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 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, we will also invite applications for new classes in secondary and our new French language section – see further information below under Admission to our new classes in 2020/21.


> See here for a list of already established classes and new classes opening in August 2020. 


Admission to our new classes in 2020/21

We are inviting applications for the following new classes in 2020/21: 

  • Nursery class in the English, Danish and French language section
  • Secondary 1 in the French language section


You can apply at any time between 26th November 2019 and 19th January 2020.


We will also be inviting applications for our new upper secondary / gymnasium classes from 1st January 2020 to 1st March 2020. 


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 one of the classes during the school year.


More information

You can read more about the process and criteria for admission under each educational cycle.