Admissions Process

At ISB we are committed to maintaining a low student-to-teacher ratio and a rate of growth that ensures a stable learning environment for our students.  Because of this, many of our classes currently have waiting lists (especially at the Kindergarten and Primary levels). While we do our best to accommodate international families and siblings of current students, even this is not always possible.

Admissions are rolling and priority given to families with a demonstrated need for international education.  We will only consider applications from students planning to stay for three months or more.

You'll find most important information on our website, including an overview of grade levels and fees. We also expect all prospective families (parents and children) to visit the school during one of our Tour Tuesdays, at 8:30 on the first Tuesday of each month (registration appreciated).  You are welcome to email or call +45 26 32 78 00 with any other questions. 

Once you have had a tour and are ready to apply, please find our online application form here.  There is a non-refundable application fee of DKK 500 per student. The fee is payable when the application is sent.  Payment details will be sent to you via email.

After completing the application form, you will be asked to send a questionnaire to the reference of your choice.  This is an opportunity for us to get a sense of your child's learning style and any other information relevant to helping him or her settle in at ISB. You will also be asked to upload copies of the student's birth certificate, passport, and school reports from the previous two years. Kindergarten students will be sent a separate evaluation to be completed by your child's caregiver.

The school accepts students with no previous experience in English in our lower grade levels (K1-P3). Students entering upper Primary (P4-P5) must be able to achieve fluency before enteirng the MYP. Students entering the MYP must be fluent in English.

It is very important for the admissions process that the application is complete with all necessary information, as this will facilitate the decision-making process. Failure to disclose information regarding diagnoses or known health/behaviour issues may result in your child being expelled from school.

Once we have received the application fee and requested information, your child will be invited to an interview/assessment. Families not yet in the country will complete the interview via Skype.  Students from P1-M10 will take a short assessment.  The Assessment provides an indication of the student's academic level and any possible learning support that may be required.

The admissions team evaluates applications at a meeting in the first week of every month.  Applicants are then admitted, wait-listed or declined.

If your child is placed on the waiting list, the application will be reviewed quarterly.  While on the waiting list, parents are allowed to decline an offered place once and retain their spot on the waiting list.  The second time an offered place is declined by the parents, the child will be permanently revmoved from the waiting list. A new application must be made if the child continues to seek enrollment.

If admitted, parents are then asked to pay a non-refundable enrollment fee of DKK 3000 per family.  Once this fee has been paid, the child's place secured.

ISB reserves the right to decline admission if our evaluation suggests that ISB will not be the best fit for your child.

In short...

  • Visit ISB
  • Complete online application and pay application fee
  • Provide reference, birth certificate, passport and school reports
  • Academic assessment and interview arranged by ISB
  • Applicant admitted, wait-listed or declined
  • Pay enrollment fee if admitted (within ten days)


Click above to apply. Read more about our admissions policies here.