A youth folk high school, and folk high school in generel, is a very Danish tradition, not seen anywhere else.

It is a tradition which has roots back to the of the 18th century. But even though we have a long history, we are not outdated.The folk high school tradition is very much alive and kicking in Denmark, and it is for every age, for every social background and for different interests. We have folk high schools for everybody. Senior folk high schools, sport folk high schools, music, political etc. and we are a folk high school for young people between 16 1/2 and 19 years.

Folk high schools were back in the day intended for the common man, and later woman. It was a place where different social classes would meet. You could get an education and move up into the learned classes. History, language, culture along with art and science were the aim back then.

Folk high school is a place where opinions are discussed, broken down and redeveloped, and many young people get an aha-experience trough the meeting with the Danish culture – both Danes and international students.

We live by the values of Grundtvig

When you say folk high school the name Grundtvig often follows. Back then it was an honor and a privilege to attend a folk high school to become learned and enlightened. Today the time at a folk high school is more seen as a break and a pitstop away from exams, books and the stress and race of an ordinary school.

The values of Grundtvig, which we live by

A school for life and everyone
Curiosity and life education
Communities and interaction between the students

At a youth folk high school

To attend UHR you need to be between the age of 16 ½ and no older than 19 when the course starts. Today we still have the aim from the old days in mind, but we also very much look at what the young people are finding interesting today, and tweak our subject to this. Therefore, our subjects today are more creative and humanistic, and we have music, design, sport, drama, cooking and so on.

Today we focus on the students and what they find interesting, thereby using this as a springboard towards personal development and being a part of different communities.

... or you can contact us at or +45 7544 5004, and we will help and guide you.


Our next courses start

13th of August 2022 (19 weeks)
Full year: 13th of August 2022 until 30th of June 2023
7th of January 2023 (25 weeks)

For students within the EU

Prices are:

Price for the course: €160 per week
Registration fee: €480
Visa: €350Registration fee second semester: €280
For EU citizens: €75 for Residence permit

Please notice that you have to pay the total amount for the stay, before starting the course.

Countries outside the European Union 

When you live outside EU and need to apply for Visa to study at UHR, you have to pay the total amount for the stay at once, before you can apply for a Visa, which has to be done no earlier than 3 months before the course start – according to the rules of Danish Immigration Service. Further you have to pay a VISA fee, to cover the Visa the school pays for you.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any unanswered questions or need further information at

Nordic countries pay the same price as Danish students

Please NOTICE that if you are from Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland, Finland or the Faroe Islands the price is the same as a Danish student, €160 per week, this also applies if you have dual citizenship, with Danish as one of them.

Prices are:  1.160 kr. Pr. Week (€160)Registration fee: 3.500 kr. (€480)

Students form Norway can apply for loan and scholarship at

The payment for the course covers:

  • Tuition
  • Meals
  • Single or double room
  • Materials for classes
  • Trips in Denmark


We recommend you to bring the following items to your stay at Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe:

  • Passport
  • Health insurance
  • Creditcard/Cash (Danske Kroner)
  • Cellphone
  • Alarm clock
  • Painkillers - and necessary medicine
  • Duvet and pillow
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Toiletries
  • Shoes and boots for outdoor
  • Warm clothes
  • Swimsuit/trunks
  • Sports clothes
  • Indoor sports shoes
  • Rucksack


More information about Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe and Danish Folk High School

Brochure about Ungdomshøjskolen ved Ribe

Booklet about Danish Folk High School

Brochure about non-formal education in Denmark





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