Apply to ZIS

Applying to ZIS is a five step process. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Before proceeding, we encourage you to read these documents thoroughly:

ZIS Admissions Policy
ZIS Parent Partnership
ZIS Financial Regulations

The online application needs to be completed within four weeks of the submission of the Application Fee 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. The Admissions team is happy to answer any questions at any time of the application process.

Step 1: Application Fee Payment

To begin the application process, we ask you to fill out the form below and to submit the non-refundable Application Fee (CHF 520 per child).

After completing this step, you will receive an email confirming the payment. This email will contain a transaction number which you will need to complete the online application.

Step 2: Online Application forms

After receiving your Transaction ID together with your application fee confirmation, you can proceed to the first part of the online application (Application form and Health form) by clicking the "STEP 2: APPLY" below. Please add your Transaction ID into the Application Payment Code box. You will need to fill out separate forms for all your children.

Step 2: Apply

Step 3: Supporting documents and placement testing

In addition to the Application form and Health form, ZIS requires supporting documents for each application. Exact requirements vary by grade: you will find customized information about this in the online application portal. Example supporting documents include; school records, teacher recommendation forms, a photo of your child, a copy of his/her passport and any specialist reports (if applicable).

Students applying for entry in the second semester of grade 7 to grade 12, who do not have English as their mother tongue, or have not been using English as their academic language for the past three years, will be asked to complete an English Placement test. To learn more about the English levels click here: English levels.

Step 4: Application Review

Once the application is completed, it will be reviewed and evaluated by the campus Principal.

In most cases, this process does not involve an interview with the student. However, in some cases a phone call or in-person meeting with the Principal may be necessary to discuss the application in more depth. The Admissions team will inform you if this is required.

Step 5: Acceptance

Once the Principal has academically approved the application:

- If space is available the Admissions team will contact you and offer your child a place.

- if space is not available, your child will remain on the waiting list and the team will contact you as soon as a place opens up.

Upon payment of the full Registration Fee (non-refundable), a Confirmation of Acceptance will be emailed to welcome your family to ZIS.

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

If you have any questions or queries about the admissions process please do not hesitate to contact the Admissions Team:

Telephone: +41 58 750 25 34

From August 2019

Campus Overview