there is a running club, a course on how to make candy, join the film and book club. There is also a course where you can learn to brew beer or join our choir!

Contact Information:

If you are currently in Denmark you can always call us and make an appointment for a tour of the school at a time that is most convenient for you.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Practical Information:

The course runs for from 6 to 44 weeks. You can choose either to be a day student, or a boarding school student. There are rooms available for students to live in, in the cozy townhouse besides the school.

You need to understand and speak Danish to attend a course at the school since all of the classes are tought in Danish.


Prices per week during the school year 2015:

  • 950 DKK. (Day Student)
  • 550 DKK. (Boarding Student)

And for the culinary journey to Italy:

  • 5.100 DKK.

The total amount covers the price of the courses, the ingredients used, the cost of excursions, materials, meals, and numerous field trips. All students will receive the cookbook “Mad” and an apron. The total amount does not cover individual materials in the course Textiles and Design, and some of the field trips.

There will be culinary field trips during both the spring and autumn course. This extra travelling expense will be paid as an extra course payment, with payment being made in three installments. The trip will cost about DKK 5.100.

We can in special cases give economic support to students, whose own economic situation would otherwise prevent them from partaking in the course. For this to happen the student must fill out a form that is available at the school. This form is to be handed in to the office before the course starts.