I don’t live in Copenhagen – can my child still attend the European School Copenhagen?
The European School Copenhagen offers a European education to all children, who best meet the criteria of admission whatever their city of residence.

My child does not have a European nationality, can he/she still apply?
European School Copenhagen educates all children regardless of nationality.

I work for the European Environment Agency or European Commission – can my child attend the European School Copenhagen?
Children of staff of EU institutions and agencies have priority access to the European School Copenhagen – they fall into the admission category a. 

I live abroad, will I be able to enroll my child at the European School Copenhagen when I return?
Children whose parents are moving/have moved to Denmark for work or whose parents have worked abroad and are returning to Denmark for work can apply fall into the b1. and b2. admission categories respectively. 

What is the expected level in the dominant language (section language)?
The expected level in L1 is mother tongue level.

What languages ​​do children learn at the European School Copenhagen?
The European School Copenhagen educates students in Danish, English or French (see available classes). Students study Language 2 from P1 (6 years old). Language 2 can be German, English or French.

What level of Language 2 is required at the entrance to Secondary 1 (grade 6)?
The expected level in L2 at entry into S1 is the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The student must be able to hold a conversation and read a short novel.

My child is bilingual, can he/she have classes in both languages?
In European schools, children are taught in their dominant language. A Language 2 is studied daily from the first year of primary school (age 6-7). However, the European School Copenhagen does not offer a bilingual education and the L1 and L2 curricula are different. From Secondary 3 some subjects are taught in the student’s L2. 

My child already speaks two languages, can he/she learn a third language?
The third language (L3) is compulsory from secondary 1 (11-12 years old). ESCPH offers English, French, German and Danish as L3.

I would like to enrol two children at the same time – is this possible?
In theory, nothing prevents two children from the same family from attending ESCPH. However, not all classes are open yet and admission is dependent upon spaces and the admission criteria. See the development plan.

If I enrol my child in a language section, will he/she be able to change sections later?
Children enrolled in European schools are enrolled in the section corresponding to their dominant language. It is very rare that the school allows a change of language section – see our procedure-for-changing-l1-language-section_approved-23092021

If my child is accepted in the European School Copenhagen, will he/she take Folkeskolens Afgangsprøve at the end of 9th grade and Studentereksamen at the end of 3.g?
No. European School Copenhagen does not prepare for the Danish exams. Students take the European Baccalaureate at the end of their schooling (S7). Students who have attended the Danish language section in the European School Copenhagen can apply for Danish gymnasium when they are in S4/9th grade. Danish gymnasium may require students from the European School Copenhagen to sit an entry test. 

Is the European Baccalaureate recognised in Denmark?
Yes. The European Baccalaureate is recognised as a high school /upper secondary diploma by all the Member States of the European Union.