The centre in Scandinavia
We take great pride in being a part of the beautiful
countryside of Bohus Län, our Nordic history, and modern
culture - of which Göteborg is at the centre in
Nordiska folkhögskolan is located in Kungälv, resting on the hills
above the old part of town. Kungälv has been at the centre of
Nordic culture for centuries. This is where the three nations of
Denmark, Norway, and Sweden agreed to live in peace in 1101.
The tradition of the town being a cultural melting pot still lives
on to this day, and as an embodiment of the idea of Nordic
friendship is Nordiska folkhögskolan, overlooking the medieval
castle of Bohus Fästning. Close to the school you will find a large
natural area with forests, rivers, and hills offering great
possibilities for outdoor activities.
With public transportation the city of Göteborg is 20 minutes
away, and you can reach the capitals of Scandinavia (Stockholm,
Oslo, and Copenhagen) within half a day's journey.
Living at the school
Attached to Nordiska you will find small dormitories, equipped with
7 single and a few double rooms, wifi, a shared kitchen, and
bathrooms. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is served five days a week
at the school's main building. There are a common facilities
such as a sauna, computer room, larger kitchen with an
attached common room for larger gatherings, a library with
Is Swedish not your mother tongue?
At Nordiska folkhögskolan we cross many cultural barriers - also
when it comes language. As long as you are confident in the use of
any of the Scandinavian languages you will do fine. Teaching will
be held in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian or "Scandinavian". English
can be used as a mediator in the beginning of the term, should it
be necessary - but it is our experience that our students all catch
on to the various Scandinavian dialects pretty quickly.
Norway, Finland, Åland, and Demnark have agreements related to
financial support for students studying at folkhighschools in
neighbouring contries. Danish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, and Faroese
students at Nordiska also have the opportunity to apply for a
reduced-cost-scholarship directly by contacting the school.
Unfortunately we are not able to help with the application for
scholarships from students from other countries than the ones
mentioned. Swedish students can apply for CSN and student
Courses at Nordiska folkhögskolan
Profil kurser: serious, post-secondary education
(efter-gymnasial) with an emphasis on storytelling - be it in film,
literature, music, theatre, or photography.
Our profile courses draw inspiration from and complement each
The length of the courses vary from one term to a whole year.
Almänna linjer: elementary school- and secondary school training
for Swedish students.
You must be 18 or older to study at Nordiska folkhögskolan.