School Fees for the 2023–2024 School Year

Starting with the 2019–2020 school year, Odense International School has implemented an 11-month payment cycle. This means that there is no tuition due in the month of July. We accept students throughout the school year. Tuition for the entire month is charged, irrespective of when the student's first day falls during that first month.

The following is information regarding OIS's fees for tuition, the After-School Care Programme (ASCP) for grades Primary 1 through Primary 4, and The Club for grades Primary 5 and Primary 6. Additional costs throughout the school year that you should be aware of are also listed.

Please note that upon withdrawal, all school fees and tuition must be settled in order to receive school transfer documents and final Progress Reports. We request a 3-month withdrawal notice.

OIS Fees for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

Prices shown in Danish Kroner (DKK)
After-School Care Programme (ASCP)

Application Fee Per family 1500,- nonrefundable
Deposit 1stchild 8000,- conditions for reimbursement
Deposit 2nd and subsequent children 4000,- conditions for reimbursement
Preschool Registration Fee Per student 1450,- one-time fee*
School Fees: Preschool Per student 3625,- / month March–June*
School Fees: P1–S11 1st child 3630,-/ month x 11 months. The first payment of the school year is in August.
School Fees: P1–S11 2nd child 3430,- / month x 11 months. The first payment of the school year is in August.
School Fees: P1–S11 3rd and subsequent children Free
ASCP: P1–P4 1st & 2nd child in P1–P4 Included in tuition.
ASCP: P1–P4 3rd & subsequent children 1530,- / month x 11 months. The first payment of the school year is in August.
The Club Per student in P5 1150,- / month x 10 months. The first payment of the school year is in August.
Books All students Included in school fees. Missing books and books not returned in pristine condition at the end of the school year will result in additional charges.
Music Lessons from Odense Musikskole Students in P1–P4** Included in school fees.
Non-PBS Payment Manual administration of payments 200,- per transaction, per student. (See below for more information.)
School Trips E.g. one week in London or Vannes, a school trip to the zoo, etc. Not included in school fees. Prices vary and are automatically drawn.

*Preschool Registration Fee and the first month of Preschool school fees are due by the Screening Day, typically in October, prior to the March start. The next tuition payment for Preschool will be in April. If a change occurs and your child will not be enroled after all, you will receive a full reimbursement.

**Music Lessons from Odense Musikskole (from P5 and up 599,- / month; sibling discount)

Additional Expenses

Other school expenses throughout the year, which are not payable to OIS but to the individual suppliers, include but are not limited to the following: 

  • School photographs (2018 price for a basic package: 375,-),
  • School Milk (Price example: 1/4 litre skim milk per day for one month=65,-),
  • OIS-branded casual and/or sports wear,
  • Passport-sized photograph (for ASCP),
  • Laptop or tablet, compatible with Microsoft Office, in years S7–S11 (students have access to the Office package through OIS),
  • Tickets to the theatre (years S7–S11, typically around 90,- per showing; approximately five showings per year=approx. 450,-)

Automatic Payment System

Fees are payable via PBS, an automatic online payment service. You can set up the payment service via your online banking. Each payment per student not made via PBS is charged an additional 200,- manual administrative fee. The PBS payment is drawn on the 5th of the month. Brand-new students will receive payment information close to their first day of school.

Public Transportation Subsidy

If your family will be using public transportation to attend school, we recommend you order a rejsekort. Unlike public schools, students attending private school must arrange a rejsekort themselves as these are not issued to OIS through the city of Odense.

OIS receives a set subsidy dedicated to the reimbursement of public transportation costs for our students travelling to and from OIS using a rejsekort.  Please save these receipts and submit them to our office at the end of the school year. It is your responsibility to print these receipts and clearly mark which costs were related to travelling to and from school. The reimbursement amount is dependent upon the amount of the subsidy and the total receipts.

For more information on ordering a public transportation card, please visit the Rejsekort website.

State Subsidy Deadline

Families on limited incomes can apply in August for an extremely modest state subsidy for school fees and the ASCP from Opholdsstøtteudvalget. The subsidy is typically a couple of hundred kroner and takes effect the following February.

School fee information updated in August 2023.