International Student Applications

Thank you for your interest in The King’s Hospital School for your child’s secondary school education, whether as an existing member of the school community or first-time enquirer.


At any time please contact the Admissions Team on  or +353 1 643-6564 and we will be happy to help you.

Any applicant who is resident abroad must fill out the International Student Registration Form below. Applications are considered for Forms 1, 2, 4, and 5 only.

Minimum One Year Stay

An international student will only be considered for 7-day boarding for one full academic school year, August to June (3 terms).


Non-EU students must pay the full year’s fees in advance by August 1st, or earlier, and will only then receive a VISA letter from the school.

EU students, that do not have an Irish passport, must pay fees in one or two instalments – August 1st & January 1st.

For details of Fees please go to FEE INFORMATION 


Students must have reached the following age by September 1st on the year of enrolment:

Form 1 – 12yrs
Form 2 – 13yrs
Form 3 – we do not enroll international students
Form 4 – 15yrs – TY Brochure 2022/23
Form 5 – 16yrs must enroll for 2-years & complete Leaving Certificate Exams
Form 6 – we do not enroll international students

Summary of registration process

  • Fill out online registration form.
  • Email birth certificate, passport and most recent school report.
  • The Admissions Department will contact you for further information.
  • Ask your child’s school to fill out this Applicant student school reference template 2022
  • The student must take an online English proficiency test.
  • An online interview is arranged with the Head of Admissions.
  • On-campus visits are subject to Covid-protocols in place at the time.

Please email accompanying documents to

Summary of selection process

  • Application reviewed by the Headmaster and Head of Admissions.
  • Take online English test – minimum grade required to progress.
  • If all criteria are met, an invitation to interview online is offered.
  • Review of documents, interview, and English test by School Leadership Team.
  • Offer of place.
  • Acceptance form signed & returned.
  • Deposit of €2,000 paid to school.*

*The deposit is non-refundable if the student does not take up the place but will be refunded when they have finished at the school, and there are no bills outstanding.

Guardianship/host family

If an international student does not have relatives or close friends living in Ireland who will act as a guardian or host family, then you must engage the services of a guardian.
Email to request the guardian contact list. Once you have engaged the services of a guardian, you and the guardian must sign the guardianship form and return it to the school by the end of June each year.

International Student Travel Arrangements

If a student is travelling directly from the Airport to the School, or School to Airport, at any time throughout the school year, they must travel on the school transportation.

EXCEPTION: The student cannot enter or leave the school  between the hours of 22:00 and 07:00.  Instead the guardian must arrange for them to stay with a host family and return them to school between the hours of 07:00 & 22:00.

If a student is arriving into Ireland before the start of any term or half term, and going to a friend, relative, host family, or accommodation with a family member, then they must show proof of travel, where they are staying and who with.

International Travel Arrangements 2022-23