SALIS ADMISSIONS

We are delighted that you would you like your child to apply to Salzburg International School!

The simple steps below give you an overview of the application process. 

1. Registration

2. Assessment

3. PAF

4. Decision

1. Registration

The registration form is the first step in any SALIS application. It gives us a brief overview of an applicant’s biography and educational history, as well as making sure that we have the contact information necessary to proceed with the application process. You can find it towards the bottom of this page. Once we have received your form, we will ask you to submit scans of the applicants‘ passport, birth certificate, latest school reports and e-Card (Austrian social security number, if available). The deadline* for registration of applicants to year 1 is normally just before Christmas in the year before the intended year of admission. Applications for years 2-8 may be considered until the June before the start of the intended starting academic year, e.g. up to June 2022 for students intending to start in September 2022.

You can find the registration form towards the bottom of this page. Please have the documents listed above for your reference. If you experience any problems or have any questions not answered here, please get in touch with us at office@salis.or.at.

*The deadline for completing the registration step for entry into year 1 2022/23 is 17:00, Monday 20th December 2021.

2. Assessment

Once we have received your registration documents, it will be time to arrange admissions assessments. Year 1* assessments normally take place in mid-January. Assessments for years 2-8 normally take place 3-6 months before an applicant’s intended starting date. The assessments your child will complete will depend on the class they are applying for:

Year 1*

  • Assesses reading, language creativity and logical thinking
  • Written and oral parts
  • Sat in English or German
  • Fee: 60 EUR, if sat during the intended starting school year (otherwise, no fee)
  • In-house assessment preferred

Years 2-4

  • Written assessment
  • Maths and English
  • Sat in English
  • In-house or distance assessment (in applicant’s current school)
  • Fee: 60 EUR per subject

Year 5

  • Written assessment
  • Maths and English
  • Sat in English
  • In-house or distance assessment (in applicant’s current school)
  • Fee: 90 EUR per subject

Years 6-8

  • Written assessment
  • Maths, English and one natural science of the applicant’s choosing (chemistry, biology or physics)
  • Sat in English
  • Fee: 90 EUR per subject
  • In-house assessment preferred

*The oral and written parts of the Year 1 admissions assessment will take place at SALIS on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th January 2022. Assessment appointments will be sent to all registered applicants between 20th and 22nd December 2021. 

3. Pupil Assesment Form (PAF)

After the admissions assessments have been completed, we will send you (the applicant’s parent or guardian), our Pupil Assessment Form. This form allows us to get a more rounded and up-to-date impression of our applicants. It gives us further insight into your child’s school experience, challenges and talents. This form is completed by the applicant’s current school, with the permission of the applicant’s parent or guardian.

 

4. Decision

Once an applicant has completed the above steps, we should be able to make an informed decision about their application. To assist us in this final decision making process, we may ask applicants, especially those applying for years 6-8, to submit a 350-word personal statement outlining their motivations for joining SALIS. We may also ask any applicant and their families to visit SALIS for an informal discussion about their application at any point during the admissions process. 

Should an applicant be a suitable candidate for SALIS, but a place not be available in the appropriate* class, we will offer to place the applicant on a waiting list. We would get in contact should a position become available. We will compare candidates and offer the strongest a position in their respective SALIS class. Successfull students will not only have to demonstrate excellent academic ability, but also values embedded in the SALIS ethos and IB learner profile. 

No official decision on an application will be given until all requested documents have been received (except in extraordinary circumstances, at SALIS‘ discretion), and any outstanding assessment fees have been paid in full.

 *Class placement is generally based on date of birth: students are placed according to their age on 1st September of their year of entry. Where it is considered to be of benefit to the student, they may be placed in a lower grade than requested.

 

Please find the SALIS Registration Form below.

All information provided in the form is kept private and confidential, and will only be used for the purposes of processing applications to SALIS.