About Suhrs (in English)

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

Højskole is something special in Denmark. It is your chance to take a break from your job, studies, and daily routine, allowing you to learn something new, connect with others, and make lifelong friends.

As a foreign student at Suhrs Højskole you must be prepared for the fact that all teaching is in Danish. Therefore you must be able to 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, 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, urban culture and event planning 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 9.15 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 9.15 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 at kontakt@suhrs.dk.

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.

dates and prices

You can see dates and prices for a course here.

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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