FAQ

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Questions?

We have gathered some of the frequently asked questions here (FAQ). If you can’t find what you are looking for you are always welcome to send an email, call or chat with us on Facebook.

Who can attend the course?2019-05-10T21:01:59+02:00

All adults are welcome at the school, regardless of education, ethnicity, and age. Adults are defined as people being of the age of 17½ by the course start date.

When am I guaranteed a place in the course?2019-05-10T20:50:42+02:00

The enrollment procedure has four steps:

  1. You apply through the enrolment form online#.
  2. After enrolment, you receive an email with further details and payment information.
  3. You pay using the information mentioned in the order confirmation email. Once you have paid, you are guaranteed a place at the school
  4. We send you a welcome letter through email before the course with further information on what to bring, how to get to the school, etc

Please note that if the course is full, you will be put on a waiting list.

The course runs for 18 weeks, and due to both pedagogical, academic, and law reasons, we cannot individually change the length of the stay.

Please note that if you need to apply for a visa, you’ll have to pay the entire tuition fee before you can apply for the visa. This is a requirement from the Danish government.  In case you don’t get a visa, we will pay back the entire tuition #

You can find the answers you may have on applying for a visa right here.

What should I bring?2019-05-10T21:01:32+02:00

You should bring your personal things such as clothes and items for personal hygiene. Bed linens, pillow casings and bedsheets can be rented (€10 / week) but if you wish to save on that expense, bring your own. Duvets and pillows will be provided but it is strictly required that bed linen is used!

In order to utilize the beach and swim stadium of Aabenraa, you should bring swimwear. As sport is an integral part of the course, sports clothes and indoor shoes should be brought.

Other than that you just need to bring your head, curiosity and engage in the debate!

What other facilities does the school provide?2019-05-10T20:57:31+02:00

The school holds a small fitness room, as exercise has a priority at the school. We also have access to the fitness room of the professional handball players of Aabenraa.

The school provides a broad variety of Danish and German papers. Television is also available, and most of the classrooms have projectors that are used not only during classes but also for leisure time (such as movie marathons, informal presentations amongst the students, etc).
The entrance hall features a grand fireplace, and there is a room dedicated for the café, including a full-size pool table as well as table tennis.
In addition, a small number of bicycles are available for loan.
The nature surrounding the school can only be described as outstanding. The school is situated a mere 25 meters from the seashore and woods are found only about half a kilometer’s walk away.

It’s possible to kayaking, kitesurf, swim, play beach volley, fish and much more by the Aabenraa inlet.

Other than that only the sky is the limit for what you can do, we consider our entire staff as assets for your stay to be as eventful and learning as possible.

What does boarding include? How much money will I have to bring in excess of the course fee?2019-05-10T21:05:13+02:00

Boarding includes most of your needs.

That is; For the price, you will get a room with a bed, toilet and terrace, food (three meals and mid-meals snacks) and classes.
In short: all basic needs are covered.

Study Trip

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Other costs

  • Washing of clothes will cost €3 per wash, tumble drying included.
  • The amount of money you wish to bring in excess is entirely up to you, but given the fact we have a café in which soft drinks and snacks are sold – and there will be optional self-paid weekend and evening activities, some pocket money should be brought.
  • Not all meals will be provided for on the study trip, meaning some money should be allocated for food on the trip.
What about the weekends?2019-05-10T20:34:01+02:00

There are no classes at school during the weekends (except for the first weekend in which integration activities are scheduled). However, we intend to have weekend activities which you can participate in on a voluntary basis. Also in our experience many stay during the weekend. There is room for being social, retreat to reflection or experience Denmark.

What about the food? Is it a problem that I’m a vegetarian?2019-05-10T19:54:32+02:00

We pride ourselves of our kitchen which provides as healthy and varied foods as possible.
If you are a vegetarian, have allergies, or are disallowed to eat certain foods due to your religion, this is in no way a problem – just let us know a fourth-night prior to your arrival so the kitchen can adjust their purchases. 

Is there facilities for internet (computers and/or Wi-Fi)?2019-05-10T19:50:51+02:00

The school has a total number of three computers available for all students to use. As the school can have as much 75 people enrolled, it is strongly recommended to bring your own laptop or similar with Wi-Fi as the wireless network is available in the entire school.

Do I need a visa?2019-05-10T20:21:22+02:00

That depends on where you live and come from. We will try and help you understand the process and what you have to do, for you to come to Højskolen Østersøen.

We have made a small guide and some helpful tips and links, you can find them here.

Can i get a refund?2019-05-10T20:36:04+02:00

Could I get a refund, if I have enrolled but suddenly am unable to attend the course?

Once you have enrolled there are