Registration for class 1:

This registration procedure applies only to Year 1. All children, born between October 1st 2017 and September 30th, 2018, will begin mandatory schooling in the academic year 2024 / 2025 and can be registered from October 9th, 2023 until October 20th, 2023

For registrations for Years 2 – 13, please scroll down.

Congratulations, your child is fast approaching school age! If you’ve landed here, you would probably like to register them for the Nelson Mandela School. Because NMS is not a local school, the registration process is a little different.

But just follow these steps carefully to complete the process:

1) Read and follow these documents carefully and fully first!

2) Complete the application form online, making sure that you save it, and then send it as an email attachment without any other documents to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This is best done using the Acrobat Reader software. Please note: This part of the application is not sufficient as a binding school registration. It serves only as a parallel record within the registration procedure. You must also apply directly to the school with the complete paper documents. Only then can your application be considered for the allocation of school places.

3) Meanwhile, register your child at your local school (zuständige Grundschule). They will provide you with a completed school transfer application form (Umschulungsantrag).

4) Print out the completed and saved application form twice and then sign both. In order to apply for Year 1, parents must book an appointment. Please open the link here (external link). Please reserve only one appointment per child. If multiple appointments are reserved, all of those appointments will be cancelled.

5) Submit the form to the school on the booked date together with the documents supporting the application (see checklist).

You must present your application at the school office in person. Appointments to do so will be made available and can be booked online here (external link) from October 7, 2023.

Please be aware that:

  • Registration is from 09.10.2023 to 20 October 2023. Your child can be considered for the school admission procedure only if the complete application documents for school registration are received by the school no later than 2 weeks before the date on which school places are allocated and all requirements are met.
  • Only children who are residents of Berlin at the time of school registration or, at the latest, at the time of allocation of school places, which will likely take place in May 2024, can be admitted to the Nelson Mandela School. An exception applies only to the admission of children from internationally mobile families coming from abroad. If these families are not yet resident in Berlin at the time of registration or of the allocation of school places, they can still be admitted conditionally to NMS if they fulfil the admission

Registration for classes 2-13

The Nelson Mandela School admits only students who are considered internationally mobile to Years 2 – 13.

Applications for grades 2-10 and Abitur/IB (school year 2024-2025) will be accepted from 1 April 2024. The Nelson Mandela School no longer participates in the regular admission procedure for Berlin students wishing to join the school in year 7.

All relevant information regarding school, admissions, etc. can be found here on the school homepage. Due to heavy load of work on the administrative side, questions will not be answered by e-mail. Thank you for your understanding.