Introduction

Access to IST and the IB programmes it offers is an important aspect of the school. Therefore, parents who find themselves financially constrained can apply for a scholarship for their child each academic year. These scholarships will be limited in number and assessed case by case using defined criteria.

Time-line

Scholarships can be annually applied for at the beginning of the school year in August, although the programme is open throughout the year within budgetary constraints. The closing date for applications at the beginning of a school year is 30th August.

Application Process

Applications are reviewed by the SMT and decided by the Principal, based on the following criteria:

  • Financial situation of the student’s parents/family
  • Value to the student of attending IST
  • Continuity, giving priority to those having received scholarships the previous year

Scholarships may be granted for between 50 and 100 % of school fees.

In applying you should write a formal letter stating the following information:

  • Child’s name
  • Year of scholarship
  •  Reasoning to explain the need for a scholarship

Applications should be addressed and sent directly to the Principal at: principal@istelemark.no

All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application in writing and about their right to appeal according to the Public Administration Act (“enkeltvedtak”/individual decision)

Admissions to the school will follow the admissions procedure and shall not be influenced by the scholarship programme.