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International students who wish to seek admission to Primary 2 to 5 and Secondary 1 to 3 levels from January 2016 onwards must take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).

International students with at least one parent who is a Singapore Citizen (SC) can approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance.

Admission is not guaranteed, and is subject to the applicant's performance in the centralised test on English and Mathematics, as well as available school vacancies.

No. International students who wish to seek admission to Primary 2 to 5 and Secondary 1 to 3 levels from January 2016 onwards must take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).

This will help to ensure that international students admitted to our mainstream schools are able to cope with the requirements of the Singapore curriculum.

Applicants who are successful in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) should report to their offered school to commence their studies as soon as possible at the start of the academic year. These school offers are based primarily on available school vacancies and applicants' performance in the AEIS centralised test. Appeals and requests for transfers will not be entertained. Alternatively, you can decide to turn down the school offer and consider other education options such as private schools.

Unsuccessful applicants may only re-apply to take the next AEIS or S-AEIS at the same or higher level, subject to meeting the permissible age-ranges for the level.

International students should note that school admission is subject to them obtaining a Student's Pass (STP) from the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) if they do not hold a Dependant's Pass (DP) or Immigration Exemption Order (IEO). Please note that acceptance into our schools does not guarantee the issuance of an STP.

The marking process for the AEIS follows an established code of practice to ensure that it is rigorously conducted. The AEIS results are final.

International students who wish to seek re-admission to our mainstream schools should approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance. MOE may advise such international students to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS), re-admit them to their former school or reject their re-admission request.

Applicants who have taken part in the AEIS or S-AEIS and were offered a school place will not be able to apply online for the AEIS or S-AEIS.

Applicants participating in the AEIS would enjoy the convenience of a centralised test on English and Mathematics, and the offer of a school place is subject to available school vacancies and their performance in the centralised test. There is no school choice under the AEIS as MOE will centrally post successful applicants to a school.

International students who wish to seek admission to Primary 2 to 5 and Secondary 1 to 3 levels from January 2016 onwards must take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS).

This will help to ensure that international students admitted to our mainstream schools are able to cope with the requirements of the Singapore curriculum.

Applicants who have taken part in the AEIS previously and were unsuccessful may apply to take the Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) or the AEIS again at the same or higher level, subject to them meeting the permissible age-ranges for the level. Alternatively, they may wish to consider education in other school systems.

International Students who are residing in Singapore and holds a valid pass may take part in the 2021 DSA-Sec. They are to take part in and fulfil the requirements of the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) before they can be considered for admission to secondary schools via DSA-Sec.

International Students who are not residing in Singapore are not eligible to take part in DSA-Sec in view of COVID-19 situation, but may consider to take part in the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) for admission into mainstream secondary schools.

Registration for the AEIS will close when all available places for that test date are taken up. Applicants are therefore encouraged to register early, make payment and submit the required supporting documents within one week of their online application.

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