Singapore School Admissions - The Checklist

Applying to an international school in Singapore requires more than just filling out a form. What you should submit with your application differs from school to school but here are the essential documents you will need to submit.
Singapore School Admissions - The Checklist
By Carli Allan
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You’ve made your shortlist of schools to apply to, so what’s next? While every international school in Singapore will have its own admissions procedure, there is a standard list of documents and prerequisites required. Whether you’re planning to move to Singapore or transfer to a different school here, here’s your checklist for primary and secondary school applications.

Looking for an international school in Singapore? Click here to see our roundup of the Top 20 schools.

Who cannot study at an international school in Singapore?
• If the child is a Singapore Citizen and is of Primary One age or above, international schools require approval from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to enrol the student
• Students holding a Visit Pass are not permitted to study at an international school

For more information about immigration in Singapore, click here.

What documents will I need when I apply to an international school?
• Completed and signed application form (this may be completed online or as a hard copy, depending on the school)
• Application fee (the average fee in Singapore is $1,500 but check the school website for the exact cost)
• Passport size photographs of your child
• Photocopy of child’s birth certificate
• Photocopy of child’s passport
• Photocopy of parents’ passports
• Photocopy of the child’s immigration status/visa (Dependant Pass, Student Pass, Permanent Resident Re-Entry Permit, Diplomatic Pass or Immigration Exemption Order)
• Photocopies of parents’ immigration status/visa (Employment Pass, Dependant Pass, PR Pass, or Diplomatic Pass)
• Official transcripts or report cards for the current year and two years prior (officially translated and notarized if not in English)
• Any speech/language, educational psych testing, or learning needs evaluations/records (if applicable)
• Employment letter of guarantee (if your employer is paying school fees)
• Legal custody papers (if parents are divorced)

All documents must be supplied to the school in English or a certified translation.

What other documents will I need to provide once I have accepted a place at an international school?
• Signed Student Contract (this is a legal requirement by the Singapore government)
• Online Health Declaration Form (this is also required for all visa applications such as the Dependant Pass)

Next: What visa will my child need to study at an international school in Singapore?

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