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Scholarship Program 2019-2020

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Scholarship Program is now closed for this academic year - 2019/20.  

We will post when the Program is open again for Scholarship applications

ISF (International School of Flanders) is committed to providing a wide range of learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum, nurturing individual students’ potential. As part of this commitment, students with special talents and enthusiasm for learning are invited to apply for the scholarships on offer. We are offering Academic Scholarships on both our Waterloo and Tervuren campus.

The ISF Academic Scholarship Program is open to the following students :

Entry Level 1: ISF Class Year 5 (Belgian Grade 4) (WATERLOO & TERVUREN CAMPUS)

  • 2 year scholarships available to complete Primary School education worth up to 100% of annual fees

Entry Level 2: ISF Class Year 7 (Belgian Grade 6)

  • 3 year scholarships available to complete pre-IGCSE education worth up to 100% of annual fees

Entry Level 3: ISF Class IGCSE 1 (Belgian Secondary Class 3)

  • 2 year scholarships available to complete the IGCSE programme worth up to 100% of annual fees plus Cambridge exam fees

Entry Level 4: ISF Class AL1 (Belgian Secondary Class 5)

  • 2 year scholarships available to complete Secondary and Pre-University Education worth up to 100% of annual fees plus Cambridge exam fees

ISF scholarships are awarded on the basis of:

  • scholarship application (including personal statement)

  • previous school reports

  • the ISF scholarship exams

  • an interview with the ISF panel

Scholarships are offered to both prospective and current ISF students. ISF awards a significant number of scholarships and may vary the number and amount of scholarships to reflect the quality of applicants and the availability of places. English is the language of instruction and assessment at ISF, therefore, a student must meet the school’s English language requirements to be eligible for a scholarship place.  


Scholarship Process & Terms and Conditions

Process for applying for an ISF Scholarship:

  1. Complete and submit an ISF General application form as well as a Scholarship Application Form and provide the past two school reports. Documentation needs to be sent by email to  Deadline for applications is 15th July 2019.

  2. Successful submissions will receive an invitation to attend an examination session and an invoice for the scholarship application fee.

  3. A student’s name will be registered for the examination on receipt of the payment of the scholarship fee of 100 euros per student. The application fee covers administrative costs and is non-refundable.

  4. Students sit an examination (more details below)

  5. Within two weeks of the examination, the top scoring 20% of Primary and Middle Years students and the top 40% of IGCSE and A Level students will be invited for an interview to assess the student’s motivation and suitability for our school.

  6. Successful scholarship candidates will receive a written offer, including the value of the scholarship.

  7. Upon acceptance of an offer from ISF, families should confirm the enrolment by signing the letter provided and pay the school registration fee - €650 (reduced by €100 due to scholarship application fee payment) and the school development fund €1000.  Offers are only valid for commencement in 2019-2020 academic year and can not be deferred.

  8. Student Visas are the responsibility of parents where applicable.

How will the applicants be assessed?

Academic Achievement:

  • Applicants must provide evidence of excellent levels of academic achievement, or, in the case of Primary School applicants, show academic promise from previous school reports, alongside the ISF examination results

  • Students who show a particular talent for and dedication to a single academic or art-related field may be given special consideration and must provide evidence of such achievement

Attitudes to Learning:

  • Behaviour, Social Contribution and Motivation: applicants must provide evidence of good behaviour and a positive contribution to the social climate of the school/community

  • Attendance: applicants must provide evidence of consistent school attendance

  • 15 minute interview with the ISF scholarship panel

Scholarships include:

  • Tuition fees (amount as stated in letter of offer)

  • Cambridge Examination fees (for IG and A Level students)

Scholarships do not cover:

  • Scholarship application fee: €100

  • Registration Fee €750 - €100 = €650

  • School development fund €1000

  • Residential school trips

  • Before and After school care (applicable for Primary students only)

Scholarships could be withdrawn if:

  • Failure to pay above stated fees

  • More than 10% non-attendance without a medical certificate

  • Poor behaviour as stated in ISF’s behaviour policy

  • Significant drop in academic performance (evaluated at the end of each year)

Scholarship Examinations:

The dates and times of the examinations are made on a case by case basis

What exams are required?

Upper Primary Scholarship

1 ½ hour English exam & 45 minutes Maths exam

Year 7 Scholarship

1 hour English exam,  1 hour Maths exam and 1 hour Science exam

IGCSE Scholarship

1 ½ hours English exam, 1 ½ hours Maths exam, 1 ½ hours Science exam

A Level scholarship

A 1 ½ hour exam for each subject the candidate is hoping to take

Art students will also be required to bring 4 pieces of samples of work


Breaks will be given between each exam.