Entrance to OIS & Application Forms

Applying to Oulu International School

Information for applicants

Welcome to apply to Oulu International School!

Please follow these simple guidelines:

1.     On Wednesday 26.1.2022 at 5 p.m., you and your parents are welcome to the info evening to learn about our school and the IB programmes.

2.     Fill out the application form in https://ouka.inschool.fi/browsecourses  by 6.2.2022.

3.     Come to the entrance test on

Thursday 17.2.2022 (applicants to gr 1) starting at 13 o'clock and ending around 15 o'clock or

Friday 18.2.2022 (applicants to gr 2-9) starting at 12 o'clock and ending by 15 o'clock.

You will not be sent a separate invitation to the entrance test. You do not need to practice for the entrance test. Wait in front of the main door for guidance. Make sure you eat a good breakfast/lunch before the test. You can bring a small snack with you if you like. 

If the applicant is absent from the language test due to illness, with a doctor's certificate the applicant can join a language test organized on the 4th of March at 9 o'clock.

The language proficiency test includes:

G1:interview & activities to help see the level of pre-reading skills.
G2: interview & simple reading and spelling tasks.
G3 and 4: interview & reading & writing tasks.
G5-9: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, writing skills & speaking skills.

Finnish skills will also be tested or evaluated in all grade levels.

As of spring 2021, Finnish children living in Finland need to pass the Finnish test in order to be accepted to OIS. Students are accepted according to the ranking order based on English test results depending on the availability of vacancies in the class.

4.     By 16.3.2022 you will receive information as to whether you passed the entrance test.

5.     Entrance tests are held twice a year only, in February (17.-18.2.2022) and in August (5.8.2022 starting at 12 o'clock), with no exceptions. If you have registered for the language test in August and you are not able to come, please inform the school in advance. If you do not inform the school, and have no health reasons or other (justified) reasons, your next language test opportunity is in February. 

6.     Academic year 2022-2023 starts on Wednesday 10.8.2022.

 

For more information see also https://www.ouka.fi/oulu/oulu-international-school/faq or send email to  admissions.ois@eduouka.fi 
 

Read more about education in Oulu in Oulussa koulussa guide.

If applying to grade 1, fill out the form for afternoon care, if needed.

 

 

Application

Other important links

Grades by Year of Birth 2022-2023

Grade

Year of Birth

1

2015

2

2014

3

2013

4

2012

5

2011

6

2010

7

2009

8

2008

9

2007