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Faroese Summer Institute

FAROESE LANGUAGE Tórshavn August 5-17 2019

An International Summer Institute in Faroese Language will be held at the University of the Faroe Islands, Tórshavn, on 5-17 August 2019.

The University of the Faroe Islands will hold an international summer institute August 2019 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 weeks, from August 5 to August 17 2019. 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 5000 and includes instruction, lectures and exam. Participants can expect to spend at least DKK 200 a day on food expenses.

Enrolment: The application deadline is 1 April 2019.
Payment deadline is 30 April 2019.
For an application form and further information, click on the link at bottom of this page. Send your application to If you have any questions, please contact

Accommodation: Students will stay at Føroya Fólkaháskúli only 10-minute walk from the Department of Faroese. Accommodation cost is DKK 3000 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