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 continue to expand the school, we also invite applications to our new classes in secondary and our new French language section.
In 2021/22, we are opening three new nursery classes (one in each language section – Danish, English and French) and one new Secondary 1 class in the French language section (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.