Pre-school and Kindergarten admissions are made in collaboration with the central database maintained by Bergen Kommune. For this reason, parents applying for admission to our Preschool and Kindergarten programmes are required to complete the ISB application form in addition to the application forms issued by Bergen Kommune. If you have an difficulties filling in the form in Norwegian, there is information available in other languages, otherwise please contact the School Office for assistance. For students leaving ISB, there’s one month notice for termination.
Grades 1 to 10 are required to complete the ISB application form in addition to submitting school records (if available) for 2 complete years showing evidence of formal schooling, including any Individual Education Plans, if these are available.
ISB Admission Fee
All new students grades 1 to 10 accepting a place at ISB for the school year 2023-2024 or later, there will be an admission fee of 2500 NOK charged. Admission and Enrolment fee are non-refundable.
If a family has two or more students admitted at a time the admission fee is 5000 NOK.
The Placement Process determines which grade a student will enter. The aim is to ensure that students are placed in the grade most suitable for their learning, social development and chronological age. (If in doubt, please consult the comparative age/grade reference). A formal offer of enrolment may be made after the information for Steps 1 and 2 is received and validated.
Required for Placement
Samples of student work and/or portfolio (can be brought on the day of the visit)
Information about previous placement and length of anticipated stay in Norway
Standardised test results, if available.
For students grades 2-10 the following form will be sent electronically to the previous school through Open Apply.
Once assigned to a class, we wish to ensure that the newly-placed student is able to adjust to the new school environment as quickly as possible. This will involve informing the teacher(s) about the new enrolment, in addition to appointing a buddy to help the student through the start of school.