Admission Criteria of the ESM

In accordance with the Digest of Decisions of the European Schools (Chapter XII, Section A)*, pupils of the European School Munich (hereinafter referred to as "ESM") are divided into three categories and ranked accordingly in their priority admittance.

Category I pupils (entitled pupils)

Children of employees of the European Patent Office in Munich, of the EU, of teachers and of administrative and ancillary staff of the School. These children have to be admitted to the European School Munich and are exempt from school fees.

Category II pupils

Children covered by individual agreements or decisions, each entailing specific rights and obligations for the children concerned, particularly as regards school fees.

As a company, individual enterprise or organization, are you interested in concluding a Cat. II framework agreement with our school in order to open up an excellent educational opportunity for the children of your employees?

Please contact Andreas Wallrodt, Director of Finance and Administration (e-mail: by May 13.

We would also be happy to answer your questions in a personal meeting at our school by appointment.

Category III pupils

Children who do not belong to Categories I and II. They will be admitted to a limited extent in accordance with the new ESM admission policy approved by the Board of Governors of the European Schools at its meeting of December 2023 (document 2023-09-D-44-en-3).

The Director shall decide within the regular in-take procedure on pupil's enrolment taking into account the present enrolment policy and instructions.

Applications for enrolment of Category III pupils should be submitted no later than April 12 of the current school year for the next school year. 

As a private person, you would like to enable your child to receive an excellent education at our school?

Please first complete the following form by 12 April. We will then get in touch with you as soon as possible. Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that questionnaires received after April 12 will be considered.

Primary school questionnaire
Secondary school questionnaire

Please contact Sharina Lorenz (Tel.: +49 (0)89 62816-103; E-Mail: LIST-MUN-SECRETARIAT-NURSERY-AND-PRIMARY-CYCLE(at)eursc(dot)eu) if you are interested in what our elementary school has to offer.

For questions concerning the secondary school, Loretta Bettoni (Tel.: +49 (0)89 62816-205; E-Mail: LIST-MUN-SECRETARIAT-SECONDARY-CYCLE(at)eursc(dot)eu) is at your disposal.


Thank you for your interest and the numerous inquiries we have received for our Cat. III places. The deadline for submitting expressions of interest expired on April 12, and no further questionnaires can be considered.

We look forward to receiving your applications again from October 2024!

* The Digest of Decisions can be found on the official website of the European Schools

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