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  • Did You Know?

    Our school offers an environment of respect, intercultural understanding and integrity, where everyone is involved, valued and successful; a community where individuals make a difference.

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  • Did You Know?

    97% of our parents say their child is developing confidence and independence at our school


  • Did You Know?

    Through Nord Anglia University our teaching staff maintain the highest standards of a rigorous British education.

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  • Did You Know?

    Our students have achieved strong results in the IB Diploma Programme. BISB’s initial average score this year is 2½ points higher than the IB global average, maintaining the gap between ourselves and other IB schools around the world.

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    We welcome the opportunity to meet you, therefore we have a dedicated team waiting to hear from you and ready to put you in touch with others whom you may wish or need to speak to.


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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are considering the British International School Budapest for your child. The admissions process helps to ensure the right match between what you are looking for and what we expect from a student.

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Step 1: Contact Us

We aim to provide a friendly and informative service. We are very happy to offer information by telephone or email so please contact our admissions team using the contacts below. We accept admissions throughout the year.

Email: admissions@bisb.hu

Tel: +36 1 200 8488

Step 2: Book an Admissions Visit

Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but when that isn't possible, a Virtual Discovery Meeting is the next best thing.  Once we’ve learned more about you and your family’s needs, we’ll arrange a convenient time for your personalised 1:1 meeting with our admissions team in which you can discover more about our educational offer and get answers to any questions you may have. 

Step 3: The Application

Once you have made the decision to join our school, there are a few steps to take to before we offer a place. We ask you to submit the following documents:

  • The completed Application Form;
  • A Transfer Form, completed by your child’s current school;
  • A copy of your child’s passport;
  • A copy of recent school reports (last 3 years)
  • A copy of your child's vaccination record.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We have a dedicated team of learning support specialists who can provide for a range of needs. The provision is limited, however. If your child has social, emotional, academic, physical, developmental or behavioural challenges, you need to discuss this with us fully at this stage. We may not have the capacity to cater for your child and it is better to know this before proceeding.

Step 4: Assessment

For Early Years – Year 2 applicants, we invite your child to spend some time in an age-appropriate class. The amount of time they spend with us varies according to the age of your child. This provides your child with an opportunity to meet future classmates and teaching staff. This observational visit also provides our teachers with an opportunity to assess your child’s level to assist in class placement. All children need to be out of nappies/diapers.

For Year 3 –Year 10 applicants, we ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test. If English is not your child’s first language, we may also conduct an English assessment.

For Year 10 applicants, we ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test. If English is not your child’s first language, we may also conduct an English assessment. In addition, your child will be asked to discuss their subject choices for either I/GCSE in Year 10.

For Year 12 applicants, we ask all students to complete an online cognitive ability test, a mathematics test and an English test. Once we have results of these assessments a student may then be able to move to the next part of the test which will be an interview with our Head of Secondary and a discussion of subject choices for the IB Diploma. This may then lead to further assessments in the subjects chosen. 

Step 5: Preparing to Start

When steps 1 – 4 are complete, we are ready to offer a place and confirm a start date. If you still have some questions, please feel free to get in touch with our Admissions Team.

Step 6: Starting School

Starting a new school can be a daunting experience for students as well as parents. Our school of over 70 nationalities makes us a diverse and welcoming community where parents and children enjoy making new friends. We have an active Parent Teacher Association (PTA) who, together with our class and country representatives, play a key role in ensuring each family is welcomed into BISB.