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Thank you for your interest in the International School of Busan.
We welcome you to visit our campus to learn more about ISB. Our Admissions team will arrange a personalised tour for your family and explain the details of the enrolment process to you. As an international school, we accept applications throughout the year.

Please contact our admissions office at admissions@isbusan.org for more information or use our online admissions portal. We are also more than happy to arrange a call over the telephone or we can schedule a Zoom, Skype or Face Time call if you have any questions. We have staff available who can answer your questions in a range of different languages if required.


Admissions Eligibility 


Students are eligible for admission when the following criteria are met:


  1. Parents agree to support the guiding statements, rules and regulations of the school as a part of their student’s acceptance into ISB.

  2. Parents read and sign the ISB Admissions Terms and Conditions as a part of their student’s acceptance into ISB.

  3. Students satisfy the regulations for entry, as  stipulated by the Korean government and, if Korean, the Korean student population is not greater than 30% of school capacity.

  4. Students live with at least one of the student’s parents or legal guardians recognized by the school. 

  5. Students meet ISB behavioural standards and are able to benefit from the educational programme offered at the school (their previous academic and behavioural history must indicate this).

  6. Students with physical and/or intellectual learning disabilities may be admitted if, in the Head of School’s judgement, adequate provision and /or special programmes can be developed and implemented to adequately support the student. Costs for any special materials, supplies and/or additional instruction may be required and will be the responsibility of the parent. These costs are in addition to the regular tuition fees.

  7. Students submit a health and vaccination record before admission can be permitted.

  8. Students must submit copies of report cards and copies of any educational assessment reports before admission can be permitted.

  9. Applicants who are siblings of currently enrolled students shall be moved to the top of the waiting list.

  10. All tuition and fees must be paid by the designated due date.

The school reserves the right to refuse admission or revise their agreement for admission (including suspension or dismissal) after initial enrollment if:

  • Any documentation has been misrepresented or proves to be false.

  • Any relevant information has been withheld from the School.

  • The student cannot benefit from the educational programmes offered.

  • The student displays behaviour inconsistent with the ethos of the School

If there is any uncertainty as to eligibility for enrollment, please contact the school.​


ISB Age Chart 2022-23

Primary Years Programme

Early Years 1 (EY1) 

Early Years 2 (EY2)


Grade 1 

Grade 2

Grade 3 

Grade 4

Grade 5  

3 turning 4 during the school year

4 turning 5 during the school year

5 turning 6 during the school year

6 turning 7 during the school year

7 turning 8 during the school year

8 turning 9 during the school year

9 turning 10 during the school year

10 turning 11 during the school year 

1st Sept 18 – 31st Aug 19

1st Sept 17 – 31st Aug 18

1st Sept 16 – 31st Aug 17

1st Sept 15 – 31st Aug 16

1st Sept 14 – 31st Aug 15

1st Sept 13 – 31st Aug 14

1st Sept 12 – 31st Aug 13

1st Sept 11 – 31st Aug 12

Middle Years Programme

Grade 6    

Grade 7   

Grade 8   

Grade 9    

Grade 10  

11 turning 12 during the school year 

12 turning 13 during the school year 

13 turning 14 during the school year  

14 turning 15 during the school year  

15 turning 16 during the school year 

1st Sept 10 – 31st Aug 11

1st Sept 09 – 31st Aug 10

1st Sept 08 – 31st Aug 09

1st Sept 07 – 31st Aug 08

1st Sept 06 – 31st Aug 07

Diploma Programme

Grade 11

Grade 12

16 turning 17 during the school year

17 turning 18 during the school year

1st Sept 05 – 31st Aug 06

1st Sept 04 – 31st Aug 05

 *Students will be placed according to their age on September 1st of their year of entry.