Our Admission Process

Application and admission to Herlufsholm

To be a student at Herlufsholm requires more than just being present in the classroom. We have a comprehensive educational program where we have integrated extracurricular activities that we expect all students to participate in. That means that we in our admissions procedure not only look at academic results but also weigh the individual student’s potential for personal development in the Herlufsholm community.

We recommend that both day students and boarding students along with their parents attend our Open House events before a possible application for admission.

In the current school year, we have Open House on the following Saturdays: October 9, December 11, and February 5. There is also an information meeting with focus on the middle school on January 20, 2022.

In connection with the application, it is important that we receive the grade report, preliminary evaluation of academic readiness or a letter of recommendation from the current school. We would also like to point out that we expect an approximate grade of 7 in the subjects of math, English and Danish for admission to STX (high school). If the student wants to enroll in our IB education, there will also be an in-house admission test.

Applicants to Pre-IB or IB-diploma are admitted on a continuous basis. We therefore recommend that you apply as soon as possible and preferably before June 1.

Please be aware that even though you apply to the highschool/IB via KOT, you also have to apply directly to Herlufsholm through the application form on this page.


Admission of day students

You will be invited to an interview at the school. Applicants to the middle school will talk with the head of the middle school. If you apply to the Danish high school STX, the head of the high school will be conduct the interview. Please note that the deadline for applying to STX is March 1, through

The interviews will generally take place in March and April.


Admission of boarding students

We invite you to a meeting on Teams where we briefly outline our educational program and decide on the further procedures regarding a possible admission as a boarding student at Herlufsholm.

For applicants to STX, 9th and 10th grades, the places are allocated in 3 rounds of admissions. Students who are offered a place in the first round of admissions will be notified in week 48, 2021.

It will also be possible to be admitted on February 25, 2022, and on April 1, 2022.

Admissions to grade 8 are done on a continuous basis, and the final confirmation of admissions is on May 1, 2022.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us

Apply today

If you want to make certain that you are considered, you can send a non-binding application already today. We encourage you to look by during one of our open day arrangements when you can be shown around and get an impression of the many things Herlufsholm can offer.

Link to application form