* The Dutch International Schools receive government funding and therefore operate within the framework of the Dutch educational system. They differ in this way from private international and foreign educational facilities.
* The Dutch International Schools possess a number of distinguishing qualities in comparison with these other institutions, such as the active international character and that they are subject to the inspection carried out by the Dutch authorities.
* The Dutch International Schools use English as the medium for teaching their international curricula.
* Even though the government subsidy does not cover the costs, The Dutch International Schools are able to charge relatively low school fees in comparison with private international and foreign educational facilities.
* The Dutch International Schools are affiliated to regular Dutch schools.
Dutch International Schools are as such acknowledged and funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. As a consequence, eligibility requirements for admission to the schools are based (according to national regulations) on the following:
* Foreign students who will reside in The Netherlands for a definite period while their parents are employed in the country.
* Dutch nationals who have had at least two years international education while their parents have had employment overseas.
* Dutch nationals who are planning to be educated, for at least two years, overseas, due to their parent’s employment outside The Netherlands.