We emphasize holistic, mind-broadening education
specialized in dance, music, singing, ceramics, painting, theatre, sustainable lifestyle, and cooking
Vestjyllands Højskole is a Danish Højskole that offers non-formal adult education. Most students are between 18 and 26 years old, but we have students in their 70's.
We have no academic requirements for admittance, and there are no exams, but you receive a diploma when you leave.
Vestjyllands Højskole are a school for adults - a school for life.
Meals are 90-100% organic, we produce our C02 neutral energy, and we have an inspiring 19 acres of land and garden.
We are a cultural power center in beautiful nature by the Fjord of Ringkøbing and near the North Sea.
12 and 17-week courses
At Vestjyllands Højskole, you can compose your schedule from among all our subjects. You can choose to focus all your classes in one direction, such as dance, sustainability, or art. You can also choose to try many different classes.
For example, start the day with "ceramics" and join "musicality" in the afternoon.
You choose your classes after arrival.
Eduarda Krázelová, 23 years old, from Nitra, Slovakia
Classes: World Dance, Ceramics, Cooking, Pastry, Choir, Danish for beginners.
The magic Life on Vestjyllands Hojskole
I've found many things in my life that were there already, but I was blind to them before
"OK, this is also me, and I have to do something with this, and I should try it. I have become more confident."
Before I came to Vestjyllands Højskole, I finished a bachelor's degree in psychology. I realized I did not want to continue, so I did not apply for the master's degree. The need to do something other than university was intense.
Now my dream is to have a café. I want to create a space for people to enjoy their spare time and where they can learn something at the same time through workshops and talks. It would be something special in my culture.
My favorite classes are cooking and pastry, and I look forward to every Thursday and Friday.
I am happy that I made this decision; it was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
It might be a cliché, but we are like a family; even though it is sometimes hard to be a foreigner and not understand Danish, I feel the love from people and the contagious energy.
We are dedicated to develop our relationship with ourselves and with others
Vestjyllands Højskole is about learning something far beyond just subjects in a classroom. We believe that every single person can do more than they believe that they can.
We create an environment where you can develop your professional and social skills. Our wish is to be a højskole with a wide range of subjects, where we can inspire and learn from each other about community and democracy.
Vestjyllands Højskole is a leading ecological and sustainable højskole situated in West Jutland. For us, ecology and sustainability are a natural part of our daily life.
In 2009, we were the first school in Denmark to receive the Green flag for our actions, and we can proudly say we have maintained since then! In 2008, we won the prize "Rav-Aage Prisen" from our main organic dairy provider Thise Mejeri. We are also one of the first schools in Denmark to achieve Fairtrade status. You will hear us discussing food a lot! There are many opinions on how to eat sustainably, and we welcome you to join the conversation!
We are part of international and Nordic development projects, mentor other schools, and cooperate with green associations. Students have started many sustainability projects around the school.
We have a view of the fjord, and on a clear day, we can see the North Sea as well. Situated in rural western Denmark, we are 5km away from Ringkøbing. The nearest small village is Velling 1 km away.
At the school, we often have volunteers in our garden. The volunteers primarily work in the garden, but they can be part of some classes, special events, and student organisations. We teach volunteers about ecological gardening--plants, biodiversity, soil enrichment and, the food system, holistic health, and permaculture. We expect the volunteers to take part in everyday school life.
Maintenance tasks depend on the time of year. Besides gardening, the volunteer can explore building and crafting techniques. While interreacting with the other students, the volunteers develop social skills and communicative competences in Danish and English.