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. 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 the school’s age requirement for admission in each year level and a guide to help you understand the European School system in relation to the Danish, French, UK and IB school systems.

Admission to new classes in 2024/25

In 2024/25, we will open:

  • three new nursery classes (one in each language section – Danish, English and French); and
  • three new secondary 5 classes (English and Danish language sections)

Admission to our established classes in 2023/24

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.

Admissions Hotline

If you have any questions related to admissions, please call during our admissions hotline hours.

Tel. +45 3614 0190

Hours (CET):

  • Mondays from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesdays 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays from 13:00 p.m. – 14:00 p.m.

More information

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

Last updated October 13, 2022