When parents transfer or move back to the Netherlands, their children usually accompany them. A concern they might have is whether it will be possible for their children to continue their education both in their native language and without disrupting the learning process. For these children within international mobile families, our schools offer a variety of fitting international programmes in English within the Dutch educational programme.
Requirements for admission
DIS are as such acknowledged and funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science. Therefore eligibility requirements for admission to the schools are based on national regulations.
A student can only be admitted to an international department 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.
We cater for students from different backgrounds and are open for students of mixed abilities.”