Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)

The 2014 AEIS will be conducted on 1 and 2 Oct 2014 and registration will open in Jul 2014. This webpage will be updated with more details in Jul 2014.

What is AEIS

The Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) is a centralised admissions exercise conducted by MOE around September or October each year for new international students who wish to join our mainstream primary and secondary schools in January of the following year.

AEIS consists of a centralised test on English and Mathematics that will assess the applicants’ English literacy, numeracy and reasoning abilities. Applicants who pass the test will be offered a place in a suitable school, based on availability of school vacancies, their test performance and declared address in Singapore.

International students seeking admission to mainstream schools in Singapore should note that English is the medium of instruction and are strongly encouraged to prepare themselves before sitting for the AEIS tests. They should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabi of the level preceding the one they are applying for.

Who is AEIS for

New international students who do not have a place in a local school and who wish to seek admission into Primary 2–5 and Secondary 1–3 levels in January of the following academic year are eligible to take part in AEIS.

When is AEIS conducted

Conduct of AEIS Test Dates Level Registration Period
9 Oct 2013 Primary 2–5 17 Jul – 13 Sep 2013
10 Oct 2013 Secondary 1–3 17 Jul – 13 Sep 2013
AEIS Exercise Flowchart
AEIS Exercise Flowchart
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How to apply

The fees for AEIS are non-refundable. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consider if they are available to sit for the test before applying. Applicants should read the sections on eligibility criteria and application process before applying online.

You need to know:

AEIS is for new international students who do not have a place in a mainstream school and who wish to seek admission into Primary 2–5 and Secondary 1–3 levels in January of the following academic year.

International students who wish to seek re-admission to local schools should approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance.

AEIS posting is based on applicant’s performance in the test, intended residential area and available school vacancies. There will be no school choice, no release of test results under AEIS, and requests for school transfers will not be entertained.