Admission to Secondary

The Secondary education cycle consists of grades S1-S7 when the pupils are between 11-19 years old. The European School Copenhagen follows the curriculum set by the European Schools and the secondary cycle is completed with the European Baccalaureate certificate. You can read more about Secondary here.

Applying for the established Secondary classes

Our Secondary department opened in August 2018 and currently has a total of ten classes in S1, S2 S3 and S4 across three different language sections, English, Danish and French/Danish. The classes are currently full, but we accept applications for ‘rolling admission’ in case spaces become available during the school year. 

Applying for new Secondary classes

In August 2021, we will open a new Secondary 1 class in the French language section. The students in this class have either French or Danish as L1 (mother tongue).  Applications open on 24th November 2020 and close on  15th January 2021.


We will also be opening two new S5 classes in the English and Danish language section. S5 corresponds to 1.g (the first year of Danish Gymnasium). See more information under admission to upper secondary.


How to apply

Please apply using the link provided under Apply for Secondary and ensure you submit the required documentation. The admission criteria are available under the link criteria and process.

If you have any questions regarding our Secondary department, please write to Deputy Head of Department Mette Sophie Viuff Skærlund at