International Student Admissions: Overview
The 2013 Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) has closed. The 2014 AEIS will tentatively be conducted in the first week of Oct 2014 and registration will open in Jul 2014. This webpage will be updated by Apr 2014 with more details.
The 2014 S-AEIS will be conducted on 26 and 27 Feb 2014. Registration for 2014 S-AEIS has closed.
What is International Student Admissions
International Student Admissions is the process for non-Singapore Citizen / non-Singapore Permanent Resident students to seek admission into mainstream primary schools, secondary schools and junior colleges (JCs) in Singapore.
Admission of international students into mainstream schools is subject to availability of school vacancies, the student meeting the school’s admission criteria and the student’s successful application of a Student’s Pass (STP) from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), if necessary.
For admission to pre-schools, private schools or post-secondary institutions (e.g. university or polytechnic), please contact the school or institution directly. More information can be found at the pre-school, private schools and post-secondary education sections.
Categorisation of International Students
International students are categorised as follows:
- International students with Dependant’s Pass (DP) or with Immigration Exemption Order (IEO) or with either parent who is a Singapore Citizen (SC) or Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)
- International students without Dependant’s Pass (DP), without Immigration Exemption Order (IEO) and whose parents are not Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
- International students without Dependant’s Pass (DP), without Immigration Exemption Order (IEO), and whose parents are S Pass or Work Permit (R Pass) holders and are not Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)
You need to know:
In accordance with the Immigration Regulations, a foreigner who wishes to study in a Government / Government-Aided / Independent School requires a Student’s Pass (STP) unless he / she is a holder of a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or an Immigration Exemption Order (IEO).