Admission Year 1/Grade 5


Applications 2023/24

Every year, the student admissions team interviews a large number of students from primary schools throughout Graz and beyond. Following this process, the three new Year 1 classes are formed, each comprising 25 students. For incoming Year 1 students the admission procedure (school year 2022/ 2023) will be as follows:

There is an early admissions policy for GIBS, accepting online applications from 1st-21st December 2022 (s. application form below).

Required documents:

You need to upload a copy/scan of your child’s report cards (Schulnachricht and Jahreszeugnis) for the school year 2021/22. If your child has not attended a primary/elementary school in Austria, please upload the last two report cards from the school(s) they have attended.

IMPORTANT: Please stick to the following file name template: SURNAME-FIRSTNAME-REPORTCARD. The following file formats are accepted: PDF, JPG.

  • All students will be invited to an interview on either 13th or 14th of January 2023. Students not residing in Austria at that time will be assigned an individual interview date (if necessary, online).
  • Bilingual students (English and German) will be interviewed in both languages.
  • We will continue to give priority to English-speaking students who fulfil the standard requirements for attending GIBS.
  • Primary school grades will be taken into consideration.
  • Priority will also be given to those applicants who have siblings currently attending GIBS and fulfil the standard GIBS requirements.

Following the interview, parents will receive written confirmation of acceptance or non-acceptance by February 26th, 2023.

Student Admission

Due to the number of applications and the limited capacity of the school we are not able to accept all the children who apply.

English speaking children who meet the standard entrance requirements will be given priority because their presence at our school encourages English as a natural means of communication.

Application Form

Notice: the early admission phase is over. Consequently, the online application form has been deactivated.

Click on the link below to open the online application form and fill in the data required. You may switch languages by clicking on the arrow in the top right corner of the form.

Link: application form (active from Dec. 1 to Dec. 21, 2022)