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.
Tel: +36 1 200 8488
Step 2: Book a Visit
We encourage all our interested families to visit our school. This visit can be made by appointment with our admissions team and will give you the chance to have your questions answered. If it is not possible for you to visit us at this stage, we are happy to give you information by email or telephone and meet you once you arrive in Budapest.
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.