Trondheim International School admits children from Norway and abroad. It is open to all children who fulfil criteria to be enrolled in Norwegian public schools. 

Main admission

The deadline for the main admission (August start) is 1st of April. All applications received by this date are considered. If there are more applications than vacant school spots, applicants are prioritized based on the admission criteria stated below.

Supplementary admission

Applicants, who are not admitted during the main admission, will be placed on the waiting list for supplementary admission during the year if parents/caregivers request so. This request to remain on the waiting list needs to be submitted to the admin office in the form of written statement.

A supplementary admission will take place after the main admission is conducted and school spots are still available or have become available. Applicants who are on the waiting list or on file at the time will be considered for supplementary admission. If there are more applicants than the available school spots, the set of admission criteria below will be used. 

Applying every year?

A new application must be submitted for each school year. The applications will be removed from the waiting list at the end of school year in June.

Applications for school year 2018/19 are due by April 1, 2018.

What are the admission criteria?

Trondheim International School is open to all applicants. All applications which are received by the application deadline are considered. If there are more applicants than available spots in the class,  applicants are prioritized without exception according to the set of admission criteria in this strict order below; 

  1. Students moving up from ThIS preschool
  2. Siblings of students at ThIS or ThIS preschool
  3. Student who has attended a school that delivers the IB curriculum for one year or more
  4. Student with English as a native, spoken language
  5. Bilingual/multilingual student
  6. Children of staff
  7. Lottery



The decision on admittance to the school is a single rights decision made by the principal in accordance with Norwegian law (The Public Administration Act). Complaints about admission decisions can be made to the school and also to the County Council ‘Fylkesmannen i Sør-Trøndelag’.

To accept the offer of enrollment, we ask you to pay 50% of 1 month school fee as a deposit. This will be used to cover 50% of the first month of school fees for your child. 

School fees:

Trondheim International School is a private school, which the state covers 85% of the cost and parents/caregivers cover 15%. Paying for school fees is obligatory.

The fees are currently:

NOK 24 750 per school year for grade 1-7 (11 months x NOK 2250) and for grade 8 -10 NOK 26 708 per school year (11 months x NOK 2428).

The school fee is invoiced 11 times a year  No payment is required in July.

School Fee increase from 01.08.2018:
1. –  7 . grade: 2450 per month  (26 950 for the year/11 months of payment)
8. – 10. grade: 2828 per month  (31 108 for the year/11 months of payment)
The new fees was approved by the Board, 7th of March 2018.
The increase of school fees is necessary in order to achieve the school’s strategic goal with focus on a high quality IB education program and a stable economy. 


*After School Care (SFO) caters for students 1st to 6th grade primary school NOK 2150. This includes food every day after school.

* Children arriving newly to Norway needs to provide their vaccination records and are required to take a tuberculosis test. Here is the list of countries with high occurrence of tuberculosis. Please read further details (Click here!)

Little bit about the programmes…

The primary years programme (PYP) is for children aged 6- 12 and finally there is the middle years programme (MYP) for 13-16 year old students. There is limited capacity as our maximum number of students at school is 200. However we encourage those who are interested in our school to apply.