The University of the Faroe Islands will hold an international summer institute August 2022 offering an intensive and comprehensive introduction to Faroese language. The institute will take place at the University in Tórshavn, the capital of the Faroe Islands, in August, and it will last two and a half weeks. 24 students can be accepted at the institute, and university students from all countries can apply. Students must have documented knowledge of other Scandinavian or Germanic languages and know the basic concepts of grammar.

The academic programme is a comprehensive introduction to Faroese language. Classes are scheduled five days a week. Monday through Friday, in the morning and the afternoon. Languages of instruction will be Faroese and English. Class attendance is obligatory. Students who pass a final test at the end of the course are provided with a certificate (10 ECTS/European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

Cost: The tuition fee is DKK 6500 and includes instruction, lectures and exam. Participants can expect to spend at least DKK 250 a day on food expenses.

Enrolment: The application deadline is 1 April 2022. Payment deadline is 2 May 2022. For an application form and further information, click on the link at the bottom of this page. Send your application to Zakaris Svabo Hansen

Accommodation: There is room for 19 students to stay at Føroya Fólkaháskúli only a 10-minute walk from the Department of Faroese. Accommodation cost is DKK 1500 a week (DKK 4500) and includes breakfast.

Books: Faroese – A Language Course for Beginners (2. edition, 2014). J. Adams & H. P. Petersen. Stiðin: Tórshavn 2014. ISBN 9789991842721

Audio recordings for Faroese: A Language Course for Beginners

Application form

If you have any questions, please contact Lena Reinert