Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS)

The registration for 2016 AEIS has closed. 

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 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. Admission is not guaranteed, and is subject to the applicant’s performance in the test. If successful, placement will depend on available vacancies and the applicant’s declared residential area 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 before sitting for the AEIS test. They should be familiar with the English and Mathematics syllabuses of the level preceding the one they are applying for.

Who is AEIS for

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
21 Sep 2016 Primary 2 – 3 5 Jul – 19 Aug 2016
22 Sep 2016 Primary 4 – 5 5 Jul – 19 Aug 2016
23 Sep 2016            Secondary 1 – 3 5 Jul – 19 Aug 2016

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.

Important Note:

AEIS is for 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 were formerly studying in our mainstream schools and who now wish to seek re-admission should approach MOE Customer Service Centre for assistance. Any requests for re-admission will be considered on a case-by-case basis.