The European School Copenhagen is a publicly funded international school under the Municipality of Copenhagen, which means education at the school is free of charge.


The school does not keep a waiting list. Admission is based on a set of criteria set by the Municipality of Copenhagen and a language screening and is dependent upon available spaces.


The school offers three educational cycles – Nursery, Primary and Secondary. The school primarily admits pupils to the new nursery classes starting each August, but also admits pupils in the established Primary and Secondary classes when spaces are available. As we expand the school and open new classes in the Secondary department and new French language section, we will also be inviting applications for admission to these classes.

Admission to our established classes

All our existing classes are currently full. However, it is possible to apply for ‘rolling admission’ in case a space becomes available in any of our classes during the school year 2018/19.


Admission to new classes in 2019/20

On 7th December 2018, we open for admission to our new nursery classes starting in August 2019 as well as four new classes in a French language section. The plan was also to open Secondary 5 (corresponding to 1.g) in August 2019 but upper secondary is now expected to open in the school year 2020/2021. We will provide more information about the upper secondary school (Gymnasium) as soon as possible. 


You can read more about the process and criteria for admission to the different classes by clicking on the links ‘Nursery class’, ‘Primary classes’ and ‘Secondary classes’ on the right hand side.