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Admissions Exercise For International Students (AEIS)
Application for the AEIS has closed. For updates on AEIS, please return in July 2019. You may apply for S-AEIS from 2 January 2019 instead.
WHAT IS AEIS
The AEIS stands for Admissions Exercise for International Students. It is a centralized admissions exercise conducted by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore every September/October for new international students who wish to seek admission into Primary 2–5 and Secondary 1–3 levels in January of the following academic year.
WHO CAN TAKE AEIS TEST?
International students between the ages of 7 to 17 who wish to be admitted into Primary 2 to Primary 5, and Secondary 1 to Secondary 3 are eligible to take the AEIS. Note: There is no admission to Primary 6 and Secondary 4 levels as these are critical years, when the PSLE (Primary School Leaving Certificate) and GCE “O” Levels exams are being conducted. Only international students who are not Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residence are eligible.
Registration for AEIS 2018 is closed. We shall provide the link to register once registration is opened in July 2019 again.
WHEN IS AEIS CONDUCTED
|Date of AEIS
|19 Sep 2018||Sec 1 – 3||4 Jul – 24 Aug 2018|
|20 Sep 2018||Pri 4 – 5||4 Jul – 24 Aug 2018|
|21 Sep 2018||Pri 2 – 3||4 Jul – 24 Aug 2018|
KEY EVENTS & DATES FOR AEIS
International students can apply from July yearly onwards to take part in the AEIS and sit for the centralised test appropriate for their age cohorts. Please return to the site for exact dates. We shall update the information once MOE, Singapore makes it available. Registration for the test date will close when all available places for that test date are taken up. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to register early, make payment and submit the required supporting documents within one week of their online application. This site does not request or accept payment for AEIS & S-AEIS test fees. You will only be directed to register and pay to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) or MOE, Singapore.
|4 Jul – 24 Aug 2018||Application for AEIStest||Online application, payment and e-mail of supporting documents to SEAB_AS@seab.gov.sg
This website does not collect any AEIS or S-AEIS payment.
|By 6 Sep 2018||Receive entry proof for AEIS test|
|19 Sep 2018||Conduct of AEIS test (Sec 1 – 3)||In person|
|20 Sep 2018||Conduct of AEIS test (Pri 4 – 5)||In person|
|21 Sep 2018||Conduct of AEIS test (Pri 2 – 3)||In person|
|14 Dec 2018||Release of school offers (Pri 2 – 5 and Sec 2 – 3)||Online|
|17 Dec – 31 Dec 2018||International students to report to school (Pri 2 – 5 and Sec 2 – 3)||In person|
|20 Dec 2018||Release of school offers (Sec 1)||Online|
|21 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019||International students to report to school (Sec 1)||In person|
HOW TO APPLY FOR AEIS
Application for AEIS has closed. For updates on AEIS, please return in July 2019. You may apply for S-AEIS from 2 January 2019 instead.
Supplementary Admissions Exercise For International Students (AEIS)
Application for S-AEIS has closed. Please return in July 2019 to apply for AEIS instead. Registration for S-AEIS will open in December 2019.
WHAT IS S-AEIS
International students who are unable to take the AEIS in September or October may apply to take the Supplementary Admissions Exercise for International Students (S-AEIS). The S-AEIS, similar to the AEIS, is conducted by Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore around February or March each year for international students who wish to join Singapore mainstream primary and secondary schools in April or May of the same academic year.
WHO CAN TAKE S-AEIS TEST?
International students [non-Singapore Citizens (SC) or non-Singapore Permanent Residents (SPR)] who do not have a place in our mainstream schools and who wish to seek admission to Primary 2–4 and Secondary 1–2 levels in April or May of the academic year are eligible to take part in the S-AEIS.
Registration for S-AEIS 2019 is closed. We shall provide the link to register once registration is opened in December 2019 again.
WHEN IS S-AEIS CONDUCTED
|Date of S-AEIS Test||Level||Application Period|
|19 Feb 2019||Pri 2 – 3||2 Jan – 22 Jan 2019|
|20 Feb 2019||Pri 4||2 Jan – 22 Jan 2019|
|21 Feb 2019||Sec 1 – 2||2 Jan – 22 Jan 2019|
KEY EVENTS & DATES FOR S-AEIS
International students can apply from 2 January 2019 onwards to take part in the S-AEIS and sit for the centralised test appropriate for their age cohorts. Please return to the site for exact dates. We shall update the information once MOE, Singapore makes it available. Application for the test date will close when all available places for that test date are taken up. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to register early, make payment and submit the required supporting documents within one week of their online application. This site does not request or accept payment for AEIS & S-AEIS test fees. You will only be directed to register and pay to Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board (SEAB) or MOE, Singapore.
|2 Jan – 22 Jan 2019||Application for S-AEIStest||Online application, payment and e-mail of supporting documents to SEAB_AS@seab.gov.sg
This website does not collect any AEIS or S-AEIS payment.
|By 1 Feb 2019||Receive entry proof for S-AEIS test|
|19 Feb 2019||Conduct of S-AEIS test (Pri 2 – 3)||In person|
|20 Feb 2019||Conduct of S-AEIS test (Pri 4)||In person|
|21 Feb 2019||Conduct of S-AEIS test (Sec 1 – 2)||In person|
|15 Apr 2019||Release of school offers (Pri 2 – 4 and Sec 1 – 2)||Online|
|16 Apr – 30 Apr 2019||International students to report to school (Pri 2 – 4 and Sec 1 – 2)||In person|
HOW TO APPLY FOR S-AEIS
Application for S-AEIS has closed. For updates on S-AEIS, please return in December 2019. Alternatively, you may apply for AEIS from July 2019 instead.
There are 2 tests for Primary level: one test for Primary 2/3 (P2 / P3) admission and another for Primary 4/5 (P4 / P5) admission. The test level you should sit for depends on your age, as shown in below table:
|Age as at 1st January of the Year of Admission||Appropriate Test||Content Level Tested||Possible Level / Outcome|
|7 to 7+||P2 / P3||P1 / P2||P2 or P1 or unsuccessful|
|8 to 8+||P2 / P3||P1 / P2||P3 or P2 or P1 or unsuccessful|
|9 to 9+||P4 / P5||P3 / P4||P4 or P3 or P2 or unsuccessful|
|10 to 10+||P4 / P5||P3 / P4||P5 or P4 or P3 or unsuccessful|
|11 to 11+||P4 / P5||P3 / P4||P5 or P4 or unsuccessful|
|12 to 12+||P4 / P5||P3 / P4||P5 or unsuccessful|
To help you to understand how the placement is done for successful applicants, for instance, applicants who are 9 to 9+ who sit for the P3 / P4 test may be placed to Primary 4, Primary 3, Primary 2, or be found unsuccessful, depending on their performance in the tests and their age. MOE does not recommend admission to levels where international students will be more than two years older than their classmates.
Applicants seeking admission to secondary schools can choose to sit for the Secondary 1, the Secondary 2 or the Secondary 3 test. The permissible age range is shown below:
|Level||Permissible Age Range (as at 1st January of the Year of Admission)||Content Level Tested||Possible Level / Outcome|
|Sec 1||12 to 14+ years old||Pri 6||Sec 1 or unsuccessful|
|Sec 2||13 to 15+ years old||Sec 1||Sec 2 or unsuccessful|
|Sec 3||14 to 16+ years old||Sec 2||Sec 3 or unsuccessful|
MOE does not recommend admission to levels where international students will be more than two years older than their classmates.
The AEIS fee is S$672.00 (inclusive of GST). This fee is strictly non-refundable so consider carefully applicant’s availability for the test before applying.
The fee is to be paid to Singapore Examinations And Assessment Board by Credit Card/eNETS, Cheque/Bank Draft, Cash or NETS. At point of registration where you are not clear on payment mode, you may contact us. We shall point you to the payment instruction page on MOE website. Please note that this website does not collect any AEIS or S-AEIS test fee.
SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Applicants are required to submit the following supporting documents (clear and legible in PDF or JPEG):
- Applicant’s birth certificate (for birth certificate in other languages, please submit an accurate English translated copy) and
- Applicant’s passport with validity of at least 6 months (before entering Singapore for the centralised test).
After completing the AEIS application online and making payment, applicants are to e-mail the supporting documents to SEAB_AS@seab.gov.sg within one week of online application.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
Once applicants have submitted the relevant documents in order and made payment successfully whose application and payment are in order will receive an official e-mail notification from the Singapore Examinations & Assessment Board (SEAB). The official e-mail notification will include the AEIS entry proof (with applicant’s details, index number, timetable for the tests, test venue) and instructions for applicants.
All applicants are required to arrive 45 minutes before the start of the test, and be seated at their assigned desks at least 15 minutes before the commencement of the test with the following documents:
- Applicant’s original passport
- A copy of the entry proof issued by SEAB
|Date||Level||Start Time||Duration||Start Time||Duration|
|19 Sep 2018||Sec 1||09:00||2 hr 15 min||14:30||2 hr 10 min|
|Sec 2||09:00||2 hr 15 min||14:30||2 hr 10 min|
|Sec 3||09:00||2 hr 15 min||14:30||2 hr 10 min|
|20 Sep 2018||Pri 4 / 5||09:00||2 hr 20 min||14:30||2 hr|
|21 Sep 2018||Pri 2 / 3||09:00||1 hr 50 min||14:30||1 hr|
Applicants who pass the AEIS centralised test would be offered a place in a suitable school for the academic year starting in January of the following year, primarily based on available school vacancies and the applicant’s performance in the AEIS test. School offer will take into account applicants’ intended residential area. There will be no school choice and no release of test results under AEIS. School transfer requests will not be entertained, as the school offer will take applicants’ performance and intended residential area into consideration. Therefore, indicate your intended residential area carefully. Admission is not guaranteed as the offer of a school place is dependent on the availability of vacancies and applicants’ test performance. All applicants, including those who are unsuccessful, will be able to view the outcomes of their school offer online on the following dates (tentative):
|Level||School Offer / Notification Date|
|Pri 2 – 5 and Sec 2 – 3||14 Dec 2018|
|Sec 1||20 Dec 2018|
Successful AEIS applicants should prepare themselves in advance for a new school environment where English is the language of classroom instruction, and to familiarise themselves with the relevant curriculum for their level. AEIS seeks to ensure that international students admitted to our mainstream schools are able to cope with the requirements of the Singapore curriculum. As such, applicants need to pass the AEIS to be eligible for school admission. Unsuccessful applicants may re-apply to take the next AEIS or S-AEIS 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. The AEIS outcome is final. MOE will not accept any appeal requests from unsuccessful applicants.
REPORTING TO SCHOOL
All successful applicants are to report to their offered schools during the following periods. If they are unable to, they should contact the schools to make alternative arrangements.
|Level||Reporting and Registration Period|
|Pri 2 – 5 and Sec 2 – 3||17 Dec 2018 to 31 Dec 2018|
|Secondary 1||21 Dec 2018 to 4 Jan 2019|
Applicants who do not report to the offered schools within the periods stated above may have their places offered to other applicants.
PREPARING FOR THE AEIS
Applicants should note that English is the medium of instruction and are strongly encouraged to prepare in advance of the tests.
Applicants should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabuses of the level preceding the one they are applying for. For instance, an applicant who wishes to seek admission to Secondary 3 should be familiar with Secondary 2 content. An applicant who wishes to seek admission to Primary 3 and is assigned the Primary 2 / 3 test should be familiar with Primary 1 and 2 contents. An applicant who wishes to seek admission to Primary 2 and is assigned the Primary 2 / 3 test should be familiar with Primary 1 content. Details on the syllabuses can be found on the subject syllabuses webpages.
For more information on the AEIS centralised test and the test format, please see the section Information on AEIS Centralised Test.
STUDENT PASS REQUIREMENT
Successful applicants holding a Dependant’s Pass (DP) or Immigration Exemption Order (IEO) do not need to apply for a Student’s Pass (STP). Admission can be confirmed immediately upon reporting to the offered schools.
Successful applicants without a DP or IEO should note that admission is subject to them obtaining a STP. Successful applicant will receive a Student’s Pass Online Application & Registration (SOLAR+) Registration Acknowledgement Letter (RAL) from the school which shall be used to apply for a STP with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA). Applicant can only start school upon receipt of the STP hence apply for the STP with the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) as soon as possible upon receiving the SOLAR+ RAL. Please refer to ICA website for more information. For clarification on local sponsorship which is part of a requirement in applying for STP and application of LTVP (Long-Term Visit Pass) for accompanying mothers, you may contact us.