FAQ's Primary & Secondary School


How can I apply to BCS?

Families interested in sending their children to Berlin Cosmopolitan School should complete the online application form. On our website under “Admissions” tab you will find more details. Click “Apply Here” for instructions on how to complete the form.  

What are the procedures & requirements when applying to BCS?

Once an application is completed, you will receive an email regarding login information. Utilizing your personal login information, you can stay informed on the status of your application. Berlin Cosmopolitan School is only able to accept completed applications with all required documents.

  • Photo of applicant (passport size, only in a Jpeg or JPN format)
  • 2 most current academic report cards/progress reports (translated in English or German in a PDF format). Please name the reports (i.e. Term 1 2017/18) and include an explanation of grading. If work and social behavior evaluation reports have been issued, they must be submitted. Report cards are required for applicants of grade 2 - 11 applicants
  • Upcoming grade 1 applicants, a recommendation or evaluation letter (PDF format), provided by a school director, teacher or an educator
  • Credit card details to make the application fee payment

You may need to upload a proof of sole custody document (translated in English or German in a PDF format),
if applicable.

You can also start the application process, save and continue later, if you do not have all required documents. Please be aware, however, that you must complete the first page in order to receive your login credentials.

How large should my file upload be?

The file size is limited to 500MB. You can upload more than 1 file. Look for "add another file" button to upload more files, then you can upload each one by clicking.

How do I apply for more than one child?

Once your account has been created, you can submit sibling applications by clicking "add new applicant"

Is an application fee required?

Yes. There is a non-refundable application fee due at the time of the application submission. The fee for each submitted application is 50 EUR. You can pay with a credit card.

What happens after I submit the online application?

Once everything is complete, you will receive a confirmation email stating that you have applied to BCS. A link will also be provided, so you can login and access your personal status page. Here you can review all details on your application.

Your personal ID & password, allows you to follow up on your admission status at any time.

How long is the waiting list and what number am I on the list?

After submission of your completed application, students are placed on our waiting list. Priority is given to students who have siblings already at our school. Generally, we always have a waiting list. Our admissions process does not utilize a numbering system and therefore, no child is assigned a specific number on the waiting list. Should a place become available, we will contact you and arrange a meeting.


How long will my application remain on the waiting list?

Your application is valid for one year, thereafter all information will be deleted due to data protection.

Is there an application deadline?

There is no application deadline. We do accept applications throughout the year, however admission is based on availability.

My child is interested in the IB Diploma or the Bilingual Abitur programme. How can I apply?

Please complete the online application form and choose IB Diploma or Bilingual Abitur. Due to the curriculum and requirements of the programme, we are not able to admit any students past an October 1st deadline.

When should I follow-up and who should I contact regarding my application status?

Please do not call or email our school office regarding your application status. The personal log in/password ID you received at the time of the application submission will allow you to check for updates, at any given time.

We already applied online and would like to apply for the next school year. However, our application is not being accepted? How can we re-apply?

Please wait for instructions to be given about when you should re-apply. Only one application per child, per school year is possible, at one time.

What do I do, if I forget my password?

Go to Sign In and you can reset your password by clicking "forgot password".

What can I do to expedite the application process for my child?

Once you have received a confirmation email, you have completed our admission procedure instructions. There are no further requirements.

How do I make an appointment to visit the BCS Rückerstraße campus?

We offer “Open Classroom” events twice a year, to introduce interested families to BCS. Please click ”Attend an Open Event" to register. Should you already have applied online with BCS and would like to attend, please login with your personal ID & password. Once on your page, under "Quick Links", simply click "Register for an Open Day" to confirm.

My child currently attends BCS Kindergarten & Preschool. Do I need to re-apply for Primary School or is my child automatically on the waiting list?

Yes, you need to apply to our Primary School at our Rückerstraße campus. You are not automatically placed on the waiting list.

Please login to your parent dashboard, click on your child's name, complete the form and submit the 50 EUR application fee. You will then be registered on the waiting list for the upcoming Grade 1. The application deadline for applicants from our Preschool is July 1st.

Please understand, the application fee is non-refundable. The fee for each submitted application is 50 EUR. You can make a payment with a credit card.