A Folk High School in the Heart of Denmark
The four corners of the world have come closer.
Images and stories from all over the world are coming our way.
Cultures meet, inventions amaze and our possibilities have never
been better. We are already in the future and that is the starting
point at Odder Højskole.
Odder Højskole is a Danish Folk High School with an international perspective, and we have great experience in offering academic and social experiences to international students. Our location in the geographical center of Denmark offers everything your heart desires with regard to culture and nature: beautiful forests and lovely beaches and Denmark's second largest city, Aarhus, very close by.
If you want an experience for life and if you want to experience a Danish Folk High School at its best then come to Odder!
Welcome to Odder Højskole!
Odder Hojskole was founded in 1889. You study, live, eat and sleep at Odder Hojskole, and you create a beautiful experience together with 75-80 other students.
We think it is important to provide overview and perspective as well as context and absorption in a world that is continuously changing. At Odder Hojskole you will meet competent and dedicated teachers, and you will meet Danish students as well as students from the rest of the world.
We do not represent a unilateral political or religious orientation, and we know from experience that a high professional level in a confident atmosphere gives great results.
Freedom to learn - freedom to explore
A stay at Odder Højskole gives you a possibility to move on in life - in education, in your professional life and personally. A stay at Odder Højskole combines the vocational education with personal and social experiences.
It is an education without exams but filled with substance.
Subjects & themes
Create Your Own Schedule
More than 80 percent of our subjects have classes in English, and therefore we can offer international students a wide and attractive range of subjects that you can read about here. You can chose between five different main schools:
No matter what school you chose as your primary, you will be able to mix it with subjects from all the other schools. In that way you can create your own, personal schedule.
Subjects that will be taught in English or English/Danish:
- Adventure Trip
- Body and Food
- Dance Theory
- Danish culture
- Danish language
- International Politics
- Model Drawing
- Music For Beginners
- Music Production
- Music Video
- Sense the World
- Singing and voice building
- Tai Chi
- Video Art
- Web design
- World Wide Journalism
Odder Højskole is situated in Odder, a middle-sized town on the East coast of Jutland 20 km south from Denmark's second largest town, Aarhus (300.000 inhabitants). Odder is the geographical centre of Denmark.
There is train or bus from Copenhagen to Aarhus. The travel time is 3 hours.
It is very easy to get from Aarhus to Odder and the School by bus or local train. The travel time is 30 minutes.