The European School Copenhagen is a publicly funded international school under the Municipality of Copenhagen, which means the education at the school is free of charge.
The school does not keep a waiting list but admits pupils based on a set of criteria set by the Municipality of Copenhagen as well as a language screening. Admission is always dependent upon available spaces.
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 continue to expand the school, we also invite applications to a few new new classes in Secondary.
In 2021/22, we are opening three new nursery classes (one in each language section – Danish, English and French) and one new Secondary 1 FR (or DK/FR) class (Secondary 1 is equivalent to a Danish 6th grade). We are also opening two new upper secondary/S5 classes in the English and Danish language sections (S5 corresponds to 1.g in Denmark).
Our existing classes are currently full (except for a few spaces in S5) but you can apply for ‘rolling admission’ in case a space becomes available in one of the classes during the school year.
You can read more about the process and criteria for admission under each educational cycle.