Apply to ZIS
Applying to ZIS is a four step process. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below.
Before proceeding, we encourage you to read these documents thoroughly:
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: Online Application form
- Step 2: Supporting documents and placement testing
- Step 3: Application Review
- Step 4: Acceptance
Completing the Application Form
We look forward to receiving the application for your child(ren) to join us at ZIS. Whilst completing the online application you will be asked to upload supporting documentation. It can be helpful to have these to hand, ready to upload as you complete the application.
- a recent photograph of the applicant
- a copy of the information page of the applicant's passport (showing date of birth and nationality)
- copies of the applicant's school reports/transcripts
- copies of educational or psychological assessments (if applicable).
Paying the Application Fee
Before submitting your application you will be asked to pay the application fee of CHF 520 per child. This can be completed online via credit card payment as part of the online application.
In addition to the Application form, ZIS requires supporting documents for each application. Exact requirements vary by grade: you will find customized information about this in the online application. 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.
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.
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 in the wait pool 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