European School Copenhagen is a tuition-free international school under the City of Copenhagen.

The school does not keep a waiting list but admits pupils based on a set of criteria set by the Municipality of Copenhagen and a language screening. Admission is dependent upon available spaces.

The school primarily admits pupils to the new nursery classes opening each August and the new classes we are opening as we grow the school. It is also possible to apply for admission in one of our established Primary and Secondary classes should spaces become available.

> Click here to see a list of our current classes by language section and year level and the new classes opening in the coming school year. 

Admission to new classes in 2023/24

In 2023/24, we will open:

  • three new nursery classes (one in each language section – Danish, English and French)
  • one new secondary 1 class (either in the French language section or the Danish language section depending on the number of French speaking applicants); and
  • three new secondary 5 classes (English and Danish language sections)

Admission to our established classes in 2022/23

You can apply for ‘rolling admission’ in one of our established classes in case a space should become available during the school year. Applications are assessed in November and May subject to availability of places.

More information

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

Last updated October 13, 2022