Enrolment fees (securing a place in school)
Registration fee – 800 Euro
- it is paid before signing the contract, while submitting the signed enrolment form; it is a one-off payment and it covers the costs for processing the documents and the administrative costs part of the admission process;
- the fee is refunded if the admission file is not eligible.
Enrolment deposit – 1500 Euro
- represents the reservation of the place in the school and is paid upon signing the contract after the admission process in the BIST;
- the enrolment deposit is deducted from the annual school fee.
Annual school fees 2023-2024
|Annual school fees||Full day|
|Reception stage||8250 Euro|
|Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2)||8800 Euro|
|Key Stage 2 (Year 3 – 6)||9460 Euro|
|Key Stage 3 (Year 7 – 9)||10010 Euro|
|Key Stage 4 (Year 10 – 11)||11220 Euro|
|Key Stage 5 (Year 12 – 13)||11880 Euro|
The school fee includes:
- School programme offered during the school year as stated in the school calendar and the academic timetable from Monday to Friday between 8.30 – 16.00
- Educational material including text books, note books and all other materials needed in the classroom
- Examination fees payable to UK examination board (Cambridge) for Years 6 (these fees are for guidance purpose only and can be modified by the UK examination board) for English and Maths ( ~17 Euro/subject)
- Full access to all school facilities during the school hours and during the school academic year
- School clubs during the school day
- Two local educational trips a year of maximum 1 day
The school fee does not include:
- School uniform must be acquired from the school before the school year starts; the cost will be negotiated with the providers and will be communicated to parents (wearing the school uniform is compulsory as specified in the school policies and procedures)
- School lunch – the cost will be negotiated with the providers and will be communicated to parents
- After school clubs running between 16.30 – 18.00 (optional)
Personal laptop device, required for educational purposes, for students above in year 8. During the school day, parents grant access to the IT personnel to access the laptop, if circumstances require such an intervention.
- Trips and camps (optional)
- Transportation (optional).
- Examination fees payable to Cambridge Assessment International Education for Years 9, 11 and 13 (DP2) to International Baccalaureate as shown below:
- End of Year 9 – English, Maths and Science
- End of Year 11 – all subjects studied
- End of Year 13 (DP2) – IB Diploma Programme
- Discounts apply only for students enrolled for a full school year and are offered as long as the school fees are paid with no delays as agreed in the contract
- A 3% discount is offered for full-payment of the one year’s fee within, as stipulated in the contract
- A 3% discount is offered for two or more siblings
For any clarification about the admission process and the school, please contact our admission team at
British International School of Timisoara operates on an admission system designed to ensure that all applications throughout the year are given equal treatment regardless of the children’s gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, or religious beliefs. However, our admission process is also meant to ensure that the education system we promote, and deliver is the best suitable option for your child.
The usual points of entry in the Primary School are:
- 4+ years old – Reception
- 5+ years old – Year 1
- 6+ years old – Year 2
- 7+ years old – Year 3
- 8+ years old – Year 4
- 9+ years old – Year 5
- 10+ years old – Year 6
The usual points of entry in the Secondary School are:
- 11+ years old – Year 7
- 12+ years old – Year 8
- 13+ years old – Year 9
- 14+ years old – Year 10
- 15+ years old – Year 11
- 16+ years old – Year 12
- 17+ years old – Year 13
Step 1 – Find out about the school
Parents interested in potentially joining our school will be given opportunities to find out about the school using the following sources: school website, meeting with the Admissions Officer, visiting the school and meetings with the relevant Head of School. It is very important for parents to carefully read the policies on the website and ask questions for clarifications, during the visit and meetings with BSIT staff involved in this stage.
Step 2 – Documentation and enrolment fee
For year groups where places are available, if parents decide they wish their child to join the school, they will be asked to sign the enrolment form and pay the enrolment fee within the deadline set by the school. Also, the following documents need to be provided by the parents in the same deadline:
- Original medical letter from the family doctor and a copy of the vaccination card;
- Copy of the birth certificate of the child (copy of child ID or passport where relevant);
- Copy of ID (passport) for parents / legal guardians;
- Copy of the grade transcript from the previous school(s);
- Copy of the academic background from the previous school(s), where applicable;
- Other diplomas, certificates or degrees earned by the child in the last two years;
- Contact (email and phone) from the previous school(s), in order to obtain written reference (this will be done through the BIST school office);
- 2 passport photos of the child;
- Court decision for child custody to one of the parents / legal guardians (if applicable).
If places are not available, parents will be informed and will be placed on a waiting list (based on their written request) if they wish to be contacted by the school as soon as there are places available.
Step 3 – Enrolment process
The enrolment process will take place provided the folder is complete by the deadline indicated by the school. The school commits to complete the evaluation of the admission folder and invite the child and parents for the next stages in the enrolment process within the announced deadline. The timeline for the enrolment process will be determined based on the number of applications at the respective time, and it can take up to 4 weeks.
Reception, Year 1 and 2:
- Discussion with the School Counsellor
- Interview with parents and children (meetings with relevant Head of School)
- Trial day – optional and to be decided by the school.
Year 3 to Year 12:
- Discussion with the School Counsellor
- Interview with parents and children (meetings with relevant Head of School)
- Trial day – optional and to be decided by the school
- Entry assessments will take place in English and Mathematics.
- Entry assessment for students applying to join our school in Year 12 (The IB Diploma Programme) will be in English, Mathematics and other relevant subjects, as decided by the school and in line with the subject choice for the respective student;
- Admission in Year 13 is only possible in the form of transfer from another authorised IB word school, under certain conditions decided by the school, including an identical subject option;
The aim of the enrolment process is to identify the level of English, academic potential and attitude towards learning and development of the child. We are looking for well-rounded pupils with a genuine interest in education in the broadest sense of the word, with interests that stretch beyond just the academic curriculum. More specifically the enrolment process will consider the following criteria:
- Academic abilities and potential;
- Work ethic and attitude towards school;
- General behaviour and attitude towards a structured learning environment;
- Compatibility of the students and the family with the school ethos, philosophy and values.
Year 3 to Year 6 entry assessments:
- Evaluation of the English language will be used to establish the level of English and ensure suitability with the school provision and to be in line with the existing class level;
- Evaluation in Mathematics is used to establish the child’s current level.
Year 7 to Year 12 entry assessments:
- Evaluation of the English language will be used since all of the formal Cambridge examinations starting from Year 9 (except for Modern Foreign Languages) will be in English. Ideally the level of English language:
- for children applying for Year 7 is at least lower intermediate;
- for children applying for Year 8 is at least intermediate;
- for children applying for Year 9 is at least upper intermediate;
- for children applying for Year 10 and 11 is advanced;
- for children applying for Year 12 is advanced
- Evaluation in Mathematics is used to establish your child’s current level.
Year 12 entry assessments for students applying to join our school in the The IB Diploma Programme, will be in English, Mathematics and other relevant subjects, as decided by the school and in line with the subject choice for the respective student;
The trial day, offered at the school’s discretion, will give the child and the family a much better view of the school and will give the school an opportunity to meet the child, evaluate his/her level of English Language (spoken and listening) and observe his/her attitude to learning and social interaction with other children.
BIST reserves the right to refuse enrolment of a potential student if:
- It determines that the student will not benefit educationally;
- It determines, during the enrolment process that there is no compatibility between the student and the school;
- The special educational needs required by the student cannot be met;
- The level of English Language is not up to standards required;
- The student and the parents do not agree with the school rules and do not adhere to the school values;
- Any other reason considered valid by the school.
In case more students apply on a limited number of places available in the respective year group, BIST will use the steps in the enrolment process as a method of selection, based on the criteria outlined above.
BIST decision regarding the admission or rejection of a student is final and cannot be contested.
The school will communicate to parents the results of the enrolment process, whether the application is eligible or not eligible, within the deadline determined by the school.
The school reserves the right to inform the parents if the outcome of the tests and/or the analysis of the documents shows that there may not be a compatibility with the school provision in terms of ethos, curriculum and the educational system provided.
In cases where the enrolment is not eligible, the Enrolment Fee will be returned to the parents in no more than 10 business days.
Providing that the admission is eligible, the parents are invited to the school to sign the School-Parent Contract and pay the deposit, within the deadline determined by the school (5 calendar days).
If the documents are not signed in the given time, the school reserves the right to offer the place to another student and the Enrolment Fee will not be returned.
The child will only be considered enrolled in the school when the contract is signed by both parties and the enrolment deposit has been paid and confirmed within the given timeframe.
- Existing BIST students have priority for enrolment for the next academic year;
- Each family will be invited to start the re-enrolment process for next academic year at the beginning of term 2 (exact date to be announced);
- There is no evaluation needed for the re-enrolment;
- The school reserves the right to approach certain parents where a discussion might be needed before re-enrolment; this will be in cases where during the school year there have been recorded behaviour challenges and these have not been solved to a satisfactory level.
Places are reserved only by a signed contract and the paid deposit. Priority is ensured only within the timeline announced by the school. In situations where the contract is not signed, or the deposit is not payed within the given deadline, the respective place is considered available and the school has to right to offer it to other applicants.
Enrolment of siblings
- After the re-enrolment deadline, any available places will be offered to siblings of students enrolled for current academic year;
- Families with enrolled students that intend to enrol a sibling will indicate that by filling in and signing an Enrolment Form and will pay the Enrolment Fee, in the same time with signing the contract for the already enrolled student;
- The admission policy for new students will apply and the school reserves the right to refuse enrolment in certain cases as defined in the admission policy.
After the re-enrolment of current BIST students and enrolment of siblings, all available places will then be offered to students expressing an interest. The admission policy for new students will apply.
Places are reserved only by a signed contract and the paid deposit. Priority for siblings is ensured only within the timeline announced by the school. In situations where contract is not signed, or the deposit is not payed within the given deadline, the respective place is considered available and the school has to right to offer it to other applicants.
By signing this the Enrolment form, parents acknowledge and accept that they have read the Admission policy and that they understand the decision of the school, based on that procedure, is final and cannot be contested.
By signing the School-Parent Contract, parents acknowledge and accept that they have read and understood the school provisions and undertake to adhere to the school values, rules and policies. Consequently, the parents will support the school with ensuring that their children adhere to these policies, values and rules.
ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2022 – 2023
Autumn Term 2023-2024 (term 1)
Spring Term 2023-2024 (term 2)
Summer Term 2023-2024 (term 3)
A school uniform is compulsory at BIST and it plays a valuable role in contributing to the ethos of the school and setting an appropriate tone. The school uniform can help to instil pride, support positive behaviour and ensure pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome and protected from social pressure to dress in a particular way. The school uniform can nurture cohesion and promote good relations between groups of pupils.
The school uniform policy is available in the School Policies section on the website.