The European School Copenhagen opened the upper secondary educational cycle in August 2020. The upper secondary cycle comprises Secondary 5, 6 and 7 (equivalent to the Danish gymnasium) and leads to the European Baccalaureate diploma, which is an officially recognised entry qualification for Higher Education in all the countries of the European Union and many other countries in the world.

The learning environment is international with students from many different countries and a brand new school building in the heart of Carlsberg Byen in Copenhagen. We offer a comprehensive multilingual curriculum and a flexible combination and choice of subjects.

About the Upper Secondary

Applicants have the option of applying for Secondary 5 (equivalent to 1.g.) in either our Danish or English language section.

The language section language is the primary language of instruction and the students’ first language (L1). In the Danish language section, however, the students also have the option of choosing French for their L1 classes (applicants will need to be bilingual Danish/French to choose L1 French).

As a European School, we offer a comprehensive multilingual curriculum with a combination of language, humanities and science subjects. Besides instruction in the language of the section (L1), some of the subjects are also taught in the student’s first foreign language (L2) and as a result, you achieve a high academic level in several languages.

Besides high academic standards, we focus on the students’ well-being as we believe that well-being is essential to be able to learn and develop academically and socially. Teachers follow a class teacher programme to ensure a systematic approach to learning development talks witt the students with regards to knowing which students to challenge through talent programmes and which students to support with personal or academic challenges through study cafees and/or talks with our study counsselor.

We are proud to offer an exciting international learning environment with students from many different countries and great new facilities, centrally located in Carlsberg Byen in Copenhagen.

Students who successfully complete the so-called Bac years Secondary 6 and Secondary 7 are awarded the European Baccalaureate (EB) diploma, which is an officially recognised entry qualification for higher education in all the EU countries and many other countries.

Applications for 2023/24

We still have a few available spaces! Contact us now on +45 36140190 or read more under Admissions.

Orientation Evening

If you wish to learn more about attending the Upper Secondary at ESCPH, please come to our Orientation Evening. Date for the school year 2023/24 will be announced.

At our Orientation Evening, you can see the school, meet the staff, and learn more about student life and the European Baccalaureate.

More information:

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Last updated October 13, 2022