08 Dec 2020

d'Overbroeck's launches The International School Olympiad

At d’Overbroeck’s, we help every individual to achieve their full potential. Life at The International School is specifically designed to help develop our students as global citizens and future leaders, from our academic curriculum to our extensive activities programme.

As part of our future-focused approach, this year we are launching our first ever scholarships at The International School. To commemorate this occasion, we’re launching The International School Olympiad. This is a global scholarship competition for new International School applicants and is designed to enable talented students to access all the benefits of a d’Overbroeck’s education.

By launching this Olympiad and our new scholarships, we look forward to supporting outstanding scholars to achieve their ambitions, no matter how great.

The International School Olympiad will include two rounds of assessments: a regional round and a global round.

In the regional round, applicants will be invited to:

  • sit our entrance assessments
  • submit a personal statement
  • write a 300-word critical essay on a given topic
  • have an interview with a member of our senior leadership team

 

Regional winners will then be awarded a scholarship place at The International School for September 2021. These scholarship awards will be accompanied by 20% fee remission for our Years 7-9 category winners and 15% fee remission for our Year 10 category winners.

Our regional winners will then be invited to our final global round where they will have the opportunity to win an increased scholarship. In this second round, applicants will be invited to:

  • Complete a task based on the theme of ‘global citizens and future leaders’
  • Take part in a Q&A discussion based on their response to the task

 

Our final global winner will be awarded a 10% extension to their scholarship won from the regional round.

Applications for the International School Olympiad are now open until 26 March 2021 for prospective students from the following countries/regions:

Years 7-9 category: Balkan States, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.

Year 10 category: Balkan States, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Myanmar, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam.

If you have any students who would be interested in applying to the Olympiad, please speak to your Regional Manager about their eligibility and the application process. We have a lot of students applying for our International School programmes at the moment, so make sure to submit your applications as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

With our International School Olympiad, outstanding scholars can achieve the recognition they deserve and benefit from an early introduction into the UK education system.