Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome questions from our community and prospective families. Here you can find the answers to the most common questions that we receive. If you have other questions please email

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Applying to VIS

  • No, we have a rolling admissions policy. However, we strongly suggest submitting the application as soon as possible to avoid any delays in the admissions process, such as providing additional documents, etc.

  • No. Provided we have space available, your child can begin school as soon as the admissions process is completed and a place has been offered.

  • Yes. This takes different forms for different age groups. To make sure the school is the best fit for your child and that we place them in the appropriate year group. As part of the admission process we will offer trial days. During these days we will screen assess your child’s current academic levels, learning needs, and social skills. This helps us determine the appropriate grade level placement and if the school is a good fit for your child. At the end of these days will will inform you if admission has been offered or denied and then we will send you an invoice for deposit and tuition.

  • We do sometimes have spaces available. Please fill out the admission request form and we will get back to you with information if a grade has available space or if there is a waiting list.

  • It is possible upon consulation with the school. Six month minimum enrollments are generally considered best for learning continuity but we are aware that in an international setting the time may be shorter and accommodations and learning plans can be made.

  • It would be a pleasure to show you our school campus. Please start an application so that we have more information and can cater your tour to your needs. Once you have applied you can talk to us in the ‘Notes’ section of the application system and we will schedule a tour.

Tuition Fees

  • Our current fees can be found here

  • No, at this time there are no sibling discounts.

  • No, there are no scholarships as such. However, some families may qualify for a partial fee reimbursement from their home kommune. You can talk to your home Kommune about økonomisk friplads to see if you fit in the appropriate income bracket. If you apply for this it must be done by September 5th of the academic year. For more information about this click here.


  • The primary language of the school is English with a strong emphasis on Danish. The core subjects of IPC, Literacy, and Math occur in English as well the Wellbeing special. All other specials, Kunst (Art), Musik (Music), and Idræt (Physical Education) occur mostly in Danish.

  • VIS offers a learning environment that enables students, whose primary language is not English, to acquire the social and academic language needed to participate fully in all aspects of school life and to reach their maximum potential. We offer an English as Additional Language program for students with little or no English as well as, literacy instruction focused on their current English understanding. Students new to Danish join our Danish as an Additional language (Dansk som andetsprog) program. Students are assessed on entry and then on an ongoing basis until they reach the required level to exit the English or Danish additional language programs. There is no additional cost for participating in either program.

Student Support Services

  • When applying mark the areas about PPR and provide us with documentation about your child’s needs. As part of the admission process we will have an interview with parents and a meeting with the pupil. We can meet many mild to moderate needs and will keep an open dialogue with parents and the Ballerup PPR team about how to best meet your child’s needs. It is imperative that parents partner with us in this and inform us accurately of needs. If we find out that needs have been hidden your child will be unenrolled.

  • We offer both before school care and after school care at two different price points to help families. Additionally, every semester new Extra-Curricular Clubs run. To find out more about both options read here

School Life

  • We do not have a school uniform. Instead we ask that all learners come in clothing that is appropriate to the weather and can handle the activities of school. Meaning that it can get dirty during play, allows for easy movement in the classroom, and is warm/cool enough to match the weather. We do wear indoor shoes inside so please make sure that your child has these.

  • Students bring their own lunches and snacks. We do not provide warm up or cool down services. We recommend for families that want to keep the food cool to put it in a lunchbox that has a cooling element. After School Club food is prepared as part of ASC and that is always warm or cool depending on the food.

  • You can download all of our school policies here. (Policies are at the bottom of the page.)