European Schools were founded to meet the educational needs of the children of European Civil Servants. For the European School The Hague, these are the children of employees of Eurojust, Europol, EPO, ESA-ESTEC, GSA, EMA and the European Commission. These children have a reserved place in our school and are referred to as Category I pupils. For children of employees of other European Agencies/Institutions, Admissions will be able to provide information about whether your child(ren) also qualifies as a Category I applicant.
All other students are referred to as Category III students, and can be placed depending on availability and whether the admission criteria below is met. This criteria is based on the Dutch Regulations for International Education (IGBO-Wet):
Prospective parents are invited to attend an information morning at one or both campuses: Primary and/or Secondary.
If you are not able to attend one of these sessions and would like to schedule an individual visit, please submit a Registration of Interest Form (see link below), together with school report copies (for students applying for Primary 1 - Secondary 6), and then contact the Admissions Office with a request to visit the school.
Submit a registration of interest
How to apply?
A formal application is done through an external admissions portal called OpenApply. You will be required to create an account so that you can follow the status of your child’s application.
In the portal, you will be asked to also upload a number of documents, through a checklist. For each type of application and year group, different checklist items are required. We may also add additional checklist items if necessary (IEP's, etc.) Below is a list of the standard items:
- Category I (children of European Agency/Institute staff members)
- Category III (all other pupils)
- When to apply?
- Next steps
- How long does it take?
- Additional information for Category III applications