Policy and Procedure

ADMISSION POLICY

Admissions to Preparatory Years (PY) Section

For Academic Year 2017/18
Application period for the PY section has closed, and all school places for both PY1 and PY2 have been filled.

However, applicants who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents and are relocating to Hong Kong may still choose to apply if they are willing to be placed on the waiting list until a vacancy becomes available.

For Academic Year 2018/19
Application Period
Application period for PY section for AY2018/19 will close on 30 September 2017.

The majority of our students have been with us since PY1, we advise parents who wish for their children to join SISHK to start at PY1.

(Note: Admission of Singaporeans relocating to Hong Kong is subject to availability of vacancies if the application is received after 1 December 2017.)

Admissions Interview
Admissions interview for PY applicants will be conducted in the second and third weeks of December 2017.

Only the children are interviewed and they are expected to go into the interview room without their parents/guardians. Parents are required to select either English or Putonghua as the main language of instruction for the interview. The language not selected will be used as the secondary language for the interview.

Most of the interview will be conducted in the main language and a smaller portion will be conducted in the secondary language.

Admissions to Primary Section

For Academic Year 2017/18
The Primary section still accepts applications for AY2017/18 although vacancies are limited.

Applicants will be required to sit for Admissions Tests conducted by the school in English, Chinese and Mathematics, as well as oral assessments in English and Putonghua.

Upon receiving your application forms, the school will contact you and admissions tests will be arranged for students applying for AY2017/18 as soon as possible.

For Academic Year 2018/19
Applications for Primary 1 to 6 are welcome. 

The application deadline is 30 September 2017. Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Applicants will be required to sit for Admissions Tests conducted by the school in English, Chinese and Mathematics, as well as oral assessments in English and Putonghua. 

Admissions tests for AY2018/19 Primary applicants who submitted by 30 September 2017 will be conducted in January 2018.

Admissions to Secondary Section

For Academic Year 2017/18
The Secondary section still accepts S1-S3 applications for AY2017/18 although vacancies are limited for some levels.

Applicants will be required to sit for Admissions Tests conducted by the school in English, Chinese and Mathematics, as well as oral assessments in English and Putonghua.

Upon receiving your application forms, the school will contact you and admissions tests will be arranged for students applying for AY2017/18 as soon as possible.

For Academic Year 2018/19
Applications for the Secondary and Diploma programmes are welcome. The application deadlines fall on 30 November 2017 and 30 March 2018.

Admissions tests for AY2018/19 Secondary applicants will be conducted in February 2018 and May 2018.

  Academic Year 2017/18 Academic Year 2018/19 Academic Year 2019/20
Level Year of Birth Year of Birth Year of Birth
Preparatory Year 1 2013 2014 2015
Preparatory Year 2 2012 2013 2014
Primary 1 2011 2012 2013
Primary 2 2010 2011 2012
Primary 3 2009 2010 2011
Primary 4 2008 2009 2010
Primary 5 2007 2008 2009
Primary 6 2006 2007 2008
Secondary 1 2005 2006 2007
Secondary 2 2004 2005 2006
Secondary 3 2003 2004 2005
Secondary 4 2002 2003 2004
IB Diploma Programme (DP1) 2001 2002 2003
IB Diploma Programme (DP2) 2000 2001 2002

* All students must have approval from the Hong Kong Immigration Department to enter, remain and study in Hong Kong.

* All students admitted to the Preparatory Years Programme must be fully toilet-trained when school starts.

ADMISSION PROCEDURE

1. All application forms should be duly completed and returned to the General Office (Attention: Admissions Secretary).

2. Application forms are to be returned together with the following:

  • Admission Report (for primary students only) to be sent by current school directly to SIS(HK).
  • Copies of official transcript of grades/report for the final year from each of the applicant's previous school on his/her performance, conduct and attitude towards learning, if applicable.
  • One recent passport-sized photograph which must be pasted on the space provided in the application form.
  • A non-refundable application fee of HK$3,000. Please submit a crossed cheque payable to "THE SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL FOUNDATION LIMITED" together with the application form.
  • A copy of the applicant's birth certificate and/or other official documents which indicates his/her date of birth and parents' information.
  • Copies of both parents' identity cards and travel documents (passport) which show their citizenship and signatures.
  • A copy of the applicant's proof of citizenship (passport).
  • Four stickers with parent's name and address clearly written on them.

3. Applicants for Preparatory Year 1 or 2 will be interviewed in English or Putonghua. Applicants are requested to state their language preference for the interview.

4. Applicants for the Primary and Secondary sections will be required to sit for Admissions Tests conducted by the School in English, Chinese and Mathematics.

5. Applicants studying in Singapore local schools are required to submit their applications together with their school results for placement purposes. They will not be required to sit for an interview or admissions test, unless decided by the School.

6. Interviews and admissions tests will be conducted in Singapore International School (Hong Kong).

7. Upon notification of acceptance, payments for the following should be sent to the school to secure a place:

  • Personal or Corporate Debenture & Capital Levy
  • Entrance Fee (for personal debenture holders)

8. Applicants need to re-apply if they wish to be considered for admission in another academic year.

9. Please contact the Admissions Secretary, Ms Helena Cheng (Preparatory Year and Primary Section), at (852) 2870 6813 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Ms Tracy Yu (Secondary Section), at (852) 2870 6810 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for clarifications, if any.

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