About Suhrs (in English)

Suhrs Højskole is a folk high school in the middle of Copenhagen – we care about food, sustainability culture, gastronomy, health and good ingredients.

As a foreign student at Suhrs Højskole 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 and sustainability 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 three main subjects at the long courses:

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

These are some of the additional elective subjects you can choose from:

We also have common activities or theme days for all the students. The subject could be anything from debates to tastings. Here are some of our common activities:

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.

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 and join all social activities.

In your spare time there will be opportunities to take part in various activities outside school hours. The activities depend on the interests of the students and teachers and could for example be a running club, afternoon yoga, cheese and wine club, arts and crafts,  or a film and book club.  There is also a course where you can learn to brew beer!

If you are currently in Denmark you can always call us and make an appointment to visit the school. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Practical information

You can choose either to be a day student or a boarding school student. There are cozy rooms available for students to live in at the school. If you choose not to live at the school, you’ll have to find accommodation on your own.

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

Non EU-residents

If you are not an EU citizen, you need to apply for a residence permit in order to attend one of our long courses.

Before applying for the permit, you have to be accepted to the school and pay the full participation fee. The school will then apply for an ST1 application at the Danish Agency for International Recruitment and Integration (SIRI).

In order to have the permit approved it is required that you attend a study in Denmark.

It is also possible to stay in Denmark on a “working holiday-” visa. Denmark has “working holiday-” agreements with the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Note that different rules can apply for citizens from different countries.


Travelling to attend a Folk High School is considered a worthy purpose by the Danish government. All international student’s are thereby welcome to travel to Denmark as long as you are not travelling from a country with a so called red label.

You can read more about the current travel rules here.

Courses and Prices


  • August 8 – December 18, 2021 (19 weeks)

Shorter course:

  • September 26 – December 18, 2021 (12 weeks) / THE 12-WEEK COURSE IS FULL


  • January 5 – June 25, 2022 (25 weeks)

Shorter course:

  • February 20 – June 25, 2022 (18 weeks)


 Prices DKK - Autumn 2021Prices DKK - Spring 2022
Entry fee1.3501.350
Day student per week1.3001.350
Day student per week (shorter course)1.4001.450
Boarding student per week1.8501.900
Boarding student per week (shorter course)1.9502000
Boarding student deposit500500
Trip to Italy5.9006500
Folkemøde (Spring only)600

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,” an apron and an edition of the new “Højskolesangbog.”

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.

Financial support

If you have difficulties to provide financial support for a stay at Suhrs Højskole, read here about the possiblities for financial support for students. If you are curious about whether or not this is an option for you, please contact us for further information.


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