Faroese Summer Institute

We are sorry to announce that the Faroese Summer Institute 2021 will not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All applicants will be informed personally and more detailed information will be posted on this website later this year, probably in the early Summer. We definitely hope to welcome you next year.


An International Summer Institute in Faroese Language will be held at the University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn.

The University of the Faroe Islands will hold an international summer institute August 2021 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. 19 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.

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

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