The European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is pleased to inform readers about the possibility of a scholarship to one of the Danish Folk Universities. These are special kinds of schools which focus on informal higher education. Learning at the schools is designed to develop passions and interests of students and to prepare them for taking an active role in society. The foundation believes that through participation in such a project one can experience different cultures, learn foreign languages and enjoy spending time with others in a diverse, international environment. EFHR encourages you to take part in this project, because when one mixes with people from various countries and nationalities, one obtains direct contact with new cultures. Consequently, you can get to know the real problems of different societies. Moreover, it is a chance to promote one’s community and its customs as well as an opportunity to make the international environment aware of the matters connected to one’s own nation. Obtaining a scholarship also enables the exchange of experiences between members of diverse cultures and offers the possibility to use them later pro bono publico. The stay is offered by the Nørgaards Højskole.
The Nørgaards Højskole in Bjerringbro proposes three dates of classes – in the Autumn semester for 13 weeks (13.09 – 12.12.2015) and in the Spring semester for 21 weeks (24.01 – 18.06.2016) or for 16 weeks (28.02 – 18.06.2016). The school offers classes in crossfit, music, dance, art and photography as well as many other extra classes – for instance, football, the Danish language, British literature or yoga. The cost of such a stay amounts to 40 Euros per week plus 300 Euros for a trip to Berlin. However, there is a possibility to apply for a so-called work scholarship, which cuts the cost to 300 Euros for the whole stay in exchange for work in the school (kitchen help, gardening, cleaning) before or right after classes at the university. The school offers a trip to Norway for an extra 200 Euros. The school guarantees international students accommodation and board and you will have access to many amenities such as the pool, pitches, tennis courts and the gym. See below for the application form.
EFHR encourages all interested persons between 18-30 years old to consider the offer and to send their completed form by e-mail to the address provided on the application form. We believe it is an excellent chance to discover and develop one’s passion as well as an opportunity to make valuable and long-lasting friendships.