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Enrolments 2021-2022

Enrolment policy

Enrolments at  the European Schools in Brussels are governed by the 2021-2022 Enrolment Policy.


How to submit your enrolment application

In the current health context, the enrolment service remains closed to the public.

As of 16 November 2021, applications for enrolment after the start of the school year ( for a start of schooling during the current school year), accompanied by all the required documents, must be submitted online via the enrolment portal of the European Schools in Brussels.

Please contact the school’s enrolment secretariat (ixl-enrolments@eursc.eu) for more details.

Contact of the Enrolments Secretariat:


Article 12. Enrolments after the beginning of the school year

Article 12.1

As from 6 September 2021, the following enrolment applications will be allowed, restrictively and on the strict condition that at the time of their submission within the meaning of Articles 2.6. and 2.7., the following three cumulative conditions are fulfilled, save in exceptional cases affecting the pupil concerned that are duly justified at the time of submission of the application:

  1. they involve categories I, II* and II pupils for whom no other enrolment application for the 2021-2022 school year has been submitted,
  2. the pupil concerned is being educated outside Belgium when the application is submitted,
  3. one of the following two cases arises three months at the earliest before the start of the child’s actual schooling:
  • one of the pupil’s legal representatives will be taking up his/her post with one of the European Union institutions,
  • one of the legal representatives residing outside Belgium will be settling in Brussels on a long-term basis in the context of a change to the family situation.

Article 12.2.

The application must be submitted six weeks at the earliest before the start of the planned schooling. After handling of the application and acceptance of the place by the applicant, the pupil must start his/her actual schooling within 15 working days of the date of the start of schooling mentioned in the CEA ’s decision, otherwise the place will be deemed to have been refused within the meaning of Article 1.11.(c).

Article 12.5

For pedagogical reasons, the CEA has set 25 March 2022 as the date after which no further enrolment applications may be submitted during the school year, no pupil being allowed to commence his/her schooling at a Brussels European School after 25 April 2022.

Article 2.24.  Age requirements

In accordance with Article 49 of the General Rules of the European Schools

  1. admission to the nursery school takes place at the beginning of the school year in September of the calendar year in which the child reaches four years of age
  2. admission to primary year 1 takes place at the beginning of the school year in September of the calendar year in which the child reaches six years of age.

Dates and enrolment procedures

Please note:

  • Children who attended the school during the school year 2021/2022 will be automatically enrolled for the school year 2022/2023
  • Children in the final year of the nursery and who meet the age requirements will be automatically put on the admission lists for the first year of the primary school.

Language sections at the European School of Brussels III 

  • CS (Czech), DE (German), EL (Greek), EN (English), ES (Spanish), FR (French), NL (Dutch)
  • Slovak (SK) SWALS (Students Without a language section): only for the secondary cycle.