Admission Procedure

Admission to the International School Groningen is governed by regulations set in place by the Dutch Government.

Students who wish to enter the schools' MYP programme (age 11-16) must fall into one of the following categories:

  • have a non-Dutch nationality and have at least one parent/guardian who works in the Netherlands or in the border region of the Netherlands for a specific period of time
  • have the Dutch nationality, have spent a longer period abroad, because at least one of the parents/guardians has worked abroad for a specific period of time, as a result of which the pupil has attended school there for more than two years
  • have the Dutch nationality and who can show, by means of an employer's testimonial or another kind of certificate, that the parents/guardians will be dispatched abroad within two years and that the pupil will move abroad with them.

Students who wish to enter the schools' DP programme (16-18), will need to show their academic level with current school records. We would also require a letter of recommendation from their current school that they are able pass into the DP programme, should they be coming from an other IB school. They will also be required to display this academic standard by taking entrance tests and to attend an interview at the school.

Students wishing to enter the DP must also have at least one parent/guardian who works in the Netherlands or in the border region of the Netherlands. The student must be living with the parent/guardian. We do not accept students who will be living on their own.

We as a school are not able to apply for a Visa on behalf of any students . The IND (Dutch Immigration Department) will not issued visa's to secondary school students unless they are moving here with a parent/guardian who already has a work contract in place.

Admittance to the schools' DP programme remains at the discretion of the schools' Diploma Coordinator and senior management team.


To submit an Online application, please go to

Further opportunities include a tour of the school and a trial day in classes.

Please contact the school ( or visit our website ( for further information.