What are the requirements for enrollment in a Danish school?

In Denmark education is mandatory for children between the ages of 6 and 16.

Children in the age of 6 to 16 living in Copenhagen can attend the city’s public schools (Folkeskole). Is it free to attend public schools but there are also private alternatives all around Copenhagen. It costs a fee to attend private school.

During the year before your child turns 6, you as parents will automatically receive a letter from the school in your district asking you to enroll your child in pre-school.

Read more about how to enroll your children in a public school and also what options you have for child care before and after classes.

Non-Danish speaking children

If your child is non-Danish speaking, please contact the coordinator for newcomers by mail NIK@buf.kk.dk

Or call this number (+45) 40202585.

The coordinator will need to know your names, address, phone number, and the language, in which the child is most fluent.

The coordinator will make sure, that you will get an invitation to a meeting concerning your child’s needs and the process of enrollment. You must bring your child with you to the meeting. The meeting will be held, in the language, in which the child is most fluent. 

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