A student can only be admitted to a DIS if he or she complies with at least one of the following three conditions:
- The student has a non-Dutch nationality (or: also a non-Dutch nationality) and has a parent that is working in The Netherlands (or in a Dutch border region) for a limited time.
- The student has the Dutch nationality and has lived and gone to school abroad for at least two years because a parent was stationed abroad.
- The student has the Dutch nationality and has a parent (with whom the student will be living) that will be stationed abroad within two years and for at least two years. This is to be proven by a written statement of the parent’s employer.
In addition, a student can be admitted to the DP-programme (last two years) of Dutch International Secondary Schools if:
- he or she has a havo-diploma or a certificate of promotion to year 5 in a vwo-school, and;
- he or she can prove that he/she is sufficiently fluent in English, at the discretion of the international school.
Dutch International Schools are often associated with regular Dutch schools. This provides that the designated grade at Dutch International Schools is not always the same. Amongst foreign parents this can cause confusion.
In the following diagram you can see how the designated grade at Dutch International Schools compares to grade levels in other educational systems. For further details you can contact the Dutch International School of your choice.