Campus Herning

Herning, Denmark

VIA University College, located in the Central region of Denmark, educates future engineers, designers, teachers, education specialists, nurses among others. We offer more than 40 degree programmes at 8 campusses across the region.

VIA’s departments of further education has more than 20,000 annual participants in programmes on diploma, academy profession and master degree level. This means that we are the largest institution for further education in Northern Europe.

Through research and development, we make sure that our programmes are based on the latest knowledge. In addition, we help develop the society for which we educate students. We cooperate closely with public and private companies and help develop industries and societal solutions.

Campus Herning

Herning is a centre for fashion and lifestyle

Campus Herning is home to VIA Design, the largest design and business academy in Scandinavia within the furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors. More than 1400 students participate in a vocational or higher education here.

Campus Herning has great facilities for you to use. There is a distinct international environment, with students from all over the world.

Key figures 

  • Number of students: 1300 
  • Number of international students: 400 
  • Number of employees: 120


Campus Herning has great facilities. Students from all over the world make the environment very international.


The name of our canteen is “LunchBox”. It serves food with organic ingredients and offers a large salad bar every day along with homemade soups and delicious dishes. The food is available at student-friendly prices.  


Our Campus has a wide range of workshops based on the latest technology. You will for example have access to a material laboratory, dye-works, knitting workshop and sewing machines.  

The Boutique 

In our Boutique, you can buy or order everything you need for your projects and assignments as well as academic books.  

The Boutique offers everything from Pantone ink, design rulers, sewing articles to office supplies and much more. Our extensive network of Danish and international suppliers makes it possible to obtain special materials at student-friendly prices. 


Thanks to our close cooperation with Dansk Fashion & Textile (DMT), their TrendStudio (trend library) just across the street is open to our students.

The European fashion magazines and leading trend agencies (Kjaer Global, Promostyl, Trend Union and others) that students have access to at the studio are great sources of inspiration for course and project assignments. 

The TrendStudio has inspiration material for coming seasons in both womenswear and menswear, childrenswear, lingerie and accessories, etc.  

Career Service Centre

The primary task of Career Service Centre is to establish and strengthen cooperation between VIA students and businesses in a wide range of industries.

Read more about Career Service Centre.


Students have free access to the library service at Birk Centerpark. The library is located at the Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH), Aarhus University, Birk Centerpark 15 right next to the school.  
Here you can search for information in books, article databases, statistical databases and much more. You can find the library’s online service and opening hours at


At our Boutique, you can order books about the fashion and lifestyle industry. You can buy other relevant books for your course programmes at the Birk student bookshop located at Aarhus University. 


A number of activities are available at Campus Herning, and students are free to join in as often as they like. We offer different activities each semester.

We offer a number of activities where you can get to know your fellow students. 

  • Introduction programme – Every year we welcome our new students with an introduction programme 
  • Family Dinners – Have dinner with a Danish family. This concept is a great way to get to know the Danish family culture and make new contacts outside school. 
  • “LÆR DANSK” – A team of language centres offers Danish lessons. Learn to speak and write together with other international students. 
  • Joint party committee – Help plan and arrange joint parties at VIA Design and BTECH.  

With your student ID card, you have access to the Campus outside normal teaching hours.

VIA Student Incubator

VIA students learn to develop and implement new ideas and projects.

At VIA Student Incubator, students work with innovation and entrepreneurship. They learn to develop and generate new ideas and projects.

This may be the student’s own ideas or external projects carried out in co-operation with local institutions and companies, municipalities or regions.  

Coaching and advisory services offered 

We offer coaching and professional advisory services to students. A mentor programme brings in experienced entrepreneurs to share advice and input.  

Office space

Students can get access to office space together with other entrepreneurs. 


As a student at VIA in Herning, you can find housing at a variety of price ranges.