Admissions

How do I start at International School Twente?

Thank you for your interest in IST! If you wish to enrol your child(ren) into our primary and/or secondary school, we kindly ask you to fill out the application form, after carefully reading the information stated below. Please provide as much information as possible.


Admission requirements

ISTwente requires the following data and supporting documents in order to process your application:

  • a fully completed application form (one per child);
  • a recent passport size photograph of the applicant;
  • copies of academic records for the current school year (in English);
  • copies of medical records (if applicable).

Please be aware that an application will not be processed for admission unless the application form has been fully completed and all supporting documents have been received by the Admissions Office at one of the following addresses:

 

IST Primary Campus IST Secondary Campus
Johannes ter Horststaat 30 Tiemeister 20
7513 ZH Enschede, The Netherlands 7541 WG Enschede, The Netherlands

 

What happens after I submit my application?

After submitting your complete application form, the school will confirm receipt of your application and arrange to view the required documents. A school visit, interview or spending a day at school are always possible after making the necessary arrangements. Admission to the school will be confirmed once it has been established by our Admissions Office that the programme is appropriate for the students’ needs and that a place is available.

 

Primary and Secondary
  • After first contact made via phone call, email or through the submission of our contact form, IST will send a reply providing general information about our school and curriculum, and outlining the following steps to take if interested in moving forward.
  • An application form is then submitted.
  • The admissions team will acknowledge the receipt of the application, and make arrangements to request supporting documentation.
Primary Secondary
  • The family is then invited for a school tour or a video call with the admissions officer: this is an opportunity to ask detailed questions and receive more in depth information.
  • Once all supporting documents have been received, the admission team meets to review them and decide appropriate student class allocation, which is based on age, educational background and personal development.
  • The family is then invited for a school tour or a video call with the admissions officer: this is an opportunity to ask detailed questions and receive more in depth information.
  • Finally, the Principal, DP or Cambridge coordinator meets the applicant in person or through a video call, to talk about the student’s ambitions and goals and how IST can best support them.