The European Schools were created to provide children whose parents work for European Union institutions with an education in their mother tongue. They are not intended to be bilingual schools. 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 (please see the equivalence chart) 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.
- Example: to join the English section, the pupil must demonstrate a good command of the English language, both written and spoken.
Depending on their situation, children will be put into category A1, A2, B1, B2, B3, C1, C2 or C3. Admissions rules change 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 B then C in numerical order.
At the start of the school year in September 2023, only A1 categories will be able to apply for all levels.
For the other categories, only applications for the following levels will be considered for English Section:
||Date of Birth
||Equivalence in English System
For the other categories, only applications for the following levels will be considered for French Section:
||Date of Birth
||Equivalence in French System
Note: For enrolment in S6, only pupils already enrolled in the European School will be able to apply.
Students who attended the school during 2022/2023 school year are automatically enrolled for the coming year (no re-enrolment is necessary). Children currently in the last year of the nursery cycle or the primary cycle who meet the age requirements will automatically be placed on the admission lists for P1 or S1 respectively.
Applying to and attending the school are free of charge. However, certain books and school supplies must be purchased by families.