Online Application

The Online Application File with all of the required forms needs to be completed within six weeks of the submission of the initial registration and payment form.  Students are accepted on a space-available basis throughout the current school year. Applications will not be accepted more than two years in advance of the expected date of entry.

Applying to ZIS is a four step process.  Please see below for specific information on each step.

Before proceeding, please download and read the following:

ZIS Admissions Policy
ZIS Parent Partnership
ZIS Financial Regulations 

Step 1: Initial registration and payment

To begin the application process the Admissions Office needs to receive the completed initial registration form and payment of the non-refundable CHF 520 processing fee.

You will then receive an email confirmation as a receipt which contains a transaction number which you will need to register to complete the online application form.

Step 2: Complete the Online Application

Once you have received your receipt and confirmation email, make a note of the Transaction ID.

Click on the Apply button below to go the online application form and then click on Create an Account.

You will need the Transaction ID from your confirmation email in order to commence the online application.  The Transaction ID should be entered in the Application Payment Code box.

Step 3: Placement Testing

Students applying to mid-Grade 7 to Grade 12 who do not have English as their mother tongue, or have not been using English as their prior academic language for the past three years, will be asked to complete an English Placement Test. For English Levels click here.

After acceptance, subject specific placement tests/screening might be required to place a student in the correct level of a course - i.e. mathematics, foreign language and science.

Step 4: Acceptance

Once the Application File is completed, it will be sent to the Principal of the relevant division to be academically approved. The Admissions Office will call as soon as a space becomes available. Upon payment of the full registration fee, an acceptance letter will be emailed to welcome your family to our ZIS community.


If you have any questions or queries about the admissions process please contact the Admissions Team:

Telephone: +41 58 750 2533

About Us

With more than 1,450 students at four unique campuses, ZIS offers an extensive educational program with all the benefits of size but the intimacy of smaller settings.



We know that choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you can make for your child. Our Admissions Team is here to help and guide you through the process.


Learning at ZIS

At ZIS we recognize the unique and diverse nature of our students. That’s why accommodating the individual learning needs of each and every student remains our highest priority.


Student Life

Co-curricular activities challenge our students’ personal, social and physical development and encourage a greater passion for learning. Opportunities range from the arts to sports to outreach and service work and beyond.



ZIS has four unique campuses offering a personal experience to each of our students. Whether it is an old villa or one of our modern buildings, ZIS offers an age-appropriate environment for your child’s learning.



The ZIS community extends beyond our students and includes ZIS families, alumni, faculty and staff, corporate partners, neighbors and friends.



Once a member of our community, always a part of our family around the world! Our alumni include former students, former parents and former faculty and staff. At ZIS we welcome our alumni’s engagement and strive to help you stay connected with your ZIS.


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Admissions - Prospective Families
+41 (0) 58 750 2531
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Main Office
+41 (0) 58 750 2500
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Early Chlldhood Center
+41 (0) 58 750 2250
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Lower School, Wadenswil Campus
+41 (0) 58 750 2200
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+41 (0) 58 750 2300
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+41 (0) 58 750 2400
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