Secondary : Student mobility programmes

Following a decision of the office of the Secretary General of the European schools, the mobility and student exchange programmes foreseen for the 2021-2022 school year cannot be authorised or organised.
This decision covers all mobility programmes regulated by document 2016-01-D-49-en-4 (Guidelines on Organizing Students’ Mobility from and to the European Schools).


The deadline to apply for a visit during the 2020-2021 school year is January 17, 2020.

Temporarily visiting other schools in a different country gives students the chance to develop more intensively in many regards, for example to improve their language skills and to mature through experiencing a different educational and cultural environment.

European schools offer the possibility of hosting other students as well as supporting their students to visit other schools. Both can take place as real exchanges (visit and return visit) or as one-way visits. They are known collectively as “student mobility programmes”.

In our school, these programmes give to some students currently in year 4 the possibility to spend the whole 1st Semester of year 5 in another European school or an accredited European school, and vice versa. Due to organizational reasons, the number of students that can be admitted to this programme is limited, and not all the requests can be accepted.

In order to be approved a school exchange needs the approval of the directors of both schools involved. In particular, in our school we always require a preliminary approval of the class council.