Spring 2021

  • 25 weeks: 4th Jan. – 27th June 2021
  • 12 weeks: 4th Jan – 28th March 2021
  • 13 weeks:  29th March – 27th June 2021

Autumn 2021

  • 18 weeks:  15th Aug. – 18th Dec. 2021

Spring 2022

  • 24 weeks: 9th Jan. – 25th June 2022
  • 12 weeks: 9th Jan – 2nd April 2022
  • 12 weeks:  3rd April – 25th June 2022

If you want to study for a shorter period contact us at


  • Registration: 950 Dkr.
  • Food, accomodation and study:
    1550 Dkr. per week
  • Study trip: 2000 Dkr.



The Danish Folk High School is a special kind of free school, that offers a non-formal education for adults and is independent of the normal educational system. At Jyderup Folk High School most students are between 18 and 30 years old, and the length of a typical stay is 4-6 months. You sleep, eat, study and spend your spare time at the school. There are no academic requirements for admittance and there are no exams – but you will get a diploma as a proof of your attendance. Read more about the Danish Folk High School tradition.

Dedication to learn

On a Danish Folk High School you attend because you want to, and not because you have to. It’s about your will and lust for learning and living together with other students and teachers. The teaching is characterized by professionalism and dedication. Classes are based on dialogue and mutual learning between teachers and students. The main focus is to discover and strengthen the unique skills of each student in a challenging yet supportive and social atmosphere.


Jyderup Folk High School is situated in an old castle located near the forest in the beautiful nature of north-west Zealand. Zealand is the biggest island in Denmark, only one hour by train from the capital Copenhagen. You live, eat, sleep and learn at the school and share a room with a roommate. We have a lake in the garden where you can go kayaking, take at swim before you heat up in our sauna, or just enjoy the sundown.

This Folk High School is a small school with only around 50 students. You will for sure get to know everybody including the teachers and probably make new friends forever.

Activities and courses

Jyderup Folk High School offers a unique opportunity to challenge yourself with new tasks and subjects. We offer six main courses that you can apply for: Live Music, Electronic Music, Environmental Politics/Permaculture – a course we call it Green Guerilla, Danish Language and Culture, Fine Arts and Nordic Outdoor Life. Besides these subjects, we provide workshops and side subjects such as creative writing, art, guitar lessons, basic electronic music, piano lessons, singing lessons, literature, film, band practice, graffiti, cultural entrepreneurship, art exhibition curation, weaving and more. Please note, that we are a Danish Folk High School and most of the teaching will be with Danish as the primary language.

Jyderup Folk High School offers a creative environment, and we regularly arrange interdisciplinary projects and collaborations. Every morning we sing together at our morning assembly, and once a week we have lectures or concerts about various topics such as free jazz, history, traditional folk music, politics, experimental electronic music and much more.


8.00 – 9.00 am: Breakfast
9.00 – 9.30 am: Morning Assembly – We sing a few songs together, and a teacher or a student presents a small lecture
10.00 am – 12.30 pm: Subjects
12.30 pm: Lunch
2.00 – 4.30 pm: Subjects
6.00 pm: Dinner

Monday evenings, we have sports activities like running, badminton, boxing or swimming, if you want to. Instead of the afternoon subjects on Wednesdays, we have students meeting and obligatory cleaning. Thursday evenings, we always have a concert or lecture and Friday afternoon all students do a creative activity together. In the weekends we offer two meals: Brunch until 12 pm and dinner at 6 pm. In between you can attend a weekend activity