International Education in Copenhagen
It may be small, but Denmark's capital, Copenhagen, is regarded in many ways one of the best cities in Europe. Year after year it tops lists of capital cities with the best quality of life. It's an economic powerhouse for northern Europe, and has a great reputation as a centre for specialised business industries such as IT, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and more.
It's also well connected. The Oresund bridge provides a road link to Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia, and Denmark's southern land border provides easy access to Germany and the rest of mainland Europe too.
All of the above attracts highly skilled, well-educated expats to Copenhagen. And the growing number of those expats means that the city has an excellent choice of international schools, many of them new and regarded as some of the best in Europe.
When searching for an international school in Copenhagen, remember that Denmark is not part of the Eurozone. The currency throughout the country is the Danish krone. Any fees you see will be in kroner, not euro.
Once you've gotten your head around the conversion rate, you'll notice very quickly that Copenhagen's international schools have considerably lower fees than the rest of Europe. In fact, school fees in Denmark are among the lowest in the world.
This is because in Denmark the majority of schools – public, private, international or any other kind – are heavily subsidised by the government. Despite the cheaper costs, the standard of education on offer in Copenhagen's international schools is just as good (if not better) than anywhere else in the world.
Sports facilities, extra curricular programs, native English speaking teachers, and small class sizes are all commonplace across school campuses. Whatever high standards you expect from a well-regarded international school, Copenhagen's schools will meet or exceed them.
Like much of Europe, the International Baccalaureate is the curriculum that reigns in Copenhagen's international schools. English is the most common language of instruction, however, there are other options available if you wish. Danish is often offered as an additional language. If for some reason you'd prefer an alternative curriculum to the IB, you can find French, German, Danish, British, and even the Waldorf curriculum in the city too.
Copenhagen is a small city and well serviced by public transport. No matter where in the capital you choose to live, you should have a relatively easy commute to your chosen international school. Most of the international schools in Denmark are located in Copenhagen, so keep this in mind if you plan to live far outside of the city.
Below, we have compiled our top 5 international schools in Copenhagen. However, there are another 10 schools to choose from in the city. You can find the best international school for your child by personalising your results. Just fill in your search criteria, and we will calculate a personal score for every international school in Copenhagen based on your requirements.