The International School of Stavanger is pleased to offer academic merit scholarships for High School (videregående) applicants and students.
We encourage all students interested in ISS and/or the scholarships to attend the ISS High School (videregående) Open House and International Baccalaureate Evening on Thursday, 17 January 2019 at 18:00 in the school’s theatre.
WHAT KIND OF SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE? WHO CAN APPLY?
Two 100% Scholarships (Grade 10-12)
The Linda and Len Duevel scholarships will typically be given to one boy and one girl. These are full (100%) academic merit scholarships covering Grades 10, 11 and 12. They are available for students seeking admission into Grade 10 at ISS (Norwegian VG1 equivalent) and who are not currently ISS students. Students of any citizenship who are Greater Stavanger Region residents are welcome to apply.
Two 50% IB Scholarships (Grade 11-12)
A limited number of 50% Academic Merit Scholarships are available for students joining our two-year IB Diploma Programme in August 2019. The 50% merit scholarships are for students who are not currently studying at ISS and seeking admission to the IB Diploma Programme in Grade 11 (Norwegian VG2 equivalent) for the 2019-20 academic year. Students of any citizenship who are residents of the Greater Stavanger Region are welcome to apply.
WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDE?
The Linda and Len Duevel Scholarship will pay the 100% full tuition. It will provide all the usual resources/materials required for the various courses and bus transport for the students to and from school using the school’s established bus routes. It will not pay for external examination fees, school lunches or overseas travel.
The 50% Academic Merit Scholarships will cover 50% of tuition (based on category 1 tuition fees), all the usual resources/materials required for the various courses and school transport using the school buses. It will not pay for external examination fees, school lunches or overseas travel.
WHAT AM I APPLYING TO STUDY?
Students selected for the Linda and Len Duevel scholarship will be offered a foundation course in Grade 10 (VG1), preparing them for becoming part of the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme when they enter Grade 11. As appropriate, students may receive some EAL (English as an Additional Language) support, however, it is expected that candidates have strong English skills.
Students selected for the 50% Academic Merit Scholarships will be entering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme in Grade 11 (VG 2).
Students who complete the IB Diploma at ISS will also earn an ISS High School Diploma. Earning an IB Diploma also grants Norwegian ‘Studiekompetanse.’ ISS graduates attend universities all over the globe, including Norway.
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE IB AT ISS?
While students choose the IB Diploma Programme (IBDP) at ISS for many reasons, here are some of the benefits of joining and completing the IB Diploma at ISS:
- Dedicated and caring staff
- Experienced teachers
- Impressive record of academic achievement
- University and career office and counsellors
- Positive and active student community
- Proven programme (20+ years of the IBDP at ISS)
WHICH IB COURSES SHOULD I SELECT?
Students can choose courses from the selection offered by ISS. Please see the IB/IGCSE and Curriculum pages for further details. The courses chosen will be different for each student depending on individual strengths and interests. The ISS High School team assists students in scheduling their courses. Students interested in obtaining loans and stipends for university study should take time to check the criteria and availability of these from Statens Lånekasse.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO ATTEND ISS?
ISS is an international community with a diverse and open-minded student body. Currently, the students at ISS represent approximately 50 different nationalities.
Our students have the opportunity to further enrich their learning at the local level through community involvement or at the global level through educational and service learning travel.
There are a wide variety of sports, in addition to arts/music and many extra-curricular activities. Many of these activities, such as NECIS (athletics), ISTA (theatre), AMIS (music) and MUN (international relations), involve interaction and participation with other international schools.
Most important of all, ISS has a highly motivated and qualified teaching staff to help students reach their full potential. ISS students are supported by their teachers – we aim to create a positive community where students and teachers alike respect and care for one another.
Nearly one hundred percent of ISS graduates go on to colleges and universities the world over while others pursue volunteer/philanthropic opportunities.
School starts at 08.30 and finishes at 15.15, Monday to Friday, with many rehearsals, clubs and sports events taking place after school.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS and CONTACT INFORMATION
Applications must be received by the school no later than 16:00 on Monday, 4 February 2019.
Please make sure you can be available for a visit and possible interview at some point during the week of 18-22 February (08.30-16.00). Interviews cannot be scheduled at any other time. All applicants must attend in person to be considered for a scholarship. We look forward to getting to know the applicants, and the applicants getting to know ISS. A decision will be made by 8 March, 2019.
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