Application Process

Our Admissions team will ensure the smoothest possible transition for your family. We offer enrolments throughout the year as long as spaces are available. Please note that admissions meetings and school tours are available by appointment only. To enquire about availability of places, request more information or to book an admissions appointment, email the Admissions department at admissions@ais.com.sg or contact us at +65 6517 0247.

Application Process

Step 1

Prospective students need to submit all required forms and documents online and pay a non-refundable Application Fee in order to be considered for admission. To submit an application please click here. Applications are considered in chronological order of receipt. Each applicant is reviewed individually and independently.

Step 2

Once the required forms and documents have been submitted and the Application Fee has been received, the Admissions Office and the appropriate school administration will review the application file. More information, tests or interviews may be requested. Families will be notified by email of the outcome.

Step 3

When a place is offered and an email acceptance of a place has been received, payment of the Enrolment Fee must be paid within 7 calendar days of the receipt of the invoice. If the Enrolment Fee is not received within 7 calendar days, priority will be given to other applicants. The Medical Examination Form will need to be completed and returned prior to the student’s start date.

To Apply, Please Submit The Following Mandatory Items:

  • Completed online application for Admission*
  • Application Fee for each applicant*
  • Employment Letter of Guarantee (if applicable)*
  • Photocopy of applicant’s passport*
  • Official transcripts or report cards for the current year and two years prior to current year level (if needed translated into English and certified)*
  • Reference requests completed by a teacher from Prep to Year 12

Reference Request Form (Lower Elementary)

Reference Request Form (Upper Elementary)

Reference Request Form (Secondary)

  • Latest NAPLAN results, past 2 years transcripts, or other standardized achievement test – compulsory for students in Prep and above
  • Photocopy of Singapore pass/visa
  • Photocopy of applicant’s notorized Birth Certificate
  • Photocopy of immunisation record
  • *Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are applying for the Dependant’s Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student’s Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA), are required to submit documented proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification. They will have to do so before they proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for long-term stay in Singapore. Existing pass holders will not be subject to the requirements when renewing their pass or applying for a new pass.
  • Application for International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (if applicable)

Wait List

If a place is not available at the time you wish to join, your child’s name will be placed on the wait list and you will be notified as soon as a vacancy is anticipated. Please notify the Admissions Office of any changes of address or other contact details or if your circumstances change. Wait list priority is given to families with siblings.

Sibling Priority

AIS aims to welcome all family members into our community. As such, our first admissions priority is given to families with siblings currently attending AIS. Acceptance into year levels with very limited places will be reserved for children with a sibling or multiple siblings already enrolled at AIS or with applications submitted. Siblings will also be given first priority should there be a wait list in their year level.

Singapore Nationality/Singapore Passport Holders

Approval is required from the Ministry of Education (MOE) before a Singaporean student (6 years old and above) is allowed to attend classes at AIS. The application for approval from the MOE will be sent as soon as a student is accepted, as required. Please note that Singaporean applicants to AIS who are 6 years old and above will be accepted onto our waitlist and no place will be reserved for the student until formal approval has been granted by the MOE.

Student Pass

The following students will require a Student Pass:

  • Students whose parents are Permanent Residents of Singapore, but the student is not
  • Students who are not eligible for a Dependant’s Pass (for example step children)
  • Where neither parent has an Employment Pass

AIS will register a child requiring a Student Pass with the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) after acceptance and parents will process the application from there. Please note that applicants to AIS requiring a Student Pass will be accepted onto our wait list and no place will be reserved for the student until the pass has been issued by the ICA. Student Pass holders can commence classes after the student ID has been issued. Student Pass holders must meet the minimum 90% monthly attendance requirements stipulated by the ICA.

Students are not permitted to engage in any form of employment or attend an industrial attachment/internship program, neither paid nor unpaid, without a valid work pass issued by Ministry of Manpower (MoM).

Vaccination Requirements (For Age 12 Years And Below)

The Ministry of Health (MOH) of Singapore has introduced diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements as a prerequisite for foreign-born children applying for long-term immigration passes to Singapore, with effect 1 February 2019.

Foreign-born children aged 12 years old and below, who are first-time applicants for Dependent’s Pass (DP) or Long Term Visit Pass (LTVP) issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and the Student’s Pass (STP) issued by the Immigration & Checkpoints authority (ICA), are required to submit documentary proof of vaccination or evidence of immunity for diphtheria and measles to the Health Promotion Board (HPB) for verification before they can proceed with their applications to MOM or ICA for their long-term stay in Singapore.

More details can be found on the HPB website.

Age Guidelines

The date of reference for year placement by birthdate is April 30 for the 4 year old Preschool Program to Year 12. For the 2 year old Nursery Program and 3 year old Preschool Program applicants must be 2 years old & 3 years old respectively, in order to join the school in January, or they may be admitted upon turning 2 or 3 years old.

Boarding At Oldham Hall

Australian International School is pleased to offer a boarding program at Oldham Hall in Singapore for our students who have families that reside in another country.

Students With Learning Needs

AIS offers a Learning Support Program for students who require support for learning differences. The needs of eligible students will be assessed on an individual basis and parents should discuss their situation with the Admissions Office prior to making an application for enrolment.

English As An Additional Language (EAL) Program Fee

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What Do The Fees Include? Are Housekeeping Services Provided?

The school offers additional education support in English for eligible students for whom English is not their primary language. The school will determine on a case-by-case basis if English as an Additional Langugae (EAL) support is required as a condition of continued enrolment. This EAL Program Fee is payable by term in addition to the Tuition Fee. Specialist teachers are arranged to provide this service and as such, EAL Program Fee is non-refundable should the student subsequently withdraw from the program.

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