Grade 10 (åk 1 gymnasium) - Policy, criteria and how to apply

Grade 10 (MYP5 or åk 1 gymnasiet) at ISSR is open to both the local and international communities.

All programmes at ISSR are free of charge.

All applications to Grade 10 is done through

Entry requirements to Grade10:

Student must have: 

  1. Completed nine years (9 years) of compulsory school with official transcripts from last completed grade/ year and last completed term
  2. Student must have a passing grade in the following subject: English, Mathematics (or Algebra), Social Science subjects and Natural Science subjects, see further information  at
  3. Passed the ISSR entrance tests

If students are applying with Swedish grades (Gr11 from a school based in Sweden) then the student will apply with his/her meritvärde combined with the result of the entrance tests.

The decision about admission will be made on the results of the entrance tests and the basis of the final grades that the student receives from his/her school and a total judgment of his/her complete merits, see also how student applications are prioritized. Once the requirements are met by the student applying, the application will also be given different priority depending on the status of the student or the family of the student, see below. ISSR will depending on the number of applications received decide to close down applications from criterion 3. 

Grade10 applicants will be prioritized according to the following status criteria:

  • Students having a temporary status (parents work on a limited contract in Sweden for a company/organisation or Embassy) and utlandssvenska* students
  • Students applying who have attended an English speaking International School abroad for a major part of their education or students who have completed the MYP4/MYP9 (IB Middle Years Programme) 
  • Students who have completed grade 9 in Sweden or abroad.   

*Utlandssvensk elev: en elev vars vårdnadshavare stadigvarande vistas i utlandet och av vilka minst en är svensk medborgare.

How to apply

Step 1

  • For Students applying from January – August
  • Please contact – they handle all applications to Grade10 at ISSR 
  • Students applying from abroad always need to send in their last transcripts/grades/reports from Grade9

Applying from abroad, student must use the Grade10 application form and send it to with latest report.

Applying from a Swedish based school, students or parents must contact for login.

Step 2, entrance test

All students need to sit the ISSR entrance test. The test is at ISSR and can't be organise in another school or country. All applicants will sit an entrance test in English and Mathematics. Students can only sit our entrance tests once per year. Students need to pass both tests.

Step 3, preliminary intake, conditional offer or waiting list

For all students (international as Swedish based students), will give preliminary intake status in April and confirm spot in June/July.