Admissions

MIS will be a fully inclusive international school, for students aged 16-19, that provides an environment where all students can flourish and feel safe. We recognise that students learn at different rates and that there are many factors affecting achievement, including ability, emotional stage, age and maturity. We aim to identify the individual needs of each student, as they arise, and provide teaching and learning contexts which enable every student to achieve and succeed.

If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at MIS, you can start the application process by completing a Student Enquiry Form. On completion, we will send you registration forms and request additional documentation. You will also be required to complete a Family Questionnaire, which is designed to provide the school with information about your child’s strengths, talents, interests and any potential areas of difficulty they may have.

Your child will need to participate in a CAT4 assessment. The results of the CAT4 assessment, together with the forms you complete and return, will enable us to ascertain whether your child’s unique needs can be fully met at MIS.

MIS complies with all regulations required by the canton of Vaud in relation to student visa applications.

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Entry requirements

As an inclusive school, we are always willing to look at applicants on a case by case basis. We maintain an inclusive entry requirement of 4 x I/GCSE passes; the MYP certificate (28 points); including English and Maths; or an equivalent qualification. This ensures that the highest number of students will be able to commence the programme and that they will be able to succeed at entering either higher/further education or their chosen employment.

Assessment

The CAT4 assessment is not used as an entrance test but to determine basic entry skills and aptitude. Unfortunately, on some occasions there may be circumstances where we may not be able to meet a student’s needs at MIS but, in accordance with our admissions policy, we will do whatever we can to make or seek alternative provision.

Timings

Applications can be made through the admissions team at any time up to 1st August (for a September commencement). Please contact the admissions team to discuss special arrangements after this time. Following the admissions process, parents will be informed in writing of the outcome as soon as possible.

Visas

Kindly note that for visa requiring students, applications will need to be made 2-3 months ahead of the intake date in order to ensure the visa processing time is accounted for. Students may be accepted up to 2 weeks late onto the courses and will have to catchup any missed work. Should a visa be refused for any reason, this is beyond the control of MIS and the entire decision remains under the control of the Swiss immigration authorities. Any fees paid will in this case be refunded, minus an administration fee of 250 CHF and in addition the non-refundable application fee.

Following the admissions process, parents will be informed in writing of the outcome as soon as possible.

Application fee

An application fee of 200 CHF is payable at the time of submission of application forms. This fee is non-refundable and non-adjustable against tuition fees.

Admission fee

An admission fee of 1,500 CHF is required as a one-off payment in the first year of studies and is in addition to any other fees.

Deposit

New students: The school will charge up to 30% of the school’s tuition fees as a deposit to confirm that students will opt to take up the offered places. This fee will be deducted from the total tuition fees for the academic year in which the admission is being sought. In addition, MIS requests an amount of 5,000 CHF to be paid as a security deposit in the event of damages to the school, medical expenses or any other such incidentals. This amount shall be reimbursed if not used within one year of graduation or departure from the school.

Returning students: The school will charge up to 10% of the school’s tuition fees as a re-registration deposit to confirm the return of existing students in the new academic year. This deposit will be deducted from the total tuition fees for the academic year in which the admission is being sought.

Waiting list

If a year group becomes full, a waiting list of applicants will be maintained to a maximum number representing 15% of the year group’s capacity. Should a place become available applicants’ families will be notified. In the event that no school place becomes available via the waiting list, all fees paid to the school shall be reimbursed to the student, minus the application fee of 200 CHF.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees: Business & Hospitality and Business & Digital Marketing courses

Type Academic Year
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Year Total
Boarding 22,334 CHF 22,333 CHF 22,333 CHF 67,000 CHF
Day School 8,334 CHF 8,333 CHF 8,333 CHF 25,000 CHF

Tuition fees: Swiss Business Programme

Type Academic Year
  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Year Total
Boarding 15,000 CHF 15,000 CHF 15,000 CHF 45,000 CHF

Flexible boarding options are available on a case by case basis.

Fees are payable across three terms, in advance, before the beginning of each term.

Fees are payable across three terms, in advance, before the beginning of each term. These fees are subject to 10% launch discount, students may also benefit from the 10% VIE Education scholarship (on a case by case basis).

Included in the tuition fees:

  • Food will be provided seven days a week for boarding students – breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lunch will be provided five days a week for day school students (dinner and breakfast optional)
  • A number of extra-curricular activities (where there is an associated cost, parents will be informed before students sign up)
  • Uniforms will be provided to students at the start of every year. Additional blazers and other items will be available at extra cost

 Other costs

  • Special meals – MIS reserves the right to add an extra cost for specific dietary requests
  • Examination fees – please note that external examinations may cost up to 1,000 CHF in addition to tuition fees
  • Student insurance
  • Visa processing
  • Optional excursions
  • Breakfast and dinner for day school students
  • Airport transfers – available at extra cost, please contact our admissions team for further details

Discounts, scholarships and payment plans

Launch discount

MIS will exceptionally provide a price reduction of 10% on the tuition amount for any student starting in September 2021 or September 2022. VIE Education is offering a discretionary 10% scholarship to students on a case by case basis.

Early bird payment

For any full payment made six months prior to the start of the academic year, a discount of 2.5% will be applied on the tuition amount.

Sibling discount

A sibling discount will be applied as follows: 5% on second child and 10% on third child whilst all in school. Non-cumulative with any other offer. If a candidate qualifies for several discounts, the highest rate will be applied.

Payment plans

Payment plans are available upon request, please contact our admissions team during regular working hours for further information.

Cancellations

  • 31 days or more before the term begins: 10% of overall fee
  • 30 to 22 days before the term begins: 35% of overall fee
  • 21 to 15 days before the term begins: 40% of overall fee
  • 14 to 8 days before the term begins: 50% of overall fee
  • 7 to 0 days before the term begins, or non-appearance: 60% of overall fee

Admissions portal

Our application process is managed through OpenApply – please click here to complete our Student Enquiry Form.


Contact our admissions team

For more information speak to our admissions team:

admissions@montreuxis.ch
+41 79 471 27 69