Admissions Process


Thank you for your interest in Rotterdam International Secondary School. Here you will find essential information about our admission process. If you would like to know more or if you would like to make an appointment to visit our school, please contact our Admissions Office. 

You can also apply online with our Open Apply Link or email us at:

Welcome to the RISS Admissions Office. It all starts here!

Our office and virtual doors are open to you for all visits, messages, questions and comments. At RISS, we are a values-driven international school and are eager to aid in the development of confident, ethically responsible and innovative global citizens. We welcome you to our international community of Rotterdam and the surrounding areas and aim to bring together parents, students and staff as a comprehensive team to reach all future goals, academic and otherwise.

Step 1 Visit OpenApply to start the application process
Step 2 Fill in the requested information about you and your child(ren)
Step 3 Submit your application
From now on, our admissions officer is able to see your application and will guide you along the way.
Step 4 Upload required documents 
Step 5 Use the checklist in OpenApply as your guide for completing the application

Our admissions officer will contact you during the application process to make sure any questions you might have will be answered. After the completion of the application process on OpenApply, you and your child(ren) will be contacted for an interview meeting with our admissions officer and Head of Section.

Our Grade 9 class for 2022-23 is now full. We continue to welcome applications for Grade 9. However, new applicants will be placed on a waiting list.

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We are happy to answer any questions you might have and invite you and your child to visit the school!

Eligibility Policy

As a member of the Dutch International Schools Alliance, RISS follows guidelines as directed by the Dutch Ministry of Education concerning eligibility to the school:

  • Foreign students who will reside in the Netherlands temporarily while their parents are employed in the country;

  • Dutch nationals who have had at least 2 years of international education while their parents have had employment overseas;

  • Dutch nationals who are planning to be educated, for at least two years, overseas, due to their parent’s employment outside the Netherlands. (We require a notarised document from the employer confirming the overseas employment.)


School Fees

As a semi-private international school we have special tuition rates. For more information please take a look at our School Fees Booklet for 2022-2023.