International students

(You can use Google translate to translate any of the content of . You just copy the text and paste it into translate, and then translate it to your own launguage)

The Application form and other questions

You will find all the information you need and application form here >

You can also send your own application letter to

International students can apply for scholarship here >

Do you have questions or want to know more about our school? Please contact us at:

Sunnfjord Folkehøgskule
Solvang 3 – 6810 Førde

Phone: + 47 57 82 99 60


About Sunnfjord Folk High School

You can find information in general about Folk High Schools in Norway here >

Information for foreign applicants to Sunnfjord Folk High School – Sunnfjord Folkehøgskule

  • offers general education, and seeks to provide each student with opportunities for personal development and maturation
  • Norwegian language and cultural training (if we have a only a few english speeking students they will be integrated in mixed classes where we use both languages.)
  • offers different optional subjects – the electives
  • is a Christian boarding school where friendship and mutual respect and understanding are important parts of our educational program

The school is owned by a Norwegian lutheran missionary organisation (Normisjon) and our educational program is based on Christian principles and the belief that Christianity is the best foundation for life.

The school situated 2 km from downtown Førde, a town of about 12 000 inhabitants.

The dormitory includes 18 single rooms and 36 double rooms for a total of 110 students. We have seven dorm units, each with its own sitting room and a small kitchen. The dormes have mixed genders, but you have always one gender pr room.

School year

2019-2020 runs fromt 24. August to 10. may.

Who is the school for?

The school is open to everyone, whether your background is secondary school, grammar school, high school or experience from work. The average age of the students is 19 years.

There is normally an age limit of 18.

Areas of specialization (Main Course – «Linje»)

Elective Subjects

Will change every year due to teacher variety. Choir, Photo, Volleyball, Music, Drama, Bible Study, Outdoor activities, Norwegian language and culture, Sports, Guitar, Dancing, Cooking etc.

These are subjects that can be chosen in addition to the major course and compulsary classes. Subject to re-elect during the year.


Foreign students (from inside the European Community (EU))

Registration fee 2 300 NOK is included and is non refundable. It needs to be payed when application is accepted.

Room, board and study excursions and activitities are depending on which program you attend. They are between NOK 107 3000,- and NOK 140 300,- You can find specific prices at the Norwegian website under each main course.

Note: Some foreign student choose not to participate in abroad study trips. There will be other possible arrangments during these periods, and there will be an agreement on reduced cost.

Please check current variety of the NOK currency (Norwegian Krone) at any time.

Foreign students (from outside The European Community (EU)/EEA area)

You must have a Visa.

Subsistence Guarantee from Students outside the EU/EEA Area

The Folk High School Council (Folkehøgskolerådet) is following up its previous memorandums concerning the subsistence (financial management) guarantee (deposit) from students from outside the EU/EEA area.

For all students from outside the EU/EEA area there is a required guarantee payment in advance. Information is found at the website of the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) in the section “Folk high schools”

When the school has received the guarantee payment above the student will be sent a proof of admission at Sunnfjord Folkehøgskule. Students themselves must then apply for a residence permit (Visa) for Norway from their own country.

Please check current variety of the NOK currency (Norwegian Krone) at any time.

Learning Norwegian

After one year at our school, you will be familiar with Norwegian culture, scenery and people. With commitment and perseverance, you will also obtain good skills in speaking Norwegian language.

Our school is an excellent choice for those who plan to stay for only one year in Norway, and want to learn as much as possible.

Unfortunately we do not provide specific classes teaching Norwegian language for foreign students.

Her ligg vi

Sunnfjord Folkehøgskule

Solvang 3
6810 Førde

Følg oss

Følg vår side på Facebook,
og sjå meir av livet på skulen.