In Sønderborg, we know that young people are our future, which is why we prioritise them and their activities. The first ever Tilting-at-the-Ring Festival Youth Lunch was a great success, with 850 children from Sønderborg – both local residents and those from other towns. Watch the video from the 2023 Youth Lunch in Sønderborg here.
The “capital” of Southern Jutland offers you unique opportunities to get a higher education and to live in affordable beautiful surroundings with people from all over the world. When you pursue your dream education here, you are not only preparing for your future in an international study environment, you’re having fun while you’re doing it.
Sønderborg may not be the world’s largest student town, but we definitely think it’s one of the best! Because here you can live beautifully and cheaply in a vibrant town that is easy to navigate, and you become part of a close network. You have the option of many different courses at practically all levels – from ABC to Ph.D. Because in Sønderborg we have a wealth of educational programmes and a range of higher education institutions – from agricultural school to art school, business academy and university – where you can study alongside students from all over the world. Every second student on the university’s campus, for example, comes from another country, giving you a unique opportunity to both study and navigate in a diverse cultural environment, which is a great way to prepare for a future in a global society.
Great access to the business community
In Sønderborg, there’s a close link between educational institutions and businesses, including when it comes to teaching, internships, projects and student jobs. This means you have easy access to the business community, both when you need to write assignments and when you need a job. In fact, there is job security for those studying the bachelor’s and master’s programmes at the Faculty of Engineering at SDU Sønderborg. Specifically, you are guaranteed six months of employment immediately after graduating, so you can get something on your CV. And there are exciting companies to work with. Sønderborg is home to some of the country’s largest global industrial groups with a network of companies, many of them working with green technology.
You can afford to live as you please
It’s easy to live well in Sønderborg – whether you want to live close to others or completely by yourself. We can accommodate around 800 students in attractive student apartments and halls of residence, and there are a large number of rental properties in the town at reasonable prices.
Plenty to do
You won’t be bored in Sønderborg. There’s a wide choice of clubs and associations here, offering all the leisure activities that the heart desires, as well as various networks specifically for young people. And the area has many exciting events and initiatives. You can see everything from poetry slams to outdoor concerts, traditional tilting at the ring and stand-up – and everything in between. There’s the student café at Alsion, the Youth Café, the Mølleparken concert venue or Mejeriet, which is home to a wide range of activities for young people. And of course there are plenty of shopping opportunities in the town centre and in the Borgen shopping centre, as well as a wealth of cafés and exciting shops in the pedestrian zone. Both Lille and Store Rådhusstræde have great nightlife, with the many pubs and nightclubs open till the early hours.
Come and join in. We look forward to you getting closer to Sønderborg.