International Admissions

International mindedness is at the heart of Villiers School, and our student body includes students from more than 30 countries.

Villiers School international student programme has been established for many years and contributes greatly to the rich diversity which is evident within the school. Our most popular programmes for international students are Transition Year (TY) , Independent Transition Year (ITY), and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

How to Apply

Correspondence in relation to application for admission for international students should be directed to the Admissions & Communications Manager, Mrs. Susan Peña, by telephone +353 61 451447 or by email admissions@villiers-school.com  

2022-2023

Expressions of interest for international enrolments, as well as families relocating to Ireland, for commencement in September 2022, are welcomed online here: https://villiersschool.openapply.com/roi

Final decisions in relation to admission are made by the Headmistress. Successful applicants will receive written confirmation of a school place.  A non-refundable deposit is necessary to confirm your school place.

Online Admissions

International Admissions

  • In order to encourage language immersion and cultural integration among our students, Villiers School limits the number of school places made available to students from each language group.
  • Villiers School also prioritises full academic year applications. However, in some cases, applications for one semester may be considered. 
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.  
  • The Headmistress’ decision on individual applications is final. 

Successful applicants will receive written confirmation of a school place.  A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your place.  Balance of tuition and boarding fees for international students is typically due in full for the academic year prior to commencement of tuition.  For Non-EU international students, full prepayment of fees is a student visa requirement.  

Please contact our Admissions & Communications Manager, Mrs. Susan Peña, by email admissions@villiers-school.com for more information.

Educational Guardianship

Please review the Villiers School Guardianship Policy. For overseas parents/guardians with no prior connection to Ireland, and with no local guardian in place, a professional guardian agency is essential to assist with the general well-being of the student.  All of our international students are required to have an Irish resident educational guardian while studying in Villiers.  In effect, guardians act in loco parentis. 

Please contact our Admissions & Communications Manager, Mrs. Susan Peña, by email admissions@villiers-school.com to recommend a local educational guardianship agency.

Health Insurance

Prospective students from within the EU will need to apply for the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) prior to them coming to Ireland.  This insurance will allow the holder to access health care services when travelling to another EU or EEA country.  Further information can be found here.

Medical insurance for Non-EU international students is a student visa requirement.

Guide to Grade Levels

Student AgeVilliers SchoolUS CurriculumUK Curriculum
12-13Form I7th GradeYear 8
13-14Form II8th GradeYear 9
14-15Form III9th GradeYear 10
15-16Form IV
Transition Year
10th GradeYear 11
16-17Form V
IBDP Year 1
11th GradeYear 12
17-18Form VI
IBDP Year 2
12th GradeYear 13

Geographic Diversity

Villiers is proud to have a diverse and multicultural student body. See below a map of the geographic locations represented by our students.