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What happens if I am sick or absent?

If you are unable to attend the scholarship exams or the interviews due to illness or any unforeseen circumstances, contact Diploma Coordinator Mary Donnellan (mary.donnellan@cis.dk) and let her know your situation.

It is possible you may be able to take the exams on another day.

If you are unable to attend the interview, we hope to be able to arrange an alternative day and time,  but you should be aware that a member of the School Board may not be able to be present at a re-arranged interview.

What do mean by "make a presentation" at the interview?

We want you to show us what you are really good at, or what excites you. So, if you play an instrument, or sing, or can juggle, or write short stories, you may wish to perform for us. We can arrange for a range of musical instruments to be available.
Alternatively, you may want to make a presentation about your passion in life, or tell us how you feel about a particular issue which concerns you. We can have a laptop and projector available, if you wish, or you can just stand up and make a speech.
The presentation gives you a chance to show us something really important about you. It should only last between three and five minutes – so you need to be well prepared.

How will I know if I will be attending the interviews?

Once the exam papers have been assessed, you will be notified before February 25th, 2022 whether or not you have been successful in moving to the interview stage of the scholarship process. This notification will contain details of when and where your interview will take place.

Interviews generally last about 20 minutes. 

How can I prepare for the interview?

You can talk to your parents about what type of questions are usually asked at an interview, and prepare some possible answers. You can watch the news and read newspapers, and think about how you might respond to questions about current affairs. You can think about what particular skills and gifts you might bring to our school community, and what type of presentation you might make if you wish to make one. Longer answers are better than shorter ones, and honesty and passion are always better than learning responses off by heart. Above all, be yourself – we want to know who you really are.

Who will be interviewing me?

You will be interviewed by three people – the Secondary School Principal, a member of the School Board, and either the Middle Years Programme Coordinator or the Diploma Programme Coordinator.

How will I know the outcome of the interview?

You will receive a letter by March 11th, 2022, telling you whether or not you have been awarded a scholarship. You must accept or reject the offer by April 8th, 2022

If I accept the offer of a scholarship, can I change my mind later?

No. Unless there is a major change in your circumstances, such as having to re-locate outside Denmark, or a serious illness, we expect that students (and parents) who accept our award of a scholarship will take that award seriously. Please do not apply for a scholarship if you know that you are unlikely to be remaining in Denmark or in our school, or you hope only to benefit from the ‘prestige’ of a scholarship offer. This is unfair to other students for who the award of a scholarship to attend our school is a very serious matter.

Are there any academic or behavioural expectations attached to the award of a scholarship?

Yes, scholarship students are expected to maintain a solid academic record, and to behave appropriately in and out of class. However, these are the expectations we have of all our students – not just of those who have been awarded a scholarship. Scholarship students are, of course, expected to take and complete the full IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. If you are awarded an Arts scholarship, we would very much hope you would choose to take one of our Group 6 (The Arts) subjects – music, visual arts, theatre

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

For issues related to the application form and any financial matters, please contact our Admissions and Communications Coordinator,  Taj Mand – taj.mand@cis.dk

For issues relating to the scholarship exams and the interviews, please contact the Diploma Programme Coordinator, Mary Donnellan –  mary.donnellan@cis.dk