International students interested in applying for admission to a public primary school at the Primary One (P1) level must be 6 years old as of 1 January in the year of school admission, and may only register during Phase 3 of the P1 Registration Exercise after all Singapore citizens and permanent residents have been allocated a place in the earlier phases. The documents required are as follows:
Applicant’s birth certificate
Applicant’s immigration exemption order, Dependant’s Pass, Student’s Pass or Long Term Visit Pass if any
Both parents’ passport, NRIC, entry or re-entry permit
Both parents’ Employment Pass, Work Permit or Long Term Visit Pass if any
Applicant’s immunisation records
Parents of applicants will also be required to bring the offer email received from MOE HQ and any other documents specified by the school. You may refer to the Primary One Registration website for more information or contact us for assistance with the registration and application for your child.
International students interested in applying for admission to public schools at the Primary 2-5 and Secondary 1-3 levels are required to sit for the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) or the Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) which are centralised tests on English and Mathematics. The documents required are the same as application for the P1 level as detailed above.
Do note that admission is not guaranteed and is subjected to various factors that include the applicant’s test performance, school vacancy and the declared residential address of the applicant. As the acceptance rate is relatively low, parents are advised to consider alternative education options in advance and may contact us for assistance with the preparation and registration for AEIS or the suggestion of alternative education options.
International schools are generally the preferred choice for parents of international students. In addition to the international and country specific curriculum on offer, the heavy emphasis on experiential learning by their students is a huge draw to parents who believe in its benefits over the more traditional approach often employed by local schools. While the exact documents required may differ slightly from school to school, the following are standard documents that will be required for application to most international schools in Singapore:
Applicant’s Dependant’s Pass, Student’s Pass or Long-Term Visit Pass if any
Both parents’ passport
Both parents’ Employment Letter
Official transcripts or school reports (translated into English and certified if in other languages)
Due to their popularity, the number of applicants at international schools for each intake often outnumber their student vacancies, hence parents are advised to consider alternative education options in advance and may contact us for assistance with the international school application for their child or the planning of alternative education options.
Unlike international schools, private schools in Singapore that offer pre-tertiary education mostly offer courses that closely mirror the national curriculum. The qualifications obtained upon graduating from these schools are Singapore national qualifications which are globally recognised for their high standard and are widely recognised and accepted for application to tertiary education in most countries. While the exact documents required may differ slightly from school to school, the following are standard documents that will be required for application to most private schools in Singapore:
We recommend you engage our consultants who will be happy to assist you in the specific criteria and enrolment process for private schools to ensure a smooth and favourable application.
Singapore’s reputation as a regional education hub was built not only on the quality of its public tertiary institutes, but also that of its private universities under the watchful supervision of the Committee for Private Education (CPE) which ensures the continued provision of quality education. The wide variety of courses offered combined with the global recognition of their qualifications make Singapore private universities attractive options for many international students. Below are the general documents required for admission:
Highest academic qualification and official transcripts (translated into English and certified if in other languages)
Applicant’s latest CV (for Master’s degree application)
Applicant’s English proficiency test result if necessary
We recommend you engage our consultants who will be happy to assist you in the specific criteria and enrolment process for private universities to ensure a smooth and favourable application.
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