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

The Secondary education cycle in the European School system consists of grades S1-S7 and 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 examinations. You can read more about Lower Secondary here and Upper Secondary here.

Applying for the established Secondary classes

Our Secondary department opened in August 2018 and now has a total of 18 classes from S1-S7 across three different language sections, English, Danish and Danish/French*. The classes are currently full, but we accept applications for ‘rolling admission’ in case spaces become available during the school year. 

(*Danish language section with French L1/mother tongue students. Most subjects are taught in Danish, but L1 classes can be either Danish or French).

Applying for new Secondary classes

In August 2023, we will open a new Secondary 1 class. The aim is to open a French language section class but if we don’t get enough applicants to form a French language section class, we will establish a Danish language section class with French L1/mother tongue students. See more under admission to lower secondary.

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 about the Secondary department or the admissions process, please write to us at or call our admissions hotline on +45 3614 0190.

Last updated October 13, 2022