Admissions Policy


TIS is an inclusive, and not a selective, school.

TIS accepts all students who are capable of accessing our curriculum, opportunities and experiences.

At TIS, we believe that the IB experience should be an essential experience for all students.

We also believe that each student has their own talents. However, each student must be prepared to change, be open-minded and a risk-taker to take advantage of this TIS experience and discover their talents.

 A student’s ability to profit from the School’s academic programs is the prime criterion when making admissions decisions.

A student’s social, emotional and educational needs are at the centre of every decision made and admission may be denied, if TIS is not in a position to address any such specific needs.                                                       

TIS offers the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) in Grades 7-10 and the IB Diploma Programme (DP) in Grades 11-12.


Applications for admission to Tema International School (TIS), including the re-registration of current students, are accepted only through OpenApply. Go to:       

Applications open on 1 December. Late applications will be considered, if vacancies exist.

An application fee can be paid via ExpressPay, at the school, or into the school’s account. The account details can be found on the Bank Details page.

All prospective students are tested and interviewed before they are admitted to the school. Online testing will be available from January each year.

For students who reside outside Ghana, it can be arranged for them to take the online entrance test wherever they may be. They are required to furnish TIS with the name and address of the supervisor who will be in charge of the test. Details about conducting the online test will then be sent to the supervisor. The supervisor is expected to contact parents of the prospective students to arrange a date for the online test.

Entry points for admission are Grades 7-11. Students are not normally accepted into the final year of the IB Diploma Programme.                                                                                                                     

 TIS students are expected to complete the IB Diploma Programme in Grades 11 and 12. TIS students will make initial subject selection choices during the second semester of Grade 10. For non-TIS students, applications can be made with current predicted grades. Prospective students are expected to upload their predicted grades in addition to their transcripts when completing the application form.  Offers will be made based on predicted grades. When final results are released, applicants are required to attach a scanned copy on OpenApply. Prospective G11 students with qualifications other than MYP, IGCSE or GSCE will be required to complete online testing.