Applying for Secondary 5 (1.g) in the coming school year

If you would like to submit an application for admission to Secondary 5 in the coming school year, you must apply via the Danish Government website optagelse.dk between February 15th and March 13th like you do for other Danish gymnasiums/upper secondary schools. As we are an international school, you find us on the list of ‘internationale gymnasiale uddannelser’ and ‘European Baccalaureate’. If the deadline has passed, please give us a call on +45 3614 0190 to see if have more available spaces. There are currently a few vacancies in Secondary 5 in 2022/23.  

On optagelse.dk, you can either log in with your UNI-Login or your Nem-ID. If you don’t have either of these log-in options, it is possible to apply in optagelse.dk without a NemID, but we recommend that you contact us first so we can guide you. We have also created a step-by-step guide to optagelse.dk in English.

Please remember to upload a motivation explaining why you wish to attend the European School Copenhagen (max 300 words).

If you cannot apply via optagelse.dk, please fill out this form and send your motivation (max 300 words) to admin.escph@kk.dk at the latest on March 9th 2023.

To be admitted in our upper secondary school/gymnasium, you must meet the general requirements for admission to a Danish STX/Gymnasium as well as our language criteria. You find the admission criteria here along with a list of the documentation to be submitted with your application.

If you meet the criteria for admission, you will be invited to a written test in the language of the section you have applied for (English or Danish), mathematics and the language you have chosen as your first foreign language/L2 (English, German or French).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Applying for our existing upper secondary classes 

If you wish to apply for one of our existing Secondary 5 or 6 classes in either the Danish or English language section, please complete our application form here.

For any questions regarding your application, please contact Admissions so we can help you.

Last updated November 22, 2022