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We want to make your application process to ISH as smooth as possible. There are three steps for Online Admissions detailed below.

Please note that this online process is only for new applicants and not for re-enrollment

Enrollment Procedure

If you have questions about any aspects of this process, please contact our Admissions team.


Admission to the the International School of Hamburg is open to all students who can profit from international education in English in Hamburg. The school cannot admit students who: 

  • require a self-contained program of special education separate from the mainstream; 
  • cannot cope with the physical limitations of the building;
  • have a poor previous scholastic or behavioural record. 

In the event of a waiting list being necessary, qualified applicants will be admitted on a "first come, first served" basis, giving due consideration to alternative choices of schools available in Hamburg and the international background of the family. Priority will be given to international students who would be unable to cope in the local German school system, and whose parents are on international assignment in Hamburg for a limited time.