Admission for non-residential international students is dependent on:

  • The student meeting all admissions procedures and requirements
  • The student meeting all financial obligations
  • Availability of places in appropriate classes and programmes.

In the event where an applicant meets all the above, but where there is a shortage of places, priority will be given to:

  • Children of families employed by companies who have an agreement to reserve a specific number of places at the school.
  • Children of families that can document that they are on a short-term assignment to Norway.

Admission for local residents is dependent on:

OIS welcomes local resident students (holding a Norwegian passport/permanent residency permit in Norway) who are interested in a challenging international education. Permanent residents need to meet the same admission criteria as applies to non-residential international students. Admission offer is furthermore based on the below criteria.

Local residents follow the below application process:

1 March - Deadline for application – all documents and payment must be received by OIS by 1 March. Applications received by the school after this date or which are incomplete will not be considered.

March/April - Applicant review by the OIS Admissions Committee

1 June - Communication of admissions offers to applicants

Unsuccessful applicants will be duly informed. OIS does not retain a waiting list. Applicants who meet our requirements but were unsuccessful due to lack of space are invited to renew and update the registered application with new information. The application fee is waived when the application is renewed the following year. Applicants who decide to wait two years or more before new submission will have to re-apply and thus pay the application fee.

Prioritising Criteria:

Primary School
Student’s number of academic years attending international school/English language curriculum
Motivation for international education (written statement, in English, by parents)
Student’s capacity to access and benefit from our academic program (review of reports, any special needs assessments/EAL/SfL, school questionnaire)

Secondary School
Student’s number of academic years attending international school/English language curriculum
Student’s capacity to access and benefit from our academic program (review of reports, any special needs assessments/EAL/SfL, school questionnaire)
Motivation for international education (written statement, in English, by applicant)

Pre-School
Student’s number of academic years attending international school/English language curriculum
Motivation for international education (written statement, in English, by parents)
Student’s capacity to access and benefit from our academic program (review of reports, any special needs assessments/EAL/SfL, school questionnaire)
Meeting with Pre-School leader and applicants prior to final decision

Upper Secondary School (US) admissions requirements

For details and subject specific requirements, please review carefully the Upper Secondary Admissions Requirements and Procedures and the General Regulations - Diploma Program.

Special learning needs

Our school is able to admit and serve students with mild learning difficulties who demonstrate the ability to access and benefit from our regular curriculum and program with limited assistance (up to four lessons per week) from our Support for Learning Program.  Students with special learning needs will be admitted on the basis of the admissions committee’s review of previous school records and placement, assessments of current intellectual and achievement levels, Individual Educational Plan (IEP) and psycho-educational evaluation.

OIS does not offer modified grades or alternative diplomas and does not provide physical or occupational therapy services.

OIS does not admit students with:

  • Low cognitive functioning
  • Conduct disabilities
  • Both learning disabilities and limited English language proficiency

Reenrolment

Admission to one division or year level does not guarantee continued enrolment in the next school division or year level. Reenrolment is confirmed on a year-to-year basis, as the school may not be able to meet the individual educational needs of a student with learning difficulties or for other reasons is unable to access the curriculum as the student progresses through the year levels due to the increased level of academic requirements at progressive year levels.

OIS Admissions Office

We have a small but efficient admissions office with faculty that is experienced in guiding families through the application process.

Please do not hesitate to direct all admissions and application inquiries to:

Mrs. Suzi Andersen,
Direct Tlf: +47 40 76 59 07, admissions@oslois.no

In the event where Mrs. Andersen is not available, all inquiries will be handled as quickly as possible by a designated substitute.