Terms of Admission
The European Schools were originally established on 12 April 1957 for the children of personnel of European Institutions. A limited number of places are available for other pupils for which application should be made directly to the head of the school. The admission terms for the European School Karlsruhe are an entrance examination and a signed contract between parents, the organisation/company and the European School Karlsruhe. The governments agreed that the nursery classes at the European school would cover two years, the primary course would span five years and the secondary school seven years. The kindergarten accepts children who have turned four before the end of the calendar year in which they are enrolled. Children are admitted to year 1 of the primary cycle if they have turned six before the end of the calendar year in which they are enrolled.
Children are admitted to year 1 of the secondary cycle if they have turned eleven and have successfully completed the primary cycle of a European School or equivalent in another official, approved school.
All new students may be required to sit an entrance examination to determine their level of proficiency in the language of the section they have chosen. Depending on the examination results and the available space in the corresponding class, students will be normally accepted. Birth certificates, together with class records or reports from any previous schools, must be produced when enrolling a child. In the case of employees of EU Institutions, a certificate of confirmation of appointment must be submitted.