ADMISSIONS EXERCISE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (AEIS)

The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised test conducted by MOE in September for international students who wish to join the Singapore mainstream government schools in January of the following year.

Application Process

Test Level
Age as at 1st Jan of the Year of Admission
Test to Apply For
Content Tested
7 to 7+ years old Primary 2 / 3 Primary 1 and 2
8 to 8+ years old Primary 2 / 3 Primary 1 and 2
9 to 9+ years old Primary 4 / 5 Primary 3 and 4
10 to 10+ years old Primary 4 / 5 Primary 3 and 4
11 to 11+ years old Primary 4 / 5 Primary 3 and 4
12 to 12+ years old Primary 4 / 5 Primary 3 and 4
12 to 14+ years old Secondary 1 Primary 6
13 to 15+ years old Secondary 2 Secondary 1
14 to 16+ years old Secondary 3 Secondary 2
To Note: Updated Information as at December 2018
 
  • Payment of S$672 for AEIS application fee through cash, cheque or credit card.

  • The AEIS outcome will be released online from mid to end December of the same year. The S-AEIS is conducted by MOE around February or March each year for international students who wish to join our mainstream primary and secondary schools in May or June of the same academic year.

  • Successful AEIS applicants should prepare themselves in advance for a new school environment where English is the language of classroom instruction and familiarise themselves with the relevant curriculum for their level.

  • Unsuccessful applicants may 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. Alternatively, they may wish to consider education in other school systems.

Reporting to School

All successful applicants must report to their offered schools during the respective periods after the outcome is released.

Reporting and Registration Period for AEIS (Tentative)
Level
17 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 Primary 2 to 5 & Secondary 2 to 3
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019 Secondary 1
To Note: Updated Information as at December 2018
 

Successful applicants who do not report to the offered schools within the periods stated above may have their places offered to other applicants. Some schools may require students to sit for additional internal assessments for class placement purposes.

Source: MOE Singapore


SUPPLEMENTARY ADMISSIONS EXERCISE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (S-AEIS)

The Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS) is a centralised test conducted for international students who wish to join the Singapore mainstream primary and secondary schools in May or June of the same academic year.

It is intended for international students who are unable to make it for the AEIS in September or October. The S-AEIS is conducted by MOE around February or March each year.

Application Process

Test Level
Age as at 1st Jan of the Year of Admission
Test to Apply For
Content Tested
Possible Outcomes
7 to 7+ years old Primary 2 / 3 Primary 1 Primary 2 / 1 or unsuccessful
8 to 8+ years old Primary 2 / 3 Primary 1 Primary 3/ 2 / 1 or unsuccessful
9 to 9+ years old Primary 4 Primary 3 Primary 4 / 3 / 2 or unsuccessful
10 to 10+ years old Primary 4 Primary 3 Primary 4 / 3 or unsuccessful
11 to 11+ years old Primary 4 Primary 3 Primary 4 or unsuccessful
12 to 14+ years old Secondary 1 Primary 6 Secondary 1 or unsuccessful
13 to 15+ years old Secondary 2 Secondary 1 Secondary 2 or unsuccessful
To Note: Updated Information as at December 2018
 
  • Payment of S$672 for S-AEIS application fee through cash, cheque or credit card.

  • The S-AEIS outcome will be released online from mid April of the same year.

  • Successful S-AEIS applicants should prepare themselves in advance for a new school environment where English is the language of classroom instruction and familiarise themselves with the relevant curriculum for their level.

  • Unsuccessful applicants may 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. Alternatively, they may wish to consider education in other school systems.

Reporting to School

All successful applicants must report to their offered schools during the respective periods after the outcome is released.

Reporting and Registration Period for S-AEIS (Tentative)
Level
16 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019 Primary 2 to 4 & Secondary 1 to 2
To Note: Updated Information as at December 2018
 

Successful applicants who do not report to the offered schools within the periods stated above may have their places offered to other applicants. Some schools may require students to sit for additional internal assessments for class placement purposes.

Source: MOE Singapore