Registration of Interest

OIS accepts applications throughout the year -Rolling Admissions. We are currently accepting applications for SY2023-24 and school tours for SY2024-25 and SY2025-26.

Applications for 2022-23 are closed.

Procedures for Admission

For further inquiry please email admissions@ois.pt. We are accepting applications for SY2023-24

Step 1) Register your interest . Check the equivalence table to determine the year group you are applying for. Please note that at OIS we use the British grade level denomination.

Step 2) (Optional) Book an on-site visit to our campus. You will be able to book a tour once you register. Please email admissions if there is no suitable appointment or if you are abroad and would like to schedule a meeting with Admissions or the relevant program coordinator to discuss the educational program, curriculum and OIS expectations.

Step 3) Complete the application form and pay the respective Application Fee (500€).

We have a new admission fee structure beginning on the 15th October 2022.  The fee will be a non-refundable flat fee of €500 per applicant.  If OIS Admissions Committee decides that we would not be able to meet the needs of an applicant and therefore not offer a place to begin school or to remain on our waiting list, the full fee will be returned. 

Anyone who registered interest on Open Apply before 15th October date will have the previous fee structure applied.

Step 4) Schedule our placement tests. These can be done on-site or at your current school under examination conditions. Once your payment is received you will be able to select a date for the placement test if it will be held at our campus.

Step 5) Interview with the respective programme coordinator.

Step 6) OIS Admissions Committee will review the application and contact you directly.

Step 7) On successful completion of the admission process, we will request the upload of necessary documentation for enrolment at OIS. At this time, payment of the registration fee is due to secure the applicant’s place. Note: if there is no available place, the applicant will be placed on our waiting list.

It is the intention of the school to accept applicants. If parents are in doubt as to whether the student will be successful at the school, a week’s trial period can be arranged. This trial period is free of tuition charge if it is decided that the child will not to join the school permanently.

Frequently Asked Questions for Registration

Which year should my child apply to?

The Year/Grade Equivalence Table lists years and grades for the countries: UK, France, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Brazil and the USA. If your country is not listed, please email us at admissions@ois.pt.

What is your admissions policy?

You can find our admissions policy here.

Can I visit the school?

You can book a visit or an online Zoom meeting here.

Do you accept late entrances (Term 2 or in the middle of the school year)?

Please contact admissions@ois.pt for further details.

How old must my child be to apply to OIS?

Your child must be 6 years old. OIS begins in Year 2/PYP1.

Do you have a handbook?

The student/parent handbook contains useful information:

  • Calendars for the school day, week, and year for all programs.
  • Information on uniforms for all classes as well as where to get them.
  • Includes Code of Conduct and other school policies.
  • Loads in an easy-to-print PDF format.

What are the school fees?

School fees can be found here.

Which Year/Grade level is used at OIS?

At OIS we use the British Grade Level (Year 2 up to Year 13).

Are all books included in the fees?

Yes, all the books are included in the school fees.