Frequently Asked Questions

We are pleased to assist you and to provide you with information! In the list of Frequently Asked Questions, you will find answers to many aspects of the European School Munich.

Questions about registration and admission

We also gladly accept students at our school whose parents do not work at the Patent Office or in an EU institution.

For more information, please see the admission criteria page.

According to the current admissions policy of the ESM, an enrollment of Category III pupils in all language sections is only possible for siblings and/or children from other European schools in classes with fewer than 24 pupils.

No, we do not have a waiting list.

You register your child from January to mid April of the year that you would like to enroll your child in September.


Children can be enrolled into the nursery the September of the year they turn 4 years of age.

Children can be enrolled into the 1st year of the primary school the September of the year they turn 6 years of age.

Yes. This test is required for all pupils of all language sections.

Yes, an information evening will be held in March. Further information will be forwarded to you by your Human Resources department (Category I and II only).

Questions about the languages

If the dominate language of your child is not a language section, your child can join the language section of its second language and then receive tuition in their dominant language as language 1. This is only available for category I and II.

Language 2 can be either German, English or French.

No, the allocation of the language sections is listed in the general rules of the school. Pupils without a language section (SWALS) will be allocated into the language section according to their choice of language 2.

Questions about the European School Munich

No, the ESM is a public educational institution with limited enrollment capacities.

The companies that have a contract with the ESM are an internal matter and confidential information which cannot be disclosed.

The ESM employs seconded teachers and locally recruited teachers.

Would you like to apply for a post as seconded teacher?
Applicants for seconded posts from other European countries can receive more detailed information from their national Board of Education and Science or click on the links below.

Would you like to apply for a post as locally recruited teacher?
Occasionally there are vacancies for locally recruited qualified teachers in various subjects and language sections. Locally recruited teachers should address their application to the offices of the Primary School and/or the Secondary School, also during the running school year.

The following documents are required:

  • cover letter
  • CV with photo
  • evidence of teacher training (copy of diploma)
  • references and track records, if available

We will enter your details into our list of applicants and will get in touch with you if any vacancies arise. Appointments with the Director will only be issued if there are actual possibilities of employment. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the school holidays of the ESM are not identical with those of other/regular German public schools.

On the Parents’ Association website you will find more answers to FAQs regarding the canteen, after school care, after school activities and school transport.

Questions about the Secondary School and BAC

Yes, there is a cross-national agreement stating that the BAC is accepted in all member states and recognised for University enrollment/entrance.