1. Admissions conditions and fees :

Underlying principles

The European Schools were created to provide children whose parents work for European Union institutions with an education in their mother tongue.

Families who do not belong to European institutions can still apply to the school.

Applications will be processed according to the family’s category and the number of available spots.

Children who are admitted to the school in the middle of their studies are placed in the year group that corresponds to the same level of studies in the country from which they come.

In general, they are enrolled in the language section of their dominant language.

If necessary, they will take an assessment test in order to determine their level and/or dominant language.

Applications are accepted all year long if classes are not full (except for the last two years of secondary, S6 and S7).

Students who attended the school for the 2020/2021 school year are automatically enrolled for the coming year (no re-enrolment is necessary).

Underlying principles

At the start of the school year in September 2021, only A categories will be able to apply for all levels.
For the other categories, only applications for the following levels will be considered:
– M1 EN (year of birth 2017)
– M1 FR (year of birth 2017)
– M2 EN (year of birth 2016)
– P3 FR (year of birth 2013)
– P4 FR (year of birth 2012)
– P5 FR (year of birth 2011)
– P5 EN (year of birth 2011)
– S4 EN (year of birth 2007)
– S5 EN (year of birth 2006)
For enrolment in S6, only pupils already enrolled in a European School will be able to apply.

Depending on their situation, children will be put into category A, B1, B2, B3, B4 or B5. Admissions rules vary depending on the category. Underneath is a summary of the different cases. In terms of admission, children in category A are given priority, then children in categories B1 to B5 in numerical order. For children whose brothers and sisters already attend our school, their situation is taken into consideration.

Category A Children of European Community staff

as outlined in Article 1 of the Convention Defining the Statue of the European Schools

(pupils in category 1 in Type 1 European Schools)

Category B1 Children of staff of other European institutions (for example, the Council of Europe)

and of staff of international institutions and organisations

Children of staff of the European School of Paris-La Défense

Category B2 Children of diplomatic and consular staff

of European Union member states, non-member states and other countries

Category B3 Children whose families temporarily live in or around Courbevoie

and who will most likely attend a school outside of the French educational system later on

In this category, priority is given to children whose parent(s) is/are working

abroad in research institutes, higher education or business.

Category B4 Children whose mother tongue or dominant language is a European language other than French
Category B5 Children whose families have European mobility projects

Children whose parents wish for them to be educated in line with the spirit of the European Schools

In categories B3, B4 and B5, priority will be given to children for whom no other suitable schooling (international or bilingual sections) can be found because of their mother tongue; in the same categories, priority will be given to children living in or around Courbevoie (because the school does not have boarding facilities).

School fees

Applying to and attending the school are free of charge. Books and school supplies must be purchased by families, though.

Admissions procedure

2. Admissions procedure and required documents


Before applying to the European School of Paris-La Défense, please read carefully through all of the admissions conditions.

Enrolment application

Each person applying to the European School must fill in the application form in its entirety and read the admissions policy. This form is available in a fillable PDF and must be sent digitally along with all of the required documents to the following e-mail address: ee.admissions@ac-versailles.fr.
The form and the admissions policy can be downloaded below and viewed with Adobe Acrobat or any other PDF reader.

Politique d’inscription
admissions policy
Formulaire d’inscription
Application form

Required documents

When e-mailing your application form in, you must also attach the following documents:

  • Parents in categories A, B1, B2 and B3 must provide copies of their contract of employment and a certificate of employment.
  • Parents in categories B4 and B5 must provide a cover letter detailing why they are applying to the school.
  • A birth certificate or the child’s page in the livret de famille.
  • The school reports from the previous year and the first term of the current year.
  • For children not living with their parents, legal guardianship papers.
  • The vaccine page of the child’s medical passport (mandatory diphtheria-tetanus-polio vaccine).

3. Key enrolment dates

Enrolment admissions: 18 January 2021-22 March 2021

Results of the enrolment for category A families: 16 April 2021 by email

Results of the enrolment for families in other categories: 25 May 2021 by email

Only applicants for the enrolment of categories A pupils who will be taking up their post in Paris as from 1 March
2021 will be allowed to submit their application after the end of the enrolment admissions.

*The admissions office will be closed from 9 July to 23 August 2021.

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