Admission Policy

Sandnes International School serves the educational needs of the international community in Sandnes and Great Region Stavanger, in particular the children of foreign nationals here on temporary assignment for whom the local Norwegian education system is not a viable option. We welcome children of all nationalities whose families are committed to an international educational curriculum in English, including children of Norwegian nationals.


SdIS has ongoing admission and thus has no deadline for application. The school takes the applicants as long as there are seats available.


Sandnes International School (SdIS) is open to all. The school is open to anyone who fulfills the conditions for admission in public schools, cf. Independent Schools Act § 3-1 first paragraph. The school board determines how many students will be admitted each school year.


The age guidelines for entry to Sandnes International School for the academic year of 2020-2021 are as follows:

Age Date of birth Grade
6 1 Jan 2014—31 Dec 2014 1
7 1 Jan 2013—31 Dec 2013 2
8 1 Jan 2012—31 Dec 2012 3
9 1 Jan 2011—31 Dec 2011 4
10 1 Jan 2010—31 Dec 2010 5
11 1 Jan 2009—31 Dec 2009 6



Recognizing that foreign nationals in Norway on temporary assignment sometimes begin their assignments on short notice and at various points within the school year, we try to reserve a certain number of places at each grade level for children in those situations up until late april, if not already filled prior to the start of the school year. Provided that basic eligibility requirements are met, students newly arriving in Norway are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Apply

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Our goal is to make the process as straightforward as possible, whilst also recognising that every child is different.